1) Dirty View
Imagine looking out your window and seeing this. The inspector could not believe his eyes when he discovered this underground rock wall outside this window. This is a lot of work to remove this ugly view.
2) Broken Column
When a construction team unveiled this dangerous stuccoed column, they discovered it was not supporting the building. This could have caused a catastrophic result of the building collapsing. Good thing the team discovered it before it was too late.
3) Skull Zone
During a home inspection, the inspector came across a human skull. He contacted Police and the investigation resulted in finding out the homeowners brought it back from a vacation in Peru. Who on earth would do that!
4) Kitchen Crack
When home inspectors came across this giant crack in a kitchen floor, they knew this would cost the homeowner a huge amount of money to fix it. Extensive repairs will be involved. Could a tree be the root of the problem?
5) Short On Support
This was discovered during a home inspection. The homeowners couldn’t figure out why their floors were uneven. The support was on the edge of collapsing.
6) Scary Nkondi
A home inspector was completely freaked out when he discovered this Nkondi. He knew what the meaning was behind this scary looking statue. He hopes the spirit doesn’t haunt him tonight.
7) Bee Careful
This was an unusual discovery by a home inspector. Bees built a honeycomb next over top of a dead animal under the foundation of a house. Inspectors had to be very careful when removing this.
8) Unsafe Abode
When called out to inspect this home, inspectors were stunned on the state of the home. Not to mention the fact that it is extremely unstable. The incline this home is built on is structurally unsafe.
9) Chained In
Do you really think this chain will hold up that entire brick wall? When inspectors arrived to this home, this was the first problem they discovered. It is a major hazard for any pedestrian walking by.
10) Round About
Now this is something you don’t see everyday. Commercial inspectors came across this find in an underground parking lot. These were used back in the late 1800’s. They were used on vehicles to provide easy movement and access.
11) Nailed It
Home inspectors came across this shoddy workmanship. Looks like the builder missed the target. Inspectors had to be careful not to injure themselves on these long nails.
12) Holey Foundation
A structural inspection of this home revealed a faulty retaining wall. If inspectors didn’t discover this issue, the wall would have collapsed. Homeowners were thankful it was found before that happened.
13) Foundation Improvisation
When all else fails improvise! Home inspectors could not believe their eyes when they discovered this. This foundation was being supported by a bubble-like concrete formation. Not the best work they’ve seen.
14) Wall Break
Inspectors were dumbfounded when they came across this huge break in this retaining wall. Perhaps an earthquake could have caused this structural damage. It’s amazing how the earth’s elements can cause this much damage.
15) Re-Bar Free
This is what happens when builders do not use rebar in cement foundations. There is nothing to support the wall. This framework is barely hanging on.
16) Water Logged
When water continuously made its way into this wall, it weakened the cement. The wall is slowly crumbling. This should be repaired right away.
17) Big Gap
Something went really wrong with this retaining wall. The gap is so big it actually exposed the rebar. The rebar appears to be bent.
18) All Cracked Up
This poured concrete basement floor was so badly cracked, moss began to grow on it. This must fix floor is in dyer need of costly repairs.
19) Haunted House
This well known California haunted house was built in 1888. Inspectors were wary when they conducted an inspection on this house. They weren’t quite sure what they may have come across.
20) Boulder Rubble
This mountain of rubble was found in the crawlspace of a home. Looks like one of the retaining walls has deteriorated. Hope this doesn’t cause a structural problem.
21) Disaster On Stilts
Inspectors said this is one of the worst homes they have ever been too. It was structural unstable and required many repairs to pass any type of inspection. To be honest this looks like a tear down project.
22) Root Of The Problem
This ficus tree roots grew right through this retaining wall. Once again nature prevails. It will be interesting to see how they go about repairing this.
23) Termite Delight
The deck on this home was so badly infested with termites that it was literally eaten away. Having a home inspected for termite damage is very important as it can cause serious problems This photo shows what they are capable of doing.
24) Land Slide
The land beside this home experienced a landslide that came right through this homeowners wall. It will be interesting to see them find a fix for this. Whatever the fix is, it is sure to be very expensive.
25) Tilted Over
This dual retaining wall is ready to completely collapse. The lower retaining wall that supports the upper retaining wall has tilted over. The upper retaining wall has experienced a lot of structural damage. This job will have to be completely redone.
26) Old Canyon Cabin
Located in Benedict Canyon, this cabin style home is in need of many repairs. It is difficult sometimes to make repairs on older structures and still maintain their unique character. This could be refinished into a gem.
27) House Louse
This home has many problems the homeowners are dealing with. Inspectors found bowing walls, termite infestation, no foundation, and water damage. The likelihood of this home being brought up to code is nil and next to one. Time to call in the demolition team.
28) Dolly Dingle
This creepy looking doll was found underneath a house. It completely freaked out the home inspector. He’s seen some sights in his days, but this one takes the cake on creepy dolls.
29) Lego Steps
So the question is, what was there first, lego, or the cement form. This picture makes it appear as though the steps were first made of lego then covered with cement. However what really may have happened is someone repaired the steps with lego blocks.
30) Engineering Error
This floor shows that when there is a major engineering problem, overbearing weight can cause uneven sagging floors and buckled walls. This floor has a good 4 inch drop.
31) Foundation Extra
This photo makes it look as though this cement structure is going right through the foundation wall. No idea what this is or why it is there. However the foundation wall itself is crumbling and needs to be replaced.
32) Disintegration Disaster
All three columns were installed at the same time. The outer two seem fine, but what happened to the middle one? The bottom end is completely disintegrated, bolts and all.
33) Garage Gone Under
When the pre-inspection was done on this garage floor, the inspector was expecting to find cracks, but to his surprise a large portion of the sub floor had completely collapsed. His report would have to include a rebuild instead of a repair.
34) Rust And Rot
These buildings were part of an earthquake retrofitting project. When inspectors arrived they discovered there was a lot more involved than retrofitting. They found extensive wood rot and rusted straps and bolts.
35) Dead Rats
During this home inspection, dead rats were found in the unfinished crawl space. Quite the disgusting find. These people need to call pest control.
36) Need Your Rocks Washed
Inspectors found this retaining wall made from concrete filled washing machines. The entire base of the wall consisted of many of these heavy duty washers. Now that’s different.
37) River Rock Lint
This crawl space was completed piled high with dryer lint. The river rock foundation wall was literally falling apart. This is a fire waiting to happen.
38) Caved In Cave
Under the cave of this home’s structure, the foundation walls were crumbling. When inspectors touched the pipe located on the ground it broke right in half. Big repair job is needed here
39) Jilted By A Tilt
This homeowner couldn’t understand why their house was tilted. Perhaps the gigantic cracks in the foundation would be a good indication. Call a contractor.
40) Pigs Assist
This contractor was greeted everyday by the family pigs. You never know what you are going to run into when you work on people’s homes. They say pigs make great pets.