Some defects are more obvious than others. Read “A Garage Inspection” for one InterNACHI inspector’s experience discovering problems that could lead to structural disaster.
Lumber grade stamps are placed on lumber before it leaves the mill but few people understand the purpose of these stamps or how to read them. The most important piece of information on a grade stamp is the grade itself, but much more is included. Did you know that lumber that has been harvested sustainably or treated with fire-suppressant chemicals can be identified by markings on their stamp? Take a look at our new article on lumber grade stamps to find out more.