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Complete Book of Home Inspection 4/E (Complete Book)by Norman Becker
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Expert guidance from a professional home inspector
Fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition is essential for existing and potential homeowners and now includes information for home inspectors. Every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical (electrical and plumbing) home inspection is covered. Whether youre a homeowner, would-be homeowner, or are selling your home, you can determine if youre getting your maximum monetary return on investment. The book details how to evaluate the condition of a house or condominium, inside and out.
The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition features:
Everything you need to know about home inspection:
Tools and Procedures; Exterior Inspection; Roofs Roof-Mounted Structures and Projections; Paved Areas Around the Structure; Walls, Windows, and Doors; Lot and Landscaping; Garage; Wood-Destroying Insects and Rot; Interior Inspection; Attic; Interior Rooms; Basement and Crawl Space; Electromechanicals; Electrical System; Plumbing; Heating Systems; Domestic Water Heaters; Air-Conditioning; Swimming Pools; Energy Considerations; Environmental Concerns; Green Home Technology; Requirements for Professional Home Inspectors; Inspection Worksheets
Book News Annotation:
This comprehensive guide to home inspection provides prospective buyers with clear information on how to spot and understand potential damage and risk factors in their future home. The work covers all major facets of residential buildings including roofs, walls, windows and doors, landscaping, pests and rot, insulation, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, energy efficiency and environmental concerns. Chapters include photographs, illustrations and technical drawings as well as checklists for each stage of inspection. This fourth edition is updated to include new building technologies including fiber-cement siding, bamboo flooring, mold resistant drywall, PEX water piping and a variety of "green" products. Becker is an engineer and home inspector with over thirty-five years of experience. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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:
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
'Chapter 1. Tools and Procedure; Part I: Exterior Inspection; Chapter 2. Roofs Chapter 3. Roof-Mounted Structures and Projections; Chapter 4. Paved Areas Around the Structure; Chapter 5. Walls, Windows, and Doors; Chapter 6. Lot and Landscaping; Chapter 7. Garage; Chapter 8. Wood-Destroying Insects and Rot; Part II: Interior Inspection; Chapter 9. Attic; Chapter 10. Interior Rooms; Chapter 11. Basement and Crawl Space; Part III: Electromechanicals; Chapter 12. Electrical System; Chapter 13. Plumbing; Chapter 14. Heating Systems I; Chapter 15. Heating Systems II; Chapter 16. Domestic Water Heaters; Chapter 17. Air-Conditioning; Chapter 18. Swimming Pools; Part IV: Other Issues; Chapter 19. Energy Considerations; Chapter 20. Environmental Concerns; Chapter 21. Green Home Technology; Chapter 22. Conclusion; Appendix; Glossary; Inspection Worksheets; Index\n
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