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Inspecting a House

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This pro-level guide to inspecting a house is a tool for evaluating property inside and out. It includes a discussion of current building materials, heating, electrical and plumbing systems, foundations, and more. This book can help anyone determine the soundness of a house.

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Overview

This pro-level guide to inspecting a house is a tool for evaluating property inside and out. It includes a discussion of current building materials, heating, electrical and plumbing systems, foundations, and more. This book can help anyone determine the soundness of a house.

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Library Journal
Home ownership is the biggest expense most people ever make, so the prepurchase inspection of a house makes a great deal of sense. With 20 years of experience as a master plumber and electrician, building inspector, and licensed contractor, Cauldwell is well qualified to show what constitutes an in-depth home inspection. Geared toward other home inspectors, this guide will also prove useful to realtors and to homebuyers. Readers are guided through a home's interior and exterior with much attention paid to the signs that indicate major problems. Cauldwell describes the work practices used by ethical inspectors and shows how to conduct many tests and checks. Most public libraries should consider this title. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Presents a logical sequence of inspection and tells what to look for when evaluating heating, electrical and plumbing systems, and inspecting roofs, gutters, flashing, windows and doors, garages and driveways, foundations, and various rooms of a house. Useful as a reference for home inspectors, home sellers, home buyers, and realtors. Contains color photos illustrating problems on every page, plus many checklists. Cauldwell is a building inspector and licensed general contractor with 25 years of experience. He is a frequent contributor to magazine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fine Homebuilding
In this comprehensive and heavily illustrated guide, Rex Cauldwell draws from his years of experience as a master plumber, electrician, building inspector and licensed general contractor to present a logical sequence of home inspection.
Fine Homebuilding
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561584628
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: For Pros By Pros Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 527,386
  • Product dimensions: 7.93 (w) x 10.13 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

A third generation tradesperson, Cauldwell is both a master electrician and master plumber. Cauldwell has an A.A.S. degree in Electronic Engineering and his books "Wiring a House" and "Inspecting a House" are popular industry standards. He is also the author of "For Pros by Pros: Plumbing."

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