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Exteriors

bullet Pre-cast Stone Veneer Walls (new!)
 
bulletTree Dangers
 
bullet Roof Kickout Flashing
 
bullet How to repair vinyl siding

Electrical

bullet Aluminum Wiring (New!)
 
bullet Knob & Tube Wiring (New!)
 
bulletFPE Stab-lok Service Panels
Click the link above to read information about these hazardous electrical service panels.
 
bullet Square D AFCI Recall (Information regarding a recall of AFCI breakers.)
 

Plumbing
 

bullet Water heater insulation blankets (General information about WH blankets.)
 
bullet Thermal Expansion Control (Good article about the need for thermal expansion tanks on water heaters)
 
bullet CSST bonding information (guidance document issued by Mecklenburg County, NC).
 
bullet CSST bonding instructions from a leading supplier of CSST.
 
bullet CSST Lightening Concerns (with illustrations of the consequences of lightening strikes)
 
bullet Maxitrol Installation Instructions

Interiors

bulletIRC Stair Rail Guidance Document (Illustrations on proper stair rail design.)
 
bullet Chinese Drywall (New!)
 

Exteriors

bullet Concrete Problems (spalling, etc.)
 

Garages

bullet Garage Fire Walls (detailed information)
 

Attic

bulletBats in the attic

HVAC

bulletHeat Pumps
 
bullet Should you have the Air Ducts in your home cleaned?
Helpful EPA guidance document.

Structural

bullet Engineer I-joist information
 
bullet Deck construction guidelines
 
bullet OSB vs. Plywood

Notched & Drilled Structural Member Repair

Miscellaneous

bulletHome Energy Audits
The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the national ENERGY STAR Program for improving energy efficiency in homes.
 
bullet Building Permits
 
bullet Building Permit Requirements
(A detailed list of activities that require a permit according to the International Residential Code. Note that some municipalities have dollar amount thresholds that exempt certain types of light repair work. Also, other types of activities may require a permit based on local ordinances, such as re-roofing work. )
 
bullet Building component estimated life expectancies

 

Home Inspection Service Areas
We provide home inspections in all of Charlotte, Waxhaw, Pineville, Gastonia, Matthews, Weddington, Lake Norman, Indian Trail, Concord,
Cornelius, Mooresville, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, York, Clover, Lancaster, Chester, Gaffney, Spartanburg, Greenville, and the surrounding areas in SC & NC. We do home inspections in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill, SC.

 

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