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 ?
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?
At a recent pre drywall inspection the first thing we noticed was that the floor joists were not secured in the joist hangers, which meant that the outside walls were not being stabilized by the second floor flooring system. Going down the stairs our client mentions that the window framing was the wrong size and […]Read More about New Construction Oop’s
Inspecting a new construction home last week we observed and noted that the thickness of the insulation in the attic was between two and eight inches deep, as opposed to the twelve inches that should have been there according to the foreman. There was no card (as required) stapled at the access stating what the […]Read More about Incorrect Certification
The old saying: measure twice cut once can apply to many DIY projects. Before rushing out and buying what you think you need for a project, it can pay off to plan what you are doing. If it’s a big project tape it out on the ground or walls, measure, re measure and make sure […]Read More about Planning Projects Pays Dividends
If defects in a new home are not found before it is purchased from the builder, they become the problem of the new owner after they move in or when they go to sell and the defects are discovered during the inspection period. This inspection for a purchaser of a new construction home saved them […]Read More about It’s New, it’s fine….