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Signs, they are everywhere you look. Street signs, real estate signs, and store signs, just to name a few. When we read a sign, we trust the information is accurate, true, guiding us in the right direction. Many businesses use signs to advertise their work. In particular contracting companies. Fo...
12/17/2012
Older houses or I should say antique homes usually have an expected amount of settling. Some call this charm. I for one find it hard to the see the charm in having to shim the legs of the kitchen table to keep your eggs from sliding to one side of the plate, but to each his own. When inspecting a...
12/13/2012
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Tis the season once again; sniffles, coughs and colds that is. Did you think I was talking about another season? If you have children, the illnesses begin not long after the first day of school, continuing it seems to just about June. Of course it is another season now too; fireplace. There is no...
12/11/2012
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Growing up television was vastly different than today, something I remind my two girls of it seems constantly. Today there are hundreds of channels on 24 hours a day. You can record TV, stop and rewind it and watch it "On Demand". All this programming shown in stunning clarity and color on massiv...
12/08/2012
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When taking on a project, in order to accomplish the desired result, a certain amount of planning is advisable. Flying or should I say sawing and hammering by the seat of your pants will unquestionably have the build run into snags. Yet even the best laid plans come up against problems. Solving u...
12/06/2012
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In military speak collateral damage is a euphemism for unintended damage and causalities. In the world of home inspection collateral damage does on occasion occur to the property during a home inspection. A conscientious home inspector is always careful while performing their duties, yet accident...
12/03/2012
Utilitarian, a fancy and I might add a little hard to pronounce word that means useful, practical, handy. The opposite of which is useless, worthless and unhandy. Is unhandy a word? Any how, in my eventful explorations of houses, I find all manner of attempts at reinventing the wheel. Some people...
11/30/2012
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Permissible, now there is a word subject to wide interpretation. Look at history or around the world or even on your own street. There is no question what one person finds permissible, another sees as offensive. For literally thousands of years, the way to take a good deal of the subjective-ness ...
11/27/2012
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A comedy of errors can describe events that from a small misunderstanding snowball into a near catastrophe. Thankfully no gets maimed or killed, but some damage is done. Being a home inspector I view quite a bit of what I would call comedic measures that stem from a misunderstanding and a lack o...
11/23/2012
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Water, it's as vital to life as oxygen. It is also one of the most destructive compounds on earth. As every homeowner knows, water is the adversary. Construction and maintenance are centered around managing waters effects on building materials. When maintenance is deferred, the effects can be uns...
11/20/2012
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