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 ? How Things Have Changed.
Archives for December 2021
New Construction: Are Inspections Needed?
I’ll save you time. YES! Now you may be curious as to why you should have a home Inspection on new construction and how important are they really. Let’s start by considering the only plausible argument against having a private third party inspection on a new construction project. It goes something like this, usually coming […]Read More about New Construction: Are Inspections Needed?
Perfectly Installed Furnace, Potential Fire Hazard
The installer did a great job when this furnace was installed. They dropped a liner down the existing chimney to be sure that there would be no issues. The flue pipe from the furnace only required single wall pipe and yet they upgraded to double wall “B-vent” pipe. They were doing it correctly. They left […]Read More about Perfectly Installed Furnace, Potential Fire Hazard
A Kind Mail Carrier At Christmas
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 Holidays”, it nice to thank your mail carrier for getting the mail to your door no […]Read More about A Kind Mail Carrier At Christmas
Submarine in a Dayton Basement?
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 Dayton school in that has been repurposed into a lovely apartment building are a bank of old abandoned distribution panels that looked like something from a […]Read More about Submarine in a Dayton Basement?
Radon Mitigation System Installed
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 Installed
Hidden Beauty In a Church Attic
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 In a Church Attic