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Enjoy! Have a great weekend! Brought to you by our friends in the construction and "home improvement" business.  I wonder where their PPE is and did they fill out a TSA form? They are working on a home near you! Jeffrey            
Some recent photos of issues I am finding when inspecting new construction.  Large home builders Houston, TX area, mainly Katy.  Please get your new home inspected! Enjoy IonHomeInspection.comKaty, Houston, Sugar Land TX      
Folks please get your new construction home inspected!  Preferably through all the phases.  Probably half my business is doing inspections on newly built homes.  The builder will not protect you, the state will not protect you, and the city will not protect you.  Here in Houston I see all kinds o...
Interesting twist on credit scoring for buying a home.     Equifax Inc. (EFX.N: Quote, Profile, Research), Experian and TransUnion LLC, a unit of Britain’s GUS Plc (GUS.L: Quote, Profile, Research), in a statement said they adopted the “VantageScore” in response to “market demand for a more consi...
Ion Home Inspection - Houston, Katy, Sugar Land   Attic: Roof Sheathing, Roof Framing, Insulation, Plumbing, Chimneys, Ventilation, Roof Penetrations, Ducting, Electrical Wiring Electrical: Service Equipment, Wiring, Sub Panels, Light Fixtures, Ceiling Fans, Switches & Recep...
Think a gallon of gas is expensive? Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ... $10.32 per gallonLipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ..........$9.52 per gallonGatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallonOcean Spray 16 oz $1.25 ......... $10.00 per gallonBrake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ...... $33.60 per gallonVick's Nyquil 6 oz ...
Inspectors and Realtors that go into attics and other dark places around homes should be aware of one of the most dangerous spiders in the country, the Brown Recluse Spider.  When working in these areas you should wear heavy gloves and other protective clothing.  These spiders love dark places li...
I came across this Federal Pacific Electric Panel the other day on a home inspection. This panel has since been replaced.       This electric panel was a complete and total disaster. Lots of "handy man" additions on top of a dangerous and obsolete panel.  The Federal Pacific company is no longer ...
High Soil Against the FoundationOne disturbing trend among builders and home owners in the Houston region is the lack of attention to the grading and adequate exposure of the foundation face.  This is a particular concern as Houston has expansive clay soil.  Clay soil is sensitive to that amount ...
 Something cool that Xerox is doing If you go to this web site,, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services...

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Ramblings, helpful hints, and observations of Houston, TX area Professional Home Inspector.