Home Inspection and Commercial Building Inspections, mold assessments including mold inspections and sampling, radon testing and water quality analysis in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
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This is an excellent example of what can happen if a water management system component fails. In this case, the siding was allowed to deteriorate and water penetrated the seams. Once inside it soaked the insulation and from there the wood. Obviously a major expense. Richard Comment...
Maybe a better question is "What Are You Looking At?" The answer follows at the bottom of this blog. Richard Comments in this blog posting are the intellectual property of Richard Acree, President, HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, and contributing members of the Active Rain Real Estat...
Notching, or cutting, a floor joist is allowed under very strict conditions. In general, notching of a joist on the bottom (tension side) is not allowed. This photo is where a joist was notched to allow space for a plumbing pipe. Unfortunately the pipe is now abandoned and the notch is no long...
Fireplaces can penetrate directly through the roof or on the side of the roof/house. These penetrations present a water management challenge because of the large size of the penetration and the frequent use of flashing associated with them. This photo is where a chimney on the side of the house...