DIY- Know your limits
DIY- Know your limits East Wenatchee and Quincy Home Inspection
With the abundance of “how to” and “DIY” shows many people take on project in the home varying degrees of success.
I am for people learning and better understanding their homes. You cannot learn sitting on the
sidelines. Heck I have made many mistakes of my own and have learned. But you should know your limits.
The issue is that when you sell the home those mistakes may be inherited by the new owners and as a home inspector I am there to point out such items.
On this home the sellers were proud of their remodeling skills. I understand, from afar it actually looked okay. But upon closer look it was very apparent that the skills sets were not up to the task at hand.
Here we have a shower tile job. The pan installation was not performed properly and water was pooling. The pan needs to be installed so that the surfaces all slope to the drain.
Since I was suspect of the installation I ran extra water in the pan. When I got under the home I was going to check this area very thoroughly.
Upon getting there I could see the belly wrap sagging indicating some moisture, I push the belly wrap and water started squirting out. There is nothing better than a shower under the shower.
Now we do not know if it is the pan leaking or just at the flange but the installation makes much of this suspect.
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