Foundation on the move. Not once but twice.

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Foundation on the move. Not once but twice.

New Mexico has a history of shifting sands. We average 500 Earth Quakes a year.

Earth seems to move at will. Although it moves so little at a time to add insult to injury New Mexico has about 500 Earth Quakes a year. Most are so small they are not felt by the average residents.

Foundations.

Unless your home is setting on bedrock, your home will settle. Most homes with a very good foundation system seem to stand the test of time.

The size of the home matters.

Many owners of homes don't realize the impact the foundation takes each and every day. From the size of the home. To the simple movement of the occupants, the trucks and traffic going down the road to the movement of the earth. Like settling and the small earth quakes that happen each and every day.

This recent home that I had the opportunity to insect for a prospective buyer had a couple issues with the foundation.

Year of the home.

The year the home was built is critical to how intense of an inspection that should take place. The older the home the more issues may be present when inspecting.

Constructed in 1905. 

This home has had 109 years to settle. In 1976 the previous owners made an attempt to stem the settling with the foundation.

Here is a look at the foundation and what I found when inspecting this home.

Foundation issues.

This foundation in this area had bowed in about Six inches.

Wanting to see the damage from the interior of the home I went into the crawl space. This is when I saw these issues.

Stem wall cracked in crawl spce.

This stem wall was added a long time ago. But it has broken and settled as well. 

This home was a very nice home. And at 109 years old she was still dancing. Foundation repair is still needed.

 

This is why you always get a "Full Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.

Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
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Clint I can't imagine a buyer not getting a FULL inspection. That just makes sense.

Mar 31, 2014 03:46 AM #5
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Anita Clark
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All the more reason to call in Clint McKie to do a thorough home inspection BEFORE buying any home in Carlsbad NM!

Mar 31, 2014 07:12 AM #6
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Rob Thomas
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Clint ....I can't imagine 500 quakes! You would think if builders would take extra pains when building ...

It was great to talk to you today ...Keep up the great work in Carlsbad!

Mar 31, 2014 07:48 AM #7
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Wow, all those quakes!  Whew!

Mar 31, 2014 08:10 AM #8
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Good morning, Clint. Earthquakes will certainly have an adverse effect on foundations. That is the reason you have a job.

Mar 31, 2014 06:23 PM #9
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James Dray
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My home has about a quarter of an inch settlement and I'm not a happy camper.  It goes on the market in three weeks

Mar 31, 2014 07:45 PM #10
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Conrad Allen
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500 a year  That is amazing Clint.  I never knew that about your area.

Mar 31, 2014 09:29 PM #11
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Jay Markanich
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Looks normal to me! A couple of shims and aluminum tape and viola!

And our weeds haven't sprung like that yet this spring!

Mar 31, 2014 09:54 PM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Cindy,

Size really matters. And I couldn't resist either. LOL

Have a good day in Johnson City.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 09:57 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Debbie,

Yes they do. This home was a Two story with a nearly full basement.

That is a lot of weight for the foundation.

Have a nice day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 09:58 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Donald.

Friend or foe time still marches onward.

Have a nice day in the Northwest.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:08 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Adrian,

Yes it is. No one should buy a home with out a good home inspection.

Have a nice day in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:09 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Anna,

Get a full home inspection and leave the hand written report inspectors at home to ponder why they are not being used.

Have a nice day in Phoenix.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:11 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Anita,

That sounds like a really good idea to me. LOL.

Enjoy the day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:12 PM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Rob,

It was really good talking to you as well.

I didn't tell you but Yesterday was my birthday.

Have a nice day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:14 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Liz,

Most are so small they are never felt by the average person.

Have a nice day in Chandler.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:15 PM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

For how long who knows. OUCH. I did pick up Two inspections for this week. I was shocked. Both are tomorrow.

Have a nice day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:16 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James.

I would not be to concerned with 1/4 of an inch. Did you get a pre listing inspection?

Have a good day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:18 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Conrad.

Most are so small they are never noticed by anyone. I think it's all the oil and gas business going on here.

Have a great day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:19 PM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Jay,

We have a lot of weeds coming up. There are some as high as four foot already.

Have a nice day inspecting in and around Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 31, 2014 10:20 PM #24
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