The foundation of a building is the lowest structural floor or wall, which may be visible on the inside or outside of the building. The standard for foundation maintains the same deficiencies for all locations on the inspection. The inspection standards include an evaluation of the following:
- Cracks in the foundation.
- Spalling and exposed rebar.
- Damage to the foundation’s girders, support posts, and beams.
- Foundations in poor condition with signs of collapse or serious failure.
- Evidence of water infiltration anywhere on the foundation, inside or out, including excessive dampness, collected water, stains, or mineral deposits.
- Water ponding against the foundation may be an indication of water infiltration
|Def#||Deficiency||Severity||Repair Due||HCV Rating|
|1||Crack is present with a width of 1⁄4-inch or greater and a length of 12” or greater||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|2||Foundation vent cover is missing or damaged||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|3||Foundation spalling, flaking, or chipping, more than 12×12” and 3⁄4” deep||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|3||The structure has any exposed rebar||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|4||Foundation is infiltrated by water||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|5||Foundation support post, column, beam, or girder is damaged||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|