Home Inspection Nightmares XIV
Eleven super-scary discoveries by the home inspectors of the ASHI Reporter
Attached is a photo of a roof gutter that was altered to minimize erosion at the downspout. The poor downspout had to take the brunt of heavy rains. Now it can relax.
Straight Inspection Service
Anna Maria, Fla.
Photos and text courtesy of The ASHI Reporter
Sir, your deck is well-constructed. It's secured to the building, and the guardrails are strong and well anchored to the building. You may want to call the local railroad company, however, and ask them if they still have any trains running through your neighborhood.
Pillar to Post Home Inspection
These photos are of a toilet in a master bathroom, and I believe that they show the owners had a lot of time on their hands! This is definitely a throne to be proud of!
Joe & Nancy Janosz
Pro-Team Property Inspections
Wesley Chapel, Fla.
At the top of the photo, you can see where the filler was sprayed in from above. It usually takes about one can of expanding foam filler to seal a ¾-inch hole in the plywood subfloor, right?
Husted Construction & Prevention Inspection Services
Daly City, Calif.
This gutter, downspout, and wastebasket are installed under a front stoop. This picture was taken during the call back. Shelves completely full of stuff hid them at the time of the inspection.
Edifice Inspections, Inc.
Stone Mountain, Ga.
You know you are in the country when the main panel wiring connections are covered with dirt dauber nests.
Picture Perfect Inspections
I found this at a recent inspection. It is a direct tap of a clothes dryer receptacle into a panel.
Harmony Home Inspection Services
When this addition was built, the homeowner decided not to spend the extra money to extend the chimney. At least they splurged on a heat shield on the side of the spark arrestor closest to the new master suite.
You'll need to sit sideways to use the toilet and long legs to get to the shower, but there's a great view of the den from the toilet...
Steve Shawn Campbell
Memphis Inspections Service, LLC
Here is a picture of a bat that I found hanging from the furnace filter during an inspection. Thank goodness it was dead. Apparently, the sellers tried using a bat to keep the filter clean, but the job was too hard.
Ryan A. Heyl
A.B.A Inspections & Consulting