April Fool… this is no Joke. Wenatchee and Moses Lake Home Inspection
When things go terribly wrong this is no joke. As a home inspector I may have to be the bearer of some tough information.
Let set the scenario. You buy a home, not just any home, but a brand new home. Nice neighborhood, big home and some pretty details. You are excited and all is well.
Now several years go by and life events happen and find this big beautiful home is too much for you and you must sell. You know that you have not been able to maintain the home as you would like but you are getting older and the home is still in pretty good shape.
So on the market you go and you get an offer. So now here comes the home inspector to evaluate your castle of many years.
This is when the story gets sad. As a home inspector I will have to present what I find, the good the bad and the ugly. In this little story the person who owns the home is now the bearer of a situation that is none of their doing.
This home was built during the building boom and construction practices may have not been proper. When the concrete work was performed the soils were either not properly prepared or improper footings where installed or more likely both.
The front brickwork and concrete of the home is now pulling away and cause some major damage. This is not an easy or quick fix. The homeowner is now left with a major issue and the contractor has now been long gone.
What I could not show was the soffit and roof has been pulled down several inches.
The moral of this story is that even a new home is not a guarantee. Having a professional home inspection in the beginning would have pointed out some issues with the work and having a re-inspection before the warranty period may have given some clues to this event. This specific issue may not show its ugly head for a while.
But having a professional home inspector perform periodical check-ups may have caught this situation much earlier and there may have been a chance to go back to the builder.
A good home inspector will give you insight into how your home performs and can give you direction to help protect your investment.
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NCW Home Inspections, LLC is a Licensed Washington State Home Inspection service located in Wenatchee Washington serving Chelan County, Douglas County, Kittitas County, Okanogan County and Grant County Washington and the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Orville, Cle Elum, East Wenatchee, Quincy and many more…
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