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What Happens When A Spring Is Found Under New Construction?
These home buyers were extremely fortunate that Jay and Mighty Mo, his trusty thermal imaging camera, were on the job. If not for him, they'd have been stuck with the huge bill to remedy the situation.
People should remember that just because it's new construction doesn't mean all is well.
What happens when a spring is found under new construction?
In the Washington DC suburbs all the lots in a few counties have all been used for development, commercial or residential.
As such, in older neighborhoods, if one wants to live there, but not in the small house built there many decades ago, one buys the lot in a desired neighborhood, razes the former house, and builds a new house.
Many developers are doing this, buying all the houses on a street and building newer, larger homes, sometimes taking up two former lots.
Such was the case of this house.  It was a 6500 sq ft home built in an older neighborhood in a Virginia suburb of DC.
During home inspections I sweep the entire house with my thermal camera, Mighty Mo.
This is what I saw in a finished basement room.  The door on the top right corner goes to the ... more

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