inspections: Why do sellers do this? And why do Realtors overlook it? - 04/18/13 11:38 PM
Clint points out some of the things that he finds on his inspections, including those that could have been easily done by the homeowner or their contractor before the inspection.
 
Why do sellers do this? And why do Realtors overlook it?
There are a lot of homes i see with problems the sellers could have taken care of pretty easily.
Why the Realtors don't inform the sellers of these issues before they even list the home?
Why does'nt the Realtors look at the home before they start showing the home?
And if they did look at the home Why did'nt … (4 comments)

inspections: Are You Regularly Inspecting the Exterior of Your Property? - 02/22/13 05:25 AM
 
Are You Regularly Inspecting the Exterior of Your Property?
 

Apartment Community managers need to be sure that the staff is making regular visual inspections of the exterior of the buildings. Without a regular inspection, there may be some things that could be harmful to the residents. I resident had called in this long 2x12 wood board nearly falling off.
The board was nailed with 2 nails, each into a rotted post. This was a repair done months ago but never completed. Since the apartment unit was on the back side of the building, no one ever thought … (6 comments)

inspections: Flat roofs can have its own problems; dry rot is one of them. - 06/08/12 12:49 AM

Flat roofs can have its own problems;
dry rot is one of them.
 
Flat roofing can be a problem because it is difficult to get all the water to drain off the roof. If the roof sags at all, the water will puddle until it evaporates. The puddles can cause the roof to sag a bit more; more water will be resting on the roof. If there is any failure in the roofing, the moisture can

accumulate quickly into the plywood, and framing below. This can cause wood rot to begin.

Flat roofs do not last … (18 comments)

inspections: Is your deck railing safe? - 06/06/12 06:09 AM

Is your deck railing safe?
 
You have had your deck for a while; you have kept it in good condition. Regular painting has protected it from water damage and rot. Pressure washing and maintenance helps in maintaining the value year after year. It looks good by all appearances. But could you be missing something?


As a General Contractor, I get to inspect, repair and replace decks on a fairly regular basis. While most of the calls that I get are for the decking itself, but sometimes the deck railings are in need of repair. I recently … (10 comments)

inspections: Dry Rot Repairs Before the Home Is Listed? Is This a Good Idea? - 05/05/12 04:23 AM

 
“I need to get a dry rot problem repaired before we list our home for sale, when can you start”
I have been getting several calls like this one, homeowners wanting to have their home fixed before putting the home on the market. Is this a good idea? I don’t know, call your realtor. I’m not real sure what is driving this trend, but it is something that is growing in the Sacramento area. I have a few opinions about this trend.
It is good that the owners want to get the property ready and in tip-top shape from … (47 comments)

inspections: What Happened Here? - 12/20/11 01:11 AM
 




Glenn has written several posts that are very interesting and explaining what he has seen. He uses photos to help explain what he is talking about.
This post discusses electrolysis, we see it a lot, but many of us do not know what we are looking at. This problem can lead to the shortened life of the equipment.
Check 
it out and comment on his posts!
 
 
 
 
 
At the top of a water heater, there are two pipe nipples (short lengths of pipe) for attaching
both the cold water supply line and … (2 comments)

 

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