Home(2004) inspec found some water stain on corner of a basement wall. Downspout extensions weren't on. advice

Home inspection report.

Monitor: Water stains were notes on the soutwest & southeast walls including the bottom south and east wall. Down spout extensions wer not on at this time, could be the reason for these stains, as well as the backfill to the home was not complete at the time the stains occured(per the listing agent)

What should we do, please advice. Is this a deal breaker ? should we get another specialized inspection. Home inspector said this is a fairly common problem and downspout extensions should be added.

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Home(2004) inspec found some water stain on corner of a basement wall. Downspout extensions weren't on. advice

We are the buyers.

Home inspection report.

Monitor: Water stains were notes on the soutwest & southeast walls including the bottom south and east wall. Down spout extensions wer not on at this time, could be the reason for these stains, as well as the backfill to the home was not complete at the time the stains occured(per the listing agent)

What should we do, please advice. Is this a deal breaker ? should we get another specialized inspection. Home inspector said this is a fairly common problem and downspout extensions should be added.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Have the owners install all downspouts and get the grade to flow away from house. You could then do a water test and watch to see if water is leaking at any of the downspout joints. You paid for the inspection, make the owners fix what ever is listed. Make sure the downspouts are extended at the ground away from the foundation. They have concrete paver type extentions that sit on the ground under the downspout or screw flex drain tube to end of spout.

  • 4 years ago

    i latterly observed some pictures of a one 3 hundred and sixty 5 days previous abode that had mould and shape flaws. i'm specific that the contractor did no longer intentionally forget approximately to attach the bathe drain to the plumbing, yet none the fewer, the bathe have been draining into the circulate slowly area for terribly almost a three hundred and sixty 5 days. Get a replica of the inspector's record and speak to the inspector. maximum have information approximately what's inflicting the topic and could talk it with you. they shouldn't furnish "guesstimates" on how lots it may desire to cost to repair, yet many inspectors are very candid approximately the place you stand. it could pick better drainage, which will or won't be a great project. maximum inspectors have a moisture meter that could confirm the proportion of moisture interior the wall. That style could be extremely low (20ish in my area) and that could confirm if this replaced into an previous subject that has been corrected, or something ongoing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ehhh no big deal!! It may not be the down spout however.. Have some get into the wall to see the exact location of the leaks.. It sound like you may have a slow pipe leak... not neccesarily a roof thing. Is the home worth making the repairs and can you sell it for the value of your purchase?

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