Buffalo Grove home inspection gives the top 3 home inspection issues that come up regularly on reports. These issues generally are not expensive, but they can cause more issues if they are not rectified as soon as possible. The bottom line is that these issues can cost you money if they are left unrepaired.
The 1st issue is the grading of the dirt around the foundation of the home. This issue also came up on the Buffalo Grove home inspection. The issue of grading is easily repaired and the cost is minimal, but if left can cause possibly thousands in repairs. Proper grading, pitches rain water away from the foundation of the home. If the grading is pitched towards the home it can cause cracks in the foundation which can cause water intrusion into the basement through these cracks. These cracks are expensive to repair. You can see repair/replacement costs at ~ http://www.pinnaclepropertyinspection.com/repair-replacement-costs.html .
The 2nd issue is missing or minimal insulation in the attic joists. This also was an issue at the Buffalo Grove home inspection. Missing or minimal insulation in an attic can cause the homeowner to have over-inflated utility bills that can be reduced by adding insulation to 12″ – 15 “ deep.
The 3rd issue is the lack of Gfi type electric outlets in the proper areas of a home. Again, this issue was on the report for the Buffalo Grove home inspection. These outlets are needed in the bathrooms, kitchens, garages, laundry rooms, unfinished basements, exterior areas of a home and any area where water and electric can meet and cause the occupant to be electrocuted. These outlets were developed to break when an electric surge or issues with water develop.
There are many other issues that come up regular on our home inspection reports. Please contact us with any questions you might have at ~ http://www.pinnaclepropertyinspection.com/ Thank you for stopping by. Jim Kolke