Go Back   InterNACHI Inspection Forum > Specific Inspection Topics > Exterior Inspections

Notices

Exterior Inspections Contains discussions about the exterior portion of a home inspection. This includes roofs, gutters, downspouts, decks, patios, windows, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 8/4/17, 10:56 PM
Jamie Kelly Jamie Kelly is online now
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) ®
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 47
Default Metal flashing at grade level?

This is a new one on me, anyone seen it before? Home built 1995 on a grade that slopes back to a crawlspace foundation. There is what appears to be a metal flashing covering one entire side of the exposed foundation above grade and wraps about 4-6 feet around each end. It is spaced out about 1.5" from the foundation. I'm not sure about much other than if it is supposed to route water away from the foundation and crawlspace it has failed miserably.
Attached Thumbnails
metal-flashing-grade-level-dscf5261.jpg   metal-flashing-grade-level-dscf5262.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Need a home inspection in Illinois? Check out InterNACHI's listing of Illinois certified home inspectors. Or, find a home inspector anywhere in the world with our inspection search engine.
  #2  
Old 8/5/17, 10:47 AM
Jim Port Jim Port is online now
Unmoderated Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,330
Please Note: Jim Port is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with InterNACHI or its members.
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

Termite shield??
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8/5/17, 11:00 AM
Jamie Kelly Jamie Kelly is online now
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) ®
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 47
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
Termite shield??
Termites are extremely rare here.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8/5/17, 11:01 AM
John Olson John Olson is online now
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: De Pere Wisconsin
Posts: 949
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

Protect the foundation insulation.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 8/5/17, 12:07 PM
Bradley K. Toye, CMI's Avatar
Bradley K. Toye, CMI Bradley K. Toye, CMI is online now
Certified Master Inspector
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 4,797
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

Z-flashing on a wood frame wall. Looks like an addition over an over sized slab. Rot may be due to sealing the bottom of the siding with no drainage.



Brad K Toye
ITC/FLIR Level I Building Investigation Thermographer
FL Certified Building Contractor CBC034303
FL Certified Home Inspector HI 391
FL Certified Mold Assessor MRSA 589

727-403-5029
Lecsi2@gmail.com
www.LeadingEdgeInspectionServices.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 8/5/17, 1:21 PM
Jamie Kelly Jamie Kelly is online now
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) ®
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 47
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

Quote:
Originally Posted by btoye View Post
Z-flashing on a wood frame wall. Looks like an addition over an over sized slab. Rot may be due to sealing the bottom of the siding with no drainage.
Looks like a some sort of Z flash at first glance but pretty sure not it's intended purpose. Here is a picture of one of the ends where it wraps around and terminates right at a grade level foundation vent.
Attached Thumbnails
metal-flashing-grade-level-dscf5266.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 8/5/17, 1:37 PM
Jamie Kelly Jamie Kelly is online now
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) ®
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 47
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

Quote:
Originally Posted by badair View Post
seen once
w/sheet metal clad as an attempt to lipstick-on-a-pig by a flipper for a failed pwf
Big surprise there... My first thought was "what are they trying to cover?" but typical concrete from what I could tell.

I really think they were trying to handle the water from the hillside by creating a channel either next to the foundation or on the outside of the metal but I have never seen anything like it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 8/7/17, 11:21 PM
J Dupont J Dupont is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) ®
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 215
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

I've seen this when the slab is wider than the roof trusses.

IE, the roof trusses came in too short or the foundation came in too big.

The flashing height above the flat horizontal edge looks very short and useless.

The top side is more like a nailing flange than flashing.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 8/12/17, 12:38 PM
Dan Bowers, CMI, ACI's Avatar
Dan Bowers, CMI, ACI Dan Bowers, CMI, ACI is online now
Certified Master Inspector
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Shawnee Mission, KS
Posts: 8,977
Default Re: Metal flashing at grade level?

How far did the metal go down into the ground.

When someone put insulation foam on outside of foundation they used to put "coil casing" over it.



Dan Bowers, CMI
Licensed Contractor / Builder
Certified IAQ2 Mold Inspector
Licensed HVAC Service Technician
EDI Certified Stucco / EIFS Inspector
Certified Commercial Building Inspector
iNACHI – US Member of the Year 2010
ITC / FLIR - Level I Infrared Thermographer
FHA - 203k Inspector / Compliance Inspector
ICC Code Inspector (Plmbg, Elec, Mech, Bldg)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 4:46 AM.
no new posts