I was hired to inspect a home that was under-construction and abandoned. It was close to "ready for framing/enclosure inspection".
There were leaks at almost every West facing door and window. Moisture was visible inside at numerous locations throughout the home.
The West facing Bedroom has a double wood door with glass that opens out onto an incomplete deck. The door is secured shut for safety reasons. There is extensive moisture and wood rot at the framing adjacent to the door.
I noticed that the active side of the door appeared to have moisture/ fogging between the glass panel which would indicate a blown glass seal. The glass throughout the house was also very dirty making it even harder to tell.
My usual verification is to clean both sides to see if the fogging or moisture can be removed. As I could not open the door or access the deck, I took a closer look. Yes, the seal is blown. I can clearly see the fogging between the glass panes. The absolute verification was when I got to the lower area of the glass (which is about 12" above the sub-floor)
I would have been better if I had seen this first......
There was approximately 1.5" of water inside with algae floating on top !
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