WATER INTRUSION

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about WATER INTRUSION:

How does a home inspector find roof leaks? What about wet spots in the walls?

What causes moisture meters to have false readings?

Why does my concrete floor slab sweat and get slippery?

Do stains on the ceiling mean the roof is leaking? 

What causes sweating (condensation) on the inside of windows in the winter? 

Why does condensation form on the outside of some windows and not others in the morning?

Where are the most common places to find wood rot on a house? 

There's cracks running along the home's concrete tie beam. What's wrong?

Why is housewrap installed on exterior walls under the siding?

How can I prevent mold in my Florida winter home when I'm gone for the summer? 

• My bathroom is stinky and humid even though it has an exhaust fan. What can I do to fix it?

Should I buy a house that has hurricane flood damage? 

Should I buy a house with hurricane flood damage that has been repaired? 

Why do new homes have more moisture and mold problems than older houses?

What is the right humidity level in a mobile home?

Why are rubber washing machine hoses a safety risk? 

How do you test a shower pan for leaks?

Should I call a plumber or septic tank contractor when my septic tank backs up into the house? 

 Why is old galvanized steel water pipe a problem for homebuyers?

 What does polybutylene pipe look like? Why is it a problem?

Why is it a mistake to replace a roof and not replace its flashings?

What can I do to prevent roof leaks? 

If my roof is not leaking, why does it need to be replaced?

Why do my dormer windows leak? 

The inspector says that a missing kickout flashing caused water damage inside the wall. What's "kickout flashing"? 

• Why is my roof leaking?


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