FEBRUARY 2013
ASHI Reporter February 2013, Feature

Vermiculite in the Attic

A worse-case scenario — that's what I found in the attic of a home I recently inspected. Although this wasn't the first time I found evidence that some contractors have no clue about how to work around attic insulation, this time qualified as a worse-case scenario because the insulation was vermiculite.

By: David Grudzinski read full article
ASHI Reporter February 2013, Feature

Service Drop

The purpose of the service drop and the service entrance is to get electricity safely from the utility into the house.

By: From ASHI@Home by Carson Dunlop read full article
ASHI Reporter February 2013, Feature

Opinion: Nice House, but is it Legal?

If you designed or built a home that met energy code just a few years ago, that same home will probably not be legal to build just a few years from now. Some might say it’s about time, while others may think it’s not a good idea to increase code requirements during a depressed housing economy.

By: James Brew, AIA read full article
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ASHI Reporter February 2013, Feature

ASHI Annual Reports for 2012: President's Report

In these past few years, we have experienced one of the worst down cycles of the U.S. housing market. But after four bad years, 2012 has proven to be “the turnaround year” for the housing market, for ASHI and for most ASHI inspectors.

By: Marvin Goldstein read full article
ASHI Reporter February 2013, Feature

ASHI Annual Reports for 2012: Treasurer's Report

Now that my tenure as ASHI treasurer is over and I will be leaving the Board of Directors, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to let you know it has been an honor and pleasure to serve you in this position for the last two years and to provide you with this past year’s treasurer’s report.

By: Alden E. Gibson read full article
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