Attention Minnesota Home Inspectors: ASHI Heartland Chapter is Back

-  Steve is a guest author on my blog (Unintended Consequences of Adding Insulation), and had an excellent article published in the latest issue of the Journal of Light Construction, titled “Project Overcoat: Exterior insulation and air sealing for a story-and-a-half. . ”. I have scheduled Steve Schirber at Cocoon to teach a class on building science and solutions for insulating / retrofitting existing houses ..More

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How to Inspect Your Own House, Part 2: Exterior Water Management

- . If gutters are already installed, pay attention to where water from the downspouts is directed.  If downspouts end short of walkways or landscape edging, they’re basically draining into a moat around the house, and possibly doing more harm than good when it comes to preventing basement water intrusion.  Get that water draining away from the house.  The downspouts should extend well away from the house, and the water should flow away from the house at the downspout terminals ..More

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Minnesota Stucco Repairs: Case Study #1, Minimal Repairs

- Remediation protocols range from retrofit, which consists of partial repair and maintenance, to full tear off and replacement. A full tear-off and replace means removing all of the stucco and replacing with an alternate cladding material, such as James Hardie HardiePlank® or LP Smartside®. . Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at a retrofit repair by Sunset Construction Group (SunsetCG), a Minnesota company that specializes in repairing stucco houses with moisture intrusion problems ..More

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How to Inspect Your Own House, Part 6: Plumbing

-  One of the most common leak locations at bathroom sinks is at the drain stopper; fixing this leak is usually as simple as tightening the nut. Most homeowners already know about the more obvious leaks under bathroom sinks, but to really test these sinks for leaks, fill the sink with water and then let it drain all at once.  This test will force a large slug of water through the drain, and will often identify leaks that wouldn’t otherwise be seen. .  Carefully watch the drain while performing this test ..More

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Seek Thermal Infrared Camera: A $199 IR Camera for Androids and iPhones

- The images don’t look nearly as good as the images on my lower-resolution, higher priced Flir E6, even with the MSX turned off.  I suppose it’s like comparing pixels on a regular camera.  While the camera on my mobile phone takes 13 megapixel photos, the photos aren’t nearly as nice as the photos I take with my point and shoot camera set to a lower resolution. ..More

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