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Forum: Student Discussions 5/17/18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 1,491
Posted By Monty Alston
Balance, Stability, and Center of Gravity - I...

Balance, Stability, and Center of Gravity - I found it interesting that an object that is in the air still has a center of gravity and that just like pulling a trailer, if there is too much weight...
Forum: Classified Ads 5/8/18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By Monty Alston
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Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/25/18, 1:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By Monty Alston
Mystery Black Substance: Not Mold, need help !

Not sure this is the right forum, but here goes!201375

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I have several more pictures

There is a black substance coming out of the following areas:
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/10/18, 8:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By Monty Alston
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/10/18, 8:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By Monty Alston
Evaluation formula for selling a home inspection business

I was curious if anyone had an evaluation formula for selling a muilt-inspector home inspection business?
Forum: Student Discussions 10/16/17, 8:48 AM
Replies: 4,674
Views: 49,665
Posted By Monty Alston
The article on back flow prevention was a good...

The article on back flow prevention was a good reminder of the seriouseness of potential sickness to the occupants. I was also unfamiliar with AVB systems which are most commonly used method of...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/16/17, 8:42 AM
Replies: 4,674
Views: 49,665
Posted By Monty Alston
One of the garbage disposal wiring is not secured...

One of the garbage disposal wiring is not secured in side the disposal casing, which leaves the wires vulnerable to damage from the edge of the garbage disposal. It is recommend that it be repaired...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/27/17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 33,677
Posted By Monty Alston
Maintenance Tip after reading article of roof...

Maintenance Tip after reading article of roof maintenance; Moss/Algae left on roof for long period of time can lead to the premature failure of the roof and subsequent leaks. Recommend treating...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/27/17, 8:56 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 33,677
Posted By Monty Alston
Trapped moisture on roof at chimney due to...

Trapped moisture on roof at chimney due to improper Installation of cricket which flattens out before in gets around the end of the chimney. Recommend having evaluated by licensed contractor to...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/27/17, 2:25 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 64,656
Posted By Monty Alston
Mastering Roof Inspections: Attic Area Roof...

Mastering Roof Inspections: Attic Area Roof Inspection article was a good reminder to look closer at fasteners for poor connections and incorrectly installed fasteners, also a closer look at...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/27/17, 2:14 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 64,656
Posted By Monty Alston
Repaired area of roof has been replaced with left...

Repaired area of roof has been replaced with left over shingles that had possibly stained over time due to the way they were stored. Previous shingles had possibly deteriorated due to excessive...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 8:16 PM
Replies: 17,152
Views: 337,744
Posted By Monty Alston
After reading the article on " 10 easy ways to...

After reading the article on " 10 easy ways to save money and energy in your home" I am seriously considering installing tank lees water heaters and will definantly take time to seal all gaps and...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 8:13 PM
Replies: 17,152
Views: 337,744
Posted By Monty Alston
Condensation between window panes indicate that...

Condensation between window panes indicate that the gas seals may have been broken/deteriorated and loosing there integrity. it is Recommend to have repair or replaced by licensed contractor or a...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 3:49 PM
Replies: 12,436
Views: 253,174
Posted By Monty Alston
The article on "Deck Receptacles " supported the...

The article on "Deck Receptacles " supported the video concerning the type of outlet and the use of extension cords. I found the statistics on extension cords to be very interesting and will begin to...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 3:49 PM
Replies: 12,436
Views: 253,174
Posted By Monty Alston
Precast concrete steps; Handrails are in severely...

Precast concrete steps; Handrails are in severely weathered condition including exposed bare wood and poorly secured fasteners. The lack of balusters/spindles, the poorly secureded hand rails and...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 3:34 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 64,847
Posted By Monty Alston
The article on "Deck Receptacles " supported the...

The article on "Deck Receptacles " supported the video concerning the type of outlet and the use of extension cords. I found the statistics on extension cords to be very interesting and will begin to...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 3:31 PM
Replies: 7,482
Views: 64,847
Posted By Monty Alston
Precast concrete steps; Handrails are in...

Precast concrete steps; Handrails are in severely weathered condition including exposed bare wood and poorly secured fasteners. The lack of balusters/spindles, the poorly secureded hand rails and...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/12/17, 2:32 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 52,076
Posted By Monty Alston
I read the article on " Home Safety for the...

I read the article on " Home Safety for the Elderly" inspired by Mike Nelson you has a similar perspective with a handicapped child at home. Both Mike and the article help me to take a different...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/12/17, 2:28 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 52,076
Posted By Monty Alston
There is a type of plywood normally used for...

There is a type of plywood normally used for flooring underlayment that has been installed on the exterior of the house(see photo). Recommend that it be replaced with a product that is designed for...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/11/17, 7:49 PM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 255,859
Posted By Monty Alston
The Article on " Evaluating Structural Framing "...

The Article on " Evaluating Structural Framing " expressed the importance of inspecting in context and the importance of knowing and understanding how homes were built during different time periods...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/11/17, 7:43 PM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 255,859
Posted By Monty Alston
Brick at chimney is separating from wall due a...

Brick at chimney is separating from wall due a foundation crack the base of chimney. It appears that concrete footing was properly installed to be able to support the weight of the brick or ground...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/8/17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 248,621
Posted By Monty Alston
The Article concerning " moisture intrusion" ...

The Article concerning " moisture intrusion" help to re affirm the multiple ways that water intrusion can occur. It did help me to reflect on the importance of flashing and proper installation of...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/8/17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 248,621
Posted By Monty Alston
Several areas of standing water were found in...

Several areas of standing water were found in crawlspace. Moisture in crawlspace can encourage microbial and / or damage to structural materials. Moisture can be due to plumbing leaks ( See Photo) ,...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/7/17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 58,677
Posted By Monty Alston
From the foundation insulation article I was...

From the foundation insulation article I was surprised that insulating concrete form (ICF) systems is less expensive than an insulated, poured-in-place concrete wall? This was a new concept for me....
Forum: Student Discussions 9/7/17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 58,677
Posted By Monty Alston
No gutters or downspouts. Full installation...

No gutters or downspouts. Full installation recommended to keep water away from structure and out of crawlspace. Water can weaken the foundation and deteriorate the siding. Be sure to install...
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