Home Inspections on Townhouses

- . Stucco problems can be ridiculously expensive.  Just because it’s a townhouse doesn’t mean the individual owners will be protected from huge expenses related to stucco repair.  I strongly recommend invasive moisture testing on stucco townhouses built since the late 1980’s ..More

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What good is a 100 amp electric service?

- At nearly every home inspection, I find one of two things:  either the electric service is outdated and obviously too small, such as the 30 amp service pictured at right, or the service has been upgraded or over-sized and is plenty large enough for the home.  I don’t find much in-between those two. ..More

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Insulating A Rim Space

- While writing this post, I came across a great blog written by a handy homeowner, showing how he insulated his own rim space with rigid foam.  You can view it here – rigid foam at rim space. ..More

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Water Stains on Windows

- The first two causes of stains are fairly straightforward and easy to prevent; remember to close the windows before it rains, and lower the humidity in your home.  Here are a few tips to lower the humidity in your home:. ..More

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Poorly insulated attic access panels

- Another solution I’ve found is to use a fiberglass batt that’s slightly too large, and attach it to two or three pieces drywall that covers the scuttle hole.  This makes the cover so heavy that it’s quite a chore to push it up in to the attic, but it also helps the panel fall down in to place, pulling the insulation down with itself. ..More

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