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
Baling Twine is Not a Structural Fastener
The steel I-beam supported by a standard steel post supports all the weight of the house, all the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the roofing system and shingles. This home built in the mid 80’s has been bought and sold numerous times without anyone taking a closer look at the baling twine. The […]Read More about Baling Twine is Not a Structural Fastener
Termites Appear Suddenly
Three weeks passed from when we performed a home inspection and a “termite” inspection on a lovely tri-level home in West Chester. Our bug guy returned this week to deal with a pest issue (mice) that was identified during the inspection and noted in the report.Arriving at the home he picked up a newspaper that […]Read More about Termites Appear Suddenly
Incorrect Joist Hanger Installation Unsafe!
If they can be nailed wrong, they will be. It seems that more than half of the decks we inspect have a problem with the joist hangers. For some reason (and its probably price) people want to buy a smaller joist hanger than necessary saving a few dollars and putting the deck in jeopardy. Joist […]Read More about Incorrect Joist Hanger Installation Unsafe!
“DIY Renovations” are a Gorgeous Disaster
Just arrived to inspect this home and as I start in the remodeled kitchen, I look at the lovely large skylight and wonder. Alarm bells start to ring in my brain…. To make the big open area seen in the photo the bottom chords were removed from two roof trusses weakening the complete roof system. […]Read More about “DIY Renovations” are a Gorgeous Disaster