Category Archives: Home Inspection

Home Inspection – Rubber Drain Couplers

Home Inspection – Rubber Drain Couplers

If you have an older home you may have a combination of drain pipe materials in the home. Often times these are joined together with rubber couplers. When these are used they are required to also have a stainless steel …
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Home Inspection – Voids in Ceilings

Home Inspection – Voids in Ceilings

Many microwaves and range hoods are vented to the exterior through the top of the cabinet they are mounted to. When this is done the area that is cut open to accommodate the venting should be sealed around the duct. …
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Home Inspection – Keyed Interior Locks

Home Inspection – Keyed Interior Locks

  If you have a keyed deadbolt lock on the interior side of an exterior door I would suggest replacing this with a hand operated deadbolt. If these are used they can be a major safety concern to the occupants …
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Home Inspection – Closed Cut Valleys

Home Inspection – Closed Cut Valleys

Closed cut valleys are very popular on roofs due to the fact that they have a very clean look and do not have the typical metal valley flashing exposed. They do work great but they need to be done correctly. …
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Home Inspection – Egress Window Wells

Home Inspection – Egress Window Wells

  A little bit about egress window wells… I see a lot of window wells that have been added post construction. One reoccurring theme I find is that the well is not installed properly. Most wells with the exception of concrete …
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Home Inspection – Brick Molding

Home Inspection – Brick Molding

Got some of this going on? Often times windows and doors have a piece of trim around them called brick molding. Often this molding rots out and creates a bit of an eyesore and a path for water to get …
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Home Inspection – Insulation

Home Inspection – Insulation

 I needed a topic and I asked my 8 yr old son Jack what do you want to know about a house? Jack’s response “I want to know what the fluffy stuff is behind the walls”. So insulation it is! There are …
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Home Inspection – Radon Information

Home Inspection – Radon Information

I just completed training for Radon Measurement which we will soon be offering as a stand alone service and as an add on to the home inspection. Here are a couple items of information that may be of interest to …
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Home Inspection – Quality Vinyl Siding Installation

Home Inspection – Quality Vinyl Siding Installation

As you are walking around a house here are some tips on how to assess the quality of installation on a homes vinyl siding. J-Channel: Around windows and doors a piece of trim called j-channel is installed. This helps finish the …
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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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