If you are interested in quick answers to leaky house questions, general or specific, there is a useful website to log on to. Your Leaking House, created and maintained by Carl Brown and Dale Duffy. It is populated by knowledgeable home inspectors nationwide who contribute and share their experiences and solutions. More than anything it is a site created to allow inspectors to vent - new construction, old construction, remodeling - it is all discussed. Roofs, stucco, faux stone, vinyl, foundations, flashing and brick - you name it, if it leaks, you will find it there.
We all need to learn. Beyond that, sometimes we need quick answers. DON'T BE SHY!!
And, don't think for a minute that sometimes home inspectors do not need help from other inspectors!
There are aspects of the site that will inform. Others that ask questions to teach with terrific photos. There are many things to navigate. They claim it is an on-going project, so long as houses leak and water causes damage. That is certainly true.
You will find the message board to be a congenial one. No one has all the answers. There is a good measure of good-natured teasing that goes on. But in the end it is informative and understandable.
You are encouraged to log on when you have questions or need solutions. Or if you have something to share! Feel free to ask questions and they will be answered, quickly, and almost certainly by more than one inspector.
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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560