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Home Inspector - Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - 3380-000723

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2011 

When you see evidence of moisture inside, and a flat roof outside, you have to wonder - was it the flat roof or something else?  Sometimes what is the obvious cause of something turns out not to be.  But you have to investigate before you can diagnose!                     The left photo certainly...
10/30/2011
There are times when you pull up to a house and know there will be problems.  And the problems can be predicted in advance of seeing everything.  It's easy to begin because adding always gets to a sum total.     One half of a roof surface   PLUS                  One little downspout, come apart, ...
10/29/2011
Jay's Saturday morning haiku - 2 The English form of the traditional Japanese Haiku includes any or all of the following: The use of 17 syllables, in the form of three lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.  Some haiku may employ 10 - 14 syllables, but 17 is traditional. The use of a seas...
10/28/2011
Some roofers recently went through our neighborhood telling everyone they had hail damage on their houses and that this "company" would make the case for them with their insurance company and they would only pay a deductible for their roof. It worked.  A lot of people had their roofs replaced.  I...
10/27/2011
The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group gives you the opportunity to share the miracles in your life during this fall season with a creative writing challenge . Join in on the challenge with the  FALL SEASON OF MIRACLES CONTEST | Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group   For now I am on...
10/25/2011
The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group gives you the opportunity to share the miracles in your life during this fall season with a creative writing challenge . Join in on the challenge with the  FALL SEASON OF MIRACLES CONTEST | Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group
"Even as government dominates the headlines, private entrepreneurs are busy every day working to improve products and services that improve our lives.  They do it without taxing us or regulating us, or making us suffer through tedious elections or political debates.  They make their products and ...
10/24/2011
It's time to clean those gutters.  It's fall.  Leaves fall.  Gutters clog.  Gutters fill. And water goes where it can. We have had lots of rain lately.  But no matter where you live, water needs to be controlled, on, around and in homes.  As I have said before, water is THE killer of houses. From...
10/23/2011
The subject of my haiku yesterday, propane tanks must be supported well! Walking around to the back side of this house, I was met by this small army of 100 pound propane tanks.  The gas guys tell me these each hold 72.4 gallons of propane.  The gas is compressed, of course, and each gallon weighs...
10/22/2011
Jay's Saturday morning haiku - 1 The English form of the traditional Japanese Haiku includes any or all of the following: The use of 17 syllables, in the form of three lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.  Some haiku may employ 10 - 14 syllables, but 17 is traditional. The use of a seas...
10/21/2011
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