What Home Inspectors Can and Cannot Tell You

Home Inspector Checking Out Basement

If you end up using the services of a home inspector, what can they tell you, and what can’t they tell you? Those are two great questions. Purpose Home inspectors take a detailed look at a house and then offer you a report. Typically, they’re looking for potential safety hazards, as well as any problems… Read more »

Reasons to Have an Asbestos Inspection

A view of an attic that might have Asbestos in it.

Asbestos used to be widely used in things like fabrics, attic insulation, floor tiles, and pipe wrappings. In the early 1900s, people didn’t know better. They’d mix asbestos (a naturally occurring mineral) with cement and utilize it in all sorts of ways. However, it was discovered that asbestos–when not handled properly– is terrible for people!… Read more »

Who Should Be Present at a Home Inspection?

Home Inspector Checking Out Basement

Home inspections allow buyers to learn about major or minor issues with a home before purchasing it. Home inspections can uncover problems like mold, foundational cracks or bad wiring. Additionally, some lenders won’t give financing to buyers without there being an inspection first, so home inspections are frequent and “normal” in the real estate industry…. Read more »

How to Choose the Right Home Inspector

A home inspector checking a vent

 When buying or selling a home, it’s a good idea to hire a professional home inspector to look over the house and discover its good points and bad points. You can get a helpful assessment of how a house truly is thanks to a professional home inspector. What are some tips for choosing a home… Read more »

When Should You Have an Underground Oil Tank Scan?

Oil Tank Locator

When you’re buying a New Jersey home, here’s something you might not expect: there could be an oil tank underground on your property! Buried oil tanks might have been placed there for whatever reason, long ago, and they could be leaking… So, it makes sense to have an oil tank scan (aka an oil tank… Read more »

Home Inspection Myths to Ignore

Symbol for Home Inspection Myths

An important part of the home-buying process is the home inspection. Typically, home buyers hire a professional home inspector to look over the house in detail and essentially give it a report card, such that the buyer knows exactly what they’re getting if and when they decide to sign the papers and buy the house…. Read more »

The Importance of Checking For Structural Issues in an Internal Wall During a Home Inspection

home inspection check list for ceiling and walls

One of the things Cornerstone Home Inspections looks for when inspecting a home is structural issues on an internal wall. This is definitely something that should be done before someone commits to buying a house. Why It’s Important  Why is this important? Well, before you buy a house you should know if it has any… Read more »

How to Keep Your Pool Protected This Summer

Outdoor Swimming Pool

It’s almost officially summer which means it’s time to reopen our pools! On a hot summer day, there’s no better feeling than diving into a swimming pool.  However, before you dive in, make sure you are following some pool safety precautions to protect your pool this summer:  Building a Fence Around Your Pool  One of… Read more »

Your Spring Home Inspection Checklist

Spring Home Inspection Checklist

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s important that you keep up with the maintenance on your home’s exterior. The transition from winter to spring weather can lead to leaks, mold, and other issues to your home. Get a head start on your spring home inspections by creating a checklist of areas that… Read more »