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Home Inspection Nightmares: Gardening Edition

In celebration of a new spring DIY season, here are some cautionary tales from the Home Inspection Nightmares archives

Growing Green

This is one good reason to keep [vines] away from siding.

Lon Grossman

Technihouse Inspections, Inc.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

New Definition of “Raised Garden”

Courtesy of ASHI Reporter

Note the rooftop sprinkler system. The roof only leaks when the plants are watered.

Jim White

Superior Home Inspections

Homer, Ill.

Pop! There’s Corn in the Roof

Courtesy of ASHI Reporter

This proves corn can grow anyplace in Nebraska.

Ted Rabenberg

Advanced Home Inspections

Fairmont, Neb.

Gutter Garden

First came window boxes, now look up!

Thomas Dabb

Immaculate Home Inspections

Plainfield, NJ

Fernished Home

I thought there might be a problem with the roof on this home.

Steve Hadduck, ACI

Integrity Home Inspections

Portland, OR

Green Machine

I know there's an air-conditioning compressor in there somewhere, but I can't find it.

Matthew Steger

WIN Home Inspection

Elizabethtown, Pa.

Hedging On the Chimney

A team of landscapers was sent in to try to locate this 'alleged' chimney."

Paul Staron

Valley Building Inspections, Inc.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Treed House

Photo by Corey Folsom

Here in California, we love trees! We would rather just build the house around a tree. But, does the tree add safety or stress to this steep slope?

Corey Folsom

Corey Folsom Property Inspector

Ben Lomond, Calif.

courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

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