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Many older homes in the Long Island and New York area had underground oil tanks when the house was built, or had coal fired boilers that were converted to oil. Many also had underground oil tanks for these boilers, and are now seeing the light of day after a home inspection is performed. Home Ins...
Posted 1 day ago
I am never surprised at the work I see regularly at home inspections in Queens NY, but you may be if you are not from this area. Many of these balloon framed houses from the 1920's and 1930's are renovated and sold to people who typically have no clue what they are buying. The contractor/flipper ...
Posted 8 days ago
I am never surprised at the work I see regularly at home inspections in Queens NY, but you may be if you are not from this area. Many of these balloon framed houses from the 1920's and 1930's are renovated and sold to people who typically have no clue what they are buying. The contractor/flipper ...
Posted 8 days ago
Being from Farmingdale, I spend many days in nearby Levittown, N.Y. when I was young. William Levitt and his brother and father built over 17000 homes in the late forties to 1951 for returninng GI's who were in desperate need of housing at war's end. Levittown houses were affordable to most, and ...
Posted 5 months ago
This is the first blog I have done in a long time, but the situation I face is one all inspectors face daily and I had this come up again today when a realtor called me regarding a home inspection I did last weekend. The buyers of a house in Valley Stream, NY chose not to purchase the house after...
Posted 6 months ago
Foundation problems can be tricky to diagnose, and some people get very afraid when they hear that the foundation needs evaluation and repair. Sometimes it is an easy repair, and other times it can be difficult. In this case, the walls on two sides of this house were bulged inwards, and this was ...
Posted over 1 year ago
Some people like to finish off their garage into living space, and here is one I recently inspected in Port Jefferson, NY on Sunday. Looks great right? Well almost right. As you can see the hallway shrinks in width once you get down the stairs, and is less than 36 inches, so I doubt there is a C....
Posted over 1 year ago
I bought an epoxy floor coating kit from a company called U-Coat-it, and this is the result. It is a glass-like surface that will not be affected by leaking vehicles, oil, gas, etc. It was quite a lot of work, and the prep work is the hardest and most important part. This was a newly poured floor...
Posted over 1 year ago
I performed an inspection yesterday in East Hampton in a large house that was recently fitted with 3 new skylights, two of which were quite large themsleves - 30 by 30 inches. The sellers were very happy with the job until I asked them a few questions. The first one was 'Why was the ceiling in pe...
Posted over 1 year ago
Meticulous Home Inspection Corp. is EPA certfied to perform lead based paint testing in NYC, and on Long Island. This certification requires refresher courses every 3 years, and it is not cheap to keep this certification. I also attended a lead safe work practices class to learn what the contract...
Posted over 1 year ago
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