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Forum: Student Discussions 3/5/19, 6:38 AM
Replies: 18,029
Views: 290,791
Research & Writing Assignment: The soil...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The soil bearing capacity of the soil upon which the building is being placed is a critical indicator of the longterm stability of the structure and how the...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/5/19, 6:27 AM
Replies: 18,029
Views: 290,791
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This...

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This picture is the corner of a second story window where the brick veneer is separating. The lintel has rust which has caused expansion and is at least partly...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/3/19, 1:56 PM
Replies: 19,551
Views: 355,988
Research & Writing Assignment: I selected...

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I selected the picture of the ground going to the metal water line pipe. When encountering a situation where the grounding wire is using metal water pipe,...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/3/19, 1:51 PM
Replies: 19,551
Views: 355,988
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Home...

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Home inspected had an external meter base with integrated electric panel. No screws were in place and the entire front face of the panel "fell" off into my...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/14/18, 9:35 AM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 40,879
Research & Writing Assignment: Smoke...

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Smoke detectors are a critical safety item required for all homes. An issue that has been raised is what sensor provides residents with appropriate notification. ...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/12/18, 9:58 PM
Replies: 9,844
Views: 40,052
Research & Writing Assignment: Where one...

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Where one level of roofing hits another, there needs to be kickout flashing installed. On the houses I have inspected this is commonly missing and it is a very...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/12/18, 7:45 PM
Replies: 9,844
Views: 40,052
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The cap on...

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The cap on the chimney chase does not have the proper slope which is allowing water to pool on the metal cap. This will continue to rust the cap until it fails...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/11/18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 40,879
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The chimney cap shown in the photo has two areas of concern. Number one is that the cap does not slope towards the edges so that water does not pond on top which...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/3/18, 2:07 PM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 427,568
Research & Writing Assignment: Granules on...

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Granules on asphalt shingles serve many important purposes that are sometimes overlooked by homeowners. Not only do they add an aesthetic appeal due to a ceramic...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/3/18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 427,568
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

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The attached picture of a Stab-Lock electric panel in a house I recently inspected. This panel did not have any evidence of the issues that have been well...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/14/18, 7:46 AM
Replies: 36,003
Views: 491,069
The image chosen is that of child safety in...

The image chosen is that of child safety in reference to decks. One of the best hints I have been provided when it comes to the 4" rule is that the width of my fist is almost a perfect 4". Thus,...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/14/18, 7:41 AM
Replies: 36,003
Views: 491,069
This stairstep crack in a NC block foundation is...

This stairstep crack in a NC block foundation is unfortunately very common due to the expansion and contraction of the clay soil prevalent in our location. I would have my client monitor this area...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/10/18, 8:50 PM
Replies: 34,555
Views: 409,231
As a home inspector my job is to be a generalist...

As a home inspector my job is to be a generalist and be able to pick out a variety of issues that would be of importance for the homeowner to find out more information about if they think if...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/5/18, 4:43 PM
Replies: 34,555
Views: 409,231
Any ethical business person who was faced with...

Any ethical business person who was faced with this situation would be required to let the home seller know that he/she has to provide a truthful synopsis of their findings. It would not be a matter...
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