Dale's News Report- Does the yard have a Negative Slope

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First Time Home Buyers, lets take a walk around the Home your looking at to buy- at the Grading and Drainage!

 

Will what do we have going on here?

This here area is whats known as a Negative Slope!

 

If this is left uncorrected it can cause or contribute to water intrusion or deterioration. There was evidence of water intrusion that was observed in the basement / crawlspace near this location. High moisture levels will cause deterioration of the structure if its left uncorrected. When ever I find this problem, I'll recommend that you have a qualified contractor correct the landscape to drain water away from the home and to install positive drainage as appropriate.

The other thing going on, with this area. The ground is coming up to the siding. This invites wood-destorying insects and rot to enjoy your home.

 

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Howdy there Marchel

Its always a real pleasure to have you stop by to visit, and to read and write a reply to your comments left on any one of the posts. Here at my little ole Blogging Homestead, my friend

Negative slope's sure are one of the more common problems that homebuyers need to know about, from cost to cost and in between in the good ole U.S.A.

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June 20, 2009 10:53 PM
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Dale - Kuddo's to you for once again expanding this issue. One simple thing to remember is water must drain "away" from the foundation. Folks just ignore the fact that a whole lot of damage as you stated above can happen and can be costly.

June 21, 2009 08:39 AM
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Howdy there Carl and Ceil

I'm always real glad to have Y'all stop by to sit and visit for a bit about Home Inspections, and to read and write a reply back to each of the comments. Y'all always take the time to leave on one of the blog posts, here at my little ole Blogging Homestead, my friends

Thank you kindly, I've got 7 or 8 more parts of the inspection of this here home to write about to help folks to know about some of the different things we Home Inspectors can find at a home they are looking at to buy.

I reckon some folks just find it a lot easyer to ignore things, than to just get them fixed. So they don't end up with bigger probables to fix. But withe the help of Home Inspectors as you and myself, we'll get the word out to them. That by fixing a probable when its first found, they sure will save them selves a bit of money.

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June 21, 2009 04:49 PM
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Howdy there David

Its always a real pleasure to have you stop by to visit, and to read, and reply back to one of your real fine comments. On any of the posts, here at my little ole Blogging Homestead, my friend

Thank you kindly, folks sure do need to make that all watre is draining away from the foundation of their home. Even back home in Mo. had different type of soil than there is up in this part of the Country.

You and your family have a real fine week!

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