New Construction Tip: Have Your Builder Plan for Water Management

- A common design for new houses is to concentrate rain water from several roof surfaces to a small area, which greatly increases the potential for foundation and basement water problems. I marked up the images from some recent new construction inspections to help highlight where a lot of water gets concentrated. ..More

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Five Common Sump System Defects

- At almost every home inspection with a sump system, I end up recommending some type of change for safety, performance, or both. Here are five common sump system defects, in no particular order. ..More

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Window Replacement Part 1: The Dog and Pony Show Comes to Your House

- DECEPTIVE MARKETING WARNING: Some windows have brochures showing windows with really low U-factors, but when you read the fine print, it says that the U-factor is being measured from the center of the glass. 23, ask them, “Is that full unit or center of the glass?”  The salesperson will then know they are dealing with an educated homeowner that they can’t B. S.  The full unit U-factor is the only one that matters, so if a salesperson tells you their double pane window has a U-factor of .  Tell them what “fenestration” means and they may run out the door!. ..More

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Q&A: What Does a Long Home Inspection Mean?

- .  If a home inspector says that producing a report on-site doesn’t add much time to the inspection, they’re probably producing a poorly written inspection report filled with generic disclaimers about everything under the sun, and lots of sentences ending with “for its age” (eg – “The 30 year old roof was in normal condition for its age”). Some home inspectors produce their inspection reports on-site, which adds a considerable amount of time to the inspection.  At least it should ..More

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Combustion Air Ducts, Part I: Why Houses Need Them

- . When air is allowed to leak through the house uncontrolled like this, the amount of air leakage and energy loss is typically much more than it needs to be, and it doesn’t happen where, when, or how it should.  This can lead to condensation and frost at windows, in the attic, and even inside the walls ..More

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