Check the grading and drainage around your home.

Image courtesy of Illustrated Home By Carson Dunlap|Phoenix Home Inspection

One of the things that should be inspected during a Phoenix Home inspection, is the grading and drainage.

When I perform a Phoenix Home Inspection, I Look at where the water comes from, where does it drain off of the roof to. Where does the water go after it hits the ground.

Are there areas where water is trapped by sidewalks walls or fences that hold the moisture near the foundation? Are there plants that need a lot of water next to the foundation?

Is there damage to the foundation or evidence of movement (including previous patched) that are visible?

These are all things your Phoenix Home Inspector should identify.

The grade should slope away from the home. All roof water should directed and dispersed at least 5 feet away from the foundation. Fill in any holes or low areas next to the home. If you are going to fix those cracks, you may want to wait 6-12 months for the soil to stabilize before you make any cosmetic repairs or you may be making them again.

If you have questions about the home, feel free to contact us at 480-636-7400

 

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