Home inspectors should look for and take note of:
A home inspector should note if a home is on a steep slope and, therefore, subject to erosion or movement. The maximum slope of a lot is roughly 1-in-2.
A home inspector should note if a home is subject to negative grading or poor drainage. Water penetration could damage the foundation over time. Also, take note of driveways that slope toward the home.
A home inspector should note the existence of any trees near the home. Plants growing next
to the house could raise the soil level too high against the foundation.