The Complete Book of Home Inspection [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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The Complete Book of Home Inspection

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Overview

75,000 COPIES SOLD!

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071409506
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: File Size: 5.85MB
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 289
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Norman Becker, P.E., a nationally known authority on the subject of home inspection, has more than 30 years’ experience in home and building inspection, and is one of the founders of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He has been qualified in court as an expert witness on the subject of home inspection. He also writes the widely read “Homeowners Clinic” column for Popular Mechanics magazine. Mr. Becker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.
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Table of Contents

Tools and procedure; EXTERIOR INSPECTION: Roofs, Roof-mounted structures and projections; Paved areas around the structure; Walls, windows and doors; Lots and landscaping; Garage; Wood-destroying insects and rot. INTERIOR INSPECTION: Attic; Interior rooms; Basement and crawl space. ELECTOMECHANICALS: Electrical system; plumbing; Heating systems I; Heating systems II; Domestic water heaters; Air-conditioning. A new chapter on swimming pools; OTHER ISSUES: Energy considerations; Environmental Concerns updated to include inspection for molds; Conclusion. Glossary
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    You can do it yourself, with this book!

    With a little background (I'm a degreed engineer) and practical experience (I spent 8 years designing and building chemical plants), and with the help of this book, I conducted my own inspection - before I even made the offer! My inspection was more thorough than anyone I would hire. This book not only tells you what to look for, but also provides the necessary photographs and easy-to-understand diagrams and directions to guide you through your inspection.

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