The main purpose of a 1-Year Builder’s Warranty Inspection is this: To protect the Homeowner. On this home, my client simply wanted me to conduct the Home Inspection, find out if there were any issues, and document them. He would then pass my report along to his Builder before his
The backed up supply chain is wreaking havoc on Builders trying to complete their New Construction homes on time in the Omaha and surrounding areas. I just conducted a New Construction Inspection in Gretna, NE last week days before closing and the garage doors hadn’t been installed yet. The Builder
The look on the Builder’s face when they asked me how the inspection was going and I casually asked them if they have the Insulation Contractor on the schedule to show up. The Home Inspection on this instance served as a good checks-n-balances so hopefully my client moves into their
The benefits of Aluminum Clad Wood Windows Aluminum clad wood windows were very popular in the 1990’s & early 2000’s. You can still find them being installed today on New Construction and during window replacements on existing homes. The wood casement windows looked high-end. You could stain or paint them
Radon Mitigation Systems Should Have Intumescent Firestop Collars Through Fire Walls When you run a plastic pipe through a firewall, such as for a radon mitigation system, is fire-rated caulk enough? The answer is absolutely not! The garage is the #1 area a house fire occurs in. During a fire,
Low Level CO Detectors Save Lives! Regular store bought carbon monoxide detectors are manufactured to go off when the CO levels reach 70 ppm for 1-4 hours! These detectors will not protect your family from low levels of carbon monoxide. At lower levels, these detectors will not protect infants, young
How To Identify Concrete Sidewalk Issues Concrete sidewalk issues: What happens on your new home when the sidewalk is poured to thin? Thin concrete will crack, settle, and become trip hazards & liabilities. What Are the Required Concrete Thicknesses? Minimum thickness for a sidewalk and driveway is 3 1/2″. If
The Benefits of Diamond Piers Ever seen Diamond Piers supporting a deck? I’ve been seeing this newer method to install a footing for a deck on my home inspections lately and thought I’d share. Instead of having to dig, pour a concrete footing that extends below the frost line, wait
How many ways can you run electrical wiring wrong without electrocuting someone or catching the place on fire? This DIY’er ran an extension cord from an exterior light socket outlet adapter across the walkway, through the exterior wall of the garage, then spliced into Romex wiring without a junction box
Don’t buy a house in the lowest level of the development! That property will be the drainage point of that neighborhood. I’ll share 2 recent home inspections of potential nightmares. The 1st house in Omaha was built in the 1970’s. It had 3 sump pumps and an interior drain tile
President & ASHI Certified Inspector
Greg Wayman is the President and ASHI Certified Inspector of Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc. As a full-time inspector for over 19 years, he has conducted over 4,000 full home inspections.
Greg is Heat Exchanger Experts Certified and has his NE Radon Measurement License. View more.