Structural

Crumbling Porch Brick Work

This is an example of one way not to repair a crumbling porch. Over time the elements got to the outer later of this porch brickwork. Mortar and bricks became loose and fell out. What the home owner did was to provide bracing to keep addotionam courses of block from falling out.

Summer Storm Damage – Now What?

It’s Summer, and if you haven’t noticed yet, we have had a few storms. Once a storm has passed and it is safe to go outside, make a careful inspection of the exterior of your home and repair any minor damage that may have occurred.

Rochester MN Home Inspector Drives By Roof Collapse

Home Inspector finds roof collapse from snow load

Home Inspector finds roof collapse from snow load

We had a lot of snow this past winter and apparently the load exceeded the design specifications of this garage roof.  Or maybe deferred maintenance caught up with structure.  Whatever the case, it appears this garage is near the end of it's useful life ;-).

Your home inspector saw this as I was passing by and couldn't resist stopping and taking a picture.