A deck inspection I performed over 3 years ago for a client in Morro Bay turned into a long arduous ordeal that just recently concluded when the Contractors State License Board disciplined DeckTech Inc of Grover Beach for 6 violations of the Business & Professions codes regulating contractors and ordered the repayment of over $28,000 … Continue reading Morro Bay Client Recovers 28K In Damage’s From DeckTech Inc of Grover Beach
I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. I think that it made the contractor Kevin, own up to his errors and misrepresentations. It made it super clear that there were major problems with his workmanship especially seeing the disintegrated OSB which was more like powder and the deteriorated posts.
After several inspections of decks where owners expressed concern about the quality of the repairs done, the two slide shows below show some of the work that I found done by those that shall remain un-named. This continues to reinforce my notion that pest inspectors should stick with doing just that, inspecting, and leave waterproofing, … Continue reading Let Your Pest Inspector Inspect; But Don’t Let Them Repair!
A client in Ojai with a large deck on her home is experiencing problems with a recently installed Tufflex decking system. My inspection and limited destructive testing found numerous adverse conditions on the deck; problems with the substrate and work installing the new system, failures of the coating and more. With a detailed report … Continue reading Destructive Testing On Deck In Ventura County
“It wasn’t a question of if this was going to happen. It was a question of when." A recent lawsuit in Florida ended poorly for a landlord whose rental property with an un-inspected, un-permitted deck's railing collapsed, sending a 17 year old to the ground 12 feet below. The young women either fell or leaned … Continue reading Reasons to Pro-Actively Perform Inspections- Landlord Found Negligent For Injuries in Deck Railing Collapse Suit
Fortunately for the prospective buyers of a 1.4 Million dollar home, their home inspector referred me to perform a detailed inspection of the 2,000 square feet plus of tile covered decking that surrounded the house. After presenting my report and receiving several other specialized reports the buyers decided to bow out of the sale. While … Continue reading Deck Inspection in Paso Reveals 150-200K in Damage’s Underneath
" Leys makes a good argument that even the other groups identified in the draft bill—general contractors, architects, and engineers—aren't qualified to perform these inspections, despite their skills and training." Andrew Wormer editor Professional Deck Builder magazine Read what else I said by clicking the link. http://www.deckmagazine.com/design-construction/porches-balconies/balcony-inspections-by-pest-control-specialists_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PDB_031417%20(1)&he=a35b0ffb5940e57101360f75ee3f79fab3236f9f
A client who had a deck redone, poorly, was at her wits end when she was recommended to me. I did an inspection and discovered many deficiencies in her contractors work. I wrote a report which has helped her resolve the issues she has. Today I received this compliment from Denise W of Paso Robles … Continue reading Why Hire Bill?
Since I opened my inspection service company, I have had one very ridgid standard when it comes to deck inspections. I do not bid to repair any deck issues I might find on your deck or one on a house you are thinking of buying. It's unethical and it's illegal. A client with his home … Continue reading A Client’s Recent Experience Illustrates Why “Free” Deck Inspections Aren’t
A client (as well as myself) had been stymied by a recurring leak on a deck. Over the last couple weeks of rain, they had water leaking in to their family room below, causing damage to the drywall and finishes. Moisture meter testing found high elevations of water in the wall and ceiling below the … Continue reading Destructive Testing Reveals Real Source of a Deck Leak-It Was the Roof that Done It, With Help From The Electric Box on The Wall