This photo of arched wood trusses was taken during one of our Commercial Property Inspections in Omaha a few months ago. We had the pleasure of inspecting a property that used to be a lumber yard. This specific warehouse was used to house drywall as it came in off of
There wasn’t a square inch of wood in this attic that didn’t have mold over it! To identify quickly if your attic ventilation is poor, just pop your head up into the attic hatch and look around. This time of year, moisture freezes to the underside of the roof deck
Sometimes, there’s a reason the house is listed cheap. I’ll give you a hint…the picture is level.
Cigarette smoke houses are NOT a good buy! Even if you remove all of the carpets, paint every square inch of the interior of the home, professionally sanitize and duct blast the duct work, and run an Ozone machine for 48 hours, it’s still not guaranteed that you’ll get all
Homeowner installs illegal shower in the utility room leaving only 9″ to squeeze through studs to get to the main electric panel. The main panel is in the back corner so unless your body can fit through 9″, there’s no way to even reach the panel to turn off the
DON’T INSTALL THAT PANEL COVER SCREW!!! You’ll sink that screw right into the main service entrance cables and get 200 amps into your body!!! Not a smart installation by the Electrician. Most Electricians would never do this, but we run across this a few times a year…some even on new
Concealed unlined brick chimney that looked like a concrete block chimney with a clay-tile liner above the roof line. No liner = fire hazard and risk of carbon monoxide leaking into the home! This turned out to be a low cost fix by having a Certified Chimney Sweep or licensed
Why is the sump pit an aqua color? More importantly, why is there water coming in along the basement walls at the floor?! Reason: The primary sump pump isn’t working and neither is the battery back up sump pump. The perimeter drain tile is entirely full of water and that
When I showed my clients the foundation wall, they described it best: “It’s a banana.” This 2-car detached garage was built into the bank. The backyard of this home was pushing the West wall in 7″ and racking the entire garage towards the North 9″!!! The walls were at a
It’s not a roof leak. It’s your attic ventilation. I’ve had 2 past clients call up recently wanting me to come out and inspect their roof because their ceilings have active water dripping down. This winter, we haven’t had enough snow build up, melt fast, cause ice damming, and leak
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.