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Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/2/18, 4:56 PM
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Re: Mystery Black Substance: Not Mold, need help !

To expand on Wayne's idea it's possible the spray foam could be concealing fire damage or charing in the Attic.
Forum: Student Discussions 3/5/17, 10:54 AM
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Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course

I researched the effects of a clogged air filter on HVAC system. One supposed effect is that water can leak from the unit. The image in the gallery illustrates how the air unit struggling for air can...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/17, 3:10 PM
Replies: 15,224
Views: 248,581
Re: How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course

From the artical on moisture intrusion I learned that any amount of mold is worth mentioning. If the client has asthma or maybe a member of there family is allergic to mold they would want to know...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/17, 2:45 PM
Replies: 15,224
Views: 248,581
Re: How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course

This is an open trench perimiter drain in a customers basment. It runs along just on the side of basement that is below grade. The outside grade or mulch bed*is 71/2 feet above basment floor. *The...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/11/15, 3:31 AM
Replies: 15,224
Views: 248,581
Re: How to Inspect for Moisture Instrusion Course

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I usually notice when plywood or some other material is obscuring a basement wall. Even a small piece of plywood like this can obscure a defect. In this case a dehumidifier was also next to...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/19/15, 7:03 PM
Replies: 15,224
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Re: How to Inspect for Moisture Instrusion Course

I inspected this home for a customer interested in selling the property in the near future. The inspection was done in order to find problems ahead of time and fix them on her own time. The water in...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/5/15, 4:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Re: Inspection effects on lending

Inspection not appraisal, appraisal not inspection. I understood that already. Anyone besides myself know of their inspection report affecting lending? Anyone remember ACORN?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/5/15, 3:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Inspection effects on lending

Does FHA lending care about my report? If I report a railing that is not up to code, however, a FHA lender just passes it because he sees a railing. Can my report trump the appraisal? I'm just...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/31/15, 9:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Re: 110 degree sump pump water

It's possible about a leak. At first I thought it was water from when I tested the kitchen sink. Any one know if these pumps come heated? Seems like they would dry up the pit if heated.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/31/15, 7:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
110 degree sump pump water

Open this sump pump cover and steam came out. I used my temp gun to take the temp 110 degree water? I'm guessing impeller lock.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/5/14, 8:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Permeability ratings in basements

High guys I'm reading really conflicting info from owings corning vrs eps manufactures on claims water retention and permeability and vapor drive. Is it better to use basement materials that are semi...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/12/14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Re: Home Inspector Pages

In 2008 I had built a contracting web site scratch, launched it and bam it was in the mix. After Google placed it always has been on the first page. It has a more unique name however. I thing those...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/11/14, 7:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Re: Home Inspector Pages

The problem is only other Inspectors comes up if I search the name of my site. If I type in the name of my website on Google that is my business it should pop up without competing. However I cannot...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/10/14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Home Inspector Pages

Hi , I built a web site on home inspector pages last week. Building the site off their template has been ok however the web site will not show up on search engines like advertised. I haven't been...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/5/13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,048
Re: No tyvek behind siding

Thanks Kenneth, That's what I was looking for.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/5/13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,048
Re: No tyvek behind siding

Regardless if it is Swiss cheese, a mold incubator, or anything else. Would you note in your report if nothing was between the osb and siding? I'm not just talking about tyvek but the total absence...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/5/13, 7:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,048
Re: No tyvek behind siding

If the manufacturer and building code say to wrap the house but the wrapping was not installed, then would that be written up as a major defect?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/4/13, 4:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,048
No tyvek behind siding

Hi, Im a new inspector and could use some advice. Customer just called on a 2001 town home I inspected two weeks ago. She had heard from a neiborhood forum that some of the houses in that neighbor...
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