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February 6, 2019

I recently did an inspection in Jefferson County, AL. This home was less than 10 years old but there were items that really seemed odd. While a home inspection is not a code inspection, there are times when an inspector has to wonder if permits were pulled when the hou...

January 21, 2019

You have a signed a contract and now it is time to get a home inspection. What does the home inspection encompass and what do you need to do? Let's answer some common questions.

What information should I have available when I call for an inspection?  You should have the...

July 31, 2018

Recently I inspected a home that had a problem like no other I had encountered before. The home was relatively new so I had hopes of a clean inspection with minimal problems. Things went well until I began checking electrical outlets. Every outlet I checked except for...

April 3, 2018

The crawlspace is the most difficult, most dangerous, most uncomfortable and most problem-ridden area of most homes. As a result it is my least favorite place to inspect. Home owners seldom go into their crawlspace so unknown problems lurk. 

Before I enter a crawlspace...