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 →

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 →

Crawlspaces and Support

Proper Piers and Floor Support is one of those items that experience cannot be overemphasized. This is an example of what NOT to do for support of Girder Beams. Incorrect methods and signs of non-professional installation is always a flag that should be raised. As a home inspector that had years of experience in New Homes and Remodeling.. read more →

Experience can’t have a price on it.

In this attic, I found a serious issue concerning the improper installation of step flashing at the sidewall. Here the step flashing is installed on the wrong side of the wall sheathing and therefore wood rot is the result. I can’t express the importance of viewing issues such as this personally if it accessible and.. read more →