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

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2015 

This is new construction - and you call this finish work?There were so many problems on this house that within a couple of months the homeowners knew they had huge problems.  The builder is no where to be found.  Disappeared!  The phone answering machine is "full."  Nobody responds to emails - co...
05/29/2015
When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
05/26/2015
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Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
05/25/2015
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
05/22/2015
The Constellation CatchoFrom the Latin word constellatio,  the word "constellation" can be used to describe a collection of stars which appear, relative to our view, as being in a particular pattern, a so-called asterism, or a basic grouping of anything in a star-like pattern.The Greek-Egyptian, ...
04/30/2015
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