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If there really is a leak, it's easy to figure out. Make sure nothing in the house is actively using water (sink taps closed, no toilets running, etc.) and look at the water meter. If it's not absolutely, completely still, then you have a leak.
I would say to wait and see if the water continues to come in after a few days. It is quite possible that the sprinkler water is seeping through above the slab. Are there bathrooms or other water usage utilities above where the leak is? Pipes usually rise vertically from the ground to the bathroom. You could also try to shut off the main water valve for as ...
If when everything is done, the slab will have an exposed horizontal surface, then yes, that is incorrect. Either the plans were drawn incorrectly, or someone didn't follow them. Whoever made the mistake should be responsible to fix it. At this point, your options are to rip down the wall and fix it, double the thickness of the wall (weird) or remove the ...
Dave, I see what you mean about sealing outside first, then inside, but what about sub-grade (outside)? You can't get to it to seal it and that lower party of the foundation wall is where all the water weeps in anyways. ...?
I cannot see anything to cause alarm. It sounds like a quality of finish issue and not something that would be typical of a home inspection report. Subject to the laws of physics and land use regulations, any construction project is possible if sufficient resources are devoted to its completion. Whether it makes personal or economic sense to reduce the ...
There is visual evidence in photo A3 of one or more interior renovations constructed with less than workman-like quality. Given the age of the house and what portions of the original construction remain, I it would be common for a house of this age to have had a load bearing wall perpendicular to the ceiling joists when originally constructed. If there was ...
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