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Real Estate Blog/ crawlspace consumer Information - 04/29/08 11:50 AM
Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta www.findmeaninspector.com CRAWL SPACESIt's always down there under the floor. Most of the time it's quiet and leaves you alone, but every once in a while, especially if you've ignored it for a long time, it may seek a way to remind you that hey! It needs a little occasional attention!It's that word "occasion" that gets to most of us, because it's often not a happy occasion, that reason which forces us to go down into... the crawlspace.Since solutions to crawlspace problems vary according to location, rather than try to provide one explanation which will apply to all (1 comments)
Radon in homes/Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta - 04/29/08 11:20 AM
RADONRadon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that enters the crawlspace (or home) from the soil beneath the home. The EPA calls Radon the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the US. Where does Radon come from? Radon is a decay product of uranium. As underground uranium goes through a series of decays, at one point it becomes radon. Being a gas, radon finds its way to the surface and vents to the atmosphere. If, when it reaches the surface it happens to reach the surface beneath a home, it enters the home. What's the Danger from Radon? Because it's a radioactive material, radon will (0 comments)
Real estate Blog-Engineer Or Inspector - 04/26/08 09:21 PM
A home inspection is often referred to as an "engineering report", although many home inspectors are not licensed professional engineers. The essential difference between a home inspector and a professional engineer is that the professional engineer can offer opinions based upon engineering judgment and can design specifications for repair or reinforcement of a structural deficiency, although engineering design is typically outside the scope and fee structure of a standard home inspection. Either way, anyone entering the home inspection field should be trained in the unique discipline of home inspection. Assuming that the home inspector or licensed engineer has been properly trained (0 comments)
Atlanta Homes/Home Inspection Atlanta - 04/23/08 06:41 PM
Accurate Home inspection of Atlanta Recommended Nailing Practices Wood members are most commonly joined together with nails, but on occasion metal straps, lag screws,bolts, staples, and adhesive can be used. Proper fastening of frame members and covering materials provides rigidity and strength. For example, proper fastening of intersecting walls usually reduces cracking of plaster at the inside comers. Floor Framing Floor framing consists of columns or posts, beams, sill plates, joists, and subfloor. Assembled on a foundation,they form a level anchored platform for the rest of the house and a strong diaphragm to keep the lateral earth pressure from pushing in the top of the (2 comments)
Deck Safety-Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta - 04/22/08 09:12 PM
More than a million decks are built and replaced each tear in the united states.While decks are a popular feature of many homes,the construction and safety of decks have come to be a big concern in the building industry.Improper deck building has resulted in a growing number of deck failures and related injuries and death.While decks are required to meet certain code standards and local capacities,there are around 40 million exiting decks, that only half will probly be code compliant-and around 20 million decks needing replacement or repairs.Decks must be designed to to adequately resist certain stress like a home and (0 comments)
Atlanta Home Inspection:Consumer Alert - 04/21/08 11:26 AM
All new homes have defects, regardless of the competence and integrity of the builder or the construction supervisor. If this were not the case, the essential imperfection of humanity would be disproved. Some new homes have repair lists that are long, while other lists contain only a few items. In most cases, defects are minor in nature, but serious problems, such as violations of safety requirements, are not uncommon. A home inspector can spend three or more hours searching for construction errors in one home; a municipal inspector cannot. A home inspector can spend an entire workday inspecting just two houses; (0 comments)
Home Inspection Atlanta - 04/18/08 09:24 PM
Foggy windows are easy to spot, but they can be a big problem. Look for condensation and water in between double-paned windows. That's a sign the seals around the window's edges aren't working and water vapor is seeping in. Make sure the windows are functional -- yes, all of them. Newer, inexpensive windows often stop working even after light use, while older windows could be painted or warped shut. You'll kick yourself later if you buy a home with faulty windows just because you didn't use a little muscle. Read more at www.Frontdoor.com (0 comments)
Realestate Atlanta-Inspections Safety - 04/12/08 08:57 PM
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, highly-poisonous gas formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon or a carbonaceous material, such as gasoline. Some producers of carbon monoxide (CO) are industrial processes, heating equipment, accidental fire, cigarettes and the internal combustion engine. Generators, candles, and space heaters can all create CO emissions. CO is always produced when natural gas, liquid propane, oil, coal, gasoline or wood are burned; often at dangerous levels. Exhaust gases need to be vented properly to avoid CO accumulation in any living space. If the combustion takes place with excess oxygen in a properly tuned burner, not much (1 comments)
Real Estate Information-Home Inspection Atlanta - 04/11/08 02:28 PM
Mold growth in HVAC ducts or air handlers found in an attic:*Mold on any attic surface or in attic insulation if it is a species producing airborne spores and if the building uses a whole house ventilating fan, especially if there is inadequate exit venting for the fan operation. This condition pressurizes the attic and moves mold down through various openings into the floors below. Mold on building surfaces in an attic or attic knee wall space which opens onto or has a knee wall common with an upper floor living space such as a bedroom. Building Exteriors Leaks and Mold (0 comments)
Atlanta Homes-Home inspection Atlanta - 04/11/08 02:17 PM
NEW HOMES: *Most purchasers of new homes in atlanta fail to obtain a professional inspection. Instead, they trust that new homes are unlikely to have defects and that any imperfections will inevitably become apparent during the warranty period. These two assumptions have caused financial loss and mournful regrets for many buyers of new homes. It does not mean defect-free.Homes are built by people, and regardless of experience, skill, knowledge, integrity, and good intentions, all people make mistakes. That's the one guaranty that never fails. Then there is the question of building department approval. Municipal building inspectors provide services that are limited by (0 comments)
Atlanta Home Inspection - 04/09/08 03:10 PM
A recent "Good Morning America" investigation finds that government building inspectors are often overworked and sometimes lazy, incompetent or corrupt. Whether you're remodeling or having a new home built, building inspectors are supposed to check the construction at several crucial phases and make sure it's up to code. Home buyers and remodelers count on those inspections to ensure their houses are safe. Homeowner Lisa Daniel of Wayne County, N.C., showed "GMA" how the front of her house was seven inches longer than the back, making the house hopelessly out of square and dangerously unstable. An engineer found more than 25 code (0 comments)
Atlanta Inspector- Home Inspection of Atlanta - 04/07/08 04:13 PM
Building code inspector officals have been inconsistant in their reactions to the concerns about indoor air quality.Concerns about energy consumption in the 1970's forced many building code inspectors to severly restrict the amount of outside air used in the building.Indoor air quality concerns have reversed that trend,with some communties now insisting on very large amounts of outside air for wall cavity,and many other building applications. Building Pressurization-Outside air intrduced into a building and inside air exhausted to the outside are both forms of ventilation.Properly using and balancing each type of air is essential.Stack effect and wind influence a building's internal pressure.Stack (0 comments)
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