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