DIY- Know your limits

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Home Inspector with NCW Home Inspections, LLC

DIY- Know your limits East Wenatchee and Quincy Home Inspection

With the abundance of “how to” and “DIY” shows many people take on project in the home varying degrees of success.

I am for people learning and better understanding their homes. You cannot learn sitting on the
sidelines. Heck I have made many mistakes of my own and have learned. But you should know your limits.

The issue is that when you sell the home those mistakes may be inherited by the new owners and as a home inspector I am there to point out such items.

On this home the sellers were proud of their remodeling skills. I understand, from afar it actually looked okay. But upon closer look it was very apparent that the skills sets were not up to the task at hand.

                                     Shower Pan water Pool Wenatchee Home Inspection
Here we have a shower tile job. The pan installation was not performed properly and water was pooling. The pan needs to be installed so that the surfaces all slope to the drain.

                                       Slope to drain shower   East Wenatchee Home Inspection

Since I was suspect of the installation I ran extra water in the pan. When I got under the home I was going to check this area very thoroughly.

Upon getting there I could see the belly wrap sagging indicating some moisture, I push the belly wrap and water started squirting out. There is nothing better than a shower under the shower.

                                        Water Leak in crawlspace  Wenatchee Home Inspection

Now we do not know if it is the pan leaking or just at the flange but the installation makes much of this suspect.

 

 

Ancora Imparo


NCW Home Inspections, LLC  is a Licensed Washington State Home Inspection service located in Wenatchee Washington serving Chelan County, Douglas County, Kittitas County, Okanogan County and Grant County Washington and the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Oroville, Cle Elum, East Wenatchee, Quincy and many more…  

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Donald Hester
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Michelle, Thank you and happy new year. Also we as home inspectors are conduits of information. I feel the more we can provide the best for everyone. 

January 03, 2013 04:32 PM
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Donald,

This is why we inspect like we do.

The Buyer is really fortunate to have you inspecting for them.

Better to say look what I found than to say it looked o.k.

Have a great weekend in the great Northwest.

Best, Clint McKie

January 05, 2013 06:44 AM
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Reuben Saltzman
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Nice find.  That's going to be one heck of an expensive repair.

January 06, 2013 05:21 AM
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Donald Hester
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Clint, thanks. Better to know whats going one early.

 

Reuben, Thank you and happy new year. Yeah that one is probably not going to be very cheap.

January 06, 2013 05:47 AM
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Robert Butler
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I'm happy to not have had any crawlspace showers. In fact happy to have very few crawlspaces to inspect. Full basements are standard here. Just having a crawlspace is an issue here.

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