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Recessed Lighting and Insulation Contact

Recessed lighting is a popular feature in both new construction and in remodeled homes, but an important safety factor is not obvious. Some recessed light fixtures are designed to be safe for insulation contact and are designated IC-rated. Non-IC-rated fixtures require clearance from all combustibles, typically three inches. These non-rated fixtures can cause fires [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:12:37-07:00March 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common gutter problems

Gutter systems are important for protecting the home from roof drainage. Gutters and downspouts work with flashings to direct the water away from walls and foundations, and toward rainwater management systems, such as storm drains and swales. Since gutters are not prominent visually and are difficult to access, they often are found with defects [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:18:12-07:00February 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Slippery Slope – Poor Grading

Water should drain away from a home. While simply said, not so easily done. Many lots are sloped up away from the home, what is called a negative grade, on at least one side. Negative grades will cause surface water from rainfall to run towards the foundation. Groundwater also moves downhill by gravity, and [...]

By |2018-11-15T11:51:03-08:00November 15th, 2018|home inspection, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Problems with Decks

Decks are attractive and useful features of homes, but even great-looking structures can have safety problems,  and all of them need maintenance. As they extend the home footprint into the outdoors, they are vulnerable to increased weathering, and deterioration. They are commonly attached to exterior entrances, and may experience heavy traffic. Safe steps and [...]

By |2018-11-15T11:09:09-08:00November 7th, 2018|home inspection, Uncategorized|0 Comments