Best of 2015! Home Inspection Highlights

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Let’s see who made the cut!

Homemade Door Knob- Necessity is the mother of invention they say. I think this proves it.  I mean, who has time to drive to Home Depot and actually buy a knob?  Just grab some “Kentucky Chrome” and you’re good to go.  I’m fairly sure the owner of this house was named MacGyver. Duct-Tape Door Knob


There. Fixed It- 
Sticking with the duct tape theme, here is a sweet kitchen sink plumbing drain repair.  I’d guess the trap kept slipping off and they needed to prop it up.  Good ol’ Kentucky Chrome to the rescue, again. Duct Tape Plumbing Repair


Morning Coffee- 
Now this is what I call progress.  You mean I can brew my java and shower at the same time?  Man, what will they think of next?  I’ll need to double check my outlet in the shower though to make sure it has power…

Shower and Coffee

No worries, just needs your run of the mill shower outlet for power.


Just a Tiny Leak- 
I remember this crabby seller following me around complaining I was running too much water in the upstairs bathroom.  After explaining it can take some time for a leak to manifest, I hear screaming from the buyer downstairs that water is coming out of the recessed lights.  Turns out the shower upstairs had not been used in a few years, and the trap froze and broke when the owners went to Florida for the winter.  That was an exciting morning.

Leaking bathtub

Most thermal shots are not this easy to identify.


Moldy Floor Joist- 
The mold and moisture damage was so bad under this house that all the wood had varicose veins.  When the problems get this bad, it can affect the integrity of the wood.

Mold under house

Have you ever seen wood with veins?

So there are your first five.  Stay tuned for the next installment.  If you missed last year’s Top 10 you can see them here:

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Hi, I'm Ben, and I inspect houses.I've been in construction since I was a kid, and a professional contractor for 20 years.My blog is here for info about Home Inspections around the Louisville KY area, and just about anything construction related.
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