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Hello,

Is anyone else having problems with home inspections showing a much higher replacement cost than what was originally applied for on a homeowners policy?On some fairly nice homes, 1mil to 2mil value, we have had a major issue with the inspections coming back really high. Anywhere from $250 to $385 per square foot. These are some nice homes, but the detailed inspections have unbelievable amounts for individual things like HVAC, Plumbing, Floor finishes etc.

I have had two clients become extremely upset with the company standpoint of live with it or leave. Both clients plan on leaving at renewal. I have talked to other carriers, but they all use castle inspections. Hartford, Auto-Owners, Cincinnati, Encompass all the same thing. Seems to be fairly monopolistic.When I talk to the clients (not just these two), they all say that the inspector seems to be very young and inexperienced and doesn't really know about construction costs. I don't know how much this matters since they are just plugging the info into a software program, but it doesn't make us or the carrier look very good. I googled Castle Inspections and there is a plethora of job openings for Castle all over the country which leads me to believe they have quite a bit of turnover. Has anyone else had these types of issues with Castle or any other high value inspection service?

Please help

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.



Hello,

Recently my grandparents shuffled off their mortal coils, and left their home to my parents. I recently had cause to poke my head into the attic crawlspace and. . . The roof looks like it was put in by a medival torturer who was 'pinin for the Fjords, as it were. Nails. Nails everywhere. Most protruding 3" or so into the crawlspace. This makes me twitch a bit. If I ever had to go up there, I'd constantly be worried about exsanguinating myself. And as the Red Cross already have claim on my Red Humor, and my cats claim anything left over, I feel a need to do some snipping. My Question: What tool is best? Is there a battery powered dremel with a magnet on it for something like that?

Please help

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.


Hello All,

I'm a new member here and would appreciate a little advice.My old house has three floors and under the floorboards and within the walls there is a maze of wiring and plumbing. I want to map this out using SketchUp so that I can afterwards identify individual floorboards and joists and know where the cables, junctions, pipes, light fittings etc are beneath and between them. I've played around a little with SketchUp and can produce simple models, but if anyone can point out examples where this has been done or give any suggestions I'd be grateful.

Please help

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

References:
https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=37010
Digital production studio

Thanks

 
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