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Frequently Asked Questions About Common House Problems
Monday, January 13, 2020
There are two unavoidable consequences of the passage of time for any home: 1) the structure moves and settles, and 2) materials deteriorate. It’s the architectural version of death and taxes, and the process begins even while a home is under construction. Also, problems are sometimes baked into the walls of new construction by poor materials and workmanship, along with weekend warrior remodeling inspired by HGTV.
We never say “we’ve seen it all,” because another unique, puzzling defect turns up regularly. But most of the problems a home inspector finds are both predicable and common. Here’s some of our articles about common house problems, with a focus on what to look for as a homebuyer:
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