Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections shares a video of moss/organic growth at a masonry chimney and discusses why it’s important to take care of (expensive-to-replace) masonry elements.
by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko, InterNACHI
Efflorescence is the white chalky powder that you might find on the surface of a concrete or brick wall. It can be a cosmetic issue, or it can be an indication of moisture intrusion that could lead to major structural and indoor air quality issues. A home inspector should understand what efflorescence is in order to recognize potential moisture problems.