Hole In One!

Recently at a home inspection on the front porch of a very nice home, I noticed a hole at the top of the porch column. This was caused by a woodpecker and the hole was like perfectly round. It is amazing how something like that takes place but as amazing as that is the client.. read more →

Crawl Spaces can have multiple issues and cost $$$$

Crawl Spaces reveal a lot of what may be in store! When a house has a crawl space that area can reveal a tremendous amount of information about the house. This area contains information about footings, foundations, floor framing, electrical, plumbing HVAC and so much more. The photo here was from a recent inspection and.. read more →

ATTICS CAN HIDE MORE THAN YOU KNOW

As a home inspector my job is to inform my clients of defects, safety issues and maintenance issues that they need to address. Defects can be minor or major but one things for sure is that you need to know about them. Attics never is a place anyone likes to spend time in but during.. read more →

Electrical wiring in question…

A sure tail sign of amateur workmanship is this, Non-metallic cable passed through knock-outs in the main electrical service panel which had no bushing installed. Bushings are electrical connectors designed to protect conductors where they pass through sheet metal. Without bushings, the sharp edges of sheet metal may damage the conductors. Bushings also include clamps which.. read more →

Why do I have stains on my wall?

Moisture stains on interior walls always give us glues on whats going on above, outside walls or the floor area. Here is an example of the exterior wall that has siding but the siding is not properly sealed and the siding is loose is areas. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth it’s weight in.. read more →