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Water in the Basement? Never…

24/05/10 8:11 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By: Chuck

Recently I performed an inspection near my home in Orange County New York. After several minutes of inspecting the outside of the house I realized we may have some water in the basement issues. The gutters didn’t have extensions, the slope of the land was graded directly into the side of the house, the window wells were clogged and missing...

The final walkthrough inspection -10 key steps to make the walkthrough more productive!

24/05/10 8:26 pm | Comments (3) | Posted By: Chuck

Purchasing a home for most families is the single most important investment they will make in a lifetime.  As a professional home inspector of over 12 years I can’t stress the importance of the final walkthrough inspection.  The final walkthrough inspection typically occurs within 48 hours of the property closing. It’s a very important part of...

Inspection day is here…Who should attend?

02/06/10 10:29 am | Comments (0) | Posted By: Chuck

I get asked this question all the time during the initial phone conversation with the potential buyer.  Let me start by saying that the home inspection is a time to focus on your potential new home, not a time to show the house to friends and family. Too many times the home buyers plan to have friends and family meet during the inspection. This...

The famous “as is where is”…..why bother?

10/06/10 5:36 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By: Chuck

It’s the same phrase used over and over again in the Real Estate community. The house is selling as is… Really ? Here’s a news flash the buyer doesn’t really care! After performing over 10,000 inspections I have learned a lot about the view points of both the buyer and the seller. One of the most important things I have learned is that...

Failed water test? Don’t Panic…Shock and Restest!

27/01/12 1:14 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By: Chuck

To often a small degree of pollution in private wells on the first test is a common occurrence which, in many cases, is easily remedied. Unfortunately it happens on the day of the inspection. Three typical occurrences are:

  1. The well may have been opened to clean it, and a disinfection was not made on the system upon completion of the...

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