This was a request for an inspection on a bungalow that was struck by a tornado in the Ottawa / Gatineau area in September 2018. The brick and foundation walls were inspected to determine if the brick could be saved and whether the block foundation could be rebuilt upon.
As can be seen the roof trusses were completely removed off the sills and interior walls were damaged with windows blown inward.Â Some of the brick was damaged and fell outward but the majority of the brick could be saved.
In the interior block foundation view, the foundation was in good condition for a 45-year-old, but the floor joist and subflooring had water resting on surface. Depending upon the speed of reconstruction, it was recommended that the plywood subflooring and joists may need replacing.