Foundation problems need to be repaired, but are you prepared for the consequences? You may need to make your repairs to your home after the foundation work is complete, and I do not mean just the landscaping.
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We all want more space. Garages are turned into rooms. Porches are also converted into rooms. However, this may not be a wise idea.
Why do rafters crack? Relating the story of what a client heard that caused them concern, and how the idea behind the cause was developed.
When homes are being built, buyers forget that they have to choose each detail they want, or they do not realize why one detail is important. Gutters frequently are not standard on the rear of homes, so you have to choose them.
Is your attic filled to the brim with all of your old stuff? Are people working up there? New equipment? After three re-inspections of homes, I was considering how what happens in the attic effects our home.
A look at the steps in making a typical slab on grade foundation for your home.
Should taking care of your foundation be part of your home maintenance routine? It should if you want to avoid other problems in your home.
There is a growing trend to make home inspections a standard practice in the sale of a home. Some aspects of this movement may not be in the best interest of those involved in the sale.
Considering a study from an engineering firm about the average measurement that a foundation is out of level, a home inspector looks at a way to use a laser level to see if there may be a problem.
Finding a reasonable way to hide your foundation while meeting the requirements of a home inspector.
Dealing with common pests around your home.
A look at gardening in a neighborhood, with an eye to growing your own food.
Evaluating a room without a home inspector’s tool kit.
How to inspect the exterior of the home without a home inspector’s tool kit.
Tackling a difficult task, finding a way to inspect a foundation.