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2010 

Installing a full size sky light can be fairly complicated because it is necessary to cut a large hole install a large skylight on the roof, frame up a chase then drywall, paint and insulate it, but there are some new products I recommend you look into. They are called "Tubular Skylights" and fo...
11/20/2010
  Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was performing a home inspection in Gastonai NC and he performed a an Infrared Scan with a thermal camera.  He picked up a cold anamoly under the water supply for the toilet.  You couldn't see the leak with the naked eye but you could see it with the inf...
11/09/2010
Charlotte Home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a new home in sFort Mill SC when he noticed that the facia board on the front left corner of the porch was not primed and painted.  When the wood is exposed like this it is porous and suseptable to moisture intrusion.  No raw wood ...
11/07/2010
Home Inspection Carolina inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting this Charlotte home in the Chantilly section of Charlotte NC when he noticed thes electrical lines down in the crawl space.  Electrical lines that are down in the crawl are a shock hazard due to the fact there is moisture...
11/07/2010
While performing a home inspection in South Charlotte home inspector Cliff Crowe found a duct down in the crawl space blowing cooled and heated air directly into the unfinished unconditioned crawl space.  Although this made for a comfortable inspection of the crawl space it didn't help the homeo...
11/06/2010
A home inspector from Home Inspection Carolina was recently inspecting a home for a new buyer in the Piper Glenn Subdivision in Cahrlotte NC when he noticed a leak under the master bathroom where the jacuzzi tub drain connects to the main sewer line of the house.  There is good news and bad news...
11/06/2010
During a recent Charlotte NC home inspection in the crawl space the home inspector from Home Inspection Carolina noticed a disconnected dryer vent.  This is a bad situation because it is blowing warm moist air into the crawl space raising the moisture level.  By raising the moisture level in the...
11/05/2010
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina was recently inspecting a home in Mint Hill NC when he found damage at the bottom of the grarage framing.  The problem here is that the wood runs all the way to the ground and it is not primed or painted on the back side so it ...
11/03/2010
Home Inspection Carolina of Charlotte NC donated $423.84 to Jane Cacchione of Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Awareness on Nov 2, 2010.  Preston Sandlin the owner of Home Inspection Carolina pledged that he would give 25 % of Home Inspection Carolina's net for the month of October to Susan G Komen. ...
11/02/2010
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin found high moisture in the right rear corner of a Fort Mill home he was recently inspecting.  When he inspected the outside he found the cause for this.  The soil or ground was sloped towards the house on the right rear corner of the house.  The soil shou...
11/02/2010
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