Water Intrusion Missing Flashing Detail

http://a-actionhomeinspection.com – This is Luis Perez with A-Action Realty Inspection Services; we are going to be talk about kick out flashing today. While performing a home inspection in Forney Texas, east of Dallas Texas, in a home built in 2011. So kickout flashing, I am going to show you a diagram here. So this diagram, as you can see, notates pretty much what it is, which is this little piece right here is. It’s normally installed in the area where the wall continues and the roof stops, we put this little piece to move water away from the wall. So this is what can happen if you don’t have it, water will stick to the wall instead of moving away from it. That could lead to moisture intrusion or damage of the exterior walls. So here we are going to show you an example. Today it has been raining all day during the home inspection Forney Texas, we are going to walk out here. I am going to show you on this wall, if you look at is closely, you can see that there is a dark spot on the brick, see the vertical spot, see how it kind of has a greenish kind of tent. If you look upwards, you can see the caulking between the trim boards is deteriorated and pulling loose. And then we go all the way to the top, we are going to see an area where there is a gutter, the roof, and a wall, which will be the chimney chase. I am going to back up a bit, and I am going to zoom in. As you can see, there is no kick out flashing in that spot, so that, plus the gutter has a negative slope, as you can see there is a spout over here, so the water falls from the roof, hits your gutter, and instead of moving this way, it’s moving that way. That water is overflowing and sticking to this wall and moving all the way down here; which is causing our stain. Now I didn’t see any evidence of moisture intrusion on the interior, but as you can see it is causing a small problem. Thank you for watching this video and we will see you next time.
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Water Intrusion into Buildings Forensic Investigations

How does water flow? Let me count the ways. Home inspectors know the three major causes of home structural and operational failures are water, water, and water. They often identify all types of water problems during a home inspection. But how severe is the problem based on the visual inspection clues? How does an engineer explain these problems to insurance companies, attorneys, and irate homeowners? Who is at fault when water damage occurs? Learn how a professional engineer approaches water intrusion and analyzes the problems with specific case studies. Learn the science behind moisture intrusion and damage to homes.

ECS Tuning VW/Audi Rear Wiper Delete Plug Install DIY

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In this video we show how to remove the rear wiper on a MK7 GTI and replace it with the ECS Tuning Billet Rear Wiper Delete Plug. We walk through the removal of the rear wiper, removal of the wiper motor, and removal of the plastic hatch trim.

Removing the rear wiper gives a clean symmetrical appearance to the back of your hatch. Once installed the complete assembly seals against water intrusion by way of a double-O-ring sealing design.

Waterbed in Crawlspace? Standing water under vapor barrier at Orcas Island Home Inspection

http://www.allislandsinspections.com The crawl space looked great, new vapor barrier installed, nice and clean. However, when I got into the deeper recesses of the crawl space, I noted it was like I was walking on a water bed! 3-4 inches of standing water was under the black plastic vapor barrier in many areas. Standing water and water intrusion in crawl spaces puts the building at risk of water, insect and structural damage and is nothing to be dismissive about. In this case, at this Orcas Island home inspection, I recommended further evaluation by a qualified contractor to make necessary repairs and eliminate water intrusion into the crawl space area.

All Islands Home Inspections services all of the San Juan Islands, including Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, Shaw Island, Lopez Island and non-ferry served islands. We also service Anacortes and all of Skagit County, Whatcom County, Whidbey Island and all of Island County.

If you’re looking for a home inspector that’s so thorough and experienced you won’t end up buying the “Money Pit,” then you need Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections working for you. Tim Hance is a board certified Master Home Inspector who has personally conducted over 8,000 home inspections. Tim Hance is college educated (University of Washington, B.S. Chemistry, 1996), was a licensed contractor for a decade prior to becoming a home inspector and has extensive experience in real estate development.

For more information about All Islands Home Inspections, please visit our website, http://www.allislandsinspections.com.

All Islands Home Inspections, “Inspect it Once, Inspect it Right!”

Are You Smarter Than Water?

The building industry continues to face litigation for moisture related issues from a failure to design and build forgiving wall systems that can manage moisture that enters the wall cavity. Make sure you use a weather barrier system that does not rely on reverse flashing the window opening and reverse flashing with seam tape as they can create a direct path for water intrusion. Understand that properly integrating the window flashing with the drainage plane is key to moisture management. Think twice, build once.

Log Home Water Intrusion! Friday Harbor Home Inspection

http://www.allislandsinspections.com Evidence of water intrusion was discovered in the dining room, kitchen and bedrooms at a recent home inspection in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Log homes are tricky because they need to be meticulously well maintained at the exterior to prevent (potentially costly) water/insect damage. Logs exhibit characteristic cracks as they move over time, which is normal, but these cracks- known as “checks”- need to be well sealed to prevent water intrusion. Oftentimes, evidence of water intrusion isn’t visible until deterioration is substantial. Log homes are expensive to repair, so maintenance is everything. In this case, I recommended further evaluation by a qualified log home contractor to sound logs where water intrusion was presenting, make necessary repairs, and ensure that all exterior elements are properly sealed.

All Islands Home Inspections services all of the San Juan Islands, including Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, Shaw Island, Lopez Island and non-ferry served islands. We also service Anacortes and all of Skagit County, Whatcom County, Whidbey Island and all of Island County.

If you’re looking for a home inspector that’s so thorough and experienced you won’t end up buying the “Money Pit,” then you need Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections working for you. Tim Hance is a board certified Master Home Inspector who has personally conducted over 8,000 home inspections. Tim Hance is college educated (University of Washington, B.S. Chemistry, 1996), was a licensed contractor for a decade prior to becoming a home inspector and has extensive experience in real estate development.

For more information about All Islands Home Inspections, please visit our website, http://www.allislandsinspections.com.

All Islands Home Inspections, “Inspect it Once, Inspect it Right!”