Whenever you walk into a hardware store to by a washer hose, you really only have a couple of options. Generally speaking, most people go for the rubber hoses. But there is a real issues with these.
Many times on a home inspection I see these hoses with cracks in them, bulges, or just ready to burst. When it comes down to it, the better option would be to use the metal braided hoses that are stronger and last much longer in comparison.
Cracks in Poured Foundation - many times on a home inspection I see cracks in poured foundations. The first question that almost every client asks is: "is that bad?". Well, yes and no.
First, let's just say this - If you have concrete that does not crack, then you have magic concrete. Concrete cracks, and is just a fact of life. That is why there are metal bars, meshing, relief cuts, and many other things put into concrete. These measures either help prevent, or just control the cracking.
In reality, most cracks in a poured foundation are not structurally significant. Most times they are either not big enough, or even superficial. What is usually the biggest issue with them is moisture and pest intrusion. Especially as the weather gets colder, moisture in these cracks can freeze, expand, and make the cracks larger.
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Dave Graham, Tempest Home Inspection. Calgary Alberta