September, 2001
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Paul Andreassen volunteers for Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge


1-habitat323.gifASHI Member Paul Andreassen, Andreassen Associates, LLC, Malden, N.Y., joined other teams from Saugerties, Kingston and Wappingers Falls, N.Y., in a recent Habitat for Humanity project in Tarboro, North Carolina. Named “Collegiate Challenge Sprint Break 2001,” volunteers put hammer to wood in late March to build homes for victims hard hit by Hurricane Floyd in Tarboro, North Carolina.

The team for Saugerties worked with 70 students from participating schools such as Dartmouth, Welsley, Michigan State, Hartford College and other Boston area colleges and universities. New and veteran volunteers and students performed jobs including pouring concrete, laying blocks, trim work, hanging vinyl siding and roofing.  

Working along Andreassen – now in his 10th year as a Habitat volunteer – were Audrey Andreassen, Felton-Kingston City Court; Ray Andreassen, manager of engineering, Grubb & Ellis, Poughkeepsie; Lori Cragan, social worker, Wappingers Falls; Robert Andreassen, Saugerties builder; Sean McKenna, Woodstock/Saugerties builder; and Howie Post, Saugerties builder.

For more information on how to get involved in the building effort, contact your local County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

House in need of a Santa Clause Beware sign


From this angle, there’s nothing suspicious about that chimney peaking over the roof.


Once inside, it’s an entirely different story.

Ken Zenzel

AMER Building Inspection Services Inc.
Applied Building Science
Virginia Beach, Va.