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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
A week or so ago I was hired to do a final walk thru on a new construction home, I'm betting he is telling all his friends that they should do it if and when they ever buy a new home. Most people do not realize that your "Builder" does not build your new dream home.... sub contractors build them....
Here in Albuquerque we are officially in our monsoon season. The monsoon first begins in northern Mexico in May. The summer sun evaporates water from the Gulfs of Mexico and California and creates humid conditions over the land which produce rain. Humidity rises, fueling more rain and more transp...
We Home Inspectors see a lot of cool and crazy things during our everyday travels. Sometimes it makes you snicker, sometimes you just shake your head, and sometimes you laugh out loud. This one made me laugh out loud (I hope the neighbors didn't hear me). I mean, really? Evidently, roofers and el...
So you have an older home... you are having some leaks when it rains. Well, my buddy says he will pick up a couple of 12 packs of Marble Brewery Pale Ale and we'll get er done this weekend! I say, alright, bring it buddy! He's seen the guys on This Old House doing some roofing, and hell.... he's ...
Well, about this time of year everybody has been using their air conditioners, it's getting hot out there! Here in the southwest area of the country where it's drier and less humidity, people use evaporative or "swamp" coolers to cool their house.Swamp coolers are much cheaper to operate, provide...
A couple weeks ago I did an inspection on a house with a flat low sloped roof with gravel over it for UV protection. They are usually a torched down, hot asphalt covering then they spread the gravel so our beautiful sun does not fry and dry out the roofing material. They are very common here sinc...
We have so many choices when it comes to TV entertainment these days! Why, we can even go the old school route with a HD antenna.... you may only get some local channels, but it's free! Well, except for the antenna investment. Also, we have many cable choices as well. And, we have the satellite d...
Well.... sometimes just when you think you've seen it all, something really sweet comes along to make you smile. I mean, a little humor in your day can make it less stressful, and make the day go by in a different frame of mind. Or, sometimes you see stuff and say, "what the..." Last Friday was o...
Happy Easter to all my Active Rain friends and their families!! **************************************************************************
During a recent inspection here in the beautiful city of Albuquerque New Mexico, I ran across a home that had a handy dandy back porch cover! The rear of the house was facing the south so the rear sliding glass doors were letting in a bunch of direct sunlight I'm sure. So the handy dandy man gets...

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