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Have you every tried to light a fire in the fireplace without opening the damper or air intakes? The flame will not catch easily or burn not to mention the smoke that ends up in the house. Fire needs oxygen in addition to fuel to burn. A fire can smolder with little air, but as soon as that fla...
Water is a necessary element to life and yet is also a very destructive force. Because of this houses are ideally built to be water proof, but usually at some point in time spring a leak. Some leaks are small and some are HUGE. During a recent inspection I found a crawl space that reminded me of ...
Support is so important in life. We are continually looking for some form of support or another. Moral support, support the cause, support or troops, etc. When it comes to homes and buildings home inspectors look for and at structural support. Most people may think of structural support in relati...
In my last blog I spoke about the DIY trend and the sometimes bad results of unskilled homeowners undertaking home renovation projects. On a recent home inspection I found the continuation of this bad trend. The home pictured is a raised ranch style home. The main level over hangs the lower level...
Remodeling has become all the rage due in part, I'm convinced, to the plethora of DIY shows on TV. The hosts make it look so easy it inspires people to put aside their fear of lifting a hammer...and using their good sense. Here we have a room in a nice little cape style home. Looks perfectly norm...