Reference

Scroll down to find links to resources on the following subjects:

  • Building Codes
  • Building Science
  • Business (Home Inspection)
  • Concrete
  • Document Templates
  • Electrical
  • Exterior
  • Flooring, Hardwood
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Roof
  • Structure

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Builder Magazine (Hanley-Wood online)

Huge choice of articles, whitepapers, and courses on a variety of building-related technology and subjects.

 

BUILDING CODES

Date key building code issues went into effect (GFCI & other electrical, Door from garage to living space, asphalt shingle fastening & valleys, stair components, plumbing, and more…) Thank you Jerry Peck!

Find VARIOUS IRC & ICC CODES AND STANDARDS HERE

National Electric Code free download (NEC)

 

 

 

BUILDING SCIENCE

Crawlspace Science, NAHB

 

Building Science Corporation (BSC) articles

One of the greatest resources available anywhere for home inspectors wanting to learn more about how building design and construction methods affect the movement of moisture, air and heat, how they deteriorate materials, systems, and components, and affect human health. A huge amount of well-written and organized information is available for free:

  • Articles
  • Studies
  • Reports
  • White Papers
  • Guides & manuals
  • Information Sheets

90 articles: Building Science Insights

37 Building Science Digests

28 Published articles

 

Individual Article Links

Moisture-safe Unvented Wood Roof Systems, John Straub, Johnathan Smegal, John Smith

Mold in Residential Construction Materials, BSC

Infraspection IR SOP Bldg Envelope, Infraspection

 

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES: HOME INSPECTION 

InterNACHI

 

ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Inspection Support Network (ISN)

ISN provides business management services that are compatible with major inspection software.

  • Scheduling
  • Payments
  • Pre- and post- inspection notification, and automated emailing
  • Business tracking
  • Website integration

InterNACHI message board discussion about ISN

 

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

BASICS

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WordPress Content Management System (click the image to enlarge)

 

CONCRETE

 

 

DOCUMENT TEMPLATES

DISCLAIMERS

Note: All documents are supplied as a courtesy and should be vetted by your attorney before use to ensure that they are appropriate for the jurisdictions in which you inspect.

 

 

ELECTRICAL

 

 

FLOORING, HARDWOOD

 

 

EXTERIOR

InterNACHI message board Exterior Forum

BRICK/MASONRY

SIDING INSTALLATION MANUALS

STONE

 

 

HVAC

InterNACHI message board HVAC forum

 

PLUMBING

InterNACHI message board Plumbing forum

 

 

ROOF

ASPHALT SHINGLE

InterNACHI message board Roof forum

 

CLIENT INFORMATION (for inclusion with reports)

 

HAIL DAMAGE (multiple roof-covering materials)

 

METAL ROOFING

 

SLATE ROOFS

 

TILE ROOFS

 

WOOD ROOFS

 

 

STRUCTURE

InterNACHI message board Structure forum

DECKS

 

DIMENSIONAL LUMBER

EFFLORESCENCE

ENGINEERED LUMBER

 

EVALUATION of STRUCTURES

Field Guide to Crack Patterns in Buildings (Harry S. Audell, $24.95 [$129.00 on Amazon]) Excellent book!

 

FRAMING, WOOD

 

SOIL MOVEMENT

 

STRAW BALE HOMES

 

TRUSSES, ROOF