Serving Charlottesville and surrounding Counties with detailed, thorough Home Inspections. To better understand what I include in my Home Inspections, please take a look at one of my reports by clicking on the Home Inspection Report Button.
All crawl spaces are not created equal. All home inspectors will not fit into all crawl spaces. I received a phone call last Sunday night and was asked if I would come inspect the crawl space of the house that the caller had under contract. I said that I wouldRead more
The link below is to an impromptu video taken of me during a home inspection explaining a simple method of monitoring cracks in a foundation wall to determine if the foundation is still moving. The simple method I describe using old glass microscope slides, can be very helpful in creatingRead more
At many of my home inspections I find condensate pumps installed to discharge the condensate water produced by the air conditioning system and/or high efficiency gas furnace from the home. The pumps contain small reservoirs that have a float switch installed, which activates the pump when the water accumulates toRead more
I find cracked and leaking plumbing vent flashings every week during my home inspections. I always wonder why the home building industry can’t make a vent flashing that lasts as long as the shingles. On very steep roofs where the up slope side of the flashing is pinched, I canRead more
One of my home inspections this past week was of a house that had no gutters on any of the roof pitches. As an inspector, I frequently see a missing gutter or two, but rarely do I see an entire house without any gutters. The consequences of having no guttersRead more
Estimates put the number of house fires that can be attributed to lint accumulation in clothes dryer at over 4000 per year. The flexible ducts made of vinyl or foil present the greatest risk, because both the interior ridges created by the ducts accordion design and the ducts propensity ofRead more