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Inspecting Old Houses

Home Inspection Basics This video series shows how an inspector identifies problems in a vintage home

In this four-part video series, author, carpenter, and old-house restoration specialist George Nash inspects a two-century-old Federal crying out for a renovator’s touch.

He begins with an exterior survey, which reveals bowed walls and sill-plate damage.

From the here goes inside and inspects the attic, where there is evidence of chimney damage, some serious, that could cause a fire.

The basement has its own share of problems that need addressing, including water infiltration.

Nash finishes up with an assessment of the living space and a plan to modernize it.

In this four-part video series, author, carpenter, and old-house restoration specialist George Nash inspects a two-century-old Federal crying out for a renovator’s touch. He begins with an exterior survey, which reveals bowed walls and sill-plate damage, then points out often-overlooked problems in the attic and basement. Nash finishes up with an assessment of the living space and a plan to modernize it.


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