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 »

The Importance of a Quality Septic Tank

Cornerstone Home Inspections of Warren, New Jersey, specializes in residential home inspections. One item inspectors check often is a home’s septic tank. What happens to the raw wastewater from your home when you flush a toilet or get done washing dirty dishes? That water may flow into a specially designed tank that helps remove particles… Read more »

Things To Keep in Mind Before Your Home Inspection

If you’re reading about home inspections, chances are you’re in the process of buying a home. Whether you’re in the initial stages of searching for your perfect home or looking for a qualified, professional home inspector to evaluate a home you’ve put an offer on, a home inspection is one of the most crucial aspects… Read more »

How to Become a Home Inspector

Home inspectors will always be needed because homes need inspecting for a number of reasons. Home inspections are typically done before a home is sold to a new owner. People need and want crucial information– in writing– about homes because that information can be used for purchasing negotiations. If you’re a curious type of person… Read more »

Why You Should Not Buy a Home Without a Professional Inspection First

Shopping for a new home can be an incredibly exciting time in your life, but nothing puts a bigger damper on the experience than moving into your new investment only to find a multitude of problems you had no idea about. Even properties that seem perfectly fine during your initial tour may have several issues… Read more »