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Home Inspector - HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC
Home Inspection and Commercial Building Inspections, mold assessments including mold inspections and sampling, radon testing and water quality analysis in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

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2011 

Nashville Home Inspection - Electrical Service Conductors - What's Wrong With This Picture? Look closely at the electrical service conductors in the picture below.  What's wrong? HINT:  Service conductors carry a lot of current.  What protection does it offer? ANSWER:  The composite coating over ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Nashville Home Inspection - What's Wrong With This Picture?  5.26.11 Look at the picture below of a residential front porch with a downspout coming down from the roof above.  What is wrong in this picture? HINT:  Stains anywhere on a house can be an indication of a malfunction. ANSWER:  Clearly t...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Nashville Home Inspection - What's Wrong With This Picture? HINT:  Water is real heavy! ANSWER:  Very interesting what happened here.  What is laying on the ground in this crawl space is styrofoam insulation board that was at one time glued to the crawl space foundation wall.  The glue is the br...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS Master Mind Panel Monday, May 23, 2011  11:30-1:00pm HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, will co-host a presentation at MTAR in order to help MTAR members navigate through some of the issues that may come up during a home or commercial building ins...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Nashville Home Inspection - Window Trim - What's Wrong With this Picture? Take a look at the picture below.  Have you ever seen this before?  You are looking at the window trim, sometimes called brick molding, where the vertical piece meets the window sill trim.  This trim is made of wood.  Hopef...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Nashville Home Inspection - Roof Inspection - Fishmouthing, What is That? Look at the picture below.  Can you see the fishmouthing? Find the raised shingles and you have found the fishmouthing shingles.  They are the raised shingles in a random pattern.  These shingles have raised up in the middl...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Nashville Home Inspection - Electrical Wires - What's Wrong With This Picture? HINT:  If plastic gets hot it can melt. ANSWER: Have you ever had an iron tip over and burn something?  Who hasn't right?  So imagine if this iron is set down and accidentally tips over and lies on the the Romex cable ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Anybody know what this white stuff is?  Saw it on about 12 rafters in the same house attic. Very dry and powdery.  Test negative for mold. Richard Acree http://habitecinspections.com Comments in this blog posting are the copyrighted intellectual property of Richard Acree, President, HABITEC Home ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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Home and Commercial building inspections, mold assessments including inspections and mold sampling, radon testing and water quality analysis in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.