Photos from new construction inspections, part VI

- The photo below shows water leaking down into the basement from another leaking tiled shower, again identified during a one-year warranty inspection. . To discover leaking shower pans, we flood test tiled showers during our home inspections ..More

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The most common garage door opener issues

- This test is actually supposed to be conducted on all garage door openers every month by homeowners, so we’ve started including this advice in all of our home inspection reports. ..More

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Concealed damage: a home inspector’s homeownership woes, part 1

- It remained that way for many years, but there were still other problems with this door that I wasn’t aware of. I fixed the water management issue by having new aluminum gutters installed, and I replaced the rotted trim and brickmold around the front door. . Once I had all of the rotted wood treated and filled, and the wood filler meticulously sanded to match the profile of the door and painted, you never would have known there was an issue. This is a two-part system that works very well for spot repairs. For the rotted areas on the door frame, I used Abatron’s LiquidWood & WoodEpox Wood Restoration Kit ..More

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A home inspector’s review of the Corentium Pro radon monitor

- The Android functionality is also currently too limited, but I’m sure that a software update will fix that in the near future. This is an easy-to-use, feature packed device that does everything you need and more. . I’d be willing to pay about 20% more than what I currently pay to get the additional features that the Corentium Pro offers, but this device costs nearly twice as much as what I’m currently using, which is the bare-bones Sun Nuclear 1027. The only big downside is the price, which might be too high for radon professionals to justify. The fact that it’s powered only by batteries is also a huge selling feature ..More

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Dishwasher air gaps

- The nitty-gritty details of exactly how this is being enforced throughout Minnesota is up to the professional judgment of the plumbing inspectors for each municipality. . From what I’ve heard, air gaps are typically being required at the time that sinks or dishwashers are installed or replaced ..More

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