Your R Value is a Little Low.

Your R Value is a Little Low.

This is one of the items we check during the inspection of new construction.  One of the energy code requirements is to have proper insulation in the attic space.  The required depth depends upon the standard you follow, which is either prescriptive or performance. ...

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...
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...