foundation: Is Your Foundation Under A "Crack Attack"?- Encinitas Home Inspection - 11/13/11 04:41 PM
Is Your Foundation Under A "Crack Attack"?- Encinitas Home Inspection


One of the biggest concerns my clients have may be foundation cracks. If the foundation has problems, the entire structure may be adversely affected. But are all foundation cracks "deal breakers"? Not necessarily. Let's talk about some of these cracks and their potential cause:
 
 
 



Horizontal cracks in a slab foundation
 
 
"Cold joints" (horizontal cracks) are often seen in the exterior of slab foundations of homes built from the 60's to the 80's that have a two-pour foundation. A cold joint occurs … (33 comments)

foundation: Home Inspection Tips- How To Protect The Siding And Foundation Of Your San Diego Home - 08/11/11 08:06 PM
 
These home inspection tips show how to protect the siding and foundation of your San Diego home. Whether your home is built on a slab or a raised foundation, it comes in contact with the soil at some point. The foundation is obviously in contact with the ground, but all siding materials should have adequate clearance from the ground to prevent moisture penetration, insect access, and siding damage.

Stucco siding should have a minimum 4" clearance above soil and 2" above hardscaping. Wood siding should have a minimum 6" clearance above soil and 2" above a hardscape surface.The … (66 comments)

 
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CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego

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