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Home Inspector with Advance Look Building Inspections and Environmental Testing

When doing an inspection, undoubtedly you will come across something you haven't seen before. At least I know I do. Not all the time, but every once in a while a builder or a homeowner will do something that leaves you scratching you head. Where do you go to find out about the issue?

Here are a few websites I find particularly useful (most of the time):

http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_inspection/

http://www.inspectorsjournal.com/ (especially the "forum", which I recognize quite a few of you from)

http://www.iccsafe.org/ (when I have a code question)

http://www.mikeholt.com/index.php?id=homegeneral (good for eletrical questions)

So, who has any other sites or resources they find particularly useful (especially if it is specific, i.e. plumbing, roofing, HVAC, etc.)?

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I visit inspectionnews and the Inspector's Journal regularly.  I learn something almost every day.

 I keep a set of Residential, Building, Plumbing, Energy, Electrical, etc., codes on my desktop and in hardcover at my home office, and make sure they include or refer to the latest changes from the Georgia DCA.

On the web, I have downloaded and use the technical bulletins from The Brick Industry Association (http://bia.org/).  Tech Bulletins 7A and 7B, regarding water penetration resistance for brick siding, have been the most useful.

I also use the Air Diffusioin Council's (http://www.flexibleduct.org/) "Installation" link a lot to back up my findings.

http://www.southface.org/ has some excellent information regarding energy conservation, green building practices, etc.

 http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_01.html, the page for the U.S. Department of Engergy's "Insulation Factsheet" is also a good on-line resource.  The government, for all its percieved faults, is a treasure trove of good building practices, if one spends the time to find the information.

 

 

June 22, 2007 03:56 PM
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Jimmy Breazeale
Sherlock Home Inspections
Thanks, Bob!  Those are some good references.
June 24, 2007 01:27 AM
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David Helm
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp
Helm Home Inspections
Definitely some good references.  I am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge.
June 25, 2007 11:54 AM
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Carl Winters

Mark:

Thanks for this useful information. 

August 02, 2007 09:53 PM
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Jacques Mountain
Inspector/203K Consultant
Dream Home Inspections/203K Consultant

Thanks for Info!!

September 14, 2008 07:43 PM
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