Hi boys and girls! Mr. Jay again. Let's follow up on yesterday's lesson!
Remember at Mr. Jay's School of Inspectology the learning never stops. And we really don't want it to anyway!
So, we sure had a lot of answers to yesterday's question.
And good ones!
Remember what a gutter is.
A gutter is a temporary reservoir for water. It can only hold so much. And it is important to have a straight gutter that inclines slightly toward the downspout. That will help the water to do what the gutter intends for it to do! Go down and away!
So this is the answer to yesterday's question! Look at yesterday's photo again. Where is the lowest point of the gutter? That means that each time it rains hard, and the gutter can't hold the water, it will spill out the front onto the porch and box window below. Over time, this is a lot of water!
And there's a lot of evidence that this problem has been going on for some time. How old is the house? Twenty two years old, so this problem could be only a few or many years old! How can you tell?
Mr. Jay saw another clue when he went to the front porch.
This looks like two clues but they really represent one. The left is the box window and the right is the front door trim. If you want another closer look, this is the front door trim again.
What things does this close up make you think?
What does it reveal?
Remember, Mr. Jay said that he put all the clues together to predict the bigger problem that would follow.
All these pictures in today's lesson are a couple more clues, but not the main, and final, problem.
But they are fun to look at!
While you are thinking, have a snack!
When you feel like a snack, eat Lotsa Nuts!
Because you are what you eat.
See you again tomorrow!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560