Man in a lined parking lot
Blog, Commercial Properties

Commercial Parking Lot re-pavement costs

A very common cost associated with commercial properties is parking lot pavement.  A parking lot expected useful life is 10 to 15 years and that

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Blog, Generators

Electric Generators

If you don’t have a generator, you probably wish you had one based on the last storm! The crème de la crème is a whole house generator (capable

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Fail/Pass Signs
Blog, Inspection Philosophy

Home Inspections DO NOT Pass Or Fail

Sometimes people (often the sellers) think buyers home inspections either pass or fail.  That is a misnomer.  We don’t pass/fail home

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Hot WaterHeater
Blog, Heating and Cooling

Water Heaters

These days, there are several types of water heaters, all have their pros and cons.  It pays to do your homework (there’s plenty of information on

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Blog, Inspection Philosophy

We Never Say Buy or Don’t Buy

Our clients often ask us “should we buy this house?” We never answer that question because it’s not our place to give that kind of advice. Our

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Blog, Inspection Philosophy

A Home Inspector’s Creed

All good home inspection companies have a philosophy they follow that guides their home inspection and reporting process.  Here is what Safe Harbor

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Blog, Environmental

So what’s the story with Mold?

Many of our inspection clients (especially first-time homebuyers) are concerned about the presence of mold. Especially if they have young children.

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Man holding building plans
Blog, Phase 1 and 2

What is a PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 Environmental Assessment?

A Phase 1 environmental site assessment is for commercial properties and is an investigation that looks for potential or existing environmental

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Blog, Roofing and Gutters

How much is a New Roof?

One of the more expensive items that come up during our home inspections are old roofs that need replacement older style basic 3-tab shingles have a

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Indoor atrium
Blog, Commercial Properties

What is PLP and CAM?

PLP is a term used in commercial real estate and stands for PUBLIC LIGHT AND POWER. There’s usually a separate electrical meter that feeds

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Blog, Environmental

Are Dehumidifiers worth it?

I wanted to share my opinion with you about dehumidifiers. Basically, we feel that all basements should have dehumidifiers. Basements are inherently

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Trees by a roof
Blog, Commercial Properties

Commercial Building Roofing Costs

While performing our commercial building inspections, we often run across roofing systems that need replacement due to leakage and old age. Dealing

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