Kickout Flashing

-  Here’s another photo showing some more obvious damage. . The rotted siding shown above is just the beginning; the real damage will be inside the wall ..More

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Don’t connect downspouts directly to yard drains

- From there, a yard drain takes the water to a lower point in the yard. While this may appear to be a direct connection, the downspout shown below ends approximately 1″ above the top of the drain receptor. . This water intrusion could have been avoided by having the downspout discharging to a drain receptor instead ..More

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Home Inspectors Shouldn’t be Nail Biters

-  On the other hand, if a home inspector uses a moisture meter to scan specific areas that they’re concerned about and they happen to miss an area that was wet (and I’m sure I’ve missed hundreds), have they done anything wrong?  Lets use a little common sense. . If a home inspector advertises that they’re going to use a moisture meter on every square inch of the house and then they don’t… well, they didn’t deliver on their promise and I suppose they might get sued ..More

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New Safety Requirements for Bath Tub Faucets in Minnesota

- This means that the water coming out of a bath tub faucet needs to be tempered so that the hottest water that can come out of the faucet is 120 degrees F. ..More

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part III

- Thankfully, this isn’t a major defect; LP Smartside has a list of fixes right in their installation instructions. .  Nevertheless, I’m always glad I’m not the one who has to go around fixing it ..More

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