Everyone regards their home a castle, themselves the king among their landholdings. But is the castle in your community a common---er?
The short and truthfully answer would be a resounding..."Yes."
Most houses/homes and castles are commn---er than you think.
Even a well built and well maintained house/home or castle will continually have a few things that are in less than splendid status. With allot of times very common right from the start.
Common---er By Nature.
Was it poor installations, improper materials or not following the manufactures recommendations or ops, I forgot about maintenance?
In most cases homes are common by nature.
As all people are different, yet common by nature, like the trades being designed the same, to benefit the best over all application, where does the rubber hit the road when failings start to appear.
It all looks good to the untrained eye.
Even Realtor's or investors having viewed thousands of homes will mistakenly bypass what are defects and deficiencies. Some very substantial by the way.
As for the builder, running a crew can have its own challenges.
Then the heart of the matter, when does money affect what is to be built and/or maintained?
We are not all perfect but we can learn!
Some Common--er defects and deficiencies.
Here are a few things most commonly found reviewing/assessing/observing and inspecting a house/home and castles that you will purchase, plan on purchasing, sell or even plan on building.
Parts of the House/Home/Castle.
The number 1 complaint by home owners are roof leaks.
It can be from defective installations, by not adhering the the manufacturer's recommendation, installation procedures or common maintenance issues.
Every thing form flashings or coping issues, defective roof coverings, the materials I was talking about.
What do I see? Lifting Nail or know as nail pops for slang, holes that will allow weather/water, When I go inside the home I see ceiling stains, or in the attic I observe roof sheathing deterioration, etc.
The most frequently observed, over Notched/bored joists to pass utilities seems regular.
No prejudice when it comes to houses/homes/castles. They can be new or pre-owned homes. Then deteriorated wood members. close contact to the ground, unsealed wood, Mostly exterior but the rim-band in homes with basements does not go unscathed. In homes where the home owner remodeled their basement, bearing points and the lack of bearing walls.
I guess he was just being kind to the home at $20.00 hourly and go back to his day time job make 70$ less than what a, electrical tradesman makes..
As I expressed above, we all all different.
Double tapping a breaker or the wires crossed in a reciprocal or switch are very common. Hunny why does the incandescent lights burn out so often?
A real safety concern to me, like I said, we are all different, GFCI's not installed properly or at all.
Splices in wires or even inadequate outside junction boxes or boxes without covers Electrical concerns like frayed wiring, fuses switches in older homes.
PB Speedways and inexpensive on off valves being the most common. Even in brand new homes, it is common to identify minor plumbing defects.
Low water pressure, or is it?
are what I see commonly.
Minerals clog them. Maintenance being the issue again.
Second would be loose facets and fixtures.
Inadequate caulking and ventilation are close third.
These speedways to the left are sold and accepted as a plumbing speedway and easy for the DIY guy or home owner to install but they have issues with longevity.
They tend to let go. so consider when you are away from the home for a prolonged period of time and the weakest link in the chain goes.