How to Spot Crumbling Foundations and Fix It

Crumbling Foundation Concerns Issues with what I call crumbling concrete, because as you probably know it is not just foundations, it is a characteristic of the concrete itself. Whether it‘s steps, porches, lamp posts, septic tanks or foundations what we are really talking about is the reaction of the concrete that is causing a crumbling effect. When looking at these …

Top 5 Reasons To Complete a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Allows the seller to make repairs before listing the home Ensures a smoother, more efficient transaction Helps the seller and his or her agent more accurately price the home Saves the seller money Makes the seller more trustworthy Many sellers might not realize that they have the option to get a pre-listing home inspection, and usually those who do know, …

Realtor Safety Course On April 3rd

Sherwood Inspection Services was honored to be involved in a Realtor Safety course on April 3rd. It was hosted by the Darien Board of Realtors at The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. Here are some photos of Dave Sherwood educating realtors about safety in real estate transactions and some self defense moves he taught the class.

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2018

On Monday, the US celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr, who would have turned 89 years old. The Baptist minister, Nobel Laureate and civil rights activist dedicated his life to “work for peace, social justice, and opportunity for all Americans”. Beginning in 1971, three years after he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, many …

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The Simple Deck Safety Checklist

Information on correctly and safely building a deck for your home is readily available, and yet many decks that we see are just an accident waiting to happen. As a homeowner it is important to ensure that your deck is safe, and to do your best to prevent potential risks to your family and loved ones. No one wants to …

Can New Roofs Leak?

The picture you see here is over a roof that was recently installed on a house. The owners of the house believed that they had the roof properly installed, and that everything was done to complete the installation. They believed that since the roof was brand new, there could not possibly be problems with the roof.  At the same time, …

Slate Roofs

Today let’s talk about slate roofs. Slate roofs are unique to any other roof-type, and in order to successfully inspect a slate roof it is imperative that you first understand the various characteristics of the slate itself, as well as the ways that those characteristics impact the use of slate as a roofing material. Those characteristics are beyond the scope …

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The Importance of Chimney Protection

Let’s talk about chimneys, masonry chimneys to be specific. At the top of the chimney there is intended to be a concrete top, called a “chimney cap” or “wash cap”.  The purpose of these caps it to allow water to drain over the top of the chimney, thus preventing it water from getting down into the masonry itself, which can …

We Do Pool Inspections!

Many of you may not be aware of the fact that Sherwood Inspection Services can and does perform pool inspections upon request. Dave Sherwood has been inspecting in ground pools and their related parts and components for a number of years. So as we head into summer, if your clients would like this service, they can request it at the …