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...

Dryer Vent Problems

Dryer Vent Problems House fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed.  According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fires caused by dryers in 2005 were responsible for approximately 13,775 house fires, 418 injuries, 15 deaths, and $196...

Shingles, Shingles, Shingles

                                This year we have had some serious storms that really had the potential to cause damage to our homes.  During a recent inspection,  I discovered a roof that...