The Inspector Newsletter
December 2018: Preparing for Winter
Snapshots From The Field

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This photo shows Styrofoam used as a filler in a poured concrete foundation wall of a house in an area of California at risk for earthquakes. As you may have guessed, Styrofoam is not an acceptable filler in this situation, and the home inspector recommended further evaluation by a qualified structural engineer.


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