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Home Inspection and Commercial Building Inspections, mold assessments including mold inspections and sampling, radon testing and water quality analysis in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

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2008 

At HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, it is the corporate philosophy that the Inspector can help facilitate the real estate transaction while still providing unbiased and clear Inspection results to the Client.  There are several ways we try to do this.First, I think we can all agree tha...
02/29/2008
Todays (2/26/8) Tennessean Business article headlines about foreclosures in the US says that, according to RealtyTrac Inc. and a CA research firm, foreclosure activity increased 57% in January versus last year.  Sounds terrible doesn't it!?  THE SKY IS FALLING!  Yet go further in the article and ...
02/26/2008
Well, to some any crack is too big!  But to many Inspectors 1/8 inch is a key number.  If a crack in the brick veneer of a home or building exceeds 1/8" in opening, OR, shows differential movement, then the crack should be repaired.In this picture on the right the vertical cracks are approaching ...
02/24/2008
WHAT'S THAT SMELL?I knew you'd look.  No, no gross pictures, just a discussion.  Have you ever been in a home or building and detected an "odd" smell that seems to be coming from a bathroom?  And no one has been in that bathroom for a long time, like weeks.  Sometimes it smells like sewage.  What...
02/24/2008
Please check out the front page article about Home Inspections and Home Inspector Reviews in today's (2/22/08) Tennessean Williamson AM Real Estate section.Richard Acree, President of HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, was interviewed by Nancy Mueller of the Tennessean about Home Inspect...
02/21/2008
A HABITEC MILESTONEHABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, was recently selected to complete a Commercial Building Property Condition Assessment on 12 Music Circle South, Nashville, TN.  This unique, two story music recording studio located in Music Row was purchased by the Black River Music ...
02/20/2008
  This is obviously the crawl space of a house that is in a lot of trouble.  Rumor had it a buzzard once lived here.                      The moisture content and subsequent mold buildup were very high.Richard  Comments in this blog posting are the intellectual property of Richard Acree, Presiden...
02/17/2008
   A family experienced symptoms of poor health and asked HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, to assess for mold and complete a home inspection.  This is what we found behind the kitchen refrigerator.  This area tested positive for stachybotrys, a highly toxic mold.  The family has since ...
02/17/2008
 This is a HVAC condensate drain termination on the outside of a new house.  The issue here is where is all the condensate going to go?  The house sits on a crawl space so the water drains downs next to the foundation wall and follows the path of least resistance.  Some of that water will penetra...
02/14/2008
This is a HVAC condensate drain termination on the outside of a new house.  The issue here is where is all the condensate going to go?  The house sits on a crawl space so the water drains downs next to the foundation wall and follows the path of least resistance.  Some of that water will penetrat...
02/14/2008
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