Reuben Saltzman

Top 20 Home Inspection Photos from 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And it’s also time to share our favorite home inspection photos of the year. As always, it’s tough to narrow down our favorites. We share these photos on our Facebook page throughout the year, and these were some of the best. Enjoy!

Not a bright idea.

Not a bright idea.

I’ll take my clothes broiled, thank you.

I’ll take my clothes broiled, thank you.

What an odd place to store one yard bag. What’s behind it? Oh. That.

What an odd place to store one yard bag. What’s behind it? Oh. That.

We hope you enjoy these posts.

We hope you enjoy these posts.

No comment needed, right?

No comment needed, right?

Either one of these photos alone wouldn’t have been that weird, but they were taken at the same house. The basement shower had a tub spout, but the first floor bathtub did not.

Either one of these photos alone wouldn’t have been that weird, but they were taken at the same house. The basement shower had a tub spout, but the first floor bathtub did not.

Who throws the best yard parties? This guy. Yep, that’s a fridge installed in the doorway of the garage.

Who throws the best yard parties? This guy. Yep, that’s a fridge installed in the doorway of the garage.

DIY vanity. Let’s hope someone got those drain connections right, because there is no way to access anything underneath it.

DIY vanity. Let’s hope someone got those drain connections right, because there is no way to access anything underneath it.

Quite the interesting solution to a settled driveway. And when we Minnesotans say “interesting”, we don’t mean interesting.

Quite the interesting solution to a settled driveway. And when we Minnesotans say “interesting”, we don’t mean interesting.

The last home inspector’s report, we’re assuming: “There was a gap between the sidewalk and the foundation. Install a garter snake, if necessary, and fill the gap with a polyurethane caulk to help prevent water intrusion between the sidewalk and foundation.”

The last home inspector’s report, we’re assuming: “There was a gap between the sidewalk and the foundation. Install a garter snake, if necessary, and fill the gap with a polyurethane caulk to help prevent water intrusion between the sidewalk and foundation.”

Yikes. That’s live knob & tube wiring being used to support the ductwork. Again, yikes.

Yikes. That’s live knob & tube wiring being used to support the ductwork. Again, yikes.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard still insists there are only four lights.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard still insists there are only four lights.

When we have to crawl to the farthest reaches of an attic or crawlspace, we like to leave a business card to show we were there. Apparently, we’re not alone. This business card, left by someone at The HomeTeam Inspection Service, features a pager number. Kudos to them!

When we have to crawl to the farthest reaches of an attic or crawlspace, we like to leave a business card to show we were there. Apparently, we’re not alone. This business card, left by someone at The HomeTeam Inspection Service, features a pager number. Kudos to them!

Only the boldest, most daring DIYers will attempt the flying trapeze electrical splice.

Only the boldest, most daring DIYers will attempt the flying trapeze electrical splice.

In a time before writing, cave dwellers would draw pictures to organize their garage. This pictogram says where to put the gas cans.

In a time before writing, cave dwellers would draw pictures to organize their garage. This pictogram says where to put the gas cans.

What came first, the stairway or the post?

What came first, the stairway or the post?

How to spot a mouse problem.

How to spot a mouse problem.

Now that’s an awesome laundry chute.

Now that’s an awesome laundry chute.

Secret wine cellar

Secret wine cellar

How to keep your teens out of your liquor cabinet.

How to keep your teens out of your liquor cabinet.

How we’ll remember 2020.

How we’ll remember 2020.

My caption on that last photo is a little tongue-in-cheek. While this year didn’t go the way anyone expected it to, we were forced to make a lot of changes here at Structure Tech, and we’ve come through the other side stronger. Thank you for reading, and Happy New Year.

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REUBEN SALTZMAN

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