Pictures of the Good , the Bad and the (mostly) Ugly. Double click for high-res, full-size view September 8, 2016 by Chad Fabry & filed under . The roofer nailed through the bottom of the step flashing. It’s a bad place to put a nail and the result was multiple leaks.. A portion of a fantastic geothermal system for a massive home. 60 feet into a crawl space below a million dollar lakeside property. It looked great on the outside …not so great below. The ditch to the left is from running raw sewage. It was an unpleasant crawl space. If the inspector is too fat, too scared or if they just don’t care enough to get into the uncomfortable places, you won’t know what you bought until it’s too late. This panel was ruined by a defective service entrance cable jacket that allowed water to follow the cable from outside to the inside of the panel. It’s never good when you see water dripping from a light fixture. Crumbling asbestos sealant on the forced air system ductwork. Vent fittings in a waste line. ” But, Chad, so what?” The angles are too sharp and *stuff* will get caught and clog the pipe. The balcony has a terne coated steel roof that’s pushing 130 years old. Had it been properly maintained, it would have lasted decades longer. The seller’s septic guy said everything “worked perfect”. I always take the time to walk the property- back in the rough stuff was this discharge. It was hooked directly to the septic tank.