South Country Home Inspections Blog

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October 16, 2020

Dryer Vent Safety

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard Clothes dryers evaporate the water from wet clothing by blowing hot air past them while they tumble inside a spinning drum. […]
September 27, 2020

Detecting Corrosion in Concrete-Encased Steel

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard How Steel Corrodes Reinforcing steel bar (rebar) exposed to air oxidizes or rusts through the conversion of the iron in the steel to […]
August 29, 2020

Chimney Inspection: Preventing Collapse

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Chimneys are among the heaviest and most structurally vulnerable of all exterior components of a building. Accidents caused by their collapse can […]
August 14, 2020

Basic Waterproofing for Basements

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Water Damage Concerns Basements are typically the area of a structure most at risk for water damage because they are located below […]
August 1, 2020

Anti-Tip Brackets for Freestanding Ranges

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear […]
July 17, 2020

Aluminum Siding Inspection

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Aluminum siding is generally in decline as an exterior cladding material because vinyl siding and other materials have become more popular choices.  However, it […]
June 26, 2020

Deck Receptacles

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard  Are exterior receptacles required at decks?  The 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) describes two requirements for locations of outdoor […]
May 29, 2020

Crawlspace Hazards and Inspection

by Nick Gromicko, CMI®   Crawlspaces are host to a large number of conditions that may harm the house or inspectors. Never enter a crawlspace without proper […]
April 3, 2020

Condensation in Double-Paned Windows

by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard Condensation is the accumulation of liquid water on relatively cold surfaces. Almost all air contains water vapor, the gas phase […]
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