Taped Distribution Register Grill – Testing Ductwork

Taped Distribution Register Grill – Testing Ductwork

This photo is a taped distribution register grill.  This was taped for pressure testing of the duct system to determine its leakage rate which should be below 4%.  This is accomplished by taping the registers and returns and using a testing blower which will...

Poor Tape Flashing Application

Poor tape flashing application is common in residential window installation in new construction.  This can result in water entry.  In the video water entry was found to be occurring even during framing stage because it rained pretty hard during the...
New Construction

New Construction

Looking at new construction this morning. If you’re considering buying a new house those need inspections too. Your builder may only build to the local code standard which is the minimum quality standard. There’s a lot more to consider.
Foundation Movement in Bricks

Foundation Movement in Bricks

Cracks in brick are commonly caused by differential movement in a buildings foundation but did you know brick can also demonstrate foundation movement in other ways?  One less well known indicator is identifying curved brick mortar lines in the brick courses by...
Bullet In New Roof

Bullet In New Roof

I was inspecting a newly constructed building and found this bullet damage where the bullet can be seen in the roof.  I normally find these within the 610 loop and most often on the east side, but his was in a more rural area.  See our other article on bullets in...