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  • Tracking down a sewer gas smell... any tips? - 0 Replies March 29, 2015
    Just what I needed! Customer reports an intermittent strong smell of sewer gas in or near the downstairs bathroom... and outside somewhat near the septic tank. This is a seasonal house, empty for weeks or months at a time during the 8-month off-season, and heavily occupied during late spring and sum...
  • Step crack brick veneer - 20 Replies March 28, 2015
    Had an inspection today, house was brick veneer, step crack 1/2 wide at points with no displacement, on the interior, no evidence of any cracking in the drywall or baseboards, I am not one to call out a structural engineer since this is brick veneer, no evidence on the corresponding interior locatio...
  • Cracks coming through E.I.F.S. - 4 Replies March 28, 2015
    Did a house the other day that's completely wrapped in EIFS.The house was built in 1996 - right on the border of idiotic EIFS installations and somewhat more sensible EIFS installations. Uses details from both eras.Was interested to find the eifs lamina torn and cracks and shadowing in the E...
  • Crawlspace and "organic growth" - 21 Replies March 27, 2015
    Hey everybody, I wanted to post some pictures of my home and get some advice on my situation.Just bought a home, and the inspector found "organic growth" on the joists (didn't want to call it mold). Had a mold company come out and confirm there was light mold on some of the joists toward the bac...
  • Opportunity to do research - 0 Replies March 27, 2015
    I am looking for an inspector that will do some very simple research for some materials and methods. I have never used anyone else to do this work, so the process is new to me.I will pay for the work done and indemnify the work. email melvanals@aol.com Likely not much money involved, but...
  • Safety Rules for Water Features - 13 Replies March 26, 2015
    Got a question here for the brethren that I've never run into before.Are there any special safety requirements for a water feature with a koe pond similar to what's required for a swimming pool.In 19 years I've inspected dozens of homes that had those things; but, since they are outside the...
  • Step crack brick - 12 Replies March 26, 2015
    Hi there, I'm writing because we are looking to buy a 1920's construction home in Atlanta. Our home inspector found the following step-crack in the brick siding. The crack is located above a sun-room addition that was put in around 2006-7.Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.com/f...
  • HI Artography - Plants in a Window - 3 Replies March 24, 2015
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  • Can't believe I fixed it! - 2 Replies March 22, 2015
    Beginning of Feb I bought a new laptop and learned to deal with Windows 8.Middle of March my Asus POC has a keyboard issue. These keys have stopped working properly-N, M, H, J, Y, U, 6, 7.Notice they are all in a diagonal row. N, H, and M are inspection letters, man.I couldn't keep pounding on...
  • Google's Updated Guildlines Regarding Link Schemes - 5 Replies March 22, 2015
    Google has updated their link schemes guidelines to include:Quote: Widely distributed links in the footers or templates of various sitesThat means those site credit links in your footers and sidebars that say "site design by ****" etc. are included. Remove those links or add a nofollow tag t...