Suction Filter Dryers

Suction Filter Dryers

Suction filter dryers are typically installed on air conditioning systems that have had a compressor failure and when observed normally indicate that a compressor was replaced on the system.  When a compressor motor fails it can introduce solid particles and acidify...
Masonry Base Flashing Errors

Masonry Base Flashing Errors

Flashing issues are common in residential construction.  During our framing inspections, we try to identify flashing mistakes or areas where there is concern for performance so that they can be corrected early in the construction process.  This is often the best time...
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...
Dry Weather and Your Foundation

Dry Weather and Your Foundation

It is that time of year once again.  Dry weather and warmer temperatures are upon us. It seems like this time of year just sneaks up on us every year and it is dry before you know it.  On the inspections I am performing I am just starting to see the soils showing...
Smart Consumer Series

Smart Consumer Series

Peter Schkeeper is a friend and colleague of mine.  We served together on the board for the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers.  He has since retired from the board and has started a new project making informative videos, training, and providing some...
IBHS PROVIDING ROOFING RATINGS

IBHS PROVIDING ROOFING RATINGS

IBHS Building Science IBHS has some pretty interesting building science going on.  They do real world testing of building materials for the insurance industry and share their information to the public.   From the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers...