This water heater vent pipe is improperly pitched, increasing the chance of CO (Carbon monoxide) back into the home.
This pipe vent says on it to maintain a MINIMUM of 1 inch from combustibles. We don't have it, as you can see.
Shows the lack of a 'Cricket' behind a chimney wider than 30 inches. This greatly increases the potential for leakage inside this area.
It is in no way a stretch to think that the gutters and downspouts directing water to this corner of the foundation may have contributed to this cracking.
This is why we make every effort to get on the roof. This photo shows the chimney flue that was venting the water heater and furnace. This brick had dislodged from the chimneys interior blocking 3/4's of the flue, a definite Safety issue!
Shows how lack of adequate attic venting and exhausting the bath fan into attic causes the plywood deck to break down. This roof cover was only 12 years old but won't come close to its normal life expectancy.
The deteriorated / missing cover on the exterior service (electrical) cable allows the potential for water into the service equipment. ('main panel') This increases the potential for corrosion at the connections and a greatly increased Fire potential!
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