This is a lead water main that can contaminate the homes water supply and it is expensive to change.
Termite damage in the subflooring
Damaged and split main support beam supporting the floor joist for the 1st floor
This is a chimney that has all the mortar joints breaking down and it can let carbon monoxide leak through, back into the house.
Improperly supported main carrying beam
Water damage starting to occur because the down spout is disconnected from the gutter
Asbestos insulation present on piping in the basement
This is a condition known as efflorescence which is white mineral deposits on the foundation wall due to water intrusion from improper water drainage
Mold condition starting to occur due to a poor roof
Water damage to the sub flooring coming from a leaking toilet above.
Breaker #2 on the left side is a double tapped breaker and this would be overloading the circuit
A roof with no gutter and drainage system which has caused tremendous damage to the roofing underlayment system
Downspout needs to be extended away from the house in order to prevent water intrusion. The water is currently dumping right next to the foundation
These wire feeds are undersized for the 100 amp breaker. These wires are only rated for a 60 amp double pole breaker. They are 6AWG, A 100 amp breaker would require 1AWG for the copper feeds.
This is the opening of a fireplace where the throat damper is missing. This can cause an excessive drafting conditions and also be very inefficient when trying to contain the heat in a home.
The owner used insulation to try and muffle the sound of the oil burner not realizing that they were creating a potential fire hazard with the insulation being way to close to the burner. The insulation would also have to be fire retardant
Step cracking that occurred from ground settlement
Basement has no vents or windows. They have been sealed up and the foundation is wet because the basement is not ventilated properly.
Bathroom that is being vented into the garage instead of outside the home
Boiler Base starting to rust and break apart.
Downspout is disconnected and the end cap is damaged and coming off, causing improper drainage. The water is damaging the soffit and is also dumping water below down next to the foundation. Water is getting through the foundation.
Exposed wood that is starting to get damaged. The proper flashing and capping need to be installed in order to prevent premature roofing damage and to also protect the wood.
Older roof that is at the end of it's life and should be replaced
There were roofing asphalt granules found in the gutter system that shows that the roof is breaking down. The Granules are placed in the asphalt roofing material to help protect the roof from the sun, weather and UV light.
Instead of having the proper boot and flashing around the plumbing vent, the person used tar to try and seal any openings. The tar might temporarily help until it starts to dry up and crack
Washer plumbing supply valves and the discharge drain that are accessible through a hole that was cut in a wall. They should all be installed properly in a plumbing box.
Illegal flex drain that tends to cause excessive drain clogging
Poor roofing repair done to prolong the damaged roof
Outlet that has reversed polarity. The hot and the neutral wires are reversed.
Hot water heater with no pipe extension off the temp pressure relief valve. This extension pipe should be at least within 6 inches of the floor in order to prevent scalding in case the valve ever opened.
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