South Country Home Inspections Blog

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 […]
March 13, 2020

Concrete for Exterior and Structural Walls

by Nick Gromicko and Barry Fowler According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA), concrete homes account for approximately […]
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 […]
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