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Home Inspection Fails of 2019

By |2019-09-20T08:16:48-06:00September 20th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

Although we typically post informative articles or industry updates, we thought we would share some of the fun parts of our job as well. Our inspectors look at hundreds of houses a month, and we run into some of the most bizarre issues you could imagine. Here are some of the best home inspection fails [...]

Common Backyard Pests in Denver (and How to Get Rid of Them)

By |2019-09-13T11:35:12-06:00September 13th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Pest Info|

We're not the only ones who enjoy Colorado's warm and dry climate in the summer. Colorado has its share of bugs. Mosquitoes, bed bugs, Miller moths, and others that itch a ride on people, may be the most annoying, but others are even more destructive. It's a huge problem when these pests decide to camp [...]

Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements In Colorado (CO Detector)

By |2019-08-28T17:03:46-06:00September 3rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

When buying or building a home, carbon monoxide detector requirements can get a little tricky. Each state has a slightly different code requirement, older houses and newer houses can have different needs, and there are rules on placement too! But following these rules is very important because a CO detector can save your life. Roughly [...]

Concrete Cracks and Expansive Soils – Unavoidable Movement

By |2019-08-23T11:30:29-06:00August 26th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

A close examination of anything in a house will reveal small details that often go overlooked.  At Scott Home Inspection, we specialize in taking time to look for these details.  Oftentimes, minor details from many different areas of a house can produce a much clearer picture of larger developing conditions. For example, superficial drywall cracking [...]

Thinking of skipping a home inspection? Here’s why you shouldn’t…

By |2019-06-27T15:51:59-06:00June 5th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Buying a home can be a stressful process, and most likely the most important financial decision you'll ever make.  Many first-time buyers don’t realize that there are some crucial steps in home buying such as arranging for a home inspection. Maybe people also wonder, "do I need a home inspection or not?" A home inspection [...]

Common Issues Resulting From Bath Fan Venting Problems (And What To Do About Them)

By |2019-08-28T16:02:41-06:00May 28th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Bathrooms are one of the most humid, damp, and moisture-prone areas of the home, which means that bath fan venting is critical for preventing issues like wood rot or mold growth in the home. Bath fan venting problems often occur because it is an afterthought in many renovations, and even in new home builds. If [...]

Using Infra-Red Cameras To Find Hidden Moisture Issues

By |2019-08-28T16:03:41-06:00May 23rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Detecting moisture in a home with the use of infra-red cameras is smart science! This noninvasive technique is an extremely affordable way to find out what is going on behind the scenes in your home. With the aid of a special handheld device, your inspector can assess potential problem areas during a pre-listing or pre-purchase [...]

Understanding The Relationship Between You, Your Home Inspector, And Your Real Estate Agent

By |2019-08-28T16:05:02-06:00May 20th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you’re buying a home, we know the process can sometimes be intimidating. From real estate agents to home inspectors and mortgage brokers, there are a lot of different people involved in the purchase of a home.  Sometimes, it can be confusing regarding the working relationship that you should have with each person involved. So, [...]

The Top 12 New Construction Home Defects

By |2019-08-28T16:05:57-06:00May 14th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

You may think that purchasing a brand new home would mean that you don’t have to worry about defects or quality issues – but new construction defects are more common than you might think. Builders subcontract out most of the work when it comes to large building sites. All that coordination and in and out [...]

Stone Veneer Problems: The inside story to manufactured stone siding

By |2019-06-27T15:45:20-06:00May 6th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Popular and attractive, but not without its issues, Manufactured Stone Veneer, or Siding Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer, is a thin siding, manufactured from molded concrete, to mimic the look of natural rocks and stone. Designed to be installed over wood framing, stone veneer can give a modern look to any home. However, stone veneer problems [...]