Information Guides

Radon Guide

According to the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), radon gas presents a significant health risk to Tennessee residents. The US Surgeon General has identified radon gas as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Both TDEC and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend that all homes in Tennessee be tested, especially when they are up for sale.

The following “EPA Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon,” last revised by the EPA in March of 2018, is a convenient reference for our real estate professionals and residential customers with answers to important questions about radon.
Tennessee Rules and Licensing for Home Inspectors
Have it Inspected Property Solutions is a licensed Tennessee Home Inspector. Home Inspectors are regulated by the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. We must pass a criminal background check and complete training and testing to obtain the license, and we are required to complete 32 hours of continuing education courses every two years to maintain it.
The following publication is a statement of the rules and laws of the State of Tennessee for Home Inspectors.

Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide

Whether you are buying or selling an existing home with a wood deck or planning to build a new deck, this information will be valuable to you in evaluating the safety and compliance of an existing deck or designing a new one.
MVMA Installation Guide and Detailing Options for Compliance with ASTM C1780
The installation of Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer siding is critical to its performance and appearance. Improperly installed flashings or using materials that do not meet the standards for corrosion resistance American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM) can result in premature aging, staining, or water damage problems.
The document at the following link, provided by the Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA), is a guide for properly installing stone veneers. If you are buying or selling a new home or installing new siding, this guide can help you educate yourself on what to look for and what to require.

Installation Guide for Floor and Roof Framing 

Materials alone are not the only consideration in the long-term performance of a home’s floor and roof structure. The quality of workmanship is even more critical to its durability and livability. A failure in either of these key elements can result in costly repair bills and render the house unsuitable for occupation.
The guide at the link above on the proper Installation of Floor and Roof Framing will give you a criteria to understand what Home Inspectors look for when inspecting a home for sale or in preparation to be sold.

Hardie Board Siding Installation Guide

Fiber cement plank siding is a durable and attractive option for home exterior siding. However, as with any building materials, the workmanship in the installation is critical to its long-term performance.
If you are buying or selling an existing home with concrete siding, and want to know what to look for, refer to the following guide from James Hardie® Siding ProductsIt can help you understand the criteria Home Inspectors use to evaluate the condition of your exterior siding.

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