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This time I got to inspect my own floors. Yes, these are floors that I installed myself, but they are in my own home. (Note: I do not condone inspecting a floor that you installed or had some...
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Another fun inspection this week. The complaint was that something was ruining the floors in the center of the great room. They had originally suspected that Fluffy the dog was peeing on the rug in...
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Now that was a fun inspection. It started as an HVAC-related hardwood floor issue so I had to be careful what tools I took on the airplane with me compared to what the client had. I know things...
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Another week with a long ride for a short inspection. And it involved a crawl space again. Only it really didn't. This was for a real estate transaction, and the home inspector's report said...
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It was a busy week with a couple nice floor inspections. The most interesting one was a factory-finished floor that had significant overwood and underwood issues. Corners and edges were higher than...
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I managed to get back one of the jobs I thought I had lost last week because of an old telephone number. It's a 100-plus-year-old building that has undergone several modifications over the years. Now...
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It's been a week. It's one thing to be self-employed and have to deal with health insurance. It's a whole other thing to get sick.
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Well, I will never disrespect the concrete gods again. I really like concrete as a material, but I've had my fill of working the raw stuff, so I'd like to pass that opportunity on to someone else to...
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This must be my month for slab-grinding issues. I looked at a house that had the basement slab ground flat before some flooring was installed. Things went wrong, and the homeowners got an attorney...
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It has been an interesting week. I've now made five visits to the house with the wet floor that I mentioned two weeks ago. The scope of work has extended to other parts of the house. We keep tearing...
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