Home Inspection Checklists: 101 Illustrated Checklists and Worksheets You Need Before Buying a Home / Edition 1

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Find out if the house that you plan on buying has a leaky basement, termite infestation, faulty wiring or more.

Find the hidden problems before they become your problems, with this easy to carry field guide

If you're in the process of buying a home, this is the one book you need to do it right — Home Inspection Checklists. Loaded with charts, checklists, worksheets, and photographs, this indispensable volume will help you fully evaluate a property both inside and out, discovering hidden problems before you make a commitment.

Expertly organized by a renowned engineer and nationally known authority on home inspection, this unique workbook takes you step-by-step through the complete home inspection process. You get:

* An easy to use, checklist approach to home inspection

* Scores of informative illustrations

* Useful worksheets covering every conceivable problem area

* Lists for evaluating three separate properties

* And much, much more!

Plus, Home Inspection Checklists is simple enough for the layman, yet detailed enough to serve as a valuable addition to a professional inspector's reference library. When it comes time for you to look at homes, make sure this book travels with you!

Get expert guidance on:

* Roofs

* Walls

* Basements and crawl spaces

* Heating systems

* Water heaters

* Air conditioners

* And much more!

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Editorial Reviews

Inman News Features
explains the most significant potential home defects...warning signs of serious problems...expensive to correct...many photos...diagrams...outstanding...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071423045
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/27/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 137
  • Sales rank: 975,714
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Becker, P.E., is a nationally known authority on the subject of home inspection, and has more than 31 years' experience in home and building inspection. He is one of the founders of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Mr. Becker is the author of the best seller The Complete Book of Home Inspection, published by McGraw-Hill, and also writes the widely read "Homeowners Clinic" column for Popular Mechanics magazine. He has been qualified in court as an expert witness on the subject of home inspection, and appeared on national television on "Good Morning America" as a home inspection expert. 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


Chapter 1: Roofs

Chapter 2: Roof-Mounted Structures and Projections

Chapter 3: Paved Areas Around the Structure

Chapter 4: Walls, Windows and Doors

Chapter 5: Lot and Landscaping

Chapter 6: Garage

Chapter 7: Wood-Destroying Insects and Rot

Chapter 8: Attic

Chapter 9: Interior Rooms

Chapter 10: Basement and Crawl Space

Chapter 11: Electrical System

Chapter 12: Plumbing

Chapter 13: Heating System

Chapter 14: Domestic Hot Water

Chapter 15: Air-Conditioning

Chapter 16: Swimming Pool

Chapter 17: Environmental Concerns
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