January, 2016
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

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Going Green

This is one good reason to keep ivy away from siding.

Lon Grossman
Technihouse Inspections, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

New Definition of Raised Garden

Note the rooftop sprinkler system. The roof only leaks when the plants are watered.

Jim White
Superior Home Inspections,
Homer, IL

Why the trap?

Pole barn urinal draining into the backwoods.

Corey Cahill
National Inspection Service Of Indiana, Inc.
Evansville, IN

Good Thing I got on the Roof!

B vent flue pipes all rust and eventually fail. This is what it looks like when it should have been replaced a lot earlier.

Lon Grossman
Technihouse Inspections, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Maybe Santa Needs to Charge his iPhone?

An electrical receptacle built into a masonry chimney.

Matthew Steger
WIN Home Inspection
Lancaster, PA

Common Sense, not so Common

...meet me at the vanity doors.

Matthew Steger
WIN Home Inspection
Lancaster, PA

How about a Drain Plug? Be Prepared!

When making plumbing repairs with cork, always keep a replacement nearby.

Jim Young
Cleveland, OH

Relief Valve, Valve

Stopping the leaky TPR valve was not rocket science. NOT YET!

John Pesek
J. Charles Associates
Howell, MI

Structure? What Structure?

Homeowner recmommendation: Have a structural engineer check this out.

Joseph Araiz
Civil Engineering/JS Home Inspection
Fresno, CA

Form Over Function

Not wall switches; they are “vertical cabinet switches with a matching grain wall plate,”per owner.

Stephen Tyler
STAT Home Inspections
Garnerville, NY

Adaptable in Nebraska

This proves corn can grow anyplace in Nebraska.

Ted Rabenberg
Advanced Home Inspections
Fairmont, NE

Plumbing + Mechanics =...

A radiator hose in place of the old garbage disposal.

Tony Shaw
Springer Professional Home Services
Cedar Rapids, IA