It’s the uniquest I’ve ever seen
Seven years ago I did a home inspection for a young couple buying their first home. It was a fixer upper but at a good price, and they were willing to put in the work to earn sweat equity.
Recently the owners called me to come do a maintenance inspection, which is where I check to make sure things are still in good working order, still operating as intended, etc.
One of the items that regularly shows up in my home inspection reports is the lack of rain gutters and downspouts, and part of my verbiage on those downspouts is to make sure they terminate away from the foundation, at least three feet and preferably at least six feet.
The owner was quite proud to show me his custom downspout terminations, looking like aquaducts coursing through his xeriscape landscaping:
The aquaduct carried the water all the way to the street curb. The owner said, “I don’t want any erosion on my property.” I thought it was pretty cool, definitely the uniquest (uniquest?) I have ever seen to get water through landscaping and off the property.
I don’t keep documents for more than the legally required 5½ years, and I don’t keep pictures at all if they are kind of blasé, so I don’t have before and after pictures. Drat.
Looking for real estate services in San Diego County?
I can highly recommend
James Frimmer, Realtor
Century 21 Award, DRE #01458572
If you’re looking for a home inspector,
I recommend Russel Ray — that’s me!
Posted on August 21, 2012, in Home inspections, Manmade, Photos, SNIPPETS and tagged gutters and downspouts, home inspections san diego, san diego home inspections. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.