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  1. #1
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    Default Active Rain works!

    I have just booked my 3rd inspection from folks finding me on the Active Rain website. The AR website link was posted several months back, I thought I would re-post the information one more time. Many home inspectors have already signed up for their own FREE page. This is the link:
    ActiveRain Real Estate Network

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    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

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    Default Re: Active Rain works!

    Scott,

    Over the last few days I have been reading some of the Home Inspection blogs at Active Rain. Many of the ones I have read seem to be especially Realtor friendly. (I'm not putting you in that category by any means. I read your response to a couple of posts.)

    Is Active Rain free to use? I may give it a shot myself.

    "Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand." Leo Durocher
    Bruce Breedlove
    www.avaloninspection.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Breedlove View Post
    Scott,

    Over the last few days I have been reading some of the Home Inspection blogs at Active Rain. Many of the ones I have read seem to be especially Realtor friendly. (I'm not putting you in that category by any means. I read your response to a couple of posts.)

    Is Active Rain free to use? I may give it a shot myself.
    Yep it is free to use..

    Yes, you have several home inspectors who write articles to market themselves to the agents that use AR. I seldom pay much attention to them. You also have a few inspectors who cut and paste articles that others have authored, and they fail to acknowledge it. For some reason most of the folks in this group tend to have the acronym "CMI" after their name. This grips my grits!

    For the most part the site it worth the time and effort.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Active Rain works!

    Just took a look over there, this is the first HI post I found:

    "When spring arrives we generally focus our attention on cleaning the house, cleaning the yard, and planting gardens. Before we venture out, let's head to the basement and check something really important: the basement walls...The first order of business is pull everything away from the walls so you can see all sides, top to bottom. If you finish your basement, build the walls out far enough so you can examine the foundation. What type of walls do you have? A rule of thumb, stone is the best. This is only present in very old houses, but it's the most solid foundation you can have. Poured concrete is the next best thing to stone. You are inspecting it to find damage that can result in structural failure...

    Real Estate Blog - Cracks In The Foundation? Serious or Not


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    Default Re: Active Rain works!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    A rule of thumb, stone is the best. This is only present in very old houses, but it's the most solid foundation you can have. Poured concrete is the next best thing to stone.
    ?????????????

    Holy crapola!

    Was that from one of those CMI inspector dudes? Or was it from a *real* inspector, wait, no *real* inspector would say that ...

    Jeez, no wonder so many people think HIs are jerks and don't know anything.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

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    Default Re: Active Rain works!

    "A rule of thumb, stone is the best"

    Yeah, the best for allowing prolonged moisture infiltration and high humidity levels.


  7. #7
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    Default Re: Active Rain works!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    "A rule of thumb, stone is the best"

    Yeah, the best for allowing prolonged moisture infiltration and high humidity levels.
    Could he have been stoned?


    Captain


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    Cool Re: Active Rain works!

    Checked Blue Bells web site -says he a member of ASHI-but who knows.
    Stone foundations are the best,thats a good one!
    John Callan


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