One of those days

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Home Inspector with Brian Persons Front Range Home Inspections

  Ever run across a property that is a little different than expected? Of course, we all do from time to time.

  Yesterday was one of those days. I went to inspect a house that I was told was being rented out as a duplex and had already been inspected, they just wanted more information about the roof..

wood roof

  As I pull up the property, a delivery truck pulls in as well. Turns out it is the buyers boyfriend who instead of meeting me at 11:30am for the summary and walk through, decided to tag along for the inspection at 9:30(the property was an hours drive away). That may have been fine and dandy if the property was not occupied, but there were 2 sets of tenants and three large dogs at this particular property. So,I had him wait in the delivery truck(which when I completed getting photos of the attic and let him download to his laptop, found to be his mobile apartment). The listing said built in 1977, however when crawling through the 14''x 14" attic access, I noticed knob and tube wiring and skip sheathing planks. This dwelling was definitely older than that.. then there was the old roof inside the attic revealing it was two houses attached together.

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Needless to say, the roof looked like swiss cheese (with mold) and plastic laid down in the attic to catch the water. So after collecting information for my 100+ page report on everything from undermined foundation walls in the crawlspace to leaking hydronic radiant floor heating systems, Finally got to go to my next inspection in a town just south of the first one. Those buyers ran a little late, putting me in the rush hour..I made it home and had yet to eat or drink anything for the day so I gabbed a snack and some water and started writing reports until 11pm. I had to get the reports done because their inspection deadline was today. Luckily, I only have days like that once or twice a week..

Thanks for letting me share,I hope everyone has a great week

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