Archive for the Building Moisture – Mold & Decay Category

Is Some Moisture OK?

Home inspectors are often asked to render opinions on other professionals work. Many times we are challenged by licensed professionals, such as engine

Go With What You Know

Approximately 90% of all structural building failures are caused by moisture. With the exception of the homeowner, moisture is the #1 enemy of the hou

Spring Water Problems

It’s time to start getting your home ready for spring. Part 2:  Leaking roofs are the second biggest problem.  Most roof leaks are caused by roo

Spring Water Problems

It’s time to start getting your home ready for spring. Part 1:  Wet basements are the biggest problem.  Most basement water problems are caused

Wet Where and Wet When

What Makes My Window Panes Wet? Problem:  The window is wet on the room side of the glass for a few weeks in fall. Solution:   Moisture has accu

The Essentials of Sump Pumps

Incorrect terminology puts a real estate agent or homeowner at high risk. When putting a home up for sale there are many details that are disclosed,

My Ice Dams Are Really Bad

Icicles indicate the formation of ice dams. What do ice dams indicate? Icicles form where water is dripping from the roof when snow is melting and

Does Your House Breath?

I never had frost buildup on my windows before! Like many houses my 1974 rambler was in need of attention.  For the past 5 years my justification

What Is Ventilation?

Ventilation is not just air blowing in through an open window and it certainly isn’t the bathroom fan turned on to get rid of a bad smell.  In a

New MN Radon Law Effective Jan. 1 2014

Sellers must declare the results of any radon test to potential buyers beginning January 1, 2014. This new MN Radon law is quite wordy, but can be

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