foundation: Always Think Water - 09/21/07 03:07 PM
TOPIC: Always think water - wet basements of the most precious natural elements. It covers three-fourths of the earth. The human body is made up of 80% water. We can't survive without it. Water however, is the number one problem causer for a home and a homeowner when it comes to maintenance or correcting repairs caused by water damage. Problems with water can start from the top of the roof, throughout the home and the structure of the home itself, and all the way down to the foundation and footings. Repairs to a home as a result of water damage … (0 comments)

foundation: Ask The Inspector - Foundation Cracks - 07/12/07 02:42 PM
Question: I can see a small crack in the block foundation in the back of my home. Is cracking common?
Answer: Cracking is one of the most common areas of concern found in a foundation inspection. Its significance to the integrity of the home or other structure depends on the length, width and depth of the cracking, location, direction of cracking, water intrusion if present and the effect on the rest of the house. Significant cracking can signal serious structural problems. Your NPI professional will check the condition of the foundation from both the exterior and interior of the structure if possible, … (0 comments)

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