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 Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comCurrently viewing 'f'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 ...
04/30/2007
 Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comCurrently viewing 'e'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...
04/28/2007
 Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comCurrently viewing 'd'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 firepla...
04/27/2007
 Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comCurrently viewing 'c'Caisson: A 10" or 12" diameter hole drilled into the earth and embedded into bedrock 3 - 4 feet. The structural support for a type of foundation wall, porch, patio, monopost, or other structure. Two or more "stick...
04/27/2007
 Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comCurrently viewing 'b'Back Nailing: The practice of nailing roofing felts to the deck under the overlap, in addition to hot mopping, to prevent slippage of felts.Backer Rod: In glazing, a polyethylene or polyurethane foam material inst...
04/26/2007
 Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comCurrently viewing 'a' A/C: An abbreviation for air conditioner or air conditioning.A/C Circuit: Alternating Current. The flow of current through a conductor first in one direction, then in reverse. It is used exclusively in residentia...
04/26/2007
Ten Things You Should Know About Mold Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mo...
04/24/2007
Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comTen Tips to Speed Up Your Home InspectionSellers can speed their home inspection by following these suggestions. The inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. Confirm that water, electric and gas service are on...
04/22/2007
Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comPrebuilt Homes: Manufactured Housing and StandardsThe term "manufactured home" was adopted in 1980 by the the United States Congress to describe a type of house that is constructed in a factory to comply with a building code developed ...
04/21/2007
Gary Oleski Home Inspectionswww.homeinspectionsconnecticut.comWhat Really Matters?Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often i...
04/21/2007
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