Strange Materials: Buyer Needs Track Suit

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Home Inspector with EKAN Home Inspection CPBC #69177

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. Gertrude Stein

 

You too can be a home inspector. First look for strange, then ask the follow-up question of yourself.

Take for example a house with 4 x 8 particle or chip board panels being used for exterior sheathing and 1 x 4 wood planks covering the seams. Exterior is painted and appears to have no defects. What do you report? I would say...run. Run away from this property as it will drain your wallet as sure as the sun rises tomorrow. Inapproprate material for an application is obvious. Do not let a new installation or new paint blind your judgement. 

It's the same as a shower stall being trimmed out with a painted 1 x 4, which too I've seen. You just know it's not right.

The follow-up question is..."What else did the home owner substitute, that I don't see?"

 

 

 

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Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, West Vancouver 

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