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Charlotte Home Inspector Scott Walker was inspecting a 4 year old home Friday with a sealed crawl space when he found active termites coming up behind the walls of the insulation of the foundation wall.  Normally termite treatements involve trenching treating an rodding the inner and outer found...
10/08/2011
Charlotte home inspector Chip Sprague got quite a surprized when he did his inspection off Rocky River Rd today near Concord NC.  He was performing his normal routine checking along the crawl space foundation wall when out pops this large king snake who was not to happy to have an intruder in hi...
10/07/2011
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin has been in over 20000 crawl spaces.  He has seen a lot in his over 15 years of being a home inspector in Charlotte NC.  He has seen damage to crawl spaces and crazy repairs.  By far the most damage done to crawl spaces is done by water and termites.  Ter...
10/06/2011
What is the biggist mistak tha buyers make when purchasing a new home?  It is choosing the wrong home inspector and getting stuck with the money pit.  So how do you avoid this mistake and choose the wright home inspector? 1. Find out how long the inspector has been in business.  A bad home inspe...
09/24/2011
Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Charlotte NC when he discovered a an exhaust vent fan depositing into the crawl space coming from the bath vent fan.  Let's think about this for a second.  The reason you have a bath vent is to take hot moist air or steam out of th...
09/23/2011
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin uses thermal infrared cameras to scan houses during home inspections allowing Home Inspection Carolina to see things that other home inspectors can't.  Take a look at this picture and you can see the cold spots at the top of the wall where energy is being...
09/20/2011
Charlotte Home Inspection Company Home Inspection Carolina did not do any home inspections on Friday April 8th 2011.  Instead all of their home inspector helped with Realtor Care Day at various locations helping to build decks and rebuild fences as well as clean and paint and repair siding.  Rea...
04/11/2011
Have you wondered what you would do if an intruder entered your home in the middle of the night.  I suspect if your like me you would do whatever is necessary to defend your family and your home from potential harm.  This means the intruder is public enemy No#1.  I know this every time I go into ...
03/30/2011
Infrared Cameras are the latest technology used in Home Inspections.  What is Infrared and How will it help me get a better home inspection?  Hi Charlotte NC Home Inspector Preston Sandlin here to answer those questions.  All object emit energy at different rates giving different surface tempera...
03/11/2011
Charlotte home inspector Cliff Crow recently inspected a home in Gastonia NC when he found an Unusual fix for a sweating problem.  I think I better explain.  On your AC Freon gas line coming away from the evaporator coil you have to have insulation.  The reason is that this gas line is really co...
03/09/2011
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