Washing Machine Outlet Box

Washing Machine Outlet Box Washing Machine Outlet Box Washing machine outlet boxes are a nice and neat way to deal with the plumbing for your washer. It contains a shutoff for your both the hot and cold water and helps conceal the standpipe. Most of the newer outlet...

Cast Iron Plumbing

Cast Iron Plumbing <br> Cast Iron Plumbing – Is it a problem? Cast Iron Plumbing <br> Is your home built in the 1960s or even earlier? Chances are your Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipes (DWV pipes) are made of cast iron. Why is this an issue? <br>...

Spray Foam, Why Not?

Spray Foam <br> Spray Foam, Why not? <br> Spray Foam, Great Stuff, Expanding Foam…whatever you want to call it, please stop using this type of product to fix “everything!” I am sure there are a few legitimate uses for this product, but unfortunately I am...

Foundation Cracks – Lateral Cracks

Lateral Cracks   At a recent inspection some foundation movement was discovered. The crack had been patched at some point, possibly to disguise the problem. I would like to show the pictures so you can see the movement and I can explain what it is happening....

Vent Flashings

Vent Flashings These pictures show vent pipe flashings that were installed incorrectly. When these flashings are not installed to manufacture specifications and by a professional leaks can occur. A corresponding leak in one of these improperly flashed pipes is shown...

Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposals/Food-Waste Disposers What Are Garbage Disposals? Garbage disposals, also called food-waste disposers, are residential appliances designed to shred food waste so that it can fit through plumbing. They are usually electrically powered (although...