A Little Too Much Protection ~ Outside Air Condition Unit ~ Home Made Slab

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Home Inspector with At Ease Home Inspections #30395

A Little Too Much Protection ~ Outside Air Condition Unit ~ Home Made Slab

When I saw this I was like WOW!  Someone went a little overboard with the concrete block.  

Even though the block is heavy this thing is not stable at all! 

Makes me wonder if Uncle Handyman really knew what he/she was doing when they installed the unit. 

Or maybe they thought they had to make sure the slab was also raised.  

What do you think? 

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Nikki Marlatt-Young

Maryland Licensed Home Inspector #30395

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Nikki Marlatt-Young 

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Comments (7)

Ross Westerman
Kingwood, TX

Nikki,

I am curious as to what your recommendation was for this handyman engineering?

Oct 28, 2009 10:24 AM
Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection - Markesan, WI

Wow, that is an unstable situation. Recommend that it  be placed on a permanent pad that will not be prone to falling. Nice find.

Oct 28, 2009 12:16 PM
Nikki Marlatt-Young
At Ease Home Inspections - Arbutus, MD
Housing & Rental Inspections

Ian, You are so right.... it is an unstable situation!  

Oct 29, 2009 07:53 AM
Nikki Marlatt-Young
At Ease Home Inspections - Arbutus, MD
Housing & Rental Inspections

Ross ~ I had no recommendations for the Handyman... In this case the house belongs to a property management firm.  

That management company will have to make the person that installed the unit aware that they did wrong! 

Oct 29, 2009 07:55 AM
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

My guess is they are trying to keep it out of the flood zone? but wow is that the ugly way to do it.

Oct 29, 2009 08:27 AM
David Helm
Helm Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp

The least they could have done was turn the concrete block the right way!  Get it down onto a real slab!

Nov 05, 2009 02:38 AM
Christopher Currins
CBC Home Inspections - Godfrey, IL
Metro East Home Inspector - IL.

Maybe they wanted it at eye level. ha..ha..  Like David said at least they could have laid the blocks in the right direction, clue #1.

Nov 13, 2009 02:49 PM