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In the over 10 years I have been inspecting homes, I have seen many "creative" uses by homeowners for duct tape. The general theory seems to be, if a little is good an entire roll is better. Now "professionals" rarely rely on duct tape for finish work or repairs. The adhesive, crack filler and al...
Wood Mulch is a very common ground cover around Connecticut homes. It comes in a variety of colors people find appealing. It looks great, there is no doubt, when its new and fresh. As it ages, the color fades and the wood begins to decay. Generally mulch needs to be refreshed every year. Which is...
Rules, regulations, laws, they all are basically a set of defined parameters. We live by the rules, play by the rules and die by the rules or so I've heard it said. Yet in life there are unwritten rules. Like you don't date your best friends ex-girl friend or wife. Nope, you just don't do it. Wit...
If you have been around the block a few times, you have no doubt learned that just because you purchase something new, does not mean it may not be flawed. We live in a society that sells incredibly complicated wares. Phones, computers, and cars are just a few examples that come readily to mind. T...
There is no doubt about it, things go better in combinations. Like beer and pretzels, Simon and Garfunkel, Butch and Sundance and Sylvester and Frank Stallone. Okay that last one may be a bad example. No question we like to have things in multiples. It's just more fun and often times simply pract...
Blogging can be a challenging task. Coming up with a post every day, well at least a few times a week anyway can be daunting. One really can never have too many post in the little Active rain community. Besides if you were to have too many, you don't get any points. For me as a home inspector pos...
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Home inspectors when examining structures like decks, look at the main structural components to have a solid load path. What this means is that all the framing and anchoring of the deck carry the load (weight) to a firm, solid point. With decks this is most often done basically in two ways. One i...
Let's face it, there are some things in life we shouldn't, don't want to ever see. A few come immediately to mind, but they are too R rated to continue, sooo... I can give you a PG example. I really shouldn't, don't want to ever see my sister making out hot and heavy with some guy. It skeeves me ...
Anyone who has taken on a home improvement project knows things do not usually go according to plan. This is a point I make to home buyers when discussing issues found in the home. Repairs can and often do entail more than what meets the eye. Unforeseen obstacles can stop a project dead in its tr...

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