Technical Aspects of Home Inspections

Home inspectors depend on a vast technical knowledge in order to inspect homes. Here are some blog posts we have made on some of the things that home inspectors consider when they inspect properties.

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Tips for buying a renovated home

Some property investors make their money by buying older houses in good …

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How to build a safe and stable boundary wall

When I was a small boy growing up on the outskirts of …

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Understanding damp

Understanding Damp Damp damage to South African houses is one of the …

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Understanding cracks

Understanding cracks Home Inspectors are trained to classify cracks Most buildings crack, …

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Black mould on ceilings and walls

HouseCheck home inspectors very often find black mould growing on the walls …

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10 Most Common Problems that estate agents, buyers and sellers should know about

10 Most Common Problems that estate agents, buyers and sellers should know …

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Neighbours and building plan departures

Neighbours and building plan departures I had an interesting call from Brian …

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Inspecting thatched roofs

Thatch specifications HouseCheck home inspectors take the following factors into account when …

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How to diagnose damp problems

Damp damage to house walls is frequently encountered by HouseCheck inspectors.  HouseCheck …

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Detecting the causes of damp

Damp, often in the corner of a room is sometimes seen by …

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Roof replacement or repair?

Roof replacement or repair Some older house roofs in South Africa  need …

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Bad mortar work on roof capping causes roof leaks

One of the most common problems found by HouseCheck inspectors when checking …

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