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New Construction Inspection?

Many people think that just because your having a new house built you don’t need a home inspection. Well that could be further from the truth. Building officials will not spend the time like we do inspecting your property and in turn a lot of issues may not be detected. Here is an example of.. read more →

NEW ROOF! No problems?

During the inspection today was told that the roof had new shingles and so should not have any problems. Installation is key to anything and especially new shingles. Here is an example of over driven nails used by a pneumatic nailer.  Every area had the same problem and the nails were not sealed.  If you.. read more →

Dishwasher and Venting

The dishwasher is a fantastic piece of equipment but like anything else, unless it is maintained and installed properly they will not perform as hoped. during the process of an inspection, we run the dishwasher in order to make sure the component is operating correctly. Not all home inspectors do this but this is our.. read more →

Moisture Intrusion isn’t just about roofing.

Moisture intrusion is always a concern for any homeowner and here is an example of one problem I find in older homes.  Someone had a new roof installed but never installed drip edge, and the siding has pulled away from the roof which now is allowing moisture intrusion issues for the homeowner. This could have been.. read more →

Gas Hookups for Dryers and Stoves

Major issue but not an expensive fix It is extremely important that hookups such as seen in this photo be properly capped off. The red handle turns the gas on/off but without the cap, it becomes a dangerous situation. Small children can easily move the shut-off valve and now you have a serious issue. Proview.. read more →