Poteat Place, Franklin
Homeowner reported odors in house, thinks from crawl space. There appears to be some damage to the floor decking around the drain pipes and under a shower. I can see the lath and mortar base from underneath. One wet area to the back of the home is from a pipe leaking. It is a slow leak and needs to be repaired. AMS placed a bucket under this dripping drain line, what appeared to be a small leak upon inspection, is actually a large leak when the tub is used, the bucket was full after the weekend. The dryer was never vented to the outside the home. The dampness towards the front of the home appears to be coming in around where the incoming water line penetrates the foundation wall and has not been sealed. Rain over the weekend made the crawlspace wet again because of the incoming water line. Inspected the exterior front of the home where the water line enters and there is a downspout dumping water in this area allowing the water to wick back down into the crawlspace. During the remediation AMS found a water line that is run through an air conditioning supply boot. This water line must be rerouted around this boot. Cold air on a hot water line or hot air on a cold water line, will condensate inside the line. All water leaks were repaired and the crawlspace cleaned thoroughly.. NOTE: No testing is normally done in a crawlspace application, it is usually a visual and AMS recommends having the original home inspector to re-inspect for final. Crawlspaces, attics and garages are considered outside space and since they have outside air flow to eliminate heat and humidity, testing is futile and expensive.