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Complete Book of Home Inspection, 4th Edition

The newly updated 4th Edition of Complete Book of Home Inspection

Complete Book of Home Inspection, 4th Edition

Price: $19.95

Product Code: 9780071702775

ISBN: 9780071702775


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Find out the real value of a house or condo using the tested techniques in this step-by-step guide. Written by a professional home inspector and fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection, 4th Edition, shows you how to determine exactly what’s behind, beneath, above, and around a house before you make an offer. If you’re selling your home, you’ll learn how to accurately evaluate its condition prior to setting a price.

This comprehensive manual covers every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection and contains a new chapter on green home technology. Now with details on American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) requirements, this book serves as a valuable on-the-job tool as well as a basic layperson’s guide. Plenty of useful photos, drawings, worksheets, and checklists are included in this practical resource. 384 pp.

Coverage includes:

  • Tools and procedures
  • Roofs
  • Roof-mounted structures and projections
  • Paved areas around the structure
  • Walls, windows, and doors
  • Lot and landscaping
  • Garage
  • Wood-destroying insects and rot
  • Attic
  • Interior rooms
  • Basement and crawl space
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing
  • Heating systems
  • Domestic water heaters
  • Air-conditioning
  • Swimming pools
  • Energy considerations
  • Environmental concerns
  • Green home technology

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1. Tools and Procedure
  • Chapter 2. Roofs
  • Chapter 3. Roof-Mounted Structures and Projections
  • Chapter 4. Paved Areas Around the Structure
  • Chapter 5. Walls, Windows, and Doors
  • Chapter 6. Lot and Landscaping
  • Chapter 7. Garage
  • Chapter 8. Wood-Destroying Insects and Rot
  • Chapter 9. Attic
  • Chapter 10. Interior Rooms
  • Chapter 11. Basement and Crawl Space
  • Chapter 12. Electrical System
  • Chapter 13. Plumbing
  • Chapter 14. Heating Systems I
  • Chapter 15. Heating Systems II
  • Chapter 16. Domestic Water Heaters
  • Chapter 17. Air-Conditioning
  • Chapter 18. Swimming Pools
  • Chapter 19. Energy Considerations
  • Chapter 20. Environmental Concerns
  • Chapter 21. Green Home Technology
  • Chapter 22. Conclusion

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