Failed Manufactured Stone and Brick Veneer on New Construction Home.
ACMV Manufactured Stone Siding | Brick Veneer | Building it Correctly | Stories from the trenches

Failed Manufactured Stone and Brick Veneer on New Construction Home.

This new construction home suffered catastrophic water damage from a failed MSV and brick veneer installation. The scale of this damage led to a buyback from the builder, and we were able to see first hand how quickly things fall apart from water damage. You won’t believe what happened at home.

ACMV-Manufactured Stone Veneer- The Next Big Problem in Construction
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ACMV-Manufactured Stone Veneer- The Next Big Problem in Construction

LEAKING MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER CREATES MOISTURE PROBLEMS In 2012, I was called in by a homeowner here in Louisville, Kentucky, to look at his 2-year-old custom-built home.  The family had tried to hang curtain rods on the front wall, and they discovered that their drywall was too wet and mushy to hold a plastic wall…

Leaking Manufactured Stone & Leaking Windows Halt Progress on Custom Built Home
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Leaking Manufactured Stone & Leaking Windows Halt Progress on Custom Built Home

A botched stone veneer install on this new construction home has stopped all progress as the homeowners try to figure out their next move. I travel 600 miles to Arkansas and help solve their problems of poorly installed manufactured stone veneer.

Best of 2016 – A collection of Home Inspection Blunders
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Best of 2016 – A collection of Home Inspection Blunders

HOME INSPECTION HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Ah yes, another year has come and gone.  Let’s take a look at my annual top pictures from 2016!  I typically do top a 10, but this year I’m expanding it to 12; there is just too much good stuff not to share it. Once again I wish to say a…

Best of 2015 Part 2
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Best of 2015 Part 2

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Best of 2015 Part 1
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Best of 2015 Part 1

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Best of 2014 Part 2
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Best of 2014 Part 2

I’m a bit later than I wanted to be getting this written, but hey, better late than never. If you missed the first part of this post you can see it here: Best of Home Inspections 2014.  So without further ado, the second half of the Best of the Worst pictures of 2014.   A waterfall…

Best Of 2014  Part 1
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Best Of 2014 Part 1

Another year older, one or two more gray hairs found, and a stack of pictures to choose from.  It’s hard to whittle it down to just a handful, but I selected the top 10 problems found during home inspections this year. A Cold Fireplace – This is a picture from a one year old home.  The owners…

Doing my job….and people hate me for it.
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Doing my job….and people hate me for it.

I got a phone call this week from a listing agent about a home I inspected a few days prior.  Now, getting phone calls from Realtors  that have questions about a particular item on a home inspection report is nothing out of the ordinary.  But this call was different.  This guy was angry.  He was angry…

5 Things you don’t know about Hiring a Home Inspector
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5 Things you don’t know about Hiring a Home Inspector

So your real estate agent just called and said you have an accepted offer on that new house.  Congratulations! And oh, by the way, you have 7 days to get an inspection.  Better get on the horn pronto and find a home inspector. This is an all too familiar scenario for lots of folks.  But do you…