building permits: Permit Me to Inspect - 11/11/09 11:50 PM
A few weeks ago I wrote about inspecting a home where an addition had been built with a permit, but had not been inspected.  Fast forward to this week and it was Deja Vue all over again.
The listing boasted of a total renovation in 2007. That immediately sent up my antennas. It wasn't long before I found something that told me this renovation project had probably not been inspected.
This side porch as any one can see is narrow. Not to mention the non existent handrail.
As an aside a handrail is not a 5/4 board or 2 x 4 … (10 comments)

building permits: Permit! We Don't Need No Stinking Permit! - 09/29/09 01:29 AM
Being a home inspector is more than a little like being a detective. Often clues present themselves, if you know how to recognize them, and a conclusion or more often a theory can be drawn.
During a recent inspection I noticed that the home had a newer addition. The buyer said he was told it was built in 2006. The addition included a two car garage, large kitchen add on and master bedroom. It was built over a full basement. The original house has a partial or low basement.
Upon entering the garage I noticed the stairs didn't feel right. It … (27 comments)

 
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