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Report 2009 Home Inspection Software for Home Inspectors The generation of a computerized Home Inspection report can greatly improve the professional service that a Home Inspector provides each and every customer. It also is the first line of defense when a problem is discovered and someone questions the Home Inspector and Inspection Report. Computers can be very powerful tools if used to their potential and very frustrating if problems exceed our limited computer skills. A Closer Look Inspection Service¬†has been…

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Foundations & Clay Soils

Foundations are the base of support for an entire structure. Societies, cultures, cities and homes are all built on foundations. Few people look closely at them until they get a few cracks. Foundation movement can be one of the most serious challenges you will address when negotiating the sell or purchase of a residential home. This article will not teach you all that is necessary to determine which homes have problems, and which don't. Years and years of knowledge and…

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2009 IECC

101.4          Does the 2009 IECC apply? 101.4.2       Historic Exemption 101.4.3       Applicable Property  New Construction –  Remodel –  Finishout – Addition 101.4.4       A Change in Occupancy 101.4.5       A Change in space conditioning 303            Material Identification 303.1.1.1     Attic insulation depth marker every 300 sqft for blown in insulation 303.1.3       Fenestration product rating on every window with U – factor and SHGC 303.2          Insulation installation to manufacturer’s instructions and IBC 400            Residential buildings 401.3          Certificate posted…

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Lead Based Paints

Lead Paint Hazard Activities A Closer Look Inspection Services previously provided Lead Based Paint Risk Assessments. Market conditions did not warrant continuing these services, however our inspectors are trained to perform these services and we developed this informative article to help keep our clients aware of the hazards of Lead in the home environment. We hope you find this article useful. The issue of lead poisoning has been well documented and recorded through out history. Rome was a world power…

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Information Links

Geological and Slab Foundations Finished Basements – The Concrete Network Portland Cement Association Homepage Expansive Clay Soil Sites Maintenance Recommendations for Foundations on Expansive Clay Soils Expansive Soil Guidelines Masonry A Chimney Solution….Revolutionary Chimney Lining and Sealing by Thermocrete USA, Inc. Firestone Building Products Masonry Reinforcement Corp The Brick Industry Association Stone Wear Structural Systems Veneers Chimneys.com Fireplace Sites Walls and Windows Shear Max Panel Hardy Frame (shear panels) Certainteed Pella Windows MetalBuilding.com Residential Steel Construction Services — Building and…

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