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Installing a full size sky light can be fairly complicated because it is necessary to cut a large hole install a large skylight on the roof, frame up a chase then drywall, paint and insulate it, but there are some new products I recommend you look into. They are called "Tubular Skylights" and for as little as $250 you can install these skylights in existing attics yourself. You can purchase them at your local Home supply stores and install them yourself with limited skills and basic tools. They have a dome that goes on the roof and mirror finished tubes (2 comments)
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was performing a home inspection in Gastonai NC and he performed a an Infrared Scan with a thermal camera. He picked up a cold anamoly under the water supply for the toilet. You couldn't see the leak with the naked eye but you could see it with the infrared camera. The leak at the supply line shows a cooler temperature where the water tries to evaporate and cools. Home Inspection Carolina Wouldn't have caught this leak without the thermal Image camera. Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in (3 comments)
Charlotte Home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a new home in sFort Mill SC when he noticed that the facia board on the front left corner of the porch was not primed and painted. When the wood is exposed like this it is porous and suseptable to moisture intrusion. No raw wood unprimed and unpainted should be exposed to the weather. Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years. Preston has a masters' degree in Education and has taught Home Inspection classes for years. He also (0 comments)
Home Inspection Carolina inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting this Charlotte home in the Chantilly section of Charlotte NC when he noticed thes electrical lines down in the crawl space. Electrical lines that are down in the crawl are a shock hazard due to the fact there is moisture on the floor of the crawl and electricity conducts through moisture. All electriclines and plumbing lines should be supported to the floor joists. Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years. Preston has a masters' degree in Education (0 comments)
While performing a home inspection in South Charlotte home inspector Cliff Crowe found a duct down in the crawl space blowing cooled and heated air directly into the unfinished unconditioned crawl space. Although this made for a comfortable inspection of the crawl space it didn't help the homeowner's utility bill. Fortunately this was really easy fix and the homeowners bills should be so high in the futture. If you have questions about ducts or any home inspection question contact either Cliff or Preston at Home Inspection Carolina at (704) 542-6575. Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality (1 comments)
A home inspector from Home Inspection Carolina was recently inspecting a home for a new buyer in the Piper Glenn Subdivision in Cahrlotte NC when he noticed a leak under the master bathroom where the jacuzzi tub drain connects to the main sewer line of the house. There is good news and bad news here. The ggod news is that the leak was in the crawl below the subfloor so it was not affected but the bad news is that putting water into the craw space is not a good thing either. Water in the crawl can cause mold, wood decay and wood (1 comments)
During a recent Charlotte NC home inspection in the crawl space the home inspector from Home Inspection Carolina noticed a disconnected dryer vent. This is a bad situation because it is blowing warm moist air into the crawl space raising the moisture level. By raising the moisture level in the crawl the chance for mold rot, wood decay and termites raises dramatically. Chaeck to make sure your dryer vent is connected today. Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years. Preston has a masters' degree in Education (0 comments)
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina was recently inspecting a home in Mint Hill NC when he found damage at the bottom of the grarage framing. The problem here is that the wood runs all the way to the ground and it is not primed or painted on the back side so it wicks up the moisture. The wood should have been trimed up off the grouns 1/4 to 1/2 inch and the wood shouls have been primed and painted on both sides. Unfortunately we see thhis type of moisture damage all the time. Preston Sandlin and (0 comments)
Home Inspection Carolina of Charlotte NC donated $423.84 to Jane Cacchione of Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Awareness on Nov 2, 2010. Preston Sandlin the owner of Home Inspection Carolina pledged that he would give 25 % of Home Inspection Carolina's net for the month of October to Susan G Komen. Home Inspection Carolina's inspectors also wore pink shirts and hats through the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Preston wants to thank all of the realtors whose referrals made this possible. If you would like to give to Susan G Komen go to http://www.komencharlotte.org or call (0 comments)
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin found high moisture in the right rear corner of a Fort Mill home he was recently inspecting. When he inspected the outside he found the cause for this. The soil or ground was sloped towards the house on the right rear corner of the house. The soil should plane away from the house and drop "1 for every "10 to keep water away from your foundation. If not the water will eventually cause the footers to settle an cause cracking along with a whole host of moisture related problems in the crawlspace. Preston Sandlin and (0 comments)
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