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
This Flipper’s DIY electrical almost burnt the house down. Live wires spliced & embedded into the wall!!! Fire waiting to happen! Who cares that you skipped your home inspection. It’s just your families lives you’re putting at risk!
Contractor caught cutting corners replacing asbestos siding with thin particle board used on bookshelves for backing & painting over it
Commercial property inspections can be entertaining! I caught this Contractor “repairing” damaged asbestos siding on a multi-plex by replacing the broken tiles with thin fiber board you would install on the back of book shelves. This flimsy material was about as strong as a cereal box and would absorb water
Torsion springs on a residential garage door are designed to last 7,000 – 10,000 cycles (open & close.) By simply spraying the torsion spring with lubricant annually, you will extend the life of those springs. Most people never think to do this. When the torsion spring breaks, there is much
This has been a unique year for inspections! I’ve had the pleasure of inspecting some really cool commercial properties for my clients. These are just some of the latest I’ve done. There was a newer 4-bay commercial use building in Gretna, a 4-plex from the 1950’s in Omaha with a
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.