After exploring the exterior of the home, the home inspector should examine the foundation of the residence. The foundation is the base of the residence. Since the foundation supports the weight of the entire structure; this area of the building must be constructed under strict adherence to all applicable building codes and undergo rigorous safety inspections. The foundation’s two purposes are to support the entire building and to transfer the weight of the building to the ground. It is imperative that the home inspector pay particular attention to this feature. Foundation problems can cause plumbing leaks, squeaky and uneven floors, sticking doors and windows, and cracked walls.