Inspecting a home and cracking up about it.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Inspecting a home and cracking up about it.

At Desert Sun Home inspections, we see all kinds of homes. New ones old ones not so old ones and ones that really should not have been listed let alone lived in.

This latest home inspection was a real challenge. It's a two story with a brick siding.

The brick layers must have been learning on how to lay brick.

When building a new home, now is not the time to bring in a learning person on the brick install for the home.

This is exposed to the exterior and where every one to see when walking around the home.

Lets take a look.

Cracked brick mortar.

This first shot does not do  well showing of the repairs that are needed.

The next shot is a "what were they thinking" See the way the bricks are smaller the farther to the left under the window.

I think they were learning on how to lay brick on this home.

What were they thinking?

Here is a look at the other side of the dormer. Even in this shot you cannot see much. But the bricks dip at the dormer and are not square with the wall they dip inwards.

Same issues.

How in the world do you take care of these issues with the exterior bricks.

A lot of time and money I would think.

Have a great Holiday Season everyone.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
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Are those real full sized brick? Looks like they were laid after the fact with those thin faux bricks. Horrible craftsmanship!

Dec 18, 2012 10:53 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Ouch! This looks like an expensive repair. Thanks for the photos Clint.

 

Have a great week-end, Adrian

Dec 19, 2012 01:47 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: Definitely not a cheap repair that could end up being a deal killer.  I hope both sides got it all worked out.

Dec 19, 2012 05:18 AM #9
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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I know I know the answer Uncle Bob was teaching the brick layers on this one.  He does impressive work doesn't he?  Just imaging Clint how boring your job would be if Uncle Bob didn't exist

Dec 19, 2012 07:58 PM #10
Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Bummers.  Did I see some structural issues also?

Dec 19, 2012 08:07 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That mortar flashing is always a long laster, attractive and fits right in with the decor of the wall.

And that step cracking just provides an easy way for mice to get to the window.

Dec 19, 2012 08:31 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Wow Clint, that poor workmanship looks like it will be costly to repair.

Dec 19, 2012 09:34 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Clint, That is one sweet job there. Love the flashing details also, classic!

Dec 19, 2012 11:42 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs.  More very good reasons for a professional home inspection.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 20, 2012 09:00 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...I see that sometimes ....always wonder why ...Great post as always!

Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Dec 20, 2012 09:30 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mr. Bond,

Yes there will be a lot of repairs going on.

Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:07 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gay,

I don't know if they went to closing or not. I was paid for the inspection at time of the inspection. I did'nt have to wait for the closing of the home to get paid. And yes cuts when building really cost in the long run.

Have a great Christmas Holiday. Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:10 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Scott,

I feel the same way. I would feel better if a engineer came in to take a look.

Thanks for the comment and have a wonderful Christmas Holiday my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:12 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Sharon,

These are typical standard size brick.

Do you see a lot of Slump block brick in your area?

Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:14 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Charles,

I was kind of upset when I saw the flashing that was not there. LOL

The things builders do to cut corners and costing thousands in the long run. Do it right the first time.

Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:16 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

I will be seeing their Realtor today. I will ask if they went forward with the buying of the home.

Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:18 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred.

Horrible is right. I could not believe what I saw so i had to take a few shots. And yes full size four by eight inch brick.

Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday in Tampa my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:20 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Yes a lot in costly repairs as the home moves forward in the sale.

Have a great Christmas in the Seattle area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:39 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I will find out today if they bought the home and worked out a deal to get the repairs done.

I hope you have a great Holiday with the family.

All my best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:40 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

I had to laugh about your comment. Uncle Bob do'es stay very busy. Just glad to have pointed out the defects for the buyer to work out with the seller.

Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2012 08:42 PM #26
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