Category Archives: Dublin ohio home inspection

Baluster spacing and safety standard from the past

Baluster spacing standards have changed since this mid 1800’s was built.

Check your Columbus Ohio Deck for Safety

Decks are nice to have on your home. Decks extend the living space of your home to include part of the exterior. Decks however are often not built correctly. When we do home inspections in Central Ohio we often find decks that are in need of repairs and improvement.

Recently there was deck collapse at a Dublin Ohio condo raising awarness of the need for safe decks.

Here is a link to a video an Ohio home inspection company made showing home owners what to look for when checking their decks for safety.

One of the most common issues found with a deck is how the ledger board is attached to the home. Often nailed instead of properly bolted to the home

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Habitation Investigation Baby Proofing Pt 1

Tips on how to baby proof your home.

Rapid sump pump cycles at home inspection

Here is a video that demonstrates the importance of controlling exterior water and the importance of a sump pump if a home has a basement. Without this sump pump the basement would have flooded. With this risk it would be a good idea to have a backup sump pump system.

This is a back up system I recommend for homes with city water.
Basepump HB1000 Water Powered Backup Sump Pump