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The Complete Book of Home Inspection
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The Complete Book of Home Inspection
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Here is a comprehensive instruction manual covering every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection—basic enough for a layperson and detailed enough to be a working tool for professional home inspectors.

Revealing techniques and methods used by experts, this heavily-illustrated reference details how to evaluate the condition of a home or condominium apartment. Precise step-by-step procedures enable the reader to inspect a home as though accompanied by an inspector with many years' experience.

Written by a professional home inspector, COMPLETE BOOK OF HOME INSPECTION, 3rd Ed. is packed with photographs, dozens of checklists and worksheets, and a valuable summary which appears at the end of each chapter.

Here is a comprehensive instruction manual covering every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection—basic enough for a layperson and detailed enough to be a working tool for professional home inspectors.

Revealing techniques and methods used by experts, this heavily-illustrated reference details how to evaluate the condition of a home or condominium apartment. Precise step-by-step procedures enable the reader to inspect a home as though accompanied by an inspector with many years' experience.

Written by a professional home inspector, COMPLETE BOOK OF HOME INSPECTION, 3rd Ed. is packed with photographs, dozens of checklists and worksheets, and a valuable summary which appears at the end of each chapter.

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  • Norman Becker, P.E., a nationally known authority on the subject of home inspection, has more than 30 years’ experience in home and 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. He also writes the widely read “Homeowners Clinic” column for Popular Mechanics magazine. Mr. Becker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.
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  • Introduction Chapter 1: Tools and Procedure Part One: 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 Two: Interior Inspection Chapter 9: Attic Chapter 10: Interior Rooms Chapter 11: Basement and Crawl Space Part Three: 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 Chapter 19: Energy Considerations Chapter 20: Environmental Concerns Chapter 21: Conclusion Glossary Inspection Worksheets Index
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