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  • Creative Brickwork - 7 Replies June 24, 2016
    While on vacation a few weeks ago I visited this building a few blocks from our hotel. Not only was it a far out design, it was also technically interesting. Thought some of you may also enjoy seeing this.Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...s/Steven Hockstein/tn/t...
  • Venice Backstage - 3 Replies June 23, 2016
    It's all very interesting, but the basics of how they built it and how it's falling apart runs from about 11:30 to 17:00.
  • Home Inspector Charged for Defrauding Home Buyers - 4 Replies June 23, 2016
  • Light Spots on Vinyl Siding - 1 Replies June 22, 2016
    As a companion to "Rust Spots on Vinyl Siding"I sometimes see this effect. The light spots are always directly above nail heads. Sometimes, if there's a gap in the fanfold foam, there's a light stripe immediately over the gap. The first picture is untouched. The second picture is after scrub...
  • It's Never Ending... - 5 Replies June 22, 2016
    1880 wood frame house, wood siding that had asphalt siding over it.. asphalt deteriorated.. so solution is: (Drum Roll) Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...oads/Rob Amaral/tn/tn_201662265737_IMG_3528.JPG 58.47 KB
  • Lennox Age - 4 Replies June 21, 2016
    What would you guess the age of this electric furnace?Click to View lamb/tn/tn_201662115215_DSCF8059 a.JPG 73.63 KBClick to View lamb/tn/tn_201662115240_DSCF8060 a.JPG 23.03...
  • Rust Stains on Vinyl Siding - 10 Replies June 21, 2016
    I assume that rusted nail heads are bleeding through this vinyl siding. Very odd. This anomaly showed up at a couple places around the house. Can I assume that the stains cannot be removed or washed off?Click to View lamb/tn/tn_2016621141712...
  • Home warranty policy coverage? Brick and lintels - 3 Replies June 17, 2016
    Does a home warranty policy coverage sagging garage lintel.? We are masonry repair company in Houston. Several communities are experiencing brick cracks above garage. Many times the repair is extensive. We charge anywhere between 4,500 to 5,600 to replace. Can the insurance company pick up the tab.?
  • job pricing over the phone - 21 Replies June 16, 2016
    I know this post does not apply to those who have office/booking staff/contractors, but I am so small an operator that I quote jobs "off the hip" based on size, age, and location.I recently priced one where the caller gave me incorrect figures on size (by approx 50%) and I gave a verbal based on...
  • Darkness at Modified Bitumen Seams - 4 Replies June 16, 2016
    I was unable to reach the top of this roof with my ladder so I took a blind video over the edge with my camera on a tripod extension. I'm a little confused at all the darkness at the modified bitumen seams. I think it had rained a little bit the previous evening.Click to Viewhttp://www.ins...