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Enormous Loads on Deck Posts Require Better Anchors

Enormous Loads A deck post like what is shown in the accompanying photos concentrates enormous loads. Simply placing a post on a patio slab is not a good idea, said Andrew Binosa, an Atlanta inspector for Champia Real Estate Inspections Atlanta. he ASHI associate inspector said the post should be resting on a pier that’s […]
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Watch out for signs of sewer line failures

Do you suddenly have cockroaches appearing in your home? Sure, you’ll think to call an exterminator. But would you be surprised that you might need a plumber? The old, pre-1972 construction homes usually had cast iron sewer pipes. These pipes aren’t expected to last more than 40 or 50 years. Corrosion caused by age results […]
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Infrared: Facts and Fiction

It is common in service industries that the market place dictates the kind and price of the products it wants businesses to provide. This fact is no less true in the home inspection industry. For example, many home inspectors offer mold and Radon testing because it is requested by home buyers or real estate agents. A relative new comer […]
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Termite Damage Lurks Behind Home’s Wallpaper for Years

A couple living in a 20-year-old home had an unwelcome surprise two years after they bought it. When they pulled down some wallpaper in the kitchen, they discovered obvious tunneling activity by termites. Pulling down the sheetrock revealed damage to a board above a doorway. When they bought the home, a home inspection and wood-destroying insect report […]
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How to Keep Rain from Ruining your Home

So much rain fell in north Georgia, with more in the forecast. That rainfall could spell trouble for your home if that water makes its way inside. Take the time to check your home to make sure the rain stays outside. Find those hidden leaks that can cause major damage over time. Any Atlanta real estate inspection […]
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Is Zillow Offers Good or Bad for Sellers in Atlanta?

In September 2018, Atlanta became the third market to launch Zillow Offers, a program in which potential home sellers can request an offer from Zillow to buy their home, prepare it for sale then list it on the market. According to Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow’s Chief Marketing Officer, the program was designed to help sellers who were struggling […]
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