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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