Raleigh Home Inspection Blog

Home Inspector - Clear Choice Home Inspections, Inc
This blog is intended for consumers interested in Raleigh Home Inspections and Clayton NC Home Inspector (of course, we inspect all of Wake and Johnston Counties). Home inspection topics will include foundation and structural issues, radon testing, why would one inspect a brand new house, first time buyers, home inspections foreclosure properties and general Raleigh real estate inspection topics.
This material has been quite popular in Raleigh NC and surrounding areas. When builders first began using it (and often still) little thought was given to what might happen if moisture got behind the veneer. Nor was there thought given to keeping the moisture from getting back there. During our R...
Sometimes the defects found during a Raleigh Home Inspection are not this obvious...  
This is a perfect example why everyone should have a home inspected - even a new home.  May people forgoe the home inspection as the mind set is "what could possbily be wrong with a new home?"  Well, lots of things.  Our Clayton NC Home Inspection turned up a significant moisture problem in the c...
We inspected a nice home today in Clayton NC. Our Clayton NC Home Inspection found several important items but overall, we were impressed with the builder's attention to detail. We have two more home inspections scheduled in Clayton this week and hope they go as smoothly. For more information, pl...
We performed a Raleigh Radon Testing service a few days ago and found radon levels right at 4.0 (the EPA's limit). In this case, we will install long-term monitoring equipment just to make sure there was not a spike in levels for some reason. Our Raleigh Radon Testing equipment is the most accura...
We inspected this large home today in Bahama NC (west of Raleigh).  A home inspection on this size house takes most of the day.   
Another Clayton NC Home Inspection in the books with nearly 35 items in need of repair (new construction). One of the more noteworthy items is the floor joist that had been cut to allow a plumbing drain pipe to pass through. Joists get cut as construction and planning are not perfect. However, th...
We completed another Raleigh Home Inspection today on a 1,300 sq ft townhome and found a good number of plumbing issues for such a small six year old home. Two of the sinks leaked from their internal overflow passage, both sides of the kitchen sink leaked and the shower diverter valve did not div...
We completed a Clayton NC Home Inspection on a new house over the weekend. Clayton is just East of Raleigh and offers a lower price per sq ft and larger lots (typically). Our Home Inspection generated a list of about 35 items - most were typical "teething" issues found in new construction. This H...
We completed another Raleigh Home Inspection today and found a messy crawl space. The biggest issues with this home were the 3-4 rotten window sills (quite a bit of rotten trim/siding as well). So badly damaged that water had entered the holes and damaged the siding under the windows. Additional ...

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