Home Inspection – Loose Missing Roof Truss Gussets

January 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Inspecting with the Inspector

Portions of the factory-built truss system have been damaged, are missing their gussets, or are improperly installed.

Truss repairs must be stipulated and supervised by a state licensed truss engineer. Recommend further evaluated by a truss structural engineer with his/her findings, recommendations and engineering stamp. Written verification must be provided with all/any truss repairs.  This was found during a typical phoenix valley area home inspection.

All loads start at the roofs ridge and must transfer on an unbroken path through structural members or elements to the foundation. Many cracking problems, which are misinterpreted as “settling” are actually caused by broken load paths. These broken paths result in loads being carried by areas that were not designed to carry them.

Home Inspection – Broken Truss Member

January 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Inspection Defects: Photos & Videos

All loads start at the roofs ridge and must transfer on an unbroken path through structural members or elements to the foundation. Many cracking problems, which are misinterpreted as “settling” are actually caused by broken load paths. These broken paths result in loads being carried by areas that were not designed to carry them.

Truss repairs must be stipulated and supervised by a state licensed truss engineer. Recommend further evaluated by a truss structural engineer with his/her findings, recommendations and engineering stamp. Written verification must be provided with all/any truss repairs.  This was found during a typical phoenix valley area home inspection.

Home Inspection – Overheated Electrical Wiring

January 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Inspection Defects: Photos & Videos

Excessive heat at a circuit breaker connection (overheated wire) inside the electrical panel are commonly caused by either a component drawing more electrical current than the wire can handle or a loose connection. Recommend further evaluation and repairs by a competent licensed electrician.  This was found during a typical phoenix valley area home inspection.

These guys saved me money

January 12, 2009 by  
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I needed a home inspection before my one year warrantee was up with my builder (I found several small things wrong with my home and I don’t even know what I am looking for). I didn’t like the guy my realtor suggested so I looked on KUDZU and found Canyon State Property Inspections.

All I can say is thanks KUDZU.

The builder was here for three days this week fixing all the things Steve found wrong with my home. I know he saved me several thousands of dollars worth of work I would have had to do (pay for) later after my warrantee expired because that’s when things go wrong, after the warranty expires.

Thank you Steve and I referred you to two of my neighbors that have their warranty expiring in February.

Bruce H.

Saved Me From Spending $1200

January 12, 2009 by  
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I thought that my home was in excellent condition but decided to get a home inspection before my one year warranty expired just in case there were problems I didn’t know about. Well, to my surprise all 15 of the recessed lights in my home were not the correct type of lights for areas with insulation (like in my attic). I remembered seeing in the news that two homes in the valley burnt down last year because of lights like these coming into contact with insulation.

The guy who did the home inspection when I bought the house new never even said a thing about these lights. I am sure glad I read the reviews on Kudzu and decided to call Canyon State Property Inspections to do my home inspection. Not only did Steve save me from spending about $1200 to replace all these lights but I couldn’t imagine what would have happened if a fire would have started.

Thanks Steve for you knowledge and your attention to details.

Great job!
Sue and Bill