Houston - Galveston Home Inspection I Infrared Thermography
Avoid Home Problems Before You Buy
Example photos of real problem when choosing a home.
Some can be fixed, some can't.
Pearland - Roof boards nailed through roof. This is very common as the holes now cause leakage. This requires shingle replacement.
New home. Weep holes blocked with mortar to prevent inner wall drainage. Also there is no flashing separating the steel support lintel from the mortar which will rust out the steel. (Both issues are code violations.)
When the rubber window weather-stripping shrinks with age you will have window (air & water) leaks.
The proper way to install and wrap windows with asphaltic flashing per code and manufacturer installation instructions. After 30 years the framer/window installer learned he had been doig it wrong all those years because no one showed him or there was no experienced construction supervision.
League City - A real sill pan flashing was installed under the windows of 20 mil asphaltc flashing per ASTM E2112 per our instructions. The inside of the window frame was wrapped with asphaltic tar paper. This was a great job.
A perfect installation of head flashing above windows per code and (ASTM). Also notice how the siding is butted against the window trims so there are no gaps for water penetration. The lap siding was installed over plywood. This is the best way to install Hardieplank siding. The installing contractor balked at first but soon realized this is the best way.Trades get into tunnel vision as no one has shown them or demands a better way. Quality is what you expect, not what you pay for.