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Moving Chimney Found By Charlotte Home Inspector

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Recently Chip Sprague a Charlotte home inspector was inspecting a house in Charlotte when he noticed the chimney is on the move. A brick chimney has it’s own foundation separate from the house because of the weight of the bricks. The chimney also has flashing and counter flashing where it joins the roof to allow […]

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Tags: Chimney · Roof Inspection Charlotte

Charlotte Home Inspector Explains The Difference Between Termites and Ants

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

As spring comes it is the time of swarmers. Swarmers are the reproductive termites that come out by the thousands after the first few warm Spring days usually after a rain. This usually freaks people out if it’s inside their house. Ants also have swarmers and the purpose of this video is to show the […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Inspects A Geodesic Home

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

A geodesic dome is a structure built in an almost spherical shape—a structure made from struts set on large circles. Because of its curved walls and ceiling, these domes use approximately a third less surface area to enclose the same volume as a traditional box home. In fact, the geodesic dome has the highest ratio […]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Unusual Findings

Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Termite Damage

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Let’s talk about termites in houses with a crawl space. By far the most likely place for termites is the floor joist adjacent to the dirt filled porch or stoop. If you can crawl under your house (preferably with a flash light) Crawl up to the back of the front stoop and pull insulation back […]

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Termite Damage Found At Charlotte Home Inspection

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

It is important to know a little about termites and how they work. Unlike us, termites work 24 hours a day and they eat 24 hour a day. Termites come from the ground and they have to return to the ground for moisture. The main hub of the colony lives down in the ground and […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Loose Toilet

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Patrick Waddell found this loose toilet during his home inspection in Charlotte. Tile had been installed causing the toilet to leak. The floor flange is usually mounted on the floor during the original plumbing installation. However, if any additional subflooring (such as a smooth underlayment for vinyl flooring, or additional plywood to […]

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Tags: Plumbing Issues