Nashville Home Inspector – What’s Wrong With this Picture? 5.23.11

Nashville Home Inspector – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

HINT:  Water is real heavy!

Dropped Insulation

ANSWER:  Very interesting what happened here.  What is laying on the ground in this crawl space is styrofoam insulation board that was at one time glued to the crawl space foundation wall.  The glue is the brown lines of material on the walls.  Look at the bottom of the wall and you can see the stain from the high water mark on the foundation wall.  So the water got so high the styrofoam board got wet.  The weight of the wet board was too much for the old glue and the board was pulled off the wall.  So clearly, the high water is the main problem.  Need to fix that before worrying too much about re-mounting the board. 

Thank you,

Richard Acree

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