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Hole in the dirt near your foundation?

3 December 2015

During a recent inspection we noticed a hole in the dirt near the foundation that appeared to go underneath the front porch.  The hole was caused by poor drainage coming from a downspout located near the foundation.  The diagram demonstrates how a downspout extension properly drains water away from the foundation avoiding the undermining that was observed in the first two photos.  This is a very easy and inexpensive fix for most homeowners.  This demonstrates another reason why API should be your home inspection company!  We’re fast and thorough and always looking out for our clients best interest!  Hire us today!

Hole in the dirt near foundation

Hole in the dirt near foundation

 

Undermining of foundation

Undermining of foundation

Diagram showing proper drainage vs improper

Diagram showing proper drainage vs improper