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Common Issues Found with New Construction Home Inspections, Part 1

This new construction home is supposed to be closing this month. Obviously landscaping/grass still needs to be installed (and the downspout needs to be extended), but another very important issue here is the grading. It is very common to see improper grading in new construction which can and does lead to water intrusion and many …

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Grading issues around New Construction

Meet Rick & Lori DOherty of Doherty Home Inspections

​​We are a small family business entering our 5th year in business and we strongly believe in QUALITY vs QUANTITY. We provide highly detailed home inspections using next generation web-based software that allows us to include videos in each report. We also utilize technology such as thermal imaging, moisture meters, infrared lasers, and more to ensure you get the …

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Buying a New Home or Nearing Your End of Warranty?

​I had the privilege of doing an End of Warranty/11th month inspection on this beautiful home this week. I also did the pre-purchase inspection for our client a year ago. As expected, new issues had cropped up over the past year and our client is now well-equipped with a detailed report (with pictures AND videos) …

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What’s Hiding in Your Crawl Space?

​Disconnected ducts in your crawl space can go unnoticed for months (even years). This can lead to unwanted moisture/humidity and inefficient heating and cooling in your living space. Call us at 919-914-0606 or schedule online for a very thorough inspection of your entire home – especially the areas you rarely see.

Can You Name This?

Can you identify this white material and why it is a cause for concern? I see this fairly frequently, especially in crawl spaces and attics. You might think it is white mold (testing it would give a definitive answer) but it is most likely wood-destroying fungus. As the name suggests, this fungus actually breaks down …

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