Modern Pressure-Treated Lumber is Corrosive

Modern Pressure-Treated Lumber is Corrosive

Unintended Consequences The rule of unintended consequences applies to home construction just as it does to many other aspects of life. By utilizing new technology or new techniques we solve one problem while simultaneously creating another. Using pressure-treated...
6 Reasons to Test Your Home for Radon

6 Reasons to Test Your Home for Radon

1. Safety and Health Long-term exposure to elevated levels of radon causes lung cancer. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second-leading cause overall. It is the #1 environmental cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer has a high mortality rate...

Dangers of Reversed Polarity

Hot, Neutral and Ground When examining the electrical system during a home inspection, inspectors check the polarity of electrical receptacles, or outlets. Testing for reversed polarity can be performed with a small handheld receptacle or outlet tester. Modern...

Dry Basement Ideas from a Home Inspector

Look at the Outside First Digging a big hole in the ground for a foundation is an open invitation for water intrusion. Some people live with this reality every time it rains. In other cases, basements can stay pretty dry until a 50- or 100-year flood event comes...