The Importance of Installing House Wrap on a New Construction House and the Importance of having it Inspected.

Section 1: Introduction When building a new house, there are several essential steps to ensure the property is adequately protected against the elements. One essential piece of this puzzle is installing a house wrap. A house wrap is a protective layer that is applied to the exterior of a building.. read more →

“Squished on the Throne: The Struggle for a Roomy Restroom”

When designing or considering a remodel of a home, it can be tempting to try to squeeze bathroom spaces. But the few extra inches are worth a bathroom that is spacious enough. This photo is from a recent inspection and is a common problem we find in older remodeled houses… read more →

Grilling season just started, and that means I’m already in trouble 🔥🤷‍♀️ Who needs an outdoor kitchen when you have your own backyard inferno? 🤪

Using a grill near vinyl siding can pose a safety risk if proper precautions are not taken. Vinyl siding can melt or warp when exposed to high heat, which can result in damage to your home. Here are some safety tips to follow when using your grill near vinyl siding:.. read more →

Welcome to the ⚒️ wild west of home improvement. Where there’s no barrier between us and disaster!

The other day I was on my way to another inspection and saw this being done. Vinyl siding should not be installed over OSB or another sheathing materials unless you have a barrier installed. Here these guys no doubt know that they should or are cutting corners. Vinyl siding is.. read more →

Uh oh! 🤭 Looks like we’ve got an infestation of uninvited ‘guests’ in our crawlspace. Is your home safe from termites? 🐜 #TermiteProblems

Termite damage with structural defects is a major concern for homeowners and home inspectors alike. It is important to understand the signs of termite damage, the potential for structural damage, and how to properly address it. Termite damage is often hard to detect until it is too late. The most.. read more →