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Engineered Lumber

To know more about engineered framing members andamp; their proper assembly read this article published by ASHI on LVL’s.  As an ASHI home inspector knowing that experts are looking out for you is critical. This article will give you information you need to have confidence your home is built in compliance with current building standards.…
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Steps and Stairs

ASHI Home Inspectors in Austin are familiar with what a safe stairway is and is not. Industry standards are very clear of the correct method of construction and fastening to make steps, balconies, etc. for all homes. Hiring the cheaper home inspector may cost you more that a few bolts to repair, it may cost you your…
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Garage Door Openers

Garage door openers seem to be very simple, but only prudent ASHI Home Inspectors know how to inspect them for safety.  A novice Home Inspector in Austin barely spends enough time to speak of anything specific about the home.  ASHI Home Inspectors in Austin care about their clients safety.  If the reverse tension is not…
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Radon in Granite Counter Tops

Austin Home Inspectors don’t encounter radon much because we seldom have basements with trapped air that would cause high levels or radon to sit without air drafts from moving them along.  Recently an article was written by Kate Murphy on “What is Lurking in Your Countertops?  This article is worth reading if you have granite…
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