Thermal imaging found a thermal anomaly in this stucco house. Moisture meter probed it as active. A licensed contractor removed the Stucco only to find…..
The roof was not flashed properly and water was running behind the vinyl siding and stucco and rotted the wall framing and bottom floor framing.
The crawlspace is at ground level allowing surface water to enter the crawlspace.
Install a well to eliminate this problem. The well should stick above the surface by a couple inches and the inside of the well should be dug out deep enough to allow any rain water to sink into the ground without filling the opening to where the water would run into the crawlspace.
Home owner converted an attic area into an office. A window air conditioner was added to an interior wall. It did a nice job of keeping the office cool in the summer. They didn’t want to install it in the window so it wouldn’t block the light.
They found out the washing machine pan doesn’t hold as much of the condensation water from the AC as they thought so they added a flower pot. Once the flower pot filled it overflowed into the pan. Once the pan filled it overflowed into the garage ceiling! So all you have to do is to remember to drain the water from the flower pot.
The home owner installed lights in the attic and had them hooked up with an extension cord that ran off a switched outlet by the attic opening.
Home owner’s answer:
Home owner says it is only a fire and shock hazard when the lights are turned on and they are only on when he is in the attic!!!!