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Last week was a fun one. Only a couple inspections, but it was productive and profitable, and there were no reports to write. The first one was about three hours away, and the major complaint was...
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Sometimes I make men cry. Sometimes I just make them real mad. I inspected a model home last week that had cupped floors and some buckling and squeaks near walls. Comments were flying that the...
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One aspect of being an inspector is that someone is unhappy. I answer the phone and am talking to an unhappy caller, or I show up at an inspection site to one, or often more, unhappy people. I think...
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Proper acclimation of wood flooring is something that comes up with every job. The goal is to get wood to the right moisture content for that particular site, so that any size changes due to future...
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Just when I have an experience with a good installer, I end up with one with a poor installer.  Or maybe I should say uneducated installer.  I visited my sister earlier this week on my way...
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Often I inspect floors installed, sanded and finished by people for whom it's just a job. But once in awhile, I get called by someone who really takes pride in his work. Last week I got a call from...
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'Tis the season for cupped floors, and I have gotten many calls about them lately. It has been a hot, humid summer, and air conditioning has been running strong in much of the country. So lots of...
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Acclimation issues show up in some inspections that I perform. The typical response from the builder or installer is that the flooring was acclimated in the building for two weeks, "just like...
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