Back in Rome in 35 BC it was all about “caveat emptor “ as Julius Caesar would have counseled his friends when buying a house off the Via Apia! In fact up till the early 1990’s it was the same in Dayton until the first Home Inspection company appeared in the Yellow Pages and gave […]Read More about A Home Inspection ?
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I’ll save you time. YES! However, you may be curious as to why and how important are they really. Let’s start with considering the only plausible argument against having a private third party inspection on a new construction project. It goes something like this, usually coming from a project manager for the builder. “This thing […]Read More about New Construction: Are buyers inspections really needed?
The installer did a great job when this furnace was installed, they dropped a liner down the chimney to be sure there would be no issues. The flue pipe from the furnace only required single wall pipe and they upgraded to double wall pipe. They were doing it correctly. They left the user manual and […]Read More about How good was the installer
Evidently in times gone past the local mail carrier who walked from house to house treated Christmas as a special time. This mail carrier gave all the homeowners on his route a gift , how times have changed. Happy Hollidays, it nice to thank your mail carrier for getting the mail to your door no […]Read More about A Kind Mail Carrier
You might be forgiven for thinking that this inspector was inspecting a WWII submarine, it looks like a moment from Red October. Down in the basement of an old school in Dayton that has been repurposed into a lovely apartment building are a series of old abandoned distribution panels behind huge three inch thick steel […]Read More about Submarine in Dayton
If you are looking at buying a home or walking around your neighborhood you may have seen this disk shaped gizmo with a pipe up the side of a house. In the last twenty years there has been a growing interest in testing for Radon (a gas generated deep in the earth as limestone deteriorates) […]Read More about Radon Mitigation System
As often as this church has been used over the last 100 years, the thousands of hours parishioners spent in the pews, the thoughts they must have had of the beautiful sanctuary, I wonder how many people thought of what was above the ceiling. The attic above the sanctuary is twice as large as the […]Read More about Hidden Beauty