Home Inspector Nightmares: Volume 22
In this volume of Crazy Repairs That Don’t Work we see the return of duct tape as a critical component. But don’t worry if you’re out of tape. You’ll also find fixes that don’t require it.
More downspout follies
Belt and suspenders
Buckets, tape, twine and coffee can lid
Looks like this dryer vent was bored through a concrete slab and then sealed around with mortar. Bound to be some cracks that leak. These slabs were often poured as the roof over a crawlspace in the basement that contained the shallow wells on older homes. There are much easier ways to route dryer vents.
Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech