Norman Becker, P.E., has more than 35 years' experience in home 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. Mr. Becker wrote the widely read "Homeowners Clinic" column for Popular Mechanics magazine. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.
Complete Book of Home Inspection 4/Eby Norman Becker
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/i>
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
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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.