Home Inspections- Inspecting the Framing
What’s important during a Framing Structure Inspection?
Home Inspections are conducted to find major defects and safety concerns. Therefore, a good home inspector will take the xsatime to find clues or signs that indicate how well the framing of a house is functioning.
In a existing home, most of the framing is hidden out of sight. Thats why it is important to know what to look for.
Common defects found during a Framing Structure Inspection…
- Wooden frame members that have been removed or altered
- Improper building techniques
- Rotten or wet wood
- Poor workmanship
So, how do we Inspect the Framing Structure?
Often times it is useful to stand back and eye up a wall to look for signs of bowing, leaning or shifting.