Crawl Space

Sneaky Leaks Revisited

Sneaky Leaks in the Crawl Space Another day, another inspection, another plumbing leak in the crawl space. Those who have had an inspection with us know how thorough we are with testing your plumbing fixtures, faucets, tubs, sinks, the whole shebang. But it doesn’t stop there. If you have a crawl, you can bet we …

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Plumbing Leaks in the Crawl Space

What’s Hiding in Your Crawl Space? Possibly Mold & More

If you don’t see any mold inside of a house, does that mean it’s all clear? No. Oftentimes, the crawl space is the real culprit for organic growth (especially when there are moisture issues) and that growth can absolutely impact your breathable air in the living space. Mold flourishes in places with high humidity and …

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Maintenance Home Inspections – Plumbing Pipes & Fixtures

Plumbing pipes – something you rarely think about or even see in most homes, let alone get them inspected. Now, there are limitations with plumbing inspections, especially for homes on slabs. But if you have a crawl space, getting a maintenance inspection will also include thoroughly testing your plumbing fixtures as well as the pipes below. Was I able to coax out any leaks while testing? You’d be surprised how often that answer is yes. Call now or schedule online at www.dohertyhomeinspectionsnc.com

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Crawl Space Challenges in the Triangle

   We see this so often in crawl spaces in North Carolina. Why? Well, we have a very humid climate, which is exactly what mold likes. There’s not much we can do about southern summers. HOWEVER – there is A LOT we can do to combat moisture intrusion, organic growth, and wood rot found in …

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New Construction Home Inspections

    Even in New Construction homes like this one, water intrusion and high moisture levels can quickly create organic growth (e.g., mold) on surrounding materials. In this case, we noted suspected mold on support beams which was verified by mold swab tests. Since this area is also going to be partially finished, an indoor …

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The Value of a Home Inspection

Why is this photograph concerning? Water intrusion into the crawl space is never a good thing because 1) it can introduce organic growth/mold that can impact air quality in the home, and 2) it can cause wood rot or other damage to the home’s support structure. You should never skip or waive a home inspection, …

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Crawl Space Water Intrusion Doherty Home Inspections

Crawl Space Captain

Homes with crawl spaces need extra TLC. Water is the #1 enemy to your home and the entire structure is designed to shed water away from it. When water gets into your crawl, bad things can happen (think rotting support beams, mold entering into your living space). Crawls are dark, dirty, cramped – not a …

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