Vermiculite Insulation

Vermicu-what? Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral which is mined and has been used in  household insulation and a variety of other consumer products because of its fire resistance and thermal insulation properties.  Sounds great, right?  Sort of.  The...

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Knob & Tube Wiring

One of the earliest standardized forms of wiring used in homes is commonly known as Knob & Tube (K&T). This type of wiring was installed in homes up until the 1940s. K&T wiring systems consist of 2 wires, one live and one neutral, sheathed in rubber and/or cloth...

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From the inspector’s perspective

Buying a home, be it brand new or a resale is a big investment. How do you know you’re making sound choices? A home inspection is a great start, it gives you an independent opinion on your home, but if you’re not particularly construction savvy, the home inspection...

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