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
  • Marketing
  • Plumbing
  • Reporting
  • Roof
  • Structure

Note: I expand/improve this as time allows.


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 ScienceJesse Waltz, Professional Engineer

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.

FLOORING, HARDWOOD

EXTERIOR

InterNACHI message board Exterior Forum

BRICK/MASONRY

SIDING INSTALLATION MANUALS

STONE

HVAC

InterNACHI message board HVAC forum

MARKETING

Jump Start Great marketing tutorial with Preston Kincaid!

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, Excellent book!)

FRAMING, WOOD

SOIL MOVEMENT

STRAW BALE HOMES

TRUSSES, ROOF