What do you see? - Wenatchee and Chelan Home Inspection

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What do you see? - Wenatchee and Chelan Home Inspection

There are two area in a home that usually do not get much visitation, at least from a human (critters and insects are another story). This is the crawlspace and attic.

When performing home inspections in these areas I will save them for last. Always save the good stuff for last... right!

Here we have a good example why these areas need to be properly evaluated.


Look at this picture and what do you see.

 

                              Leaning chimney of Pisa

Eileen is a good name for a lady but not for a chimney.

                               Separation of the brick

Upon closer evaluation you can see the bricks are starting to separate which is just not a good sign. (Nice grout work also ; )

I find attics can be a conundrum. I want to traverse them all but many times I cannot due to truss design and the use of blown in insulation.

In these older homes this is usually not the case and I get to go merrily through the attic performing my home inspection. This is usually a good thing as in this case.


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein


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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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For a spell there I had to give my wife shots in her hiney.  I called her Ulene Dover.  I was Ilene Dover.

It worked...

Apr 13, 2012 07:38 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Now that I remember it, during the shots, which she really, really enjoyed, I pretended to be an announcement at the hospital, "Dr. Dover!  Calling Dr. Ben Dover...!"

Like I said, she really, really enjoyed it.

Apr 14, 2012 02:32 AM #2
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Jay,

 LOL, I am sure she has fond memories of that ; )

Apr 16, 2012 03:50 PM #3
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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That Jay, he just ain't right ;) LOL. 

Around here I see lots of chimneys inside attics that look like that. They are built that way on purpose. Yours however is quite obviously not. 

Apr 19, 2012 04:46 AM #4
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Jim, Yeah I understand that they need to offset them from the ridge line. But this one has some unintentional lean.

Apr 19, 2012 06:25 AM #5
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