South Country Home Inspections Blog

February 14, 2020

Concrete Admixtures

by Nick Gromicko and Ethan Ward Admixtures are ingredients other than water, aggregate and Portland cement that are added to a concrete mixture immediately prior to […]
January 24, 2020

Compost Pile Hazards

by Nick Gromicko Compost is an accumulation of degrading food scraps, plants and other nutrient-rich organic matter. It is an easy and environmentally responsible way to […]
January 3, 2020

Commercial and Home Inspector Safety: Carcinogens on the Job

by Nick Gromicko and Kate Tarasenko Commercial and residential inspectors know that facing potential dangers in the course of their inspections is an inherent risk of […]
December 13, 2019

Collar Ties vs. Rafter Ties

by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko Collar ties and rafter ties are both horizontal roof-framing members, each with different purposes and requirements. Home inspectors should be […]
November 22, 2019

Closing Costs

by Nick Gromicko When a home is sold, there is a point in the transaction known as the closing, when the title to the property is […]
November 8, 2019

Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Buying a home?  It’s probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection.  The cost of a home inspection is […]
October 18, 2019

Choosing a Manufactured Home

Manufactured homes no longer have to be the simple, rectangular, boxy trailer homes of the past. Depending on the size of your home site, you can […]
September 27, 2019

Chinese Drywall

by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard Amidst a wave of Chinese import scares, ranging from toxic toys to tainted pet food, reports of contaminated drywall from […]
September 6, 2019

Child-Proofing Windows and Stairs

by Nick Gromicko The number one hazard for children is falls, which are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in the U.S. for this age group.  About 8,000 […]
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