Posts Tagged ‘new home’

Kevin did this home inspection on a brand new home in the Foley, AL area. While traversing the attic he found this damaged structural framing member a.k.a. a Truss

Damaged truss new home

You can clearly see the break in the truss and someone attempted to fix it with 2 nails, then bent the nails over to hold it together.

All repairs to engineered lumber must have a letter or engineering stamp indicating that the repair has been approved.

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Some things I can write-up on an inspection before I even get to the property. Among those items is the electrical wire for the water heaters. It is seldom installed in a conduit for protection. Many of these heater locations are in the garage and laundry rooms where all kinds of clothing, tools and miscellaneous items are hanging off from this exposed wire.

This picture is one from today on a brand new home.

So, if your wire at the water heater or elsewhere is exposed to human peril, please put it into a conduit for your protection.