Is brick and morter forever? Not really.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Is brick and mortar forever? Not really.

When prospective buyers are looking at properties, they want a siding that will last forever. Or at least what they think is forever. The less maintenance cost's the better.

Here are a couple of examples of not maintaining your property for the buyer.

It's the little things you need to pay attention to.

Crack in Brick wall.

This home is for sale. And the home owner say's it's no big deal. Then it should have been reapired before I showed up.

Missing mortar, hole in wall.

This picture is showing the missing mortar from the joints of the brick siding.

This is an open hole leading into the wall cavity. This could have let in Rodents or even worse, Bees or termites.

Remember when looking at a home with Brick siding. Check out all the joints. It may be in the need of a lot of re "Tuck pointing". There are a lot of other shots of these types of problems, but they are easily resolved with a little maintenance.

Happy Holidays every one.

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Clint  McKie

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Thank you Bob,

We had to have an engineer look at this home. Results were a failing foundation for the addition where the crack was found.Not a good thing for the buyers. Let alone the seller was not very happy either. :)

Have a great day my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

December 12, 2011 06:30 AM
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Clint, So many things can be prevented by doing regular inspections of our home.  By catching things early and completing the necessary maintenance, we can often avoid major PROBLEMS.  Thanks for "pointing" this out.  Happy Holidays and best wishes always.

December 12, 2011 12:28 PM
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Thank you Richard,

I have been recommending even home owners get a ten year inspection. This way they can keep up on what they may or may not need to get repaired before it gets to the "point" of no return.

Have a great Holiday season in beautiful Mission Viejo California.

All my best, Clint and family.

December 13, 2011 05:55 AM
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Wow Clint, those bricks, cracked in half, would seem to be a big deal to me

December 16, 2011 01:36 PM
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Hi Chris,

They were and it was a big deal.

We had to get an engineer in there to look at the home. There was some setteling of the foundation that caused the damage in the first picture.

Thanks for the visit and stay warm in Canada my friend.

Best for the holiday season.

Clint Mckie

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