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? 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 monoxide, radon and mold is stuff… Read more »

January Was National Radon Month

Have you heard of radon? Chances are you have if you’ve ever bought a house. Typically, before you purchase a home you have the area around it tested for radon. This is a way to know whether or not you’d be in danger. Radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted. That said, if it’s present… Read more »

Why You Should Have a Pool Inspection Done

Many homebuyers are intrigued by the idea of purchasing a home that has a pool. While pools aren’t for everyone, there are plenty of people who would love to have a pool. But before you buy a home with a pool in the backyard, you should have a pool inspection done to make sure that… Read more »

Why an Inspection is Necessary Before Buying a Home

For most people, purchasing a home is the largest investment they will make in their lifetimes. With so much at stake, it’s only natural to take every precaution possible to protect your investment and ensure you are making a prudent purchase. One of the precautions that prospective homebuyers need to take is having a home… Read more »

The Dangers of Underground Oil Tanks

There’s a lot going on underneath our feet that we don’t see. Take, for instance, underground oil tanks. There are more than a million of them buried in the United States, and not all of them are clearly accounted for and/or maintained in great condition. Regulations concerning these tanks didn’t really kick in until the… Read more »

The Importance of a Fireplace Inspection Before Winter

There’s nothing quite like settling down with a good book and a cup of coffee, or a few friends and some glasses of wine, in front of a beautifully roaring fire. Since the end of the hot and sticky summer months are in sight for those of us in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic area of… Read more »

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 »

Things Buyers and Sellers Should Consider When Hiring a Home Inspector

If you hire a good home inspector, you not only find out the problems with a house, but you also learn quite a bit about it, overall. A home inspection can be very valuable in terms of assessing how good– or bad– the house is doing, with a focus on what needs repairing a.s.a.p. versus… Read more »

Reasons to Have an Annual Chimney Inspection

Having a fireplace is such an asset, especially during New Jersey winters when temperatures outside get down to the teens and twenties. It may be cold outside, but when there’s a fire going in the fireplace, your house gets warmed up and you and your loved ones can snuggle up together on the living room… Read more »

Get Your Pool Inspected in Time for the Summer

Cornerstone Home Inspections is involved in taking a close look at a number of items in and around a home, from sewer pipes to chimneys. Cornerstone also inspects swimming pools. Plenty of folks have outdoor pools in Northern New Jersey, which is the area we serve. As the weather warms up, now’s a good time… Read more »