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To the right are a couple of different categories for our blog postings. Feel free to browse through them. Our goal is to enlighten you regarding homes, there are all kinds of tidbits of info and in the future we …
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Home Inspection – Drip Caps

Home Inspection – Drip Caps

What are they and why are they so important? A drip cap is installed in several areas of the exterior but mainly over windows and doors. A drip cap forces water to the exterior of the home allowing the water to run down the …
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Home Inspection – Sump Pumps

Home Inspection – Sump Pumps

The light is at the end of the tunnel! The birds will soon be out, you wont be able to see your breath and water is coming to a basement near you. It is a great time to make sure …
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Home Inspection – Winterizing Your Central Air

Home Inspection – Winterizing Your Central Air

Its best to try and keep the majority of snow out of your exterior central air unit. This can help prolong the interior components and protect them from excess water when this snow melts. Some people will cover the AC …
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Home Inspection – Firewall Integrity

Home Inspection – Firewall Integrity

Recent construction requires a firewall between any portion of the garage that abuts the homes living area. This firewall should extend up to the roof deck if the entire garage is not drywalled. The drywall material is required to be rated …
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Home Inspection – Cracks near the ceiling

Home Inspection – Cracks near the ceiling

Many more recently built homes particularly splits and ranch style homes utilize scissor trusses for the vaulted attic structure. In the home inspection process I often run into small cracks in the drywall at the ceiling/wall joint or across the ridge of the ceiling. …
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‘Tis the season for Ice Dams

‘Tis the season for Ice Dams

It’s that time of year again where ice dams can cause serious issues with your home. I was out in Lonsdale, MN doing a home inspection and ran across some pretty heavy ice dams on a house. These are generally caused …
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Boat Project 4

Boat Project 4

  The motor is pretty much stripped down to bare aluminum and getting ready for Pettit’s 3 part aluminum paint process. 2nd coat of the primer is applied.               And the finished motor. Did …
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Boat Project 3

Boat Project 3

Still plugging along on the boat project. Slower than I would like but starting t make some headway. The trailer is basically finished aside from attaching the fenders. Turned out real nice. The next big project was to install braces …
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