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Asphalt Roll Roof, How to install, Service life

By |2020-06-12T18:03:51-07:00June 12th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

This is an Asphalt Roll Roof, the reason people call it a rolling roof because when you buy it, it comes like a roll. The materials are made of an organic felt sheet or mat, asphalt, and faced with granular stone aggregate. Installation is with flames and melted asphalt so you should have heavy-duty gloves

What is Honeycomb in Concrete Walls?

By |2020-06-12T16:17:47-07:00June 11th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

This foundation wall in front of me has honeycomb. It occurs when concrete starts to break down into pieces.  We typically find them in crawl space components, like Foundation wall, Footings, Concrete Columns, Beams, and Slabs in a house with Slab on Grade foundation. Why sometimes we consider honeycomb a Defect or Concern? When the

Solid Aluminium Wiring

By |2020-06-10T22:32:33-07:00June 10th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

How much do you know about Solid Aluminium Wiring? Between 1965 and 1972 houses were wired with Aluminum instead of Copper. Do not get me wrong! We still use Aluminium Wiring in our Residential Electrical Systems but only the Stranded type, the second picture with the green circle. The problem is Solid Aluminium Wire which

Temperature/pressure-relief or TPR valves in Water Heater

By |2020-06-04T18:57:06-07:00June 4th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

TPR Valve is a Safety device for Water Heater, T stands for Temperature, P for Pressure, and R for Relief. You can find this Saftey device on any Water Heater and on other Heating systems like Boilers. What They Do and Why They are Important? There are possibilities that Water Heater's Temperature or Pressure exceeds

Wood Contact in Soil

By |2020-06-02T17:50:02-07:00May 28th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

In Decks and porches, Wood contact with soil or ground that happened on posts mostly, considered as a Defect. The proper way would be locating the same post on a metal piece and concrete for wood protection. From What? Moisture Bugs Recommendation, if posts are in contact with soil or ground and are in good condition, you can clean the area that is in

Notes on Water Pressure

By |2020-06-02T16:44:55-07:00May 27th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

Water pressure depends on its connection to the city or well, ranges between 45 and 80 psi (pounds per square inch). Anything out of this range not considered normal for the Residential Need. -Pressures above 80 psi are too high which you should use a regulator to avoid damaging your house pipe. -Low-pressure causes could

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