If you live in a home built or remodeled between 1965 and the mid 70's, it's possible your house's branch circuit wiring could be single strand aluminum. It was during this time frame the National Electrical Code (NEC) approved the use of single strand aluminum in place of copper, as copper was less available and more expensive.
Screened Porches are a convenient place to relax, easy to maintain, and very enjoyable to have at one’s home. People have built screened porches for years because they want the feeling and the view of outdoors, but also want to be comfortable, too.
While conducting an inspection within a crawlspace, I came across several very large tree roots navigating their way across the open, debris laden, dirt floor. When first spotted, I immediately thought of a very large octopus, or some kind of monster from a high tech 21st century movie!
Every day, across the country, hundreds of home are inspected by our employees in the field. We believe it's important to recognize the work they do, and to allow you to become more familiar with the inspector you may encounter. Meet Douglas Horton, Building Consultant and Home Inspector from ourNorthern Virginia Inspection Team.
With the invention of indoor plumbing, a provision for allowing water to freely leave via structure drain pipes was necessary. This was accomplished in part with air venting of drain pipes, typically run to the exterior. The most common and efficient piping configuration has always been up and through the roof.
This weekend the United States will be celebrating Memorial Day. It's a day that many Americans view as the official beginning of summer, marked by picnics, BBQs, and relaxing with friends and family. But Memorial Day is a very important holiday established to give us a time to honor and remember the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America.