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Entries from March 2011

Sometimes Crawl Space are Inaccessible

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Have you wondered what you would do if an intruder entered your home in the middle of the night.  I suspect if your like me you would do whatever is necessary to defend your family and your home from potential harm.  This means the intruder is public enemy No#1.  I know this every time I [...]

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Finds Active Leak on Home Inspection

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Ralph Massie was inspecting on home on Linda Dr when he noticed a couple of dark areas on the roof near the chimney,  Upon checking it with a moisture meter probe it was found that the area had an active leak.  It wa over 60% moisture.  Th flashing between th chimney and [...]

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Why is it So Cold in Here

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

[[posterous-content:pid___0]] Home Inspection Carolina inspector Cliff Crow was inspecting a home on Camaross Dr in Charlotte NC when he first noticed it was awfully toasty in the crawl space.  When he got to the to front right corner of the crawl space he knoew why the crawl space was so toasty and why the owners [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Cracked Chimney

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments

While inspecting a home near the Ballantyne area of Charlotte NC Home Inspection Carolina inspector Cliff Crow Found a chimney was cracked all the way up.   You can see if you look closle to the picture where the red arrows are.  Brick chimney have their own foundation because the weight of all the bricks.  The [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspection Reveals Cause of Heat Lose

March 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Do you have high heat bills?   Have you ever wondered why?  While inspecting a home in Denver NC, Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin dicovered the source of heat lose.  The door to the outside is hollow when it should have been a solid door.  If you look at this picture you can see the heat [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Crawl Vent Clearance

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a home in Weddington NC when he found a vent well full of leaves and debris.  All vent wells should be clear of leaves and debris so that the crawl space can vent out properly.  All vent wells should have a “2 clearance to the ground cover.  [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Trouble with a Plumbing Vent

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

  Charlotte home inspector Chip Spragues was inspecting a home in the Palisades subdivision of Charlotte NC when he noticed a problem with a plumbing vent stack.  Plumbing vent stacks are supposed to extend “6 beyond the rubber plumbing boot but this one did not.  In fact this plumbing vent stack didn’t extend beyond the [...]

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But It Passed County Inspection

March 15th, 2011 · No Comments

That house doesn’t need to be inspected.  It passed county inspection and it’s new.  I wish I had a dollar for each time I have heard that.  Well this is a picture of a brand new home 2011 that “passed county inspection yet it has many many mud tubes in the crawl space.  Do you [...]

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Million Dollar Home Inspection Reveals a Big Problem

March 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte NC home inspector Chip Sprague of Home Inspection Carolina was recently inspecting a million dollar home when he found a really big problem on the rear of the house at the rear crawl space vents.  The problem here is that the vents are right at grade level which also slants towards the house.  Every [...]

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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost

March 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Home Inspection prices vary depending upon the area of the country and the home inspection company.  Many home inspectors charge by the sq footage.  Our prices at Home Inspection Carolina start out at $298 for 1500 sq ft or less and then go up $25 for each incremental 500 sq ft.  Some home inspection companies [...]

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