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Home Inspector - Trace Inspections, LLC - TN #17
Scott has owned and operated a full service home inspection company since 1995. Serving a 100 mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee.
Inspectorspeak!What is Inspectorspeak?  We see it everyday in the profession.  Over the years that I have been in the profession I have had numerous opportunities to review the work of other inspectors, sometimes at their request and sometimes as an expert witness.  The latter is usually not with...
Wow!  I bet that I'm asked that question on about 75% of my inspections.  Everyone is concerned on how long it is going to take.  My customary response is this; "It will take as long as it takes for me to look at everything I'm required to look at." Most of the time this gets the point across, bu...
 Simple sauce for Salads, Crab Cakes, Fried Green Tomato's, and just to eat on crackers. 1 bottle of Heinz Chile Sauce1 cup Ketchup 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise1 small onion, grated or minced very fine1 tsp ground Black Pepper1 tsp Garlic powderMix all of the ingredients together in a blender.  Blend ti...
A true southern summer delight that even Yankees end up loving!1 large green tomato.  Sliced thin (1/4" slice is best)1 cup Corn meal (not cornbread mix)1 cup ButtermilkSalt and Pepper.Vegetable oil. You need enough to cover the bottom of a pan about 1/2".  We also use EVO instead of veggie oil. ...
I have been in the home inspection profession long enough to see the various cycles we encounter from year to year.  We are now in what I guess you could call the Cancellation Cycle.  The agents are not selling the homes like they have done in the past few years, and they are getting hungry for t...
OK, how many of you have not updated the picture on your business card in the past, lets say 5 years?  I can't tell you how many times I have to take a double take at the picture on the card and who is standing in front of me!  Come on now, lets get rid of those High School yearbook pictures and ...
Over the past ten years or so I have fine tuned this grilling sauce.  I love cooking on the grill, you can get flavors that you just can't duplicate in the kitchen.  This sauce is great on vegetables and all meats(unbelievable on Lamb or Shrimp).  It yields about 2 cups and will keep in the refri...
With summertime comes the sweet Southern Vidalia onion.  This is a hot or warm dip that is best served with tortilla chips or my favorite Triscuits!3 Large Vidalia Onions, chopped2 Tbs unsalted butter1 cup mayonnaise 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded1/2 tsp Tabasco Sauce1 clove garlic, mincedPr...
EBPHI Board of DirectorsOpen Board Seat:The EBPHI Board of Directors seeks qualified home inspectors to serve on its Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning January 2008.  For more information and the qualifications vist this site Examination Board o...
A couple of days ago (Friday) I had the pleasure of inspecting a grand ole home built back around 1890.  Everything was going as normal as a 100+ year old home could be.  And then while looking up at the roof I stepped into a hole!  Well for any of you that know me, I'm not real petite.  My 6'2" ...

Scott Patterson, ACI

Home Inspector, Middle TN
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