Nine ways for water to enter your basement or crawl space

-   Standing water near the foundation and footings can lead to soil shifting or settling and can cause structural issues. We also recommend checking your sump-pump or low point drain to ensure functionality. . Basements and crawlspaces often go neglected, and some crawlspaces go unchecked for decades, we recommend checking your crawlspace at least twice a year for leaks and issues, the fall and spring are good times to check for unwanted standing water.   A small amount of care and attention can prevent costly future repairs.   ..More

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Thinking About Infrared Home Inspections? Now is a Great Time to Start

- Inspector Bruce Barker writes for ASHI Reporter that his initial interest waned quickly when the cameras he saw came with price tags over $15,000. If you can’t imagine making that kind of an investment, you’re not alone. . Some of the earliest thermography or infrared devices cost well over $10,000 ..More

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Bath fan duct: metal or plastic?

- . For this reason, plastic is just about all that’s ever used in Minnesota. With a plastic, insulated duct, you’ll still get some condensation inside the duct, but not nearly as much as you’d get with metal ..More

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Ice Dams: how to prevent and how to remove

- . If you have water coming through your ceiling in the dead of winter, it’s not a problem with your roof, it’s a building science issue. Follow the advice given here to fix your ice dams. You either have an ice dam or you have frost in your attic. Ice dams suck ..More

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Do Home Inspectors Go in an Attic?

- . It might also hold important information about a previous house fire. Leaks in chimneys, improper gas appliance and plumbing vents, and a dreaded home for wayward bats might all await in any attic that you inspect. The attic framework might be bowed, sagging or cracked ..More

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