Why You Need a Relief Trench

Even if the weather looks good you should have a water relief trench draining to an acceptable location lower than your forming.  They forgot that here.  Water filling forms in our area often will damage the concrete preparations delaying construction and requiring...

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Falling Bullets Cause Roof Damage

The Fourth of July is upon us and many will be out celebrating.  As I see everyone planning their 4th of July celebrations I often stop and think about the number of bullets and bullet holes I find in roof surfaces in the Houston area due to falling bullets.  Finding...

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Replacing Residential Windows

Benefits of Window Replacement Replacement windows have become a common building upgrade for residential construction in the Houston area. Replacing old, worn windows offers a consumer the promise of improved energy efficiency, a quieter home, and an improved...

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Finding Leaks at Sinks

A Leak is Reported After an inspection report is issued, we get occasional contacts from clients who have questions about leak observations at drains or basins included in our report at bathrooms sinks or other similar fixtures they cannot find.  This occurs because...

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Are You Ready for The Start of Hurricane Season?

June 1st marks the start of hurricane season and it looks like we may have a storm brewing in the Gulf already.  We have put together a page of recommendations and links to keep you informed about hurricane preparedness in the Houston area.  The bottom line is to have...

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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 article...

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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...

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