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.
What potential calamity is lurking behind your clothes washer….? One of these rubber water supply hoses is a few dirty loads of laundry away from bursting and flooding the house. Check your water supply hoses and preferably replace them with steel braided ones. Independent Home Inspectors… protecting houses and theRead more
Got Mold ? … another home inspection, another wet crawl space filled with fungal growth. The fungal growth while obviously a problem is not “The” problem. The problem is water and/or moisture intrusion into the crawl space from a variety of sources. Those sources can be poor original design and/orRead more
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 best website builders. 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. She also stated that thereRead more
Below is a link to a video 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 creating peace ofRead more