My client happened to be a mechanical engineer and he hadn’t noticed this little gem. This was a two-story home with living space above the garage. The main beam was cut to accommodate the door opener rail.
Sutter Home Inspections, Ltd
Roll out the barrel
This unusual foundation pier is a beer keg filled with concrete. The house was built during Prohibition.
Professional Property Inspections
Slip sliding away
This photo shows an undermined footing on a home in Fremont, California. The cause was active water damage from seasonal high water table on the property and under the house.
This photo is from the same property and has the same water problem, causing the pier and post to slip away from each other. The house is essentially on the verge of collapsing, at least partially.
Diligent Property Inspections,
an Affiliate of Building Specs, Inc.
Thought you might like to see the size of the bugs we run into here in Hawaii. I wrote the following in my report, which appeared as a caption under the photo:
LIVING ROOM Comments: A very large insect above the front door. When I first noticed this one it was in the kitchen rummaging through the cabinets. I went out to my truck to get a shotgun but when I returned it was in the living-room, on the couch, eating a box of cheerios.
I decided not to shoot it because of the obvious clean-up problem. Though we encounter bugs regularly in Hawaii, this one is unusually large. Suggest consulting a licensed exterminator, or a zoo.
Alii Home Inspection LLC