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

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2012 

This is probably the largest fence post in all the land - Virginia or perhaps further, who knows! Very impressive, this fence post was obviously carefully planned decades ago and has been executed perfectly! The top rail and fence mesh have been nicely incorporated into this fence post.  The orig...
03/03/2012
All downspouts MUST discharge water away from the foundation wall.  As they say, denial isn't just a river in Egypt. Anything else simply sets the house up for disaster over time. This is the downspout on the front corner of the house. This house is situated on a hill, with the front foundation w...
03/02/2012
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On this house, the selling agent, FOF (Friend Of Flipper) created quite the little disclosure issue for him/herself. A Flip List was left on the kitchen counter.  It left for the buyer all the things done by the Flipper to "improve" the house. I am sure the list is true.  And I am sure the "impro...
03/01/2012
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One test I do in every bathroom is grab the toilet and see how well it is seated on the floor.  But what can be done when toilets wobble? Toilets wobble for a reason.  They have to be attached to something! Those two bolts on the sides of the toilet bowl attach that bowl to a flange.  The flange ...
02/29/2012
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