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Entries from October 2011

Before You Move In You Better Check…..

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments

So you have bought the new house and picked out the colors and the window treatments, you had the home inspected and the repairs have been made are you ready to move in?  Well one thing you might not realize is that there are about four diferent types of dyer plugs out there and depending [...]

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What You Need to Know about Masonite Siding

October 12th, 2011 · No Comments

  There are plus’ and minus’ to every type of siding.  There is brick , vinyl, hard board, and masonite.  Brick is prbobaly my favorite but it also has draw back.  Masonite has “R” value but if water gets behind it and causes it delaminate and deteriate.  Vinyl has some advantages because you don’t have [...]

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Charltte Home Inspection Revealed Damage Around Chimney

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

  Charlotte home inspectors Jonathan Buttery and Preston Sandlin Found some moisture damage around the chimney of the house the inspected in South Charlotte NC.  There had been some leaking around this chimney for quite a while.  The flashing had failed and water had gotten down into the wood.  This will need to be repaired. [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Termites Under the Deck

October 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Weddington NC when he found active termites in a stump underneath the rear deck.  The space under the deck is considered part of the crawl space.  If you have a deck be sure to keep it free of wood and debris including firewood.  Also if [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector on HGTV My First Sale

October 9th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently on HGTV’s My First Sale. The Cornelius sellers were selling their home to move up and take their kids out of daycare. They had an offer but there was siding issue that the Charlotte home inspector found and there was an issue with the dog next store [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals Termites in Sealed Crawl Spaces

October 8th, 2011 · No Comments

See the full gallery on Posterous Charlotte Home Inspector Scott Walker was inspecting a 4 year old home Friday with a sealed crawl space when he found active termites coming up behind the walls of the insulation of the foundation wall.  Normally termite treatements involve trenching treating an rodding the inner and outer foundation walls [...]

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Large Snake Found on Charlotte Home Inspection

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Chip Sprague got quite a surprized when he did his inspection off Rocky River Rd today near Concord NC.  He was performing his normal routine checking along the crawl space foundation wall when out pops this large king snake who was not to happy to have an intruder in his crawl space.  [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals that Termite Sheilds Do Not Work

October 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin has been in over 20000 crawl spaces.  He has seen a lot in his over 15 years of being a home inspector in Charlotte NC.  He has seen damage to crawl spaces and crazy repairs.  By far the most damage done to crawl spaces is done by water and termites.  [...]

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