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Wind Driven Rain | Home Inspections Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
Wind Driven Rain | Home Inspections Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
Hergert Inspection LLC About Hergert Inspection Contact Hergert Inspection Washington State Inspector License 619 WSDA Structural Pest Inspector license 79988 Over 25 years new home construction experience Custom Reports including digital and infrared images Weekend appointments available Possible Wind Driven Rain
The upper corner of the floor 2 bedroom showed evidence of moisture. An infrared image shows evidence that moisture has traveled as much as 3' down the wall.

There was no evidence of a roof leak visible inside the attic or any damage to the roofing. To see the exact area of the roof leak would require a temporary work platform in the attic and removal of insulation.
The location of the leak is near dead center of this home which is located in a very windy area of Seattle, Everett, and Bellevue. It is possible that the rain is being pushed/ drawn into the bird block vents at the center of the house due to the design, site placement and exposure to the wind

The most probable cause is wind driven rain entering thru the bird blocks. Once verified that wind driven rain is the cause of the moisture, I ... more

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