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Water Intrusion From a Different Source

Discovering water damage at an asset can be a deal breaker, but the source doesn't always from from above.

Water intrusion is a serious and often costly problem for any structure. As an architect, I take every precaution to ensure that my designs are detailed to protect the structure from the elements, especially rain. And as a commercial building inspector, I take care to inspect and address all potential source of water damage to alert clients to potential “deal killers.” But water intrusion doesn’t always come from above as I found a few years back when I performed a Property Condition Report for the acquisition of a two-story, tilt-up concrete office building on a site surrounded by hills on two sides.

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