home inspection atlanta: 30 Secret iPhone Tips - I guarantee there's at least 5 you've never heard of !!! - 01/08/12 12:33 AM
30+ Super Secret iPhone Features and Shortcuts Here are over thirty iPhone tips and tricks that aren’t widely publicised – I’m sure you’ll have encountered a few before, but some are bound to be brand new to you.
 
 
 
Tap the Status Bar to Scroll to the Top  
Status Bar
 
Maybe you haven’t checked your tweets for a few hours or you’ve just read a lengthy article. In many cases, you’ll want to scroll back to the top of the page. By tapping the status bar at the top of your screen, you’ll by whisked straight back … (6 comments)

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Bob Arena - President
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404-353-6968
 
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Bob Arena - President
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404-353-6968
 
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Bob Arena - President
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404-353-6968
 
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home inspection atlanta: Lesson of the Day (Step #6) - House Construction Made Easy - Siding - 11/09/11 12:50 AM
 

Siding -
Houses can have a variety of different siding types (brick veneer, stone veneer, stucco, vinyl, wood, aluminum, HardiPlank™, etc.)
HardiPlank™ is the registered trademark name for fiber cement lap siding manufactured by James Hardie International. It is available with a variety of textured finishes to give you the look and feel of wood siding, yet the product is resistant to fire, termites and rot.
HardiPlank™ can be installed with face nails or blind nails. Face nails go into the face of the plank and are visible when the job is done; blind nails are hidden by the … (0 comments)

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home inspection atlanta: Lesson of the Day (Step #3) - House Construction Made Easy - Framing Construction - 10/10/11 08:21 AM
      Floor Framing - The framing crew starts by building the floor (if the house is to be built on a slab, then the slab is the floor). The floor starts with a sill-plate made of pressure treated lumber in direct contact with the bricks of the crawl space wall. The floor is then constructed on the sill. Brick posts hold a beam that runs down the center of the house. The beam is typically built from 2"x10" lumber (three pieces thick). All of the joists (the 2x10s in the floor) meet on this center beam. Once the floor framing … (0 comments)

home inspection atlanta: Lesson of the Day (Step #2) - House Construction Made Easy - Foundation Construction - 10/09/11 02:28 AM

Slabs, basements, and crawl spaces are the three main foundation systems:
 
Slab:
The slab is the most simple foundation to build.
It is a flat concrete pad poured directly on the ground.
It takes minimal site preparation, minimal concrete form-work, and minimal labor to build.
Slabs work best on level sites in warmer climates.
Slabs can be troublesome in cold climates because the ground freezes in the winter.
Freezing can cause a shift in the slab, and can cause cold floors in winter.
The outer perimeter of the slab, typically consists of concrete poured to a depth of 2'.
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home inspection atlanta: Lesson of the Day (Step #1) - House Construction Made Easy - Site Prep & Grading - 10/08/11 12:33 AM

 
Houses are generally built on a foundation that is either a crawl space, a basement , or a slab.
The site-preparation crew will utilize a backhoe and/or bulldozer.
The crew's job is to clear the site of any trees, rocks and debris, level the site if necessary and dig as necessary for the foundation being built.
Some dirt will be moved around to get to the desired grade level for the home - taking into consideration drainage around the home. Hauling dirt is expensive.
The crew will try to balance the "cut and fill" - "cut" … (2 comments)

home inspection atlanta: Lesson of the Day - House Construction Made Easy - Outline - 10/07/11 05:41 AM

 
We're going to learn the basic steps needed to build a house...each day we'll have a new lesson. We'll follow the outline below. Some of the information is basic...but our goal is to help educate the Real Estate Professionals...not the builders :-)

Grading and site preparation Foundation construction Framing Installation of windows and doors Roofing Siding Rough electrical Rough plumbing Rough HVAC Insulation Drywall Underlayment Trim Painting Finish electrical Bathroom and kitchen counters and cabinets Finish plumbing Carpet and flooring Finish HVAC Hookup to water main, or well drilling Hookup to sewer or installation of a septic system … (0 comments)

home inspection atlanta: M is for Mango (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/02/11 03:48 AM

Main Vent (or Stack): Principal vent to which branch vents may be connected. See Stack.
Male IPS: Pipe connection where the threads are on the outside of the fitting. See MIP.
Male Threads: See MIP.
Mansard Roof: A roof which rises by inclined planes from all four sides of a building. The sloping roofs on all four sides have two pitches, the lower pitch usually very steep and the upper pitch less steep.
Mantel: The shelf above a fireplace. Also used in referring to the decorative trim around a fireplace opening.
Manual: Capable of being operated by a person.
Manufactured … (0 comments)

home inspection atlanta: L is for Lion (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/02/11 03:46 AM



Labeled: Devices, equipment, or materials to which have been affixed a label, seal, symbol or other identifying mark of product evaluation.
Labor Hour: A standard in which one person's labor is performed in one hour.
Ladder, Fixed: A ladder which is permanently attached to a building.
Laminated Glass: Two or more lights of glass permanently bonded together with one or more inter-layers.
Laminated Shingles: Shingles that have added dimensionality because of extra layers or tabs, giving a shakelike appearance. May also be called "architectural shingles" or "three-dimensional shingles."
Laminating: Bonding together two or more layers of materials.
Landing: … (0 comments)

home inspection atlanta: J is for Jackal (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/02/11 02:31 AM

J Channel: Metal edging used on drywall to give the edge a better finished appearance when a wall is not "wrapped." Generally, basement stairway walls have drywall only on the stair side. J Channel is used on the vertical edge of the last drywall sheet.
Jack Post: A type of structural support made of metal which can be raised or lowered through a series of pins and a screw to meet the height required. Basically used as a replacement for an old supporting member in a building. See Monopost.
Jack Rafter: A rafter that spans the distance from the wall … (2 comments)

home inspection atlanta: I is for Ice (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/02/11 02:29 AM

I-Beam: A steel beam with a cross section resembling the letter "I." It is used for long spans as basement beams or over wide wall openings, such as a double garage door, when wall and roof loads are imposed on the opening.
I-Joist: Manufactured structural building component resembling the letter "I." Used as floor joists and rafters. I-joists include two key parts: flanges and webs. The flange of the I joist may be made of laminated veneer lumber or dimensional lumber, usually formed into a 1 ½" width. The web or center of the I-joist is commonly made of plywood … (0 comments)

home inspection atlanta: G is for Goat (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/02/11 02:25 AM


Gable: The end of a building as distinguished from the front or rear side. The triangular end of an exterior wall from the level of the eaves to the ridge of a double-sloped roof. In house construction, the portion of the roof above the eave line of a double-sloped roof.
Gable End: An end wall having a gable.
Gable Roof: A type of roof with sloping planes of the same pitch on each side of the ridge. Has a gable at each end.
Galvanize: To coat a metal with zinc by dipping it in molten zinc after cleaning.
Gambrel … (0 comments)

home inspection atlanta: F is for Frog (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/01/11 06:27 AM

Facade: The front of a building. Frequently, in architectural terms an artificial or decorative effort.
Face Brick: Brick made especially for exterior use with special consideration of color, texture and size, and used as a facing on a building.
Face Glazing: A system having a triangular bead of compound applied with a putty knife, after bedding, setting, and clipping the glazing infill in place on a rabetted sash.
Faced Concrete: To finish the front and all vertical sides of a concrete porch, step(s), or patio. Normally the "face" is broom finished.
Facing Brick: The brick used and exposed on the … (0 comments)

home inspection atlanta: E is for Egg (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/01/11 06:15 AM

E&O Insurance: Errors and Omissions Insurance.
Earnest Money: A sum paid to the seller to show that a potential purchaser is serious about buying.
Earthquake Strap: A metal strap used to secure gas hot water heaters to the framing or foundation of a house. It is intended to reduce the chances of having the water heater fall over in an earthquake and causing a gas leak.
Easement: A formal contract which allows a party to use another party's property for a specific purpose, e.g. a sewer easement might allow one party to run a sewer line through a neighbor's property.
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home inspection atlanta: D is for Dog (and other useful terms related to homes & inspections) - 10/01/11 06:12 AM



Dado: A rectangular groove across the width of a board or plank. In interior decoration, a special type of wall treatment.
Damper: An air valve that regulates the flow of air inside the flue of a furnace or fireplace.
Dampproofing: A process used on concrete, masonry or stone surfaces to repel water, the main purpose of which is to prevent the coated surface from absorbing rain water while still permitting moisture vapor to escape from the structure. (Moisture vapor readily penetrates coatings of this type.) "Dampproofing" generally applies to surfaces above grade; "waterproofing" generally applies to surfaces below … (0 comments)

 
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