Home Inspection Blog

  • downspout into sewer

    Downspouts into sewer

    I do not see this often anymore however in some very old towns in some very old neighborhoods these...

  • bad siding

    Bad siding

    All one had to do is scrape down and paint the home every five to ten years depending how...

  • Water damaged paneling

    Paneling and trim of this type are very easily and very quickly damaged by even small amounts of water...

  • Temporary column without proper footing

    When the floor of the home is sagging sometimes a handyman is called to fix the problem. A cheap...

  • Rusted steel column

    While many believe a steel column like this is solid steel and that the rust is just surface rust....

  • pilaster repair

    If you take a look at the photo you will see the foundation wall has a “column” added against...

  • No footing under temporary column

    When I see a temporary 2″ x 4″ column sitting on a few 2″ x 4″ ‘s sitting on...

  • Foundation wall cracks

    Vertical foundation wall cracks are seldom a serious problem when they are even in thickness from the top to...

  • Cut floor joist

    Use of a drill bit to create an opening in the floor joist would be one solution. Moving the...

  • Cut beam

    A large notch cut out of the top beam over the column is creating a condition where movement of...

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