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.
The real estate profession unfortunately doesn’t always enjoy the best of reputations. Fortunately, here in Charlottesville we have a high percentage of excellent real estate agents who put their clients needs first and foremost. The top agents have a level of commitment to fulfilling their clients needs that sets themRead more
Inoperable dampers or clogged weather hoods on clothes dryer exhaust ducts are items that I repeatedly discover during my home inspections. A dirty duct and/or clogged weather hood causes the dryer to operate very inefficiently and run much longer than needed. If the air can’t leave the dryer exhaust duct the moistureRead more
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