Signs You Have a Problem With Your Sewer Pipes

Here’s something you probably don’t want to think about– sewer pipes. Sure, they’re “there,” but they’re not something most people talk about at parties, right? Cornerstone Home Inspections is in the business of discovering problems with homes and other buildings, including sewer pipe problems. How would you even know you have them in the first… Read more »

Why It’s Unwise to Skip the Home Inspection

Home Inspections

Some home sellers and buyers decide to skip the home inspection process for various reasons. Why is it unwise to skip it? The Importance of a Home Inspection  A home inspection is important because it’s like a doctor’s check-up– it’ll tell you if the house has any safety issues that need attention. Stuff like carbon… Read more »

Be On The Lookout For These Invisible Hazards

A home with the symbol for radon gas next to it. A magnifying glass is there to symbolize looking for radon gas.

While a cracked foundation can be easy to see, there are many tough-to-spot or even invisible hazards that you should be aware of. The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” can apply to many things- but it should never apply to home inspections! Below are some areas you should ensure your inspector can check… Read more »

When is it Time to Walk Away From a Home With Structural Issues?

Large crack in a home's foundation

Would you build a home on sinking sand? Ideally, no! You want to make sure your house has a firm foundation! Now imagine you’re thinking of buying a home, but it has “structural issues.” Should you buy it or walk away? Signs You Should Walk Away From Buying a Home With Structural Issues A home’s… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Schedule a Chimney Inspection

Chimney inspector on roof and looking at the exterior of the chimney

It’s that time of the year when the weather starts to get colder, and people start to spend more time indoors. A New Jersey winter is on its way, bringing with it colder temperatures, snow and ice. With that in mind, when’s the last time you had your chimney inspected? Chimneys Can Have a Litany… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Have a Mold Inspection Done When Buying a House

Mold inspector looking at bathroom

Do you suffer with a stuffy nose, itchy eyes and heavy coughs? Do you feel like you always have an upper respiratory infection? You might be suffering due to the presence of mold in your house. Most people never think about mold. Though it’s often overlooked, the majority of homes in New Jersey have some… Read more »

What Should Homeowners Know About Chimney Inspections?

Man performing chimney inspection on a home

Are you a homeowner living in a home with a chimney? When’s the last time you used your fireplace? When’s the last time you had your chimney inspected? Annual Inspections If you’re like most people, you don’t think about chimney inspections, but you should have them done every year or so. Why are chimney inspections… Read more »

Warning: Your Property May Need a Sewer Pipe Inspection!

Sewer Line Inspection Graphic

Do you have sewers on your property?  How would you know if it’s time to have a sewer pipe inspection done by a professional? What are some things to look for– or smell for? Foul Smells If you notice weird, foul, gassy smells coming from your sinks or toilets– you might need a sewer pipe… Read more »