Below you see a beam behind the heating duct. The beam has no support underneath it. Most beams that hold up houses are triple 2×12. These are about half the size
This was just one of many items found when we took a stroll through the crawl space. You can also see the brick foundation displacement on left side.
Here is another 6×6 beam that is supporting one of the floor joists. As you can see the side coming towards us has no support whatsoever. From the outside it was a beautiful looking home. Underneath we found a bunch of termite damage along gravity defying construction practices.
Charles is a home inspector and a home inspector trainer. He started as a professional home inspector in 1993. He works for Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc. and Bellman Group, Inc. He has earned the title of Certified Master Inspector (CMI) from the Master Inspector Certification Board. He earned the title Certified Property Inspector (CPI) from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. He earned the title ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) from the American Society of Home Inspectors. He served as a Director and Officer of the American Society of Home Inspectors. He hs a tremendous passion about the home inspection profession and prides himself on helping his clients with the biggest purchase of their lives.