Structure is one of the most challenging aspects of a home inspection. This exhaustive volume provides both general strategy and specific tricks for evaluating cracks.
The text thoroughly covers footings, foundations, floors, wall systems and roof framing. Seismic and wind resistance topics are included for inspectors in relevant regions of North America.
Footings and Foundations: Functions, Types and Problems • Floors: Sills • Columns • Beams • Joists • Subflooring • Concrete Floor Slabs • Wall Systems: Solid Masonry Walls • Wood Frame Walls • Masonry Veneer Walls • Arches and Lintels • Roof Framing: Rafters, Roof Joists and Ceiling Joists • Collar Ties • Knee Walls and Purlins • Trusses • Wood I Joists • Roof Sheathing • Seismic and Wind Resistance • Inspection Tools • Inspection Checklist • Inspection Procedures • Answers to Quick Quizzes