Santa Won’t Be Visiting These Homes: Home Inspector Nightmares, Holiday Edition
Santa's got a big job, and these homeowners made it a heck of a lot tougher.
Santa lost his boot
No, this isn't a trash can. I think a good chimney cleaning is in order. Check out these funny (and heartwarming) stories of kids meeting Santa.
Pillars of the earth
Lots of bad bricks here that a little tuckpointing may have prevented. At least it matches the rest of the chimney.
It's cracked like the Liberty Bell. This cracked chimney liner needs to be repaired to prevent a chimney fire! Check out these hilarious and wacky holiday gifts people really received.
Brick work gone bad
Some repairs are so neat and well-executed that you barely even notice them. Not this one, though.
Let me count the ways...broken chimney cap, missing mortar and bricks, all that's gonna cause a few leaks. This chimney needs some major repairs.
Toboggan ice-dam solution
Granted, this is quite a clever setup. But it seems like it might be less work to just fix the ice-dam problem! This odd fix is right up there with these 25 funny and relatable Christmas family photos.
Walking in a winter wonderland
If only the squirrels living in the soffits would quit using this vent to drain their bathwater...I guess they just don’t understand ice dams.
Grow your own hardware cloth
Keeping rodents out of your chimney is important. But there are actually store-bought solutions for adding chimney caps that work better. Here are some more photos of home improvement fails that will make you cringe.
Water runs uphill, right?
If so, the shingles are upside down. Gutters and downspouts are generally at the bottom of eaves.