Title:House Check: Finding and Fixing Common House Problems
Quick-Access guide to diagnosing and solving almost 600 common house problems.
From the Publisher: Anyone who owns a home is faced with decisions about how to deal with problems. Lack of understanding about whether a problem is serious or even who to call to solve it often results in costly or ineffective repairs. The first step toward remedying any house problem is identifying the cause and implications of the symptom. This easy-to-use spiral-bound book is organized by major sections and systems in the house: roofs, attics, interiors, exteriors, plumbing, electrical, kitchens, baths, basements. Based on actual cases observed by the author, the book lists over 600 symptoms, with causes and solutions for each. Dozens of color photos and black-and-white drawings help the user understand the underlying structures involved. This illustrated handbook for any house problem comes in a handy flip-chart format. From Builders Booksource: Buying a new "old" house? or even a new new house, having "HouseCheck" along as you inspect will quickly help you get past the surface glitter and see the potential problems. As a tool for every homeowner, it's indespensible! We expect "HouseCheck" to become one of our staples. 42 pages, handy flip-chart format. Taunton Press (May 2003)