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Home Inspection and Commercial Building Inspections, mold assessments including mold inspections and sampling, radon testing and water quality analysis in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
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What are new REALTORS taught about home construction?  I have been asking around lately and the answer is the same, and its surprising!  NOTHING! Look at that house on the left.  This is large and complicated house stretching over 7000 sqft.  If a REALTOR has no formal training in how this thing ...
08/08/2010
Recently I read an article on Realty Times by Pheobe Chongchua that said that Bathroom Remodels Become More Popular, compared to other renovations.  It is an interesting article and made one point that I especially liked as a Home Inspector in Nashville.   In note 4 she is talking about bathroom ...
08/07/2010
QUESTION:  During a Nashville Home Inspection, how cold should cooled conditioned air be at the supply register? HINT:   If you think 66 degrees is cold enough, you're getting warm!   ANSWER: Literally!  66 degrees at the supply register when in the air conditioning mode will help to some extent ...
08/06/2010
Exterior Door Installation Issues - Exterior doors that open to the exterior have a unique installation when compared to exterior doors that open into the house.  Look at the two pix below.  What looks different? HINT: Think like a crook.  What's the easiest way in, door or window? From a distanc...
08/05/2010
During a recent Nashville Home Inspection a HABITEC Home Inspector observed the Crawl Space Moisture.  What's Wrong With This Picture?  HINT:  What's that shiny stuff in the insulation? ANSWER:  Wait, that's water!  Lots of water!  That cannot be good, can it?  Well, a little moisture in the craw...
08/03/2010
Nashville Home Inspection - Water Heater - What's Wrong With This Picture?  8/3/10 HINT:  Water Heaters can be explosive due to internal pressures. ANSWER:  Dents or similar damage to a water heater should make the owner (and Home Inspector) very suspicious.  The seller said this "new" water heat...
08/03/2010
Nashville Home Inspection - Roof Material - What's Wrong With This Picture?  7/24/10 HINT:  Compare the slope of the roof to the fence line in the distance. ANSWER:  The lowest slope for a roof with composite shingles is 2:12.  This roof is almost flat.  When measured, the slope was slightly less...
07/31/2010
Recently HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, inspected an apartment building to determine the need for periodic maintenance.  During the Inspection several discrepancies were identified and brought to the attention of the landlord.  In the photo below was an area of mold-like growth in on...
07/30/2010
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07/30/2010
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07/30/2010
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