Hurricane Preparedness – Are you Prepared?

Hurricane Preparedness – Are you Prepared?

Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane Season is serious business on the Gulf Coast.  The hurricanes affect residents from the coastal counties and extending many miles inland, causing severe property damage as the hurricane dissipates moving inland.  DO NOT underestimate...
Should You Hire a Licensed Engineer for Your Inspection?

Should You Hire a Licensed Engineer for Your Inspection?

What’s The Difference Between a Professional Engineer and a Professional Real Estate Inspector? The main difference is education and experience.  There are many qualified Real Estate Inspectors in Texas, but they bring a different scope of work and a different skill...

Low Flush Toilet Fail

While inspecting a house I ran across several toilets in the house that cleared the bowl 3 to 4 times when flushed.  This was an odd occurrence that caught my attention.  When I noticed this at the first toilet I had concern that perhaps the toilet drain was not...
Body Found in Heights Home

Body Found in Heights Home

As a building inspection engineer I have performed many home inspections on old historical homes.  I have found some interesting things in attic spaces and crawl ways over the last 30 years and I have always been worried I would find a body or remains, but I never...
Flood Insurance PSA From TDI

Flood Insurance PSA From TDI

Things to Consider About Flood Insurance If you live in the greater Houston area flooding and flood insurance is a concern.  We are essentially a big flat city so if it rains long enough in your area, flooding may be a reality for you. During hurricane season there is...