AUGUST 2019
ASHI Reporter August 2019, Feature

Coastal Decks: Red Rust on Decks Is a Safety Warning

It is common knowledge that decks near the beach have daily exposure to sea spray (saltwater), and that the red rust on nail heads and red rust stains on the wood framing are visible within a couple of years at typical new beachfront construction.

By: Frank Woeste, Joseph Loferski and Bruce Barker read full article
ASHI Reporter August 2019, Feature

Managing Risk Claim 11: Septic

A home inspector received a letter from his client’s attorney demanding that he pay to repair “the failed septic system” and a number of other defects his clients had found in their new home.

By: Stephanie Jaynes read full article
ASHI Reporter August 2019, Feature

A Mile-High Milestone of Cooperation

The new Home Energy Score pilot program in Denver, Colorado, combines home inspectors and technology for a successful model of public policy.

By: ASHI Staff read full article
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ASHI Reporter August 2019, Feature

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)

Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are receptacles (outlets) or circuit breakers installed to provide ground fault protection for all or part of an electrical circuit.

By: Alan Carson read full article
ASHI Reporter August 2019, Feature

Furnace Inspection Leads to Recommended Test

During an initial tour of a house on a 20°F day back in December 2017, I found a high-efficiency condensing gas furnace in the basement with a plastic vent pipe and no pipe on its air intake.

By: Roger Hankey read full article
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