What are the Risks In Not Having New Construction Inspected?

With a tight Real Estate market in Northern Colorado, many home buyers are purchasing new construction and forgoing the traditional home inspection. They feel secure doing it because they are told that the home has been “inspected” by the city several times during the construction process. This is a VERY risky way to invest hard earned savings and a giant liability for the Realtors involved. Here’s why: The city does…

New Life for Old Decks

‚ÄčI am trying out a new product today. It is called Behr Deck Over. This is a new class of paint that I frequently see out there during my inspections. It is designed for re-coating weathered decks. The manufacturer claims that the coating is 5 times thicker than paint. It works with wood, concrete, and composite surfaces. DeckOver creates a solid color non-slip surface. It will cover splinters and cracks…

Windsor Deck Not Bolted To House Passed Town Inspection

It is hard to believe that in this day and age, a municipality would allow a second story deck to be constructed without bolting it to the house. On the second story this is super dangerous. This is just another example of why even newer houses need to have their home inspection when you purchase them. This is it very easy problem to fix. Just install bolts. Otherwise someday this…