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Entries from January 2011

Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a Bad Roof

January 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a Waxhaw home with Asbestos siding that had an unplanned sun roof.  Let’s just say they will difinetely need the services of a professional roofer and not for hail damage. To avoid buying a house with  a natural sunroom, call Home Inspection Carolina for your next inspection. Http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.comHttp://www.askthecharlotteinspector.comHttp://www.charlottenchomeinspector.comPreston [...]

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What Do Old House Bores Look Like

January 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspected a Charlotte NC home when he found Old House Bores. You can tell the old house bores by the oval bore holes. This floor joist severely damamed and will  need replacemt.  Http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.comHttp://www.askthecharlotteinspector.comHttp://www.charlottenchomeinspector.comPreston Sandlin Home Inspection Carolina 704-542-6575

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Moisture Damage Found on Charlotte Home Inspection

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Crawlsaces can be wet places.  If the moisture in the crawlspace is over 20% it can lead to to moisture damage to the wood  if it is not controlled.  Take a look at the moisture damage to these joists.  I could stick my srewdriver right through 80% of them.  This Charlotte NC home had moisture [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Loose Brinks on The Chimney

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently inspected a home over off Remount Rd in Charlotte NC. Unfortunately he slipped while he was on the roof.  When he slipped he grabbed for the chimney and when he grapped a brick the brick pulled right off the chimney. Fortunately he didn’t fall off the roof but he [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Crack House

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a home over in the West part of Charlotte NC when he noticed some severe settlement and cracking down the middle of the house.  This house has serious structural issues and will need a structural engineer.  To prvent buying a money pit like this hire a professional [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Leak in Attic

January 10th, 2011 · No Comments

  Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin recently found a leak in the attic of a townhome near South Park.  The leaks will show up as a black spot if the leak has been going on for awhile.  If home inspectors see something like this they usually punch a moisture meter in it to see if [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Show What Happens When You Don’t Caulk

January 10th, 2011 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a home in the Myers Park section of Charlotte NC when he noticed this trim damage around the front door.  This trim damages is caused by moisture getting behind the wood where it isn’t primed and painted.  This wood [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Attic Problems

January 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently found a problem in the attic of a Charlotte home he was recently inspecting.  The homeowner had installed recessed lighting or “cans” in the pull down stairs.  This is not to code and is acually pretty dangerous not to mention it [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a Fire Hazard in the Attic

January 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

 Is there a fire hazard in your attic. If you have recessed or canned lighting in your attic there is supposed to be a “3 clearance all the way around it.  These cans give off a tremendous amount of heat and are a fire hazard if the against something combustible like you see in this [...]

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