Ever wonder how a driveway can push a house? This article explains what street creep is, how to detect it, and how to prevent it. What Is Street Creep? As a home inspector, I find evidence of street creep about 3-4 times a month on newer and existing homes. This
Street Creep: The Perfect Location Here’s an instance of Street Creep. This high-end home sat at the bottom of a street on a circle. The expansion joints on the driveway were tight. As the street expanded and moved a little down hill, the driveway was pushed into the garage floor,
Concrete Block Foundation Pushed by Street Creep Where do you look for Street Creep? This house had all of the signs. The expansion joints in the driveway were tight, the stone veneer around the garage door was pushed in on both sides, the back corners of the garage foundation were
Sometimes, there’s a reason the house is listed cheap. I’ll give you a hint…the picture is level.
When I showed my clients the foundation wall, they described it best: “It’s a banana.” This 2-car detached garage was built into the bank. The backyard of this home was pushing the West wall in 7″ and racking the entire garage towards the North 9″!!! The walls were at a
7 of the last 9 houses we’ve inspected have had significantly sloping floors. Tis the season for leftovers on the market! There’s a reason these homes are still sitting and not selling. Is it really a good deal if the house is $15,000 below market, but has $20,000 – $30,000
President & ASHI Certified Inspector
Greg Wayman is the President and ASHI Certified Inspector of Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc. As a full-time inspector for over 19 years, he has conducted over 4,000 full home inspections.
Greg is Heat Exchanger Experts Certified and has his NE Radon Measurement License. View more.