I have been very busy working through the inspection process of a lovely remodel that I have found for a buyer. It is in a very prestigious area on Queen Anne Hill. Because the home was originally built in 1930 and no history is known about the side sewer (for you laymen, that is the area that goes from the house to the street), the inspector suggested that we have the sewer viewed with a scope to see if it has any problems--like tree roots getting into it.
It turned out that there is a 90 degree angle in the pipe so the inspector could not get the scoping done. Today, I am trying to find someone else that maybe uses either a smaller scope or a more flexible hose. The issue is that our inspection time is running out--the buyer really wants the information and the seller wants this activity all wrapped up.
The initial inspector also suggested we have an inspection by a siding envelop consultant to see if there was any problem with the stucco (like water behind it). This was most interesting! The consultant has an infrared camera (that costs $35,000) that is 10 times better that infrared goggles that the military use for night vision. The temperature outside has to be 20 degrees less than in the house. There is visibility when the infrared camera is pointed at a wall or roof, because water takes much longer to cool off and appears as a different color. The work is done from the inside of the house and is a much less expensive than having to cut into a wall or roof to find water damage. We didn't find any.
I woke up 3:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep because I am so ready to get this problem worked. How come these people can't work 24/7 like the grocery stores--that is a joke. I will put in pictures when the deal goes through.
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