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"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience." George Bernard Shaw  It is not uncommon for a home inspector to inspect the same property twice. Last year I inspected a house that I had looked at six or seven years previous. I...
01/17/2013
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In folklore a changeling is typically described as being the offspring of a fairy, elf or other legendary creature that has been secretly swapped with a human child. In nature the Cuckoo bird lays its eggs in the nest of other birds and leaves the rearing of its offspring to the host. Talk about ...
01/15/2013
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There is nothing like a beautiful sunny day to enjoy. The warm light raises ones spirits as high as the sun itself.  There are many days where I find myself atop a roof, a gentle breeze brushing my sun warmed face and I think how nice it would be stay up there a while longer. As most everyone kno...
01/13/2013
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With winter comes snow. The snow covered landscape is undeniably beautiful. Snow cover for  homeowners brings with it the potential for ice dams. Icicles are another one of winters beauties until they line the lower edge of your roof. Awe then turns to anxiety as a homeowner now must be vigilant ...
01/09/2013
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The saw is one of the oldest carpentry tools in the world. Records documenting their use date back to ancientEgypt. No records however have been found indicating when the adage of measure twice cut once found its way into the construction lexicon. My guess would not long after the first saw was i...
12/31/2012
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There are literally dozens of variations on the way to say start to finish and just as many that have a slightly different connotation; beginning to end, first and last, peak to prairie, roof to basement. Yet all these terms imply roughly the same meaning, there is a start to a task that leads to...
12/26/2012
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As we head towards Christmas Day 2012, the world has significantly changed. The predicted day the world would end has come to pass without the apocalypse. Yet isolated apocalyptic events occur with too regular a frequency. The effects rippling to touch the hearts of all. I grew up in a world wher...
12/23/2012
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Evidence, it's what every police detective seeks at a crime. Clues that lead to facts, whether rock solid or hair thin. The assemblage of proof is the making of a case. Home inspection is in many ways similar. Inspectors in essence are hunting for clues through out a house. Experience is said to ...
12/20/2012
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Signs, they are everywhere you look. Street signs, real estate signs, and store signs, just to name a few. When we read a sign, we trust the information is accurate, true, guiding us in the right direction. Many businesses use signs to advertise their work. In particular contracting companies. Fo...
12/17/2012
Older houses or I should say antique homes usually have an expected amount of settling. Some call this charm. I for one find it hard to the see the charm in having to shim the legs of the kitchen table to keep your eggs from sliding to one side of the plate, but to each his own. When inspecting a...
12/13/2012
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