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Entries from August 2011

Happy Birthday From Harry Potter

August 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Harry_Potter.wmv Watch on Posterous http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Happy Birthday from Harry Potter and Hermione. Because its your special day they have mixed up a potion and a spell to turn you into a prince or a princess Whoops something went terribly wrong and it turned you into a frog. Not to worry though Harry and Hermione can [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a Bad Gutter

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments

While inspecting a home in the Overlook Mountain subdivision in Charlotte Nc Charlottte home inspector Preston Sandlin found a negative slope on the rear gutter.  The gutter should slop towards the downspout and not away from it.  It it flows away from it like the one in this picture the gutter will hold water and [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspection reveals a Bad Condensation Pump

August 17th, 2011 · No Comments

  Charlotte Home Inspector Preston sandlin recently inspected a home in the Motibello subdiviision of Charlotte NC when he found a lot of water around the HVAC sytem.  This was causing high moisture in the crawl space.  The problem is that the condensation pump was not working so while the air condition was running the [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Leak on Flue

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

  Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Monroe NC when he noticed some corrosion in the catctch pan right under the elbow of the flue.  What’s going on here?  Here is what is happening is water is leaking down alongside the flue and dripping at the elbow.  The flue needs sealing [...]

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Finds A Poor Swsign Causing a Roof Leak

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector  Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home home in Overlook Mountain when he noticed a poor design on the rear roof. that was causing a leak.  The way this roof is it will catch leaves and water watch is what caused the leaks.  If you are moving to Charlotte NC and are in need of [...]

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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Uses Infrared to Find Missing Insulation

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

  Charlotte Home Inspector Cliff Crowe recently did an Infrared Inspection of a home in Charlotte NC.  This is part of Home Inspection Carolina’s 5 star inspection which includes infrared, radon, termite inspection, carbon monoxide and a home inspection.  Cliff used the infrared camera to tell that there was missing insulation in the ceiling of [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a Dangerous Handrail

August 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a million dollar home in Providence Downs South.  Any porch or deck that is higher than “30 inches is supposed to have a rail with spindles.  The spidles can’t be more than “4 apart.  You also have to have a handrail if you have 3 or more steps.  [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a Beam That Isn’t Supporting House

August 8th, 2011 · No Comments

See the full gallery on Posterous Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a crawlspace in Waxhaw NC when he noticed a main girder that wasn’t touching 3 piers.  This is putting a lot of extra weight on the piers that are making contact.  The good news is that this an easily fixed problem.  You [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a New Sunroom

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Ralph Massie was inspecting a recent foreclosure home when he noticed leaves in the bathroom.  At first he thought someone had left a window open.  Then he saw the light.  Litterally he saw the light coming from a hole in the ceiling.  There was hole in the ceiling of this foreclosed Charlotte [...]

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