Don’t connect downspouts directly to yard drains

- One of the main jobs of gutters is to direct water away from the building, which helps to prevent wet basements and foundation problems.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: downspout extensions are important.  When downspouts drain right next to the building, water gets concentrated to one location, which is usually worse than no gutters at all. ..More

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Three Simple AC Maintenance Items

- If the unit has protective grills that prevent access to the coils, the grills will need to be removed first.  At that point, a little bit of dismantling is involved, and some homeowners might prefer to contact an HVAC tech to do the work. ..More

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part III

- Here’s an easily explained void in the insulation: the wind wash barrier blew out of place, so wind blew into the attic and pushed the insulation out of the way. ..More

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Chewed Up Plumbing Vent Flashing

-  They’re easy to install, there’s no rubber flange at the bottom that will eventually split, and they’re made right here in Minnesota. One of the most common type of plumbing vent caps in Minnesota is a two-piece frost-resistant plumbing vent cap, which has a piece of lead that can be bent to fit over a plumbing vent, preventing water leakage. . The only downside? ..More

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Five Common Sump System Defects

-  The discharge tube from the sump system should terminate at a point where the water will drain away from the building. When a sump pump discharges water right up against the house at the exterior, where does the water go?  Right back down in to the sump system!  While this might seem to be extremely obvious, experience has told me that it might not be, because this is a very common defect. ..More

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