Construction Issues That Will Require Repairs

Nobody wants problems with a new home purchase. In Costa Rica, the construction standards and zoning regulations as well as the culture are different than in North America and Europe.  If you notice any of the following issues during your tour of a property, call an experienced home inspector who speaks your native language, so … More Construction Issues That Will Require Repairs

Flashing; Tangible Protection for Your Home

Over the years, I’ve inspected numerous dwellings in Costa Rica that had no protective flashing installed in conjunction with the roofing system and others where flashing had been installed, but incorrectly, using standard overlapping metal pieces instead of contiguous sheets of protective flashing. In order to effectively waterproof dwellings, contiguous flashing needs to be installed underneath and outside of finished roofing … More Flashing; Tangible Protection for Your Home