The complete book of home inspection: For the buyer or owner

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9780070041813: The complete book of home inspection: For the buyer or owner

Originally published as "The Complete Book of Home Inspection", this book has been updated to cover current building materials; construction techniques; and home-heating, electrical and plumbing systems. The book guides the reader through the house and shows them how to determine the soundness of many of its components. There is a new chapter on important environmental and energy concerns, and illustrations designed to help readers identify common household structural problems. It also includes inspection checklists and worksheets. The author is president of a home inspection firm and was instrumental in the formation of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

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Is that home or condominium apartment you plan on buying a true bargain or an overpriced “handyman’s special”? Here’s how to find out!

No other book on the market increases your chances more of getting your money’s worth when buying a home than The Complete Book of Home Inspection. If you want to find out exactly what’s behind, beneath, above, and around the home you’re thinking of making an offer on, this is just what the inspector ordered. And if you’re thinking of selling your home, here’s the perfect way to accurately evaluate its condition prior to setting a price.

This comprehensive instruction manual covers every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection and is basic enough for a layperson and detailed enough to be a working on-site tool for professional home inspectors.

Revealing techniques and methods used by experienced home inspectors, this heavily illustrated reference details how to evaluate the condition of a home or condominium apartment – inside and out. Precise step-by-step procedures enable you to inspect a home as though accompanied by an inspector with many years’ experience.

Written by a professional home inspector, The Complete Book of Home Inspection is packed with photos, graphs, dozens of checklists, and worksheets and valuable chapter summaries.

If you want to avoid costly mistakes and headaches down the road, don’t even think of making an offer on a house without reading this book first!

NEW TO THIS EDITION:
* A new chapter on swimming pools
* An added section on exterior walls discussing problems with synthetic stucco (EIFS)
* New material added to the environmental concerns chapter on molds and associated problems
* Most chapters and sections have been extensively updated and expanded

The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Third Edition:
* Includes professional inspection worksheets with checklists in every chapter
* Fully illustrated (over 150 photos and drawings)
* All the information homeowner's need to maintain their house
* Content based on the author's 30 years' experience as a home inspector
* New material that updates chapters, including synthetic stucco (EIFS), mold, termite bait systems, sagging plaster ceilings, truss uplift cracks, and much more, plus a new chapter on swimming pools.

From the Back Cover:

INSPECT ANY HOME INSIDE AND OUT--WITH HELP FROM AN EXPERT!

Find out the real value of a house or condo using the tested techniques in this step-by-step guide. Written by a professional home inspector and fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, shows you how to determine exactly what's behind, beneath, above, and around a house before you make an offer. If you're selling your home, you'll learn how to accurately evaluate its condition prior to setting a price.

This comprehensive manual covers every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection--and contains a new chapter on green home technology. Now with details on American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) requirements, this book serves as a valuable on-the-job tool as well as a basic layperson's guide. Plenty of useful photos, drawings, worksheets, and checklists are included in this practical resource.

The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, covers:

  • Tools and procedures
  • Roofs
  • Roof-mounted structures and projections
  • Paved areas around the structure
  • Walls, windows, and doors
  • Lot and landscaping
  • Garage
  • Wood-destroying insects and rot
  • Attic
  • Interior rooms
  • Basement and crawl space
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing
  • Heating systems
  • Domestic water heaters
  • Air-conditioning
  • Swimming pools
  • Energy considerations
  • Environmental concerns
  • Green home technology

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