Vermiculite insulation. What Is It? What are the concerns?
Since January 1, 2013 in Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has required that all new oil storage tanks, both indoors and outdoors, be installed with a double bottom, double wall or secondary containment.
Why does condensation occur on interior surfaces?
Condensation can occur on any surface that is below the "dew point" of the air with which it is in contact. The "dew point" is the temperature at which condensation will occur for a given humidity level.
Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) turned out to be harmless after all.
What is UFFI?
Urea formaldehyde foam insulation was injected as a mixture of urea formaldehyde resin, an acidic foaming agent and a propellant, such as air. It was commonly installed in older houses by injecting the foam into walls, where it was impractical to provide conventional insulation.
Class 4 septic systems are divided into two components, the septic tank and the septic field or leaching bed. Waste is piped out of the house into the septic tank, which is essentially a water clarification tank, in which anaerobic bacteria break the waste down into solids (sludge), liquid effluent, and scum.
* If there'd been a pre-list inspection, he'd still have them in a row.
Don't let vermiculite, or anything else turn your ducks around.
The overall condition of a property didn't always have such a big impact upon a deal however in recent years, especially in major centres across Canada today Realtors are working more closely with home owners, to sell homes quickly while maintaining higher sales prices. The single most effective method applied is Realtors encouraging sellers to get a home inspection before they list their homes for sale.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.