Lisa Bea Smith
Foundation Inspection: SO IMPORTANT
Foundation drainage is a critical component in home and commercial inspections! While common, most foundation defects can be easily, and inexpensively, fixed, if found in a timely manner. If left unattended to, these conditions can only get worse and lead to much more expensive repairs, and in some cases, structural failure.
The house’s foundation should not be covered and be visible for at least 6” for brick walls and at least 8” for siding and stucco walls.
Gutter downspouts should lead away from the foundation at least 6 feet, 10 feet is better.
Covering the foundation can lead to water infiltration, insect intrusion, rot, mold and structural failure.