>>936972 Handrail looks extremely skimpy. Like something I'd make with the wood scraps in my garage. Don't know why you'd pay a man to do this for you when you could build the same thing without plans in 15 minutes. The angles are all off as well.
They did the same thing to me after owning the house for eight years... I had to put a rail on the 2-step man-door to the garage on the back of the house in 30 days or they'd cancel my homeowner's policy. Code didn't require it, so it didn't have one.
I refused to spend money on it so I made something out of scrap PVC and some 2x4s and painted it grey.
Their auditor said it was good enough so fuck them.
Negating looks, only thing I'd be concerned about is the use of interior handrail and hangers outside. Even if you dipped that rail in urethane it wouldn't hold up for long to the weather and the brass plated brackets will rust away in a few years.
>>937035 Not the guy you're quoting but anytime a gutter goes into a perimeter drain feeding a sump it is bad. Gutters need to discharge away from the foundation not into it. Sump wells are necessary evils in places with poor drainage or water table issues. One should never compound that problem by dumping more water into it.
>>936986 >whats the problem? Why would you drain your roof into a basement in the first place? Why not drain away to a grade or weeping tiles? By the looks of that handrail who knows, might be collecting rain water down there for bathing.
>>936974 >>936976 >>936986 >>937035 >>937040 >>937065 Jeez guys, pay attention. that's obviously an enclosed porch, not original part of the house. So when they did the shitty addition, they routed the gutterwork underneath to the drainage pipe on the other side of the porch. Because it's an enclosed porch, there would BE no basement.
But yeah, been helping a friend look at houses and there's a TON of this kind of shitty handrail at pretty much EVERY bank owned house. usually 2x4 and not 2x2 though.
>>939100 bank owned houses are required to have handrails for all exterior steps for insurance reasons in some jurisdictions. occasionally shoddy handrails get installed in these types of situations because they realize typical homeowners do not need or want handrails for 2 steps. when the house gets sold its easy enough to rip out 2x2s rather than 4x4s in cement. the ease of removal becomes a selling point rather than ugly liability.
Well, for one, FHA won't approve the loan if their inspector notates no handrail on steps. In other words, if it's a piece of shit home and the only people likely to buy it are those with an FHA loan, the owner would be shooting him/herself in the foot.
That said, I don't know how the fuck THAT will pass an FHA inspection. Then again, I've heard them let stupidly egregious stuff fly.
Sucks man. My insurance agent has been the same for 3-4 years now and he only has me email me pictures of the front and back each year. Doesn't even ask for the side (which has a 3x2 porch and about 4 steps).
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