Home Inspection

What you need to know about Decks & Balconies

Decks & Balconies

Decks are wonderful features that everyone enjoys.  People like to use it for parties, BBQs, etc.  However these features are constantly exposed to the elements and do take a lot of abuse from rain, wind, snow, etc. Structure Generally, all wood decks are supported by posts and joists.  These joints may or may not also …

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What you need to know about Drainage

Drainage

Water is a powerful thing, and because the very nature of its state means it can work its way into anything eventually.  Hence why we focus so much on how a house is able to endure the elements. When I speak of drainage, I mean the ability for a house to drain away water that …

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What you need to know about Siding and Cladding

Siding & Cladding

When I speak of cladding or siding, I speak on the material that is used on the exterior of the house to shield the interior from weather.  Obviously a very important feature of a property. There are many different kinds of cladding that can be used, that all vary in price, and advantages.  Let us …

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Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems

Electrical systems gives us the ability to do many of the things we consider ‘modern’.  From cooking, to running out computer.  Overall electrical is a pretty straight forward idea.  Electricity is provided by the municipality in the form of tapping into the grand electrical grid, and taking some of that power to run household items. …

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What you need to know about home Water Damage

Water Damage

Water damage is something people always have a concern about. Wood Rot When people think of water damage, they think of the obvious, wood rot.  Indeed that is the main common form it takes on. Wood does not rot the instant it comes in contact with water.  If wood is allowed air, and proper time …

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