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Aesthetics are probably the hardest thing to inspect. Swirl mark and gloss levels and other workmanship issues often don't have a standard, so it's not a black-and-white call. The old "prominent...
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After being out of the office for a while, the phone has gotten me back into things. It's been ringing like crazy. So the week gave me a chance to answer mail, book some future work and work on some...
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Bula! That's "Hello" in Fijian. What a wonderful country. And I thought Hawaii was nice. Advertisements say that Fiji people are the friendliest in the world, and I would have to agree.
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Last week was a business trip. I was home long enough to repack my suitcase, spend a day in mediation with four lawyers, and look at one floor problem. Now I am off to Fiji for some R&R.
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Hawaii was paradise. Lots of sandy floors to explore, I mean inspect. But Hawaii's climate is pretty nice, and not real conducive to wood floor problems (other than termites). Temperatures are pretty...
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This was a rather dull week, especially with the anticipation of next week. I looked at some flooring a friend was installing. The installation instructions were printed on the inside of the box. The...
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Another canceled court appearance. I often don't hear what happens after I inspect a house, and sometimes I get to hear a verdict of a court case. But when they settle before the trial, I don't get...
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Localized conditions usually point to a localized source. I went to a house last week that had some cupping around a bathroom. The plumber had been out and had checked everything. The toilet, sink...
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Well, that was a busted week. I was supposed to testify in court on Tuesday, but got a call on Friday saying they had settled. That left Monday and Tuesday empty, because Monday I was going to end up...
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Flying to a job is always exciting. The trip in itself would be worth a whole blog bit. Let's just say my tools and I got there and back in one piece. A Pelican case really helps when it comes to...
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