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This short Direct TV parody is about the importance of getting a Virginia Beach home inspection. The video may be funny, but the message is real. Don't skip getting a home inspection in Virginia Beach when you purchase a home.
Plumbing stack vents are penetrations that go through the roof to allow gases out of and air into the plumbing system. The problem is in order for these vents to work a hole needs to be cut into the roof. Protecting this hole is the job of the vent boot or boot jack. Often I will find that these ...
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Many decks are done as weekend projects because they appear to be simple to build. It is important to remember that  decks are structures that need to be designed properly to ensure that they resist the variety of stresses and loads placed upon them. During many home inspections in Virginia Beach...
This was an interesting observation at a recent Virginia Beach home inspection. As I was walking down the exterior brick veneer wall I noticed a pattern of colored caulk. About every three feet the home owner had sealed the weep holes for the brick veneer wall. Weep holes are provided to allow th...
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal.   Facts and Figures 480 U.S. residents died between 2001 and 2003 from non-fire-related carbon-monoxide poisoning. Most CO e...
Sometimes at a home inspection I just wonder, WHY? The installation of these garage door sensors are not what manufacturers had in mind. Is safety really that inconvenient? Presumably, the owners could not get the sensors to line up, so this was the best solution they could come up with. Since 19...
It is a common find at many home inspections in Virginia Beach, the lack of extensions at the gutter system downspouts. These extensions are designed to direct the rainwater runoff away from the foundation of the house. There are different methods that can be used to redirect this water. During ...
During some Virginia Beach home inspections the decision to replace the roof is very easy.  Just an example of the things your Virginia Beach home inspector is looking for during your home inspection in Hampton Roads.
Recently as I crawled under a house at Virginia Beach home inspection it was quite evident that the owners had not had the house checked for termites in quite some time, if ever. There was extensive termite activity at the sill plate, joists, and subfloor. The pictures show one of the method ter...

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