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McGraw-Hill Construction released a report on Wednesday that found the value of green building construction starts was up five-fold from 2005 to 2008. According to the Green Outlook 2009: Trends Driving Change report, starts were up from $10 billion in 2005 to $36 to $49 billion this year and cou...
11/19/2008
  The Building Green Works Committee of the Jackson Association of Home Builders in Ridgeland, MS held a continuing education class on Green Building. Dale Koelher from Purdue University was the guest speaker. Moisture is no doubt a primary concern to builders and home owners.To help understand t...
11/18/2008
Last Saturday morning I learned how cross flow ventilation can help you save money. The Energy Division of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Hinds & Madison Counties presented a home energy workshop at the AG Museum in Jackson, MS. Michae...
11/16/2008
Not all fires are the same. Some fires smolder and smoke for hours before flaming up and some fires burn quick without much smoke.  It makes good sense to install an alarm with duel detection features. The most popular type sold in the U.S. today is the Ionization alarm. This type monitors ‘ions,...
02/17/2008
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Concrete CracksOne of the most common questions I receive during my inspection orientation concerns concrete cracks and concrete failure. Why is the home's concrete cracking and is this a shoddy job? The fact is, when installed properly; concrete is one the most durable and long lasting products ...
12/06/2007
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An in-depth inspection of this holiday season reveals that, unlike many fads and remembrances that have come and gone, the aforementioned is based, in part, on faith and love and has continued to inspire throughout the ages. Some daily maintenance is suggested during the year by sharing the abund...
12/02/2007
One of the most important aspects of hiring the home inspector is in the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and understanding of the professional. His or her in-depth understandings of the principles of residential construction are paramount. The inspector's perspective, reporting methods ...
10/31/2007
I was asked not long ago by a fellow home inspector how he should/could explain to his client that the house he just inspected is a piece of crap and not worth any amount of money? How can I tell my customer to RUN, not walk away from this deal?My response was to report what you see and keep your...
10/18/2007
Dear Gary, I am working on a remodeling project at home and am told that the holes I bore in my studs to feed the plumbing and wiring must be of a certain size. Is this true and if so what size is appropriate not to weaken the stud and to meet city building code requirements?Richard-Jackson, MS R...
05/17/2007
Life expectancy is based on first-owner use.Exhaust Fan 10Compactors 6Dishwashers 9Disposers, Food Waste 12Dryers, Electric 13Dryers, Gas 13Freezers 11Microwave Ovens 9Ranges, Electric 13Ranges, Gas 15Range/Oven Hoods 14Refrigerators, Compact 9Refrigerators, Standard 13Washers 10Water Heaters, El...
04/29/2007
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