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Question DetailsAsked on 3/19/2018

Standing water on poured patio, that is also the roof of cinder block of 1980s garage. Unsafe or just an annoyance?

I do plan to get an engineer to look at this but before I do I wanted to get opinions. We are looking at a house, the home inspector saw the ponding of water in the middle of patio. This "patio" is the roof of a garage addition, it is poured and rebar construction. Inside the garage I can see the impressions of the wood forms & the end of a piece of rebar, there are no posts or beams inside.. The roof is 18' wide by 25' long, the roof over hangs the garage cinder block structure by about 30" on all sides, the concrete block is 12". The ponding is directly in the middle and that area is stained , so it looks like it has been happening a while. There is a one surface crack, not in the ponding area that runs about 8 feet, but otherwise the surface looks pretty good. The roof slab is 5.5" thick. There is a gap where the slab meets the house of about 1/2-3/4 inch. Wondering if the roof has settled to cause the ponding or if the surface was not properly graded. Cinder blocks look good,

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