March, 2016
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Test Your Knowledge


Participants were asked to look at each photo and find as many incorrect things as possible.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Gerry Aubrey
Blue Bell Consultation
Blue Bell, PA

• No support under the I-beam
• Screw jack used as a support (permanent)
• Unsecured PVC plumbing
• Light without dome
• Floor collapsed
• Standing water
• No parge coat on wall
• No railing on stairs
• Basement ceiling not insulated

Fritz Gunther
Gunther Home Inspections
Rochester, NY

• Missing clean-out access
• Untreated furnace condensate entering a septic system/sewer
• Improperly installed check valve (backflow valve)
• Imporper clamps/connector on PVC/cast iron connection
• Sewer not venting properly