Signs of Water Trouble
To the Editor:
As a home inspector, I enjoyed the
article by Bill Eich ("Water Problems
& Your Building's Health," JLC, 8/89).
Water and moisture problems are one
of the most common problems we
find. Most times they are easy to correct.
Often the problem is that the
ground is not properly graded around
the foundation. Any pockets of water
will possibly enter the cellar. Another
problem we find is the lack of weep
holes in the frame of storm windows.
The rain cannot drain out, and after a
period of time the putty will crack and
trim will start to rot.
Also, as Mr. Eich mentions, there
are non-vented exhaust fans. These