How to Choose a Home Inspector

How to Choose a Home Inspector

Reposted with link by permission of NABIE.org By – Consumer Reports, August 6, 2018 As the saying goes, “you generally get what you pay for” reminds us that purchasing services for building and home inspections is no exception to the rule. A recently published...
Preparing for Freezing Weather

Preparing for Freezing Weather

FREEZING WEATHER When it looks like we are about to get into some freezing weather, the first thought that comes to mind is if you have adequately protected your home.  You may have some special considerations for your home, depending upon what systems you have and...
Foundation Repair?

Foundation Repair?

One of the biggest concerns when looking at buying a house is the performance of the foundation.  If you are unsure if a foundation has been repaired one way you can tell is to look for patches in the flat work concrete outside or interior floors. The photograph for...
Things To Do Around Your Home to Prepare for Winter

Things To Do Around Your Home to Prepare for Winter

Its Almost Winter It’s fall and winter is fast approaching.  As a building consultant there are a few things I do around my own house that are commonly needed as winter approaches.  While I am sure that I could come up with a much longer list and then my wife...
Plumbing Drain Testing

Plumbing Drain Testing

Drain Testing-What are the Risks? Plumbing drain testing has become a common occurrence when purchasing an older home known or suspected to have been built using cast iron for drain lines.  In older homes in the Houston area, those built before the 70s, cast iron was...