This beautiful 3,500+ s.f. home in Omaha, Nebraska had it all! It truly was a dream home!!! One of the biggest issues found during my home inspection was the unique front that set this home apart in the neighborhood was sinking. I'll show you...
The photo below shows where the weight of the overhang sits...directly onto the concrete steps. Based on the settlement, I don't believe there are any footers under this area.
The next photo is a close up of the settlement of the concrete steps.
Pay attention to the railing up against the exterior wall. Notice the gap? Now, look at the side drains located on both sides about 1 1/2' from the exterior wall.
Notice the staining left behind from the water pooling on this roof. Because it has settled, the side drains are no longer the low points. On this flat roof with the water pooling, it did leak down through damaging a large portion of the ceiling.
Moral of the story...Even if you think the home is near perfect, PLEASE HAVE IT INSPECTED!!!
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