(BPT) - While giving a new $900,000 home a thorough going-over, Salt Lake City home inspector Kurt Salomon found a problem under the deck. The builder had cut corners, using the wrong kind of fasteners to secure the deck to the house. Yet, the municipal building official had approved the work.
“In some cases, a building inspector is not going to crawl underneath the deck looking at the hardware. A good home inspector will,” says Salomon, past president of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Because it uncovers aspects of the home that are unsafe or not in working condition, an inspection is a must when buying a home, says J.J. Montanaro, a certified financial planner with USAA.
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