This page contains links to other sites that I have found interesting. Of course,
they may send you still further, etc. As expected, we don't take any responsibility
for the content or even the existence of these sites. Use your own
concerning their value.
Building & Inspection Resources:
The Indagators, a social group of the
best home inspectors on the planet, with sidelines ranging from viticulture to publishing
humor columns to rocket science.
The information stored in these brains is pretty hard to match. We have an
online discussion group that provides members with the (correct) answer to most any
possible building related question in minutes. An invaluable resource for those in
the loop. Also a good site to find an inspector elsewhere in the country.
The American Society of Home Inspectors, the premier
professional organization for home inspectors and home inspection in North America.
They also have a great list of links to other building sites.
Building Performance Contractor's
Association, a group of contractors and other professional who understand and
implement solutions to building performance issues. These include comfort issues
(hot/cold spots, dry or humid air, etc.), energy conservation, excessive fuel bills,
health & indoor air quality, etc. They also have more links to interesting
energy sites. This site serves the NY area, but they have members in other states as
The Energy Efficient Builder's Association, an
organization dedicated to improving the performance and quality of building in America.
They provide education, research, public outreach, and contractor referrals.
Advanced Energy, an engineering
group that is doing some of the best research on
closed crawlspaces, insulation and air
sealing, and other really important issues.
Building Science, another
engineering company, lead by the guru of energy efficient and healthy houses
(and my own personal building physics hero), Joe Lstiburek
New Jersey Home Inspection Directory where you can find an inspector for the home you are planning to buy in New Jersey
NJ Home Inspector Licensing and Regulation Information:
Home Inspector Licensing
Home Inspector Licensing
Regulations, including Standards of Practice and Prohibited Practices (Code of
Ethics). The first part of this document is commentary generated during the adoption
process. The actual adopted standards begin about half way through the document.
Approved Home Inspection
Home Inspector Training, Job Opportunities,
etc. - A not-for-profit site that serves the home inspection community,
helps new inspectors find trainers and job opportunities, and other good stuff.
The inspectors below are all members of the Indagators, a loose collection of the best home inspectors on the planet. Together, the Indagators know everything that anyone can know about houses. If you need an expert inspector or consultant anywhere in the country, these are the people to contact.
Bill Loden - http://www.insight-inspection.net
AZ, Arizona Statewide & Neighboring states
Scott Warga - American Construction
Specialists and Investigations
CA, San Francisco Bay Area
Lawrence Hoytt - http://www.hoyttinspect.com
Mike Sterling - http://www.sissco.com
CO, Denver Area
Garet Denise - http://www.Cornerstone-Inspection.com
FL, Tampa Bay Area
Mark Cramer http://www.Best-Tampa-Inspector.com
Mark Cramer http://www.Tampa-Home-Inspector.com
Clearwater Real Estate with Hayslett Team
FL, North Central (Tallahassee)
Larry Cerro - http://www.homeinspect.com
IL, Chicago Area
Kurt Mitenbuler - http://www.chicagohomeprimer.com
MI - Metropolitan Detroit Area
Rick Bowling - http://www.inspect1.com
MI - Ann Arbor Area
Michael Hoberecht - http://www.inspectormike.com
Charlie Sessums http://www.AlphaInspection.com
Ken Salvo - http://www.ridgehomeinspection.com
Pete Engle - http://www.Almosthome.com
Walter Jowers - http://www.housesenseinc.com
Michael Leavitt - http://www.TheHomeInspector.com
VA, Central - Charlottesville Area
Peter Drenan - http://www.VAHomePro.com
Brian Callaghan http://www.travel-net.com/~alert
Bill Mullen - http://www.bluewaterhomeinspection.com
The following inspectors are not Indagators, but they are still outstanding inspectors, and the best in their areas.
Dan Friedman, NY Been in the business
forever. Publishes really good stuff about buildings. One of the experts on
fiberglass roof shingle failures. Also knows his stuff on home IAQ issues. A
really good resource.
The NY Dept. of
Health Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments.
One of the few government-sponsored guidelines on this subject. Hot off the
press. Updated in April, 2000.
Find an EIFS inspector and info about EIFS inspections at the not-for-profit Exterior Design Institute
The EIFS Industry Manufacturer's Association (EIMA)
Website for information from the manufacturer's.
Other Interesting Stuff:
Hydronic and Steam Heating information is available at Dan Holohan's Heating Help page. This guy knows more about
hot water than pretty much anyone around. The site has an excellent set of technical
articles, Q&A, and discussion boards. If you just can't get enough technical
info, he's also got books for sale, recommended reading lists, etc.