water damage: "Ch Ch Ch Changes"....Don't Always Improve IT (Your Roof, Your House) . - 05/27/11 04:09 PM
"  Ch Ch Ch Changes"....Don't Always Improve IT (Your Roof, Your House) .
The Roof View
Here's a view of a 'flat' roof that has been shown on some of my other blogs.
Flat roofs are not actually flat. They either slope to a central drain or drain to one edge.
This angle is gradual so the drop from the high part of the roof to the drain is not much. Here it is about 6".
Thats fine when it's just raining and there is no blockage of the drain(s).
Blockage from debris is only a concern if you have … (3 comments)

water damage: One, Two, Three, You Can't Hide From Me! - 05/05/11 04:08 AM
One, Two, Three, You Can't Hide From Me!
   The First Clue
  Here the street face of the painted basement concrete wall is blistered.
 The other adjacent units are not. They have smooth solid paint surfaces.
Blistering paint is caused by water escaping from underneath.
This means the walls are wet or are getting water from some where.
The most common sources are conditions found higher up the walls or from the roof.

   The Second Clue
  This is over head on the same front wall. This is the roof soffit.
Now the dirt on the top of … (6 comments)

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Usually I'm presenting an aspect of home maintenance, value improvement or 'how too' instructions to feature best practice ways to do things around building and property issues. Some times it's building tech history or how thing came to be as they are, the back story on terms, expressions and phrases. I keep track of the strange, the unique, the special and interesting things I get to see, including the dangers. These are filed as OMGs. OMGs always have photos, so I share the file with you from time to time. The rest come out of thin air. More than once I start writing a comment on someone else's blog and end up inking a whole new blog. Am I inspired or am I ranting? You can decide.



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