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"Sir, we clocked you installing a wood floor on a high moisture content subfloor. May I see your documentation on moisture content of the subfloor?"
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I "flew" to a job that was about 2 hours away last week. Actually, I drove, but my client offered to fly me. So, something wasn't quite right with this inspection. Nice couple, decades-old...
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If you think education is expensive, what do you figure the going rate for ignorance is? Or, do you think no one will notice when you are faking it? The "good" news is that most of your...
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From the comments I have received, my webinar on wood floors and summer moisture went over well last week. One of the items I covered was the relationship between temperature and relative humidity,
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I looked at three houses in the last week where the homeowners did not run air conditioning. I sure hope its not related to the economy, but there were comments about how much it cost to run an AC.
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Do you ever get the feeling that when you are hired as an inspector, your job is to write a report that benefits your client? And when you don't, they tend to get rather nasty? I think there were...
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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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