When you're buying a home, it's important to be able to recognize a good home from a lemon. Fortunately, many of the most major and expensive problems in homes can be recognized by home buyers through their own keen eyes or other safeguards, like the home inspection. Knowing what to look for when seeing a home for the first time can help you decide which properties to consider purchasing and which are more trouble than they're worth.
Poor Drainage Outside
Poor drainage can lead to foundation problems and basement leaks.
Signs of poor drainage include:
- Standing water on the lawn near the home
- Ground pitched in the direction of the foundation, causing water to run into the home instead of away
- Flaking deposits on the walls of the