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Home Inspection Carolina inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a South Charlotte home and he found hail damage to the roof. The question home inspector's always get is how can I tell if I have hail damage? There are a couple of different things to look for. The first and foremost is the pi...
08/28/2012
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin sees power ventilators all the time in attics while he is inspecting homes in around the Charlotte NC area. These fans have a thermostat on them and you can set the thermostat from 90 to a 150 degress. When the temperature hits that the fan kicks on to ta...
08/08/2012
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC was performing a home inspection in Waxhax NC when he noticed that he couldn't even walk around the cars while inspecting the garage. From the looks of this car where they fold the mirror back the people who liv...
07/15/2012
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin has something like xray vision in the form of a an infrared camera. The infrared camera scans the surface temperature of everything and he can tell if there is an anomally. If there is an anomally there might be a moisture leak or missing insulation. In t...
07/12/2012
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a home in Waxhaw NC when he noticed some uneven floors and cracking throughout the house. When we crawled under the house we discovered that the main girder in the house had a very poor bearing on the middle row of piers and this was ca...
06/01/2012
Home Inspection Carolina inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a home in Weddington and found that the primary condensation line was clogged. How did he know this? He knew this because the catch pan was full of water. The primary line clogged and the overflow went into the catch pan. The ...
06/01/2012
Charlotte NC Home Inspector Patrick Waddell of Home Inspection Carolina was inspecting a home on Monday when he noticed this crazy Dr Suess looking drain line under a sink.  All waste lines should have a "p" trap to keep sewage gases from coming back up into the house.  Usually you just see a "p...
04/26/2012
  Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was called in to look at a house in South Charlotte that was experiencing waterstains on the ceiling.  The owners thought that there might be some sort of a leak.  Actually the home inspector figured out it was actually coming from condensation building...
04/22/2012
The panel box is out of date by today's standards.  You see this on home inspection reports all the time.  When this house was built in the 1950's this 100 Amp panel box was adequate.  At the time this house was built they didn't have central AC, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster ovens or stereos,...
04/18/2012
While at a South Charlotte inspection Patrick Waddell finds a large amount of termite damage in a townhome. Underneath the staircase I noticed that there was some mud on the back of the moisture barrier so I pulled back the carpet and then pulled away the moisture barrier. What I found was activ...
03/21/2012