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Home Inspection East Hills: This home was built on a slab in 1950 and as you can see the whole corner of the house has shifted due to rainwater runoff along the side of the house undermining the foundation.Unlike a full basement foundation cracking is not usually that prevalent with slabs but thi...
06/20/2022
Home Inspection Sayville: At the beginning of every home inspection I go to great lengths to let the client know rainwater runoff must be directed away from the house. Flower bed walls and railroad ties trap water against the foundation and causes foundation cracks and other issues.Spalling is a ...
06/11/2022
A bathroom exhaust fan is meant to remove humidity (and smell) but should not be vented to the gable vent like in this home at a recent home inspection in Holbrook. The vent can be installed through the roof - preferably the vent cap should be installed with the new roof.The vent can be installed...
06/08/2022
When you renovate your kitchen you should installed GFI receptacles for all kitchen countertops and islands, even if no sink is present as this is how its done these days.But someone was not thinking when the kitchen was redone years ago. Splashing water may short out the receptacle, and it won't...
05/26/2022
The vapor barrier or retarder on fiberglass insulation is meant to keep some (but not all) of the water vapor from passing up through the floor or basement slab through the house and all the way through the roof, which is a natural occurance 24/7  365.When you install it backwards you didn't read...
05/04/2022
This very light material was used as insulation in the 70’s mostly in attics, and was used as a substitute for fiberglass, but is a poor choice. Also known as Zonolite, there is a trust fund known as the Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust to help homeowner have it removed from their attic. Once or t...
04/07/2022
Home Inspection Jamaica: This is a newly built home in Queens, and both stories of this 2 family home have the exact same kitchen, and both were designed by the same person apparently.The designer did not consider the fact that if you are in front of the sink that you cannot open the dishwasher d...
04/01/2022
Home Inspection Merrick NY: Is this a proper sister?Many people perform their own structural repairs, and some do it correctly, yet others do not.This is a perfect example of how not to ‘sister’ a floor joist. ‘Sistering’ means adding a support against the original damaged support, but the new lu...
03/27/2022
Long Island home inspectors are plentiful. Just like real estate agents. But when you hire, or recommend, what are you getting?Hands-on experience, in my opinion, is the single biggest difference between inspection companies. I push this on my website, in my blogs, and when people call and their ...
03/21/2022
Home Inspection East Elmhurst NY: This is a floor joist that was cut by someone who has now compromised a support for oil tank piping, and is another example of what people do to homes that they should not do.This will need repair, and is not an easy job due to lack of access, and the oil tank pi...
03/20/2022
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