Construction Inspection

Horrible Pier Construction I was recently in the crawlspace of a 1940s home and took this photo.   How many problems can you find wrong with the pier and drop girder? This redefines horrible pier construction. Problem 1 – “Dry Stacking” If you look at the pier, the concrete blocks are stacked on top of one…

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Pre-Listing Home Inspections

Howdy, Howdy, Howdy! I just had four shots of espresso, so I think I’m ready to do a little talking.  For anyone wondering, yes it was my wife’s famous Cuban Coffee I just sent down the ‘ole gullet.  Lets talk about Pre-Listing Home Inspections.  Summer’s approaching and the housing market is heating up.  If you’re…

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Lead Paint Charlotte NC

Howdy folks! It’s been almost two months since my last blog post.  Sorry about that!  Things have been busy, busy, busy to say the least.  I want to get back to writing some good articles for my site.  I couple of posts ago, I wrote about Radon and why it’s important to test for it. …

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Best Charlotte Home Inspectors

Spring is in the air, the flowers are about to start blooming and the Charlotte real estate market is already booming!  A lot of homes I’ve inspected lately have gone under contract the first day they were on the market, and many of them had multiple offers.  Huntersville, Mooresville, Concord and Charlotte are all rocking!…

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Thermal Imaging

Hola Y’all, Infrared Thermal Imaging is the new “hot” thing (pun intended) in the home inspection industry.  Sadly, most people, heck even most inspectors, don’t know anything about thermal imaging or what an IR camera can do to better protect homeowners and potential homeowners.  Home inspections are visual inspections.  They are not technically exhaustive.  Because…

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Welcome!

Howdy y’all, Welcome the first official Howdy Home Inspection blog post. I’m T.J. Thorne and I’m the owner of Howdy Home Inspections. I’m a nut when it comes to construction, home renovations and real estate. I’ve been doing this stuff for over fifteen years and this is what I was born to do. Plumbing, electrical,…

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