Comments on: Does a Crack Mean a Foundation Problem? https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/crack-foundation-problem/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:58:02 -0600 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.15 By: frankschulteladbeck https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/crack-foundation-problem/#comment-3173 Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:21:26 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1453#comment-3173 Although a sealed attic that has become a conditioned space would be suitable for storage since it ha become like another room in the house, we still have to be concerned about storing goods on top of insulation. This reduces the efficiency of this insulation. Most attics however are not encapsulated or sealed as if they are a separate room. You are right that I should have described what I was describing better. If there is mechanical equipment in this space, I would still be wary of storage in this space, just as I do not want to store a great deal by a gas water heater.

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By: Gale https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/crack-foundation-problem/#comment-3172 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:47:25 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1453#comment-3172 I’m not sure that I agree with your assessment of attics as inappropriate for storage. An encapsulated attic should be appropriate for storage, as pests and extreme moisture (or lack thereof) conditions would be eliminated. And while I wouldn’t recommend storing a piano or a crate of bowling balls up there, it’s perfectly acceptable for light to moderate-weight storage.

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By: Lauren https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/crack-foundation-problem/#comment-2343 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:02:50 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1453#comment-2343 Hi Frank,

Great information, we will all keep Carl’s name on file for the futue.

Thanks,

Lauren

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By: frankschulteladbeck https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/crack-foundation-problem/#comment-2253 Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:24:27 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1453#comment-2253 Thanks Carl. I am glad that you think so. I hope everything is going well for you and Ceil.

For any other reader here, you should check out Carl’s site, if you need a home inspection in the Hill Country, but his “About Us”page has a link to his home inspection blog, which is a good read.

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By: Carl winters https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/crack-foundation-problem/#comment-2252 Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:51:00 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1453#comment-2252 Frank – I happened on your blogs. This is some excellent information and “thought provoker”.

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