November 26, 2016
This older home dates back to 1774. Over the years, the floors and ceilings have sagged.
If you look at the top of the cabinet, the differential is over 3 inches!
October 29, 2016
Inspecting for shingle defects, flashing, chimney issues, gutter problems, you have to be on the roof to get a true picture.
September 17, 2016
Reflection from the windows on the adjacent condo building melted the siding and shutters, note the pattern on the siding.
September 1, 2016
Leaking galvanized drain pipes indicate a bigger problem internally. Here the pipes rust through at the threads. The pipes internally build up the rust.
August 20, 2016
The use of a professional contractor sometimes saves you money in the long run.
The attempt to save by doing it yourself, cost this seller more in repairs, than the original work would have cost.
August 2, 2016
Here an attic inspection discovered a huge hole in the roof where the ridge vent had been blown off.
The picture shows the hole and water stains on the sheathing.
July 20, 2016
This is an indicator of chimney flue failure and potential chimney fire.
Upon inspection, there was a chimney fire at a previous time in this 1860 stone house.
June 15, 2016
Lack of air flow in the attic can cause microbial growth, this can lead to asthma like symptoms. This is one way that mold begins.
May 14, 2016
Federal Pacific electic panels should be removed and replaced!
The breakers are known to fail 65% of the time. This is a dangerous electrical fire concern.
May 3, 2016
The chimney is a major expense item that must be inspected to determine if there is deterioration and moisture intrusion.
April 9, 2016
Condo blaze-guard fire proof sheathing failure.
The coating delaminates with heat making the fireproofing non functional.
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Professional and Experienced
February 6, 2018
January 18, 2018
My Home Inspector Go to
January 4, 2018
The Bottom of the Cabinet is Level, Not Much Else
Up on the Roof... Inspectors Need to Climb on the Roof.
Log Cabin Inspection
October 1, 2016
Melted Vinyl Siding
Galvanized Drain Pipe Rust at the Threads
DYI Electric Service Installation
What an Average Inspector Sees. What Steve French Sees!
August 6, 2016