Nail Holes In New Construction Roof Systems are Common

Nail Holes In New Construction Roof Systems are Common

Nail holes in a new construction roof system are common.  They most commonly occur where scaffolding anchors or toe boards are nailed through the roof system to apply siding at or above the roof.  They can be difficult to detect during inspection and are often...
Tensioning Residential Foundation Cable Late

Tensioning Residential Foundation Cable Late

Most of the home foundation construction in the Houston area today is post tensioned slab on grade foundations. This type of foundation is not reinforced with conventional reinforcing steel bar but is reinforced using tendons that compress the concrete in two...
Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob and Tube Wiring

During inspection of older homes in the Houston area it is not uncommon to find Knob and Tube (K&T) wiring.  In Houston this type of wiring is typically found in buildings constructed in the 1940s and before.  Knob and tube wiring was an early standardization of...
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...