Omaha Home Inspections by Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector

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My blog is packed full of home inspection related articles that are useful for homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, and real estate agents. I also post interesting inspection pics regularly as I run across something on my inspections that peak my interest. Enjoy!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
There are very few driveways installed properly in the Omaha Metro...and that especially includes new construction!  Minimum concrete depth of a driveway is 3.5".  At the approach, minimum concrete thickness is 5.5".  Expansion joints need to be installed at the street (or 8' in from the street),...
12/10/2010
Below is a prime example of what wind can do along the eave of a home when the Builder doesn't install batt insulation along the eaves.  This home is a high-end custom built home in West Omaha.  As you can see, the loose blown insulation has been blown back leaving the ceiling over this bedroom e...
12/09/2010
Recently, I conducted an inspection on a large custom built 2-story home built in 1998 in Omaha.  The inspection took 5+ hours.  It took a while because the house had a lot to offer.  But it also took extra time because the Seller was covering things up and I had to keep back-tracking to uncover ...
12/08/2010
This South Omaha home has new vinyl siding, new vinyl windows, and a new roof.  HOWEVER, the vinyl siding isn't flashed properly or finished in some areas, you can see straight through the walls because the windows aren't installed right, and the new shingles are covering a rotted AND sagging roo...
12/03/2010
This charming home in South Omaha even comes with quite a bit of contaminated soil.  The previous genius homeowner changed the oil in his cars and drained the oil into a hole in the ground in the garage.  Now that the Listing Agent has become aware, I'll be curious to see if that little factoid i...
12/02/2010
In the Omaha Metro, most turn of the century homes don't have insulation in the exterior walls unless a company has come through and blown in Cellulose insulation.  To find out, simply remove an outlet or switch plate cover on an exterior wall and look.  If you don't see any insulation, there's y...
12/01/2010
Take a close look at this photo.  Notice where the load point is from this valley rafter.  It rests on two 2x4's horizontally laid flat spanning over two ceiling joists.  During a heavy snow storm, the weight of this valley area of the roof rests on these two 2x4's!  This was found on a high-end ...
11/30/2010
This roof had a whole bunch of surface cracks in the shingles throughout.  Some of the cracks had developed all the way through the shingle and a few had the tabs blown off.  I see this quite frequently.  One of the possible causes is inadequate attic ventilation.  During the hot summer months, t...
11/29/2010
The basement in this high-end custom built home was finished by a professional.  Unfortunately, that professional didn't know how to install drywall around the main panel so when you put the panel cover on, it sat flush with the breakers.  Anybody can reach right in beside these breakers and touc...
11/24/2010
Air conditioners and heat pumps need to be able to expel heat during the cooling season.  When vegatation or other obstacles block the air movement around the fins, it makes them work much harder.  This can cause your cooling system to wear out faster and your utility bills to run higher. Keep th...
11/20/2010
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My blog is packed full of home inspection related articles that are useful for homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, and real estate agents. I also post interesting inspection pics regularly as I run across something on my inspections that peak my interest. Enjoy!