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...
Smart Consumer Series

Smart Consumer Series

Peter Schkeeper is a friend and colleague of mine.  We served together on the board for the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers.  He has since retired from the board and has started a new project making informative videos, training, and providing some...
Why Splash Blocks?

Why Splash Blocks?

Why Gutters Gutters are installed to collect and control water run off from a roofing system and to control the water until it can be carried far enough away from a building that it does not create a potential for water entry at the roof, walls, or foundation and so...