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Counter Flashing

There's no better view of a roof than being on the roof. This photo shows the counter flashing missing off the chimney, allowing moistu...

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Inspecting in the rain isn't fun..... but finding problems is easier. This gutter is reverse pitched and the water is standing on what should be the high side.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

"A sump pump is used to remove excess water from a home. There are multiple types, but they all monitor the water level to ensure that the water doesn't exceed a pre-set level and cause moisture intrusion or property damage. While most sump pumps are effective in removing water, they should always be covered with a gas-tight lid to avoid moisture problems, as well as to prevent the seepage of radon (and sewage gases) into the home. Home inspectors should encourage their clients to follow a scheduled maintenance routine and get an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection to ensure that their sump pump is operating efficiently and according to its estimated service life."

Deteriorated sump pump cover

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sometimes you just have to shake your head……

This A/C unit is located in a crawlspace with a dirt floor.  The condensation is dripping directly onto the floor, which is keeping the crawlspace much more humid than it needs to be……… 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Did you know we use thermal cameras in our inspections?  This photo shows how thermal imaging shows an active leak in a home