How can a home inspection expert witness help your client? The number one problem that comes up in home inspections is improper surface grading and drainage. This causes the most common household aggravations including water penetration into a basement or crawlspace. Home inspections expert witnesses can report and testify on water intrusion causes using data from sophisticated moisture detection equipment. These expert witnesses can opine on the effect of water damage on contents and and the cost of restoration. Home inspection expert witnesses can also testify on the second most common home inspection problem, improper electrical wiring. They can testify on insufficient electrical service, inadequate overload protection, and amateur (often dangerous) wiring connections.