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Entries from July 31st, 2012

The Roof is Ready to be Replaced

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During some Virginia Beach home inspections the decision to replace the roof is very easy.  Just an example of the things your Virginia Beach home inspector is looking for during your home inspection in Hampton Roads.

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Termite Activity at a Virginia Beach Home Inspection

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Recently as I crawled under a house at Virginia Beach home inspection it was quite evident that the owners had not had the house checked for termites in quite some time, if ever. There was extensive termite activity at the sill plate, joists, and subfloor. The pictures show one of the method termites use to […]

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It Shocked the Virginia Beach Home Inspector

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I was shocked when I open the panel at a home inspection in Virginia Beach when I saw what someone had done. I just hope they know how lucky that they weren’t SHOCKED or ELECTROCUTED when they decided to drive nails and screws into the backside of this panel. This was definitely a head shaker. […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspection “Pic of the Day” – Exposed Nails

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The roof at this Virginia Beach home inspection had recently been replaced. As I walked back an forth I kept observing what you see in the pictures. Bright shiny nail heads were in many locations. Each of these exposed nails is a future leak. The nails have created a hole and with exposure that hole […]

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Norfolk Home Inspection Shows How Correcting One Issue Causes Another

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The attic insulation was found to be lacking in a number of areas at this Norfolk home inspection. This was new construction so it was odd that there would be bare areas in multiple locations. Looking at the install certificate I could see that 10” of insulation was initially installed. So if the insulation is […]

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