Have The House Checked Before It Becomes Your Home.
Have The House Checked Before It Becomes Your House.
What is inspected during a home inspection
Most of the North Texas area soil is expansive type clay. Therefore, proper care of your home's foundation is very important in preserving the integrity of the structure.

Clay soils have the ability to expand when wet and contract when dry at alarming rates. This requires that an even and rather constant level of moisture be maintained around the entire house.

Defects in foundations occur when the structure does not move as a unit. This could occur when one area around the foundation is continually wet, while other areas remain dry. Listed below are a few suggestions that may be help in your foundation maintenance program.

  • Maintain the grading and the beds around the foundation so that it gently slopes AWAY from the structure.
  • If the house has guttering, be sure that all run-off is diverted well away (2-3 feet) from the foundation.
  • The area around the foundation should always be watered evenly around the ENTIRE structure.
  • The best way to ensure even watering is to place soaker hoses around the entire perimeter and to water EVENLY every time.
  • Do not let water standing around the foundation.
  • Never allow the soil to dry to the point of cracking or pulling away from the foundation.
  • When planting shrubs around the house, make sure they are at least 18 to 24 inches away from the foundation.
  • All trees should be planted at least 15 to 21 feet away from the foundation.


From broken pipes to leaking appliances, water damage can wreak havoc, destroying floors, walls, furniture and family heirlooms. The devastation is not limited to the laundry and the bathroom. Leaking roof and backed-up sewers or drains can ruin your ceiling, walls, bedrooms, family rooms and storage areas. Here are a few tips for preventing water damage to your property:

  • Check and replace washing machine hoses regularly.
  • Inspect the area under sinks, around fixtures and near appliances for signs of water leaks. Wet spots may indicate the water supply line is leaking.
  • Check ceiling and walls for evidence of roof leaks.
  • Make sure hose connections are secure on water supply lines to washing machines, icemakers, garbage disposals, dishwashers and other appliances that use water.
  • Re-caulk and grout around sinks, showers and tubs.
  • Inspect the roof regularly and remove debris.


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