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
How to turn a New Construction Home into a Mold House: This Builder cut in tiny 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ holes in the soffits then installed the 14″ x 6″ soffit vents. From the ground, nobody was the wiser as it looked normal. In the attic, however, there literally
Opening the windows will help initially, but once you have the sopping wet items removed, you’ll need to run dehumidifiers to remove the moisture. The OSB sub-floor needs to dry out. Having the dehumidifiers inside the mobile running will help the top side. Underneath, the belly board insulation is going
This home had mold covering almost 100% of the bottom side of the roof deck due to poor attic ventilation. Because this was a large home, the mold remediation bids ranged from $8,000 to $10,000. What a pricey mistake just because the soffit vents weren’t kept clean and the bathroom
Flood Damage – HVAC Equipment: This furnace in Valley, NE was 100% submerged underwater in this basement. You can see the stains right at the top of the white service sticker on the cold air return. This furnace is ruined. There is no saving it. This furnace has to be
Electrical components and water don’t mix. No matter how normal the inside of your mobile home appears, however high the water level reached, the wiring, outlets, light switches, and other electrical components were damaged if they were wet. You can spend all the effort of tearing out the drywall, insulation,
Flood Damage To Mobile Homes – Part 1: Depending on the year manufactured, mobile homes can be set onto a foundation, concrete footings, or concrete block with no footings. In this picture, the mobile home was set on concrete blocks laid on the ground. This technique is no longer allowed,
Major water/raw sewage damage averted!!! This was a flipped home in Omaha. My client was buying the home to move into. It sat vacant…luckily! They had a lift pump in the basement that was used for the sink and toilet of the basement 1/2 bath to raise the gray water
Lean, baby, lean. This tall brick chimney is not supported above the roof line. Over time, the mortar joints couldn’t hold it. This is a serious risk of it collapsing through the roof right into the living room below. Also, if someone were to have a fire in the wood
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.