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
Dryer vents should be a maximum 25' in length, minus 5' per 90 degree turn, minus 2.5' per 45 degree turn.  The only time the dryer vent can exceed this length is if the dryer manufacturer specifies it.  Some of the higher efficiency dryers can be upwards of 50', but common sense says you shouldn...
10/10/2010
Too often I run across damaged fins on an air conditioner.  The homeowner thinks they need to blast the dirt off of the fins.  If the jet of water is too forceful, it'll bend the fins decreasing the air conditioner's energy efficiency.  This one was powerwashed.  Look at all of the bent fins. Eas...
10/08/2010
These photos were all taken from the same roof in Glenwood, IA.  It looks like hail damage, but it's not.  This is a manufacturer's defect.  The manufactured batch of shingles had too much tar in the mix.  When the sun beat down on them, the tar bubbled up, causing the granules to pop off.  See t...
10/04/2010
When do you know a brick foundation is shot?  If a large portion of the wall has mortar deteriorated to the point that you can stick a screwdriver more than 1/4" into the joints, then it's past the point of simply being able to tuck point.  If the brick wall is out of plum, this too is not a good...
10/01/2010
This is a house located just north of the humane society in Council Bluffs in a new development.  The ice dam membrane is supposed to be installed from the eave up 2' past where the exterior wall meets the roof.  They are 1 row short.  Oops!  The sad thing is the new homeowner will never know unt...
09/30/2010
When homeowners have their roofs replaced, many expect a new roof to last at least the length of the manufacturer’s warranty.  If the homeowner chooses the 35-yr asphalt composite architectural shingle, then common sense figures that the roof should last outwards of 35 years before needing to be ...
09/28/2010
Last week, I inspected a foreclosure.  The furnace was from the 1970's and looked like it had about 4 cracks in the heat exchanger.  I wasn't able to verify them due to the fact that the furnace wouldn't stay running for more than about 25 seconds at a time.  What was happening was the flue pipe ...
09/27/2010
Caring For Your Septic System  (For a PDF version, click here.) By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector How Septic Systems Work Before we jump into providing pointers on how to maintain your septic system, we need to first cover the basics of how a septic system works.  A septic system consists ...
09/25/2010
This Omaha deck was built by the Homeowner.  Overall, it looked great at first...until you got underneath.  Instead of running the joists perpendicular to the foundation and supporting up the ends by securing them to the ledger board, he had installed them parallel.  The only thing the ledger boa...
09/24/2010
This vacant house had the utilities turned off.  Some genius patching the drywall tried to dump the mud down the toilet.  I'm guessing only 1 flush left in the tank with the water off.  What are people thinking??? To see more brilliance, check out our photo galleries at www.omaha-home-inspection....
09/11/2010
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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!