Raleigh Home Inspection Blog

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Home Inspector - Clear Choice Home Inspections, Inc
This blog is intended for consumers interested in Raleigh Home Inspections and Clayton NC Home Inspector (of course, we inspect all of Wake and Johnston Counties). Home inspection topics will include foundation and structural issues, radon testing, why would one inspect a brand new house, first time buyers, home inspections foreclosure properties and general Raleigh real estate inspection topics.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Clear Choice Home Inspections completed a Clayton NC home inspection on a house that was only six months old.  The highlight?  Wet framing / wood in the crawl space all around the rear deck.  This was really a shame on a moderately expensive house (about $300K) that was so new.  This photo does n...
09/02/2008
Clear Choice Home Inspections has had a run on home inspections in Wake Forest NC lately. Most have been new construction. We inspected two houses last week in Wake Forest. The first home was about 2,600 sq ft and looked really good. As always, we did find some interesting things such as a bathro...
08/23/2008
Clear Choice Home Inspections was hired to conduct a radon test in Clayton NC this week. Glad the client chose to have the testing done as I had a house in a neighborhood tested about 12 years ago that came up higher than the EPA's radon action level. A well water test indicated very high levels ...
08/11/2008
My Company, Clear Choice Home Inspections inspected a home last week in Wake Forest NC. This house was about 20 years old and had been maintained very well - new vinyl siding, new windows, etc. Our home inspection did find several things... It did have some wet soil in the crawl space and the sub...
08/11/2008
Another home inspection in Wake Forest NC today. House looked really good with just about a dozen or so items that need attention. Some rotten trim on this 4 year old house and a few framing problems in the attic. Overall, nothing expensive but things that need to be repaired. For more informatio...
07/30/2008
We had two home inspections in Clayton NC today. One new construction and about 5 years old. The new home was not ready even through the inspection had been delayed three times. No electricity. Closing may get delayed. Things happen during home inspections on new construction. The older home had ...
07/28/2008
Clear Choice Home Inspections inspected a new home in Wake Forest NC today (just North of Raleigh NC) and found about 35 issues for the summary. The biggest problem was the service entrance cable (supplies the electric power for the house) was rated at 150 amps while the breaker "protecting" this...
07/25/2008
The home I inspected today was built in 2003 and was on a concrete slab. The particular neighborhood had a house I inspected last year that came up high on radon levels. Mitigation cost was $1,800. Good thing that buyer, and this one, decided to pay the minimal radon testing fee during their Rale...
07/09/2008
Inspected a brand new house in Cary NC and found this home to be in pretty good shape. However, there are always some things that need attention (total of about 25). Shingles missing on one section of the roof, deck steps that were not properly supported, foundation wall damp and soil wet where t...
07/08/2008
I was hired as a Durham NC home inspector to inspect a 1,800 sq ft house built in 2001. I found 27 issues for the summary page and a few of the larger ones were: 1. quite a bit of rotten exterior wood trim, 2. air conditioner did not cool properly, 3. gas heat short cycled - this is usually due t...
07/04/2008
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