South Country Home Inspections Blog

These blog articles were written by various authors and are presented strictly for promotional use only. South Country Home Inspections, Inc. makes no guarantee or warranty regarding the accuracy of these blog articles. Please review your inspection agreement to ensure what will be included and excluded regarding your inspection.

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 […]
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 […]
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