El Niño Impacts 2016 Weather Forecasts

According to the National Meteorological Institute (IMN), this year will be warmer and dryer than usual. The forecast stated that this dryness is due to El Niño and its effects will be felt throughout Costa Rica during 2016. Additionally, the decrease in rainfall will have negative effects on agricultural production, and the effect of drought will greatly … More El Niño Impacts 2016 Weather Forecasts

New Construction In Costa Rica Grew By 14% During 2015

New construction in Costa Rica grew 14 percent in 2015, reaching a level of production not seen here since before the global financial crisis of 2009, according to the Federated College of Engineers and Architects. During 2015, the CFIA recorded over 9.2 million square meters (m2), of permitted construction, a figure that is 14% higher … More New Construction In Costa Rica Grew By 14% During 2015

Professional Roof Restorations Will Save You Money

Many homes desperately need roof restorations in Costa Rica, because here we are located around 10 degrees from the equator and the ultraviolet radiation is intense and causes pre-mature deterioration of roofing materials. Unfortunately it’s pretty common for homeowners to ignore their roofs until it rains and water ends up inside the dwelling. With most … More Professional Roof Restorations Will Save You Money

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

Construction Inspector, Tom Rosenberger

Tom is a highly skilled bi-lingual professional, with over 30 years of land development and construction experience, and he enables his clients to “See Beyond the Obvious” before committing to the purchase of housing and land in Costa Rica. He is a legal resident of Costa Rica and has lived here since 1992, building and remodeling homes … More Construction Inspector, Tom Rosenberger

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