Structural Links Page

Thanks Chris, I will break it down and add to the Library.

Marcel :):smiley:

Well, I figured we could start by consolidating and adding as we go.

I will work on it as free time comes around and hopefully keep the list to go on.

[FONT=Verdana]Updated and edited to reflect contributors;
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STRUCTURE

General HI Books & Manuals
The Complete Book of Home Inspection, by Norman Becker (general) … Details](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B00007EICO/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8241353-7442540#reader-link)
Real Estate Home Inspection - Mastering the Profession, by Russell Burgess (general) … Details
Inspecting a House, by Rex Cauldwell (general) … Details … (Download Structure Chapter)](http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/pdf/Inspecting.pdf)
Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide, by HUD (Free Download)](http://www.huduser.org/Publications/PDF/rehabinspect.pdf)

Structure Books & Manuals

Code Check - Building, by Redwood Kardon … Details](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1561585955/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8241353-7442540#reader-link)
Foundations and Concrete Work, by Fine Homebuilding Magazine … Details

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html…t_adv_XSNG1060

Wood-Frame House Construction
http://www.contractor-books.com/CR/Wood-Frame_Intro.htm

Masonry Basics, From Army Corps Manual (Free Online Book/Course)](http://www.free-ed.net/sweethaven/BldgConst/Masonry/default.asp)
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, by Robert Thallon … Details
Wood-Frame House Construction, by L.O. Anderson … Details
Details for Conventional Wood Frame Construction, by AWC (Free Download)](http://www.awc.org/pdf/WCD1-300.pdf)

Carpentry Basics, From Army Corps Manual (Free Online Book/Course)](http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/Carpentry01.asp)
Wood handbook - Wood as an Engineering Material, by FPL (advanced) (Free Download by Chapters)](http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm)
Diagnosing and Repairing House Structure Problems, by Edgar Oliver Seaquist (advanced)

General Structure
General House construction … http://www.coolhouseplans.com/House_construction.html](http://www.coolhouseplans.com/House_construction.html)

Basic Product Information … http://www.acehardware.com/sm-project-how-to--id-1261836.html](http://www.acehardware.com/sm-project-how-to--id-1261836.html)

Basic Structural Products … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/links/pages/Structural_Products/](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/links/pages/Structural_Products/)

Burgess’s Book Preview - Foundations … http://www.homeinspectioncourse.com/soils.html](http://www.homeinspectioncourse.com/soils.html)

Residential Construction (APA) … http://www.apawood.org/level_c.cfm?content=pub_res_libmain](http://www.apawood.org/level_c.cfm?content=pub_res_libmain)

Moisture Problems (extensive) … http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/BuildingMoistureandDurability.pdf](http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/BuildingMoistureandDurability.pdf)
Seismic & Wind Resistance … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12161.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12161.shtml)

[FONT=Arial]Hot & Humid Climate Building Guide: [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/designsthatwork/hothumid/profiles/maitland.pdf](http://www.buildingscience.com/designsthatwork/hothumid/profiles/maitland.pdf)[/FONT]

Concrete
Concrete Basics … http://www.nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/](http://www.nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/)
Concrete Information … http://www.concretenetwork.com/
Concrete Problems … http://www.prmconcrete.com/why.htm

Masonry
Masonry Wall Inspection … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12164.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12164.shtml)
Masonry Resources … http://www.ncma.org/online/index.html
Masonry Construction … http://www.cement.org/masonry/corner.asp#resources
Masonry Products … http://www.smithtownconcrete.com/architects.html
Masonry Technical Info & Details … http://www.ncma.org/etek/index.cfm
Brick Technical Notes … http://www.bia.org/html/frmset_thnt.htm
Masonry Veneer Inspection … http://www.masonpro.com/LowRes_english.pdf

Foundations
Foundation Construction Basics … http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286](http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286)
Foundation Inspection Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12163.shtml
Basement Leaks Discussion … http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=2082
Basement Moisture Causes/Solutions … http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/DK7051.html
Foundation Moisture Control … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Crack Inspection … http://www.inspect-ny.com/structure/foundation.htm
Concrete Cracks (Take w/ Grain of Salt on widths) … http://www.cfawalls.org/Cracking.htm
Concrete Floors & Footings … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12160.shtml
Slab on Grade Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/706.shtml
Slab Foundations Resources (extensive) … http://www.houston-slab-foundations.info./
Frost Protected Shallow Foundations … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?CategoryID=1844&DocumentID=2065
Precast Concrete Foundations … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286&DocumentID= 2069
Masonry Foundations & leaks … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12163.shtml
Insulating Concrete Forms … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1931&DocumentID= 2038
Wood Foundations … http://www.pwfs.com/

Wood & Framing
Wood Industry Information/Links … http://www.woodinfo.org/](http://www.woodinfo.org/)
Carpentry Basics (Free Online Book/Course) … http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/Carpentry01.asp
Old Style Balloon Framing … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/224.shtml
Treated Wood … http://www.criteriumhomeinspection.com/articles/PTLumber.html
Wood Floor Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12166.shtml
Notching & Boring Discussion … http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=2685
Notching & Boring Article … http://www.home-inspect.com/itatips/09-03.asp
Log Building Standards … http://www.logassociation.org/resources/standards.php
Log Building History & Repair … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/256.shtml

Wall and Ceiling Assemblies

[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.awci.org/](http://www.awci.org/)[/FONT]

Engineered Lumber & Wood Trusses
Engineered Lumber Data … http://www.apawood.org/level_b.cfm?content=prd_main](http://www.apawood.org/level_b.cfm?content=prd_main)
I-Joist Article … http://www.home-inspect.com/itatips/11-02.asp
I-Joist TJI Framers Guide … http://www.trusjoist.com/PDFFiles/2031.pdf
Floor Truss Info … http://www.accubuildtruss.com/pdf_files/floor_truss_fact_sheet.pdf
Wood Truss Industry Links … http://www.woodtruss.com/
Wood Roof Truss Systems … http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/roof_trusses.htm
Wood Roof Truss Problems … http://www.truss-frame.com/index.html

Metal Roofing
http://www.bestbuymetals.com/pdf/sta...tion-guide.pdf](http://www.bestbuymetals.com/pdf/sta...tion-guide.pdf)

Asphalt Shingles
http://www.gaf.com/General/GafMain.a...ngle-lines.asp](http://www.gaf.com/General/GafMain.asp?Silo=RES1&WS=GAF&App=ROOF&Force=shingle-lines.asp)

Sidewall Flashings
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.ebuild.com/articles/155004.hwx](http://www.ebuild.com/articles/155004.hwx)[/FONT]

Anchors & Wood Connectors
Simpson Training Info … http://www.strongtie.com/workshops/kit/index.asp?Site=](http://www.strongtie.com/workshops/kit/index.asp?Site=)
Wood Connectors … http://www.strongtie.com/
Treated Wood Connector Issues … http://www.awpa.com/references/CCA.asp
Info on Connectors For Treated Wood … http://www.strongtie.com/productuse/corrosion.html?source=hpnav
Connector Types for ACQ Treated Wood … http://www.treatedwood.com/fastener.pdf

Siding

http://www.sidingsolutions.com/pages/SIDINGID.htm](http://www.sidingsolutions.com/pages/SIDINGID.htm)

[FONT=Arial]House wrap Installation Guide: [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/problems_with_housewraps.htm](http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/problems_with_housewraps.htm)[/FONT]

Steel Framing
Residential Light Gauge Steel Framing … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?DocumentID=2037&CategoryID=1142](http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?DocumentID=2037&CategoryID=1142)
Steel Framing Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12167.shtml

**Electricity **

Electrical Safety Publications
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/elec_sfy.html](http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/elec_sfy.html)

Aluminum Wiring

Aluminum Wiring Info http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm](http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm)
CPSC - Aluminum Wiring Fix Still Available http://www.cpsc.gov.CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml03/o3120.html
CPSC - Aluminum Wiring Repair http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUT/PUBS/516.pdf
TYCO - COPALUM Aluminum Wire Connectors
http://catalog-tycoelectronics.com/AMP/bin/AMP.Connect?M=CINF&C=10914&N=3&RQ5=C~10914^M~FEAT
Aluminum Wiring Hazards
http://www.hsb.com/thelocomotive/Story/ExecutiveSummary/ST-ES-ALUM.html

Crawl Spaces
Crawl Space Ventilation … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/crawl_space_ventilation.pdf](http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/crawl_space_ventilation.pdf)
Crawl Space Moisture Control … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf1994/rose94a.pdf
Conditioned Crawl Spaces … http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/foundations/conditioned_crawl.pdf
General Crawl Space Issues … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10343.shtml
Crawl Space Moisture Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10197.shtml
Inspecting Crawl Spaces … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10433.shtml

**Chimney & Fireplace **

Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
http://www.csia.org/](http://www.csia.org/)
The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
http://www.ncsg.org/
Chimneys: Safety Alert
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5017.html
Standards for Design & Construction - NFPA 211
http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=21103&src=nfpa&cookie%5Ftest=1
Hearth Products
http://www.hearth.com/what/specific.html
Hearth Net
http://www.hearth.com/
Un-Vented Gas Logs
http://www.hearth.com/what/gaslogs.html
Hearth Products - Concerns about Un-vented
http://hearth.com/what/specific.html

Septic Systems

The Septic System Information Website
http://www.inspect-ny.com/sepbook.htm#mainwebs
NSFC Septic News
http://www.nesc.svu.edu/nsfc_septicnews.htm
Septic Systems - What you need to know
http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/wm1.html

Synthetic Stucco

EIFS Facts
http://www.eima.com/residential_eifs.htm](http://www.eima.com/residential_eifs.htm)
EIFS Construction
http://www.eima.com/Guide_to_EIFS.pdf
Georgia Association of Home Inspectors - EIFS Problems & Recommends
http://www.gahi.com/stucco.html
EIFS - Exterior Design Institute - EIFS
http://www.exterior-design-inst.com/
EIFS Legal Network Online
http://www.stuccolaw.com/default.htm
Welcome to the EIFS Alliance
http://www.eifsalliance.com/
Nachi
http://www.nachi.org/forum/f23/icf-h...87/#post133108](http://www.nachi.org/forum/f23/icf-help-please-11187/#post133108)

[FONT=Arial]Lath, Flashing, and Stucco Installation Guide: [FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf](http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf)[/FONT][/FONT]

National One Coat Stucco Association:
http://www.nocsa.org/tech.htm](http://www.nocsa.org/tech.htm)

Accessory Structures
Decks & Patios … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10280.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10280.shtml)
Wood Deck Construction … http://www.decks.com/articles.aspx?
Wood Deck Maintenance … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/document-lists/decklist.html
Deck Post Connection Problems … http://www.dickseibert.com/Woeste.pdf
Retaining Wall Inspection Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10360.shtml
http://www.deck-lok.com/news.htm](http://www.deck-lok.com/news.htm)

Water Damage & Wood Rot
Wood Moisture Content … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf](http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf)
An Introduction to Wood Rot … http://www.germology.com/rot.htm
Controlling External Water Problems … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL252.pdf
Preventing Wood Rot … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/281.shtml
Moisture Intrusion … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL239.pdf
Landscape Management Checklist … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL234.pdf
Foundation Moisture Control … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Winter-Time Moisture Problems … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL256.pdf
Wood Rot & Treatment … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/Pages/FYD/HL243.pdf
Types of Wood Treatment … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/iii-1.pdf
Treated Wood Concerns … http://www.criteriumhomeinspection.com/articles/PTLumber.html
Mold & Wood Products … http://www.wwpa.org/index_lumberandmold.htm

ENVIRONMENTAL

Moisture & Mold
Mold Basics & Resources … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html](http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html)
Mold Realities & Dangers … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/mold_dampness_facts.htm
Mold Concerns & Indoor Air … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html
Indoor Air Quality … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html#Mold%20and%20Indoor%20Air%20Reg ulations
Mold Concerns … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/
Moisture Requirements for Fungal Growth … http://www.germology.com/moisture.htm
Stachybotrys Chartarum and other molds … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/stachy.htm
Mold and Pulmonary Hemorrhage Among Infants … http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5335a4.htm
Controlling Mold and Mildew … http://www.landhomefunding.com/Buyers/mold.pdf
Controlling Moisture Levels in Homes … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/iii-2.pdf

Moisture, Mold, & Wood Decay

Wood Moisture Content
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf](http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf)
There’s No Such Thing as Dry rot
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/Pages/FYD/HL243.pdf
The Billion Dollar Thief: Moisture
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL239.pdf
Landscape Management Checklist
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL234.pdf
Controlling External Water Problems
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL252.pdf
There’s No Future in a Wet Foundation
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Winter-Time Moisture Problems
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL256.pdf
Moisture Analysis of Wood
http://www.germology.com/moisture_analysis.htm
Moisture Requirements for Fungal Growth
http://www.germology.com/moisture.htm
An Introduction to Wood Rot
http://www.germology.com/rot.htm
Preventing Water Intrusion at Foundation Walls
http://www.germology.com/foundations.htm
Q&A on Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/stachy.htm#Q15
Pulmonary Hemorrhage - Hemosiderosis Among Infants
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4909a3.htm
Indoor Air-Molds
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html
Indoor Air-Mold Resources
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html
Controlling Mold and Mildew
http://www.apawood.org/pdfs/managed/A525A.pdf

Radon

Radon Publications - A Citizen’s Guide to Radon
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/citguide.html](http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/citguide.html)
Indoor Air-Radon - Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/radonqa1.html
Indoor Air-Radon - Myths and Facts
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/myths.html
Indoor Air-Radon - Risk Comparison Charts
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/riskcht.html
Radon Publications - Home Buyer’s & Seller’s Guide to Radon
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html#Contents
Radon - EPA Map of Radon Zones
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/zonemap/tennessee.htm
Radon in Drinking Water Q&A
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/radon/pa1.html
National Radon Proficiency Program
http://www.radongas.org/
Health Physics Society - Position Statement on Radon
http://hps.org/documents/indoorradon.pdf

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/index.htm](http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/index.htm)
CO Headquarters
http://www.coheadquarters.com/CO1.htm
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5010.html
The “Invisible” Killer
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/464.pdf
Carbon Monoxide Questions & Answers
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prbs/466.html
Protect Your Family & Yourself
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/coftsht.html
Carbon Monoxide Checklist
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/carbonmonoxide/checklist.htm

**Product Recalls (CPSC) **

Find Recalled Products by Product Type
http://63.74.109.29/cgi-bin/recalldb/prod.asp](http://63.74.109.29/cgi-bin/recalldb/prod.asp)

Find Recalled Products by Company Name
http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/recalldb/firm.asp

Seems like updating a list like this and properly indexed and made available somewhere would help all.

Marcel

Contibutors;

Barry Adair
Christopher Currins
Bob O’Connor
John Bowman

This one is a poor example. imo

[FONT=Arial]Lath, Flashing, and Stucco Installation Guide:[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf](http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf)[/FONT][/FONT]

Minn. Has a lot better one.

Well, give me a better one and I will so we can compare.

Marcel :):smiley:

The other one in none other than in a Barry Adair post.

11/25/08, 7:54 PM
http://www.nachi.org/forum/avatars/badair-2709.gif?dateline=1227561266 Barry Adair](http://www.nachi.org/forum/users/badair/)

InterNACHI Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: GARLAND, TX
Posts: 3,028

Re: stucco inspection
some stucco basics, not that we’ll agree on everything published in these

http://buildingcodes.jocogov.org/documents/Stucco.pdf

http://www.parex.com/pdf/stuccoma.pdf

http://www.mnlath-plaster.com/listin…esidConstr.pdf

And here is thier check list.

http://www.mnlath-plaster.com/listin…oChecklist.pdf

			badair

Well, I figured we could start by consolidating and adding as we go.

I will work on it as free time comes around and hopefully keep the list to go on.

Update with Links from Barry Adair on Stucco Inspections

STRUCTURE

General HI Books & Manuals
The Complete Book of Home Inspection, by Norman Becker (general) … Details](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B00007EICO/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8241353-7442540#reader-link)
Real Estate Home Inspection - Mastering the Profession, by Russell Burgess (general) … Details
Inspecting a House, by Rex Cauldwell (general) … Details … (Download Structure Chapter)](http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/pdf/Inspecting.pdf)
Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide, by HUD (Free Download)](http://www.huduser.org/Publications/PDF/rehabinspect.pdf)

Structure Books & Manuals

Code Check - Building, by Redwood Kardon … Details](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1561585955/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8241353-7442540#reader-link)
Foundations and Concrete Work, by Fine Homebuilding Magazine … Details

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html…t_adv_XSNG1060

Wood-Frame House Construction
http://www.contractor-books.com/CR/Wood-Frame_Intro.htm

Masonry Basics, From Army Corps Manual (Free Online Book/Course)](http://www.free-ed.net/sweethaven/BldgConst/Masonry/default.asp)
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, by Robert Thallon … Details
Wood-Frame House Construction, by L.O. Anderson … Details
Details for Conventional Wood Frame Construction, by AWC (Free Download)](http://www.awc.org/pdf/WCD1-300.pdf)

Carpentry Basics, From Army Corps Manual (Free Online Book/Course)](http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/Carpentry01.asp)
Wood handbook - Wood as an Engineering Material, by FPL (advanced) (Free Download by Chapters)](http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm)
Diagnosing and Repairing House Structure Problems, by Edgar Oliver Seaquist (advanced)

General Structure
General House construction … http://www.coolhouseplans.com/House_construction.html](http://www.coolhouseplans.com/House_construction.html)

Basic Product Information … http://www.acehardware.com/sm-project-how-to--id-1261836.html](http://www.acehardware.com/sm-project-how-to--id-1261836.html)

Basic Structural Products … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/links/pages/Structural_Products/](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/links/pages/Structural_Products/)

Burgess’s Book Preview - Foundations … http://www.homeinspectioncourse.com/soils.html](http://www.homeinspectioncourse.com/soils.html)

Residential Construction (APA) … http://www.apawood.org/level_c.cfm?content=pub_res_libmain](http://www.apawood.org/level_c.cfm?content=pub_res_libmain)

Moisture Problems (extensive) … http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/BuildingMoistureandDurability.pdf](http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/BuildingMoistureandDurability.pdf)
Seismic & Wind Resistance … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12161.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12161.shtml)

[FONT=Arial]Hot & Humid Climate Building Guide: [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/designsthatwork/hothumid/profiles/maitland.pdf](http://www.buildingscience.com/designsthatwork/hothumid/profiles/maitland.pdf)[/FONT]

Concrete
Concrete Basics … http://www.nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/](http://www.nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/)
Concrete Information … http://www.concretenetwork.com/
Concrete Problems … http://www.prmconcrete.com/why.htm

Masonry
Masonry Wall Inspection … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12164.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12164.shtml)
Masonry Resources … http://www.ncma.org/online/index.html
Masonry Construction … http://www.cement.org/masonry/corner.asp#resources
Masonry Products … http://www.smithtownconcrete.com/architects.html
Masonry Technical Info & Details … http://www.ncma.org/etek/index.cfm
Brick Technical Notes … http://www.bia.org/html/frmset_thnt.htm
Masonry Veneer Inspection … http://www.masonpro.com/LowRes_english.pdf

Foundations
Foundation Construction Basics … http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286](http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286)
Foundation Inspection Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12163.shtml
Basement Leaks Discussion … http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=2082
Basement Moisture Causes/Solutions … http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/DK7051.html
Foundation Moisture Control … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Crack Inspection … http://www.inspect-ny.com/structure/foundation.htm
Concrete Cracks (Take w/ Grain of Salt on widths) … http://www.cfawalls.org/Cracking.htm
Concrete Floors & Footings … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12160.shtml
Slab on Grade Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/706.shtml
Slab Foundations Resources (extensive) … http://www.houston-slab-foundations.info./
Frost Protected Shallow Foundations … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?CategoryID=1844&DocumentID=2065
Precast Concrete Foundations … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286&DocumentID= 2069
Masonry Foundations & leaks … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12163.shtml
Insulating Concrete Forms … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1931&DocumentID= 2038
Wood Foundations … http://www.pwfs.com/

Wood & Framing
Wood Industry Information/Links … http://www.woodinfo.org/](http://www.woodinfo.org/)
Carpentry Basics (Free Online Book/Course) … http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/Carpentry01.asp
Old Style Balloon Framing … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/224.shtml
Treated Wood … http://www.criteriumhomeinspection.com/articles/PTLumber.html
Wood Floor Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12166.shtml
Notching & Boring Discussion … http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=2685
Notching & Boring Article … http://www.home-inspect.com/itatips/09-03.asp
Log Building Standards … http://www.logassociation.org/resources/standards.php
Log Building History & Repair … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/256.shtml

Wall and Ceiling Assemblies

[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.awci.org/](http://www.awci.org/)[/FONT]

Engineered Lumber & Wood Trusses
Engineered Lumber Data … http://www.apawood.org/level_b.cfm?content=prd_main](http://www.apawood.org/level_b.cfm?content=prd_main)
I-Joist Article … http://www.home-inspect.com/itatips/11-02.asp
I-Joist TJI Framers Guide … http://www.trusjoist.com/PDFFiles/2031.pdf
Floor Truss Info … http://www.accubuildtruss.com/pdf_files/floor_truss_fact_sheet.pdf
Wood Truss Industry Links … http://www.woodtruss.com/
Wood Roof Truss Systems … http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/roof_trusses.htm
Wood Roof Truss Problems … http://www.truss-frame.com/index.html

Metal Roofing
http://www.bestbuymetals.com/pdf/sta...tion-guide.pdf](http://www.bestbuymetals.com/pdf/sta...tion-guide.pdf)

Asphalt Shingles
http://www.gaf.com/General/GafMain.a...ngle-lines.asp](http://www.gaf.com/General/GafMain.asp?Silo=RES1&WS=GAF&App=ROOF&Force=shingle-lines.asp)

Sidewall Flashings
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.ebuild.com/articles/155004.hwx](http://www.ebuild.com/articles/155004.hwx)[/FONT]

Anchors & Wood Connectors
Simpson Training Info … http://www.strongtie.com/workshops/kit/index.asp?Site=](http://www.strongtie.com/workshops/kit/index.asp?Site=)
Wood Connectors … http://www.strongtie.com/
Treated Wood Connector Issues … http://www.awpa.com/references/CCA.asp
Info on Connectors For Treated Wood … http://www.strongtie.com/productuse/corrosion.html?source=hpnav
Connector Types for ACQ Treated Wood … http://www.treatedwood.com/fastener.pdf

Siding

http://www.sidingsolutions.com/pages/SIDINGID.htm](http://www.sidingsolutions.com/pages/SIDINGID.htm)

[FONT=Arial]House wrap Installation Guide: [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/problems_with_housewraps.htm](http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/problems_with_housewraps.htm)[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]Window Flashing and House wrap Installation Guide: [FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/Water_Management_Details-Housewraps_Flashings_Windows.pdf](http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/Water_Management_Details-Housewraps_Flashings_Windows.pdf)[/FONT][/FONT]

Steel Framing
Residential Light Gauge Steel Framing … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?DocumentID=2037&CategoryID=1142](http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?DocumentID=2037&CategoryID=1142)
Steel Framing Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12167.shtml

**Electricity **

Electrical Safety Publications
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/elec_sfy.html](http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/elec_sfy.html)

Aluminum Wiring

Aluminum Wiring Info http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm](http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm)
CPSC - Aluminum Wiring Fix Still Available http://www.cpsc.gov.CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml03/o3120.html
CPSC - Aluminum Wiring Repair http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUT/PUBS/516.pdf
TYCO - COPALUM Aluminum Wire Connectors
http://catalog-tycoelectronics.com/AMP/bin/AMP.Connect?M=CINF&C=10914&N=3&RQ5=C~10914^M~FEAT
Aluminum Wiring Hazards
http://www.hsb.com/thelocomotive/Story/ExecutiveSummary/ST-ES-ALUM.html

Crawl Spaces
Crawl Space Ventilation … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/crawl_space_ventilation.pdf](http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/crawl_space_ventilation.pdf)
Crawl Space Moisture Control … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf1994/rose94a.pdf
Conditioned Crawl Spaces … http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/foundations/conditioned_crawl.pdf
General Crawl Space Issues … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10343.shtml
Crawl Space Moisture Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10197.shtml
Inspecting Crawl Spaces … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10433.shtml

**Chimney & Fireplace **

Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
http://www.csia.org/](http://www.csia.org/)
The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
http://www.ncsg.org/
Chimneys: Safety Alert
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5017.html
Standards for Design & Construction - NFPA 211
http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=21103&src=nfpa&cookie%5Ftest=1
Hearth Products
http://www.hearth.com/what/specific.html
Hearth Net
http://www.hearth.com/
Un-Vented Gas Logs
http://www.hearth.com/what/gaslogs.html
Hearth Products - Concerns about Un-vented
http://hearth.com/what/specific.html

Septic Systems

The Septic System Information Website
http://www.inspect-ny.com/sepbook.htm#mainwebs
NSFC Septic News
http://www.nesc.svu.edu/nsfc_septicnews.htm
Septic Systems - What you need to know
http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/wm1.html

Synthetic Stucco

EIFS Facts
http://www.eima.com/residential_eifs.htm](http://www.eima.com/residential_eifs.htm)
EIFS Construction
http://www.eima.com/Guide_to_EIFS.pdf
Georgia Association of Home Inspectors - EIFS Problems & Recommends
http://www.gahi.com/stucco.html
EIFS - Exterior Design Institute - EIFS
http://www.exterior-design-inst.com/
EIFS Legal Network Online
http://www.stuccolaw.com/default.htm
Welcome to the EIFS Alliance
http://www.eifsalliance.com/
Nachi
http://www.nachi.org/forum/f23/icf-h...87/#post133108](http://www.nachi.org/forum/f23/icf-help-please-11187/#post133108)

[FONT=Arial]Lath, Flashing, and Stucco Installation Guide: [FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf](http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf)[/FONT][/FONT]

National One Coat Stucco Association:
http://www.nocsa.org/tech.htm](http://www.nocsa.org/tech.htm)

Stucco Inspection Links;

http://buildingcodes.jocogov.org/documents/Stucco.pdf](http://buildingcodes.jocogov.org/documents/Stucco.pdf)

http://www.parex.com/pdf/stuccoma.pdf

http://www.mnlath-plaster.com/listin…esidConstr.pdf

http://www.mnlath-plaster.com/listin…oChecklist.pdf

Accessory Structures
Decks & Patios … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10280.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10280.shtml)
Wood Deck Construction … http://www.decks.com/articles.aspx?
Wood Deck Maintenance … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/document-lists/decklist.html
Deck Post Connection Problems … http://www.dickseibert.com/Woeste.pdf
Retaining Wall Inspection Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10360.shtml
http://www.deck-lok.com/news.htm](http://www.deck-lok.com/news.htm)

Water Damage & Wood Rot
Wood Moisture Content … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf](http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf)
An Introduction to Wood Rot … http://www.germology.com/rot.htm
Controlling External Water Problems … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL252.pdf
Preventing Wood Rot … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/281.shtml
Moisture Intrusion … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL239.pdf
Landscape Management Checklist … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL234.pdf
Foundation Moisture Control … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Winter-Time Moisture Problems … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL256.pdf
Wood Rot & Treatment … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/Pages/FYD/HL243.pdf
Types of Wood Treatment … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/iii-1.pdf
Treated Wood Concerns … http://www.criteriumhomeinspection.com/articles/PTLumber.html
Mold & Wood Products … http://www.wwpa.org/index_lumberandmold.htm

ENVIRONMENTAL

Moisture & Mold
Mold Basics & Resources … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html](http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html)
Mold Realities & Dangers … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/mold_dampness_facts.htm
Mold Concerns & Indoor Air … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html
Indoor Air Quality … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html#Mold%20and%20Indoor%20Air%20Reg ulations
Mold Concerns … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/
Moisture Requirements for Fungal Growth … http://www.germology.com/moisture.htm
Stachybotrys Chartarum and other molds … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/stachy.htm
Mold and Pulmonary Hemorrhage Among Infants … http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5335a4.htm
Controlling Mold and Mildew … http://www.landhomefunding.com/Buyers/mold.pdf
Controlling Moisture Levels in Homes … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/iii-2.pdf

Moisture, Mold, & Wood Decay

Wood Moisture Content
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf](http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf)
There’s No Such Thing as Dry rot
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/Pages/FYD/HL243.pdf
The Billion Dollar Thief: Moisture
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL239.pdf
Landscape Management Checklist
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL234.pdf
Controlling External Water Problems
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL252.pdf
There’s No Future in a Wet Foundation
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Winter-Time Moisture Problems
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL256.pdf
Moisture Analysis of Wood
http://www.germology.com/moisture_analysis.htm
Moisture Requirements for Fungal Growth
http://www.germology.com/moisture.htm
An Introduction to Wood Rot
http://www.germology.com/rot.htm
Preventing Water Intrusion at Foundation Walls
http://www.germology.com/foundations.htm
Q&A on Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/stachy.htm#Q15
Pulmonary Hemorrhage - Hemosiderosis Among Infants
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4909a3.htm
Indoor Air-Molds
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html
Indoor Air-Mold Resources
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html
Controlling Mold and Mildew
http://www.apawood.org/pdfs/managed/A525A.pdf

Radon

Radon Publications - A Citizen’s Guide to Radon
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/citguide.html](http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/citguide.html)
Indoor Air-Radon - Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/radonqa1.html
Indoor Air-Radon - Myths and Facts
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/myths.html
Indoor Air-Radon - Risk Comparison Charts
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/riskcht.html
Radon Publications - Home Buyer’s & Seller’s Guide to Radon
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html#Contents
Radon - EPA Map of Radon Zones
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/zonemap/tennessee.htm
Radon in Drinking Water Q&A
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/radon/pa1.html
National Radon Proficiency Program
http://www.radongas.org/
Health Physics Society - Position Statement on Radon
http://hps.org/documents/indoorradon.pdf

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/index.htm](http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/index.htm)
CO Headquarters
http://www.coheadquarters.com/CO1.htm
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5010.html
The “Invisible” Killer
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/464.pdf
Carbon Monoxide Questions & Answers
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prbs/466.html
Protect Your Family & Yourself
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/coftsht.html
Carbon Monoxide Checklist
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/carbonmonoxide/checklist.htm

**Product Recalls (CPSC) **

Find Recalled Products by Product Type
http://63.74.109.29/cgi-bin/recalldb/prod.asp](http://63.74.109.29/cgi-bin/recalldb/prod.asp)

Find Recalled Products by Company Name
http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/recalldb/firm.asp

Seems like updating a list like this and properly indexed and made available somewhere would help all.

Marcel

Contibutors;

Barry Adair
Christopher Currins
Bob O’Connor
John Bowman
Carl Brown

Here’s another one MC. Also, I want to note that I acquired most of the links I have from this MB, and thank the ones that posted them.

Ventilation Education

Thanks Chris, I have added it to an Education Link category

Marcel :):smiley:

MARCEL!!! This is amazing.

Well, I figured we could start by consolidating and adding as we go.

I will work on it as free time comes around and hopefully keep the list to go on.

Update with Links from John Bubber on Foundation cracks and leaks.

STRUCTURE

General HI Books & Manuals
The Complete Book of Home Inspection, by Norman Becker (general) … Details](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B00007EICO/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8241353-7442540#reader-link)
Real Estate Home Inspection - Mastering the Profession, by Russell Burgess (general) … Details
Inspecting a House, by Rex Cauldwell (general) … Details … (Download Structure Chapter)](http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/pdf/Inspecting.pdf)
Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide, by HUD (Free Download)](http://www.huduser.org/Publications/PDF/rehabinspect.pdf)

Structure Books & Manuals

Code Check - Building, by Redwood Kardon … Details](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1561585955/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8241353-7442540#reader-link)
Foundations and Concrete Work, by Fine Homebuilding Magazine … Details

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html…t_adv_XSNG1060

Wood-Frame House Construction
http://www.contractor-books.com/CR/Wood-Frame_Intro.htm

Masonry Basics, From Army Corps Manual (Free Online Book/Course)](http://www.free-ed.net/sweethaven/BldgConst/Masonry/default.asp)
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, by Robert Thallon … Details
Wood-Frame House Construction, by L.O. Anderson … Details
Details for Conventional Wood Frame Construction, by AWC (Free Download)](http://www.awc.org/pdf/WCD1-300.pdf)

Carpentry Basics, From Army Corps Manual (Free Online Book/Course)](http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/Carpentry01.asp)
Wood handbook - Wood as an Engineering Material, by FPL (advanced) (Free Download by Chapters)](http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm)
Diagnosing and Repairing House Structure Problems, by Edgar Oliver Seaquist (advanced)

General Structure
General House construction … http://www.coolhouseplans.com/House_construction.html](http://www.coolhouseplans.com/House_construction.html)

Basic Product Information …http://www.acehardware.com/sm-project-how-to--id-1261836.html](http://www.acehardware.com/sm-project-how-to--id-1261836.html)

Basic Structural Products …http://www.oldhouseweb.com/links/pages/Structural_Products/](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/links/pages/Structural_Products/)

Burgess’s Book Preview - Foundations …http://www.homeinspectioncourse.com/soils.html](http://www.homeinspectioncourse.com/soils.html)

Residential Construction (APA) … http://www.apawood.org/level_c.cfm?content=pub_res_libmain](http://www.apawood.org/level_c.cfm?content=pub_res_libmain)

Moisture Problems (extensive) … http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/BuildingMoistureandDurability.pdf](http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/BuildingMoistureandDurability.pdf)
Seismic & Wind Resistance … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12161.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12161.shtml)

Hot & Humid Climate Building Guide:
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/designsthatwork/hothumid/profiles/maitland.pdf](http://www.buildingscience.com/designsthatwork/hothumid/profiles/maitland.pdf)[/FONT]

Concrete
Concrete Basics … http://www.nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/](http://www.nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/)
Concrete Information … http://www.concretenetwork.com/
Concrete Problems … http://www.prmconcrete.com/why.htm

Masonry
Masonry Wall Inspection … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12164.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12164.shtml)
Masonry Resources … http://www.ncma.org/online/index.html
Masonry Construction … http://www.cement.org/masonry/corner.asp#resources
Masonry Products … http://www.smithtownconcrete.com/architects.html
Masonry Technical Info & Details … http://www.ncma.org/etek/index.cfm
Brick Technical Notes … http://www.bia.org/html/frmset_thnt.htm
Masonry Veneer Inspection … http://www.masonpro.com/LowRes_english.pdf

Foundations
Foundation Construction Basics … http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286](http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286)
Foundation Inspection Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12163.shtml
*
Basement Leaks Discussion
http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=2082](http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=2082)
http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Amhers...st-2005-01.pdf](http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/AmherstSoilStudy/reports/Amherst-2005-01.pdf)
http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Amhers...os/photos.html](http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/AmherstSoilStudy/photos/photos.html)
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/DPWES/p…marineclay.htm
http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library…ion-A2095.html
**
Basement Moisture Causes/Solutions
* … http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/DK7051.html](http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/DK7051.html)


Efflorescence

http://www.aggregateresearch.com/for...ID=82&MID=2360](http://www.aggregateresearch.com/forum/viewmessage.aspx?AreaID=82&MID=2360)

**

**
Foundation Moisture Control …** http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf](http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf)

Crack Inspection … http://www.inspect-ny.com/structure/foundation.htm](http://www.inspect-ny.com/structure/foundation.htm)
Concrete Cracks (Take w/ Grain of Salt on widths) … http://www.cfawalls.org/Cracking.htm
Concrete Floors & Footings … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12160.shtml
Slab on Grade Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/706.shtml
Slab Foundations Resources (extensive) … http://www.houston-slab-foundations.info./
Frost Protected Shallow Foundations … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?CategoryID=1844&DocumentID=2065
Precast Concrete Foundations … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1286&DocumentID= 2069
Masonry Foundations & leaks … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12163.shtml
Insulating Concrete Forms … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1931&DocumentID= 2038
Wood Foundations … http://www.pwfs.com/

Wood & Framing
Wood Industry Information/Links … http://www.woodinfo.org/](http://www.woodinfo.org/)
Carpentry Basics (Free Online Book/Course) … http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/Carpentry01.asp
Old Style Balloon Framing … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/224.shtml
Treated Wood … http://www.criteriumhomeinspection.com/articles/PTLumber.html
Wood Floor Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12166.shtml
Notching & Boring Discussion … http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=2685
Notching & Boring Article … http://www.home-inspect.com/itatips/09-03.asp
Log Building Standards … http://www.logassociation.org/resources/standards.php
Log Building History & Repair … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/256.shtml

Wall and Ceiling Assemblies

[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.awci.org/](http://www.awci.org/)[/FONT]

Engineered Lumber & Wood Trusses
Engineered Lumber Data … http://www.apawood.org/level_b.cfm?content=prd_main](http://www.apawood.org/level_b.cfm?content=prd_main)
I-Joist Article … http://www.home-inspect.com/itatips/11-02.asp
I-Joist TJI Framers Guide … http://www.trusjoist.com/PDFFiles/2031.pdf
Floor Truss Info … http://www.accubuildtruss.com/pdf_files/floor_truss_fact_sheet.pdf
Wood Truss Industry Links … http://www.woodtruss.com/
Wood Roof Truss Systems … http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/roof_trusses.htm
Wood Roof Truss Problems … http://www.truss-frame.com/index.html

Metal Roofing
http://www.bestbuymetals.com/pdf/sta...tion-guide.pdf](http://www.bestbuymetals.com/pdf/sta...tion-guide.pdf)

Asphalt Shingles
http://www.gaf.com/General/GafMain.a...ngle-lines.asp](http://www.gaf.com/General/GafMain.asp?Silo=RES1&WS=GAF&App=ROOF&Force=shingle-lines.asp)

Sidewall Flashings
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.ebuild.com/articles/155004.hwx](http://www.ebuild.com/articles/155004.hwx)[/FONT]

Anchors & Wood Connectors
Simpson Training Info … http://www.strongtie.com/workshops/kit/index.asp?Site=](http://www.strongtie.com/workshops/kit/index.asp?Site=)
Wood Connectors … http://www.strongtie.com/
Treated Wood Connector Issues … http://www.awpa.com/references/CCA.asp
Info on Connectors For Treated Wood … http://www.strongtie.com/productuse/corrosion.html?source=hpnav
Connector Types for ACQ Treated Wood … http://www.treatedwood.com/fastener.pdf

Siding

http://www.sidingsolutions.com/pages/SIDINGID.htm](http://www.sidingsolutions.com/pages/SIDINGID.htm)

House wrap Installation Guide:
[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/problems_with_housewraps.htm](http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/problems_with_housewraps.htm)[/FONT]

Window Flashing and House wrap Installation Guide: [FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/Water_Management_Details-Housewraps_Flashings_Windows.pdf](http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/Water_Management_Details-Housewraps_Flashings_Windows.pdf)[/FONT]

Steel Framing
Residential Light Gauge Steel Framing … http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?DocumentID=2037&CategoryID=1142](http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?DocumentID=2037&CategoryID=1142)
Steel Framing Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12167.shtml

**Electricity **

Electrical Safety Publications
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/elec_sfy.html](http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/elec_sfy.html)

**Aluminum Wiring **

Aluminum Wiring Info http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm](http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm)
CPSC - Aluminum Wiring Fix Still Available http://www.cpsc.gov.CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml03/o3120.html
CPSC - Aluminum Wiring Repair http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUT/PUBS/516.pdf
TYCO - COPALUM Aluminum Wire Connectors
http://catalog-tycoelectronics.com/AMP/bin/AMP.Connect?M=CINF&C=10914&N=3&RQ5=C~10914^M~FEAT
Aluminum Wiring Hazards
http://www.hsb.com/thelocomotive/Story/ExecutiveSummary/ST-ES-ALUM.html

Crawl Spaces
Crawl Space Ventilation … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/crawl_space_ventilation.pdf](http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/crawl_space_ventilation.pdf)
Crawl Space Moisture Control … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf1994/rose94a.pdf
Conditioned Crawl Spaces … http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/foundations/conditioned_crawl.pdf
General Crawl Space Issues … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10343.shtml
Crawl Space Moisture Problems … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10197.shtml
Inspecting Crawl Spaces … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10433.shtml

**Chimney & Fireplace **

Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
http://www.csia.org/](http://www.csia.org/)
The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
http://www.ncsg.org/
Chimneys: Safety Alert
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5017.html
Standards for Design & Construction - NFPA 211
http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=21103&src=nfpa&cookie%5Ftest=1
Hearth Products
http://www.hearth.com/what/specific.html
Hearth Net
http://www.hearth.com/
Un-Vented Gas Logs
http://www.hearth.com/what/gaslogs.html
Hearth Products - Concerns about Un-vented
http://hearth.com/what/specific.html

Septic Systems

The Septic System Information Website
http://www.inspect-ny.com/sepbook.htm#mainwebs](http://www.inspect-ny.com/sepbook.htm#mainwebs)
NSFC Septic News
http://www.nesc.svu.edu/nsfc_septicnews.htm
Septic Systems - What you need to know
http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/wm1.html

Synthetic Stucco

EIFS Facts
http://www.eima.com/residential_eifs.htm](http://www.eima.com/residential_eifs.htm)
EIFS Construction
http://www.eima.com/Guide_to_EIFS.pdf
Georgia Association of Home Inspectors - EIFS Problems & Recommends
http://www.gahi.com/stucco.html
EIFS - Exterior Design Institute - EIFS
http://www.exterior-design-inst.com/
EIFS Legal Network Online
http://www.stuccolaw.com/default.htm
Welcome to the EIFS Alliance
http://www.eifsalliance.com/
Nachi
http://www.nachi.org/forum/f23/icf-h…87/#post133108

Lath, Flashing, and Stucco Installation Guide:[FONT=Times New Roman]http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf](http://www.opkansas.org/Documents_and_Forms/lath_install.pdf)[/FONT]

National One Coat Stucco Association:
http://www.nocsa.org/tech.htm](http://www.nocsa.org/tech.htm)

Stucco Inspection Links;

http://buildingcodes.jocogov.org/documents/Stucco.pdf](http://buildingcodes.jocogov.org/documents/Stucco.pdf)

http://www.parex.com/pdf/stuccoma.pdf

http://www.mnlath-plaster.com/listin…esidConstr.pdf

http://www.mnlath-plaster.com/listin…oChecklist.pdf

Accessory Structures
Decks & Patios … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10280.shtml](http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10280.shtml)
Wood Deck Construction … http://www.decks.com/articles.aspx?
Wood Deck Maintenance … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/document-lists/decklist.html
Deck Post Connection Problems … http://www.dickseibert.com/Woeste.pdf
Retaining Wall Inspection Basics … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10360.shtml
http://www.deck-lok.com/news.htm

Water Damage & Wood Rot
Wood Moisture Content … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf](http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf)
An Introduction to Wood Rot … http://www.germology.com/rot.htm
Controlling External Water Problems … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL252.pdf
Preventing Wood Rot … http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/281.shtml
Moisture Intrusion … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL239.pdf
Landscape Management Checklist … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL234.pdf
Foundation Moisture Control … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Winter-Time Moisture Problems … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL256.pdf
Wood Rot & Treatment … http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/Pages/FYD/HL243.pdf
Types of Wood Treatment … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/iii-1.pdf
Treated Wood Concerns … http://www.criteriumhomeinspection.com/articles/PTLumber.html
Mold & Wood Products … http://www.wwpa.org/index_lumberandmold.htm

ENVIRONMENTAL

Moisture & Mold
Mold Basics & Resources … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html](http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html)
Mold Realities & Dangers … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/mold_dampness_facts.htm
Mold Concerns & Indoor Air … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html
Indoor Air Quality … http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html#Mold%20and%20Indoor%20Air%20Reg ulations
Mold Concerns … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/
Moisture Requirements for Fungal Growth … http://www.germology.com/moisture.htm
Stachybotrys Chartarum and other molds … http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/stachy.htm
Mold and Pulmonary Hemorrhage Among Infants … http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5335a4.htm
Controlling Mold and Mildew … http://www.landhomefunding.com/Buyers/mold.pdf
Controlling Moisture Levels in Homes … http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/iii-2.pdf

Moisture, Mold, & Wood Decay

Wood Moisture Content
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf](http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL255.pdf)
There’s No Such Thing as Dry rot
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/Pages/FYD/HL243.pdf
The Billion Dollar Thief: Moisture
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL239.pdf
Landscape Management Checklist
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL234.pdf
Controlling External Water Problems
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL252.pdf
There’s No Future in a Wet Foundation
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL240.pdf
Winter-Time Moisture Problems
http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/PAGES/FYD/HL256.pdf
Moisture Analysis of Wood
http://www.germology.com/moisture_analysis.htm
Moisture Requirements for Fungal Growth
http://www.germology.com/moisture.htm
An Introduction to Wood Rot
http://www.germology.com/rot.htm
Preventing Water Intrusion at Foundation Walls
http://www.germology.com/foundations.htm
Q&A on Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/stachy.htm#Q15
Pulmonary Hemorrhage - Hemosiderosis Among Infants
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4909a3.htm
Indoor Air-Molds
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html
Indoor Air-Mold Resources
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldresources.html
Controlling Mold and Mildew
http://www.apawood.org/pdfs/managed/A525A.pdf

Radon

Radon Publications - A Citizen’s Guide to Radon
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/citguide.html](http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/citguide.html)
Indoor Air-Radon - Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/radonqa1.html
Indoor Air-Radon - Myths and Facts
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/myths.html
Indoor Air-Radon - Risk Comparison Charts
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/riskcht.html
Radon Publications - Home Buyer’s & Seller’s Guide to Radon
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html#Contents
Radon - EPA Map of Radon Zones
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/zonemap/tennessee.htm
Radon in Drinking Water Q&A
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/radon/pa1.html
National Radon Proficiency Program
http://www.radongas.org/
Health Physics Society - Position Statement on Radon
http://hps.org/documents/indoorradon.pdf

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/index.htm](http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/index.htm)
CO Headquarters
http://www.coheadquarters.com/CO1.htm
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5010.html
The “Invisible” Killer
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/464.pdf
Carbon Monoxide Questions & Answers
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prbs/466.html
Protect Your Family & Yourself
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/coftsht.html
Carbon Monoxide Checklist
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/carbonmonoxide/checklist.htm

**Product Recalls (CPSC) **

Find Recalled Products by Product Type
http://63.74.109.29/cgi-bin/recalldb/prod.asp](http://63.74.109.29/cgi-bin/recalldb/prod.asp)

Find Recalled Products by Company Name
http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/recalldb/firm.asp

Seems like updating a list like this and properly indexed and made available somewhere would help all.

Marcel

[size=4]Contibutors;

Barry Adair
Christopher Currins
Bob O’Connor
John Bowman
Carl Brown[/size]
John Bubber

…thanks Mr C :wink:

this is AWESOME

[FONT=Arial]Green Roof links:[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://products.construction.com/Manufacturer/American-Hydrotech–Inc–NST142/products/Garden-Roof----Green-Roof–NST3730-P[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.astm.org/Standards/E2396.htm[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.astm.org/Standards/E2397.htm[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.astm.org/Standards/E2398.htm[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.astm.org/Standards/E2399.htm[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.astm.org/Standards/E2400.htm[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.greenroofs.com/pdfs/news-EQM_VelazquezPart2.pdf[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.greenroofs.com/Greenroofs101/concept.htm[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]http://www.roofmeadow.com/technical/publications/EFVM.doc[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]**ATTIC
**http://www.epa.gov/NE/homechecklist/qa.html](http://www.epa.gov/NE/homechecklist/qa.html)[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]**Garage Doors
**http://www.dasma.com/SafetyGDMaint.asp](http://www.dasma.com/SafetyGDMaint.asp)[/FONT]

Well, I have been adding to it as I go along.
It is now 18 pages long.

Now if someone would tell me how to post it, all could see it. :mrgreen:

The file is to big it says.
I have it in word, so all could use. :slight_smile:

That is one comprehensive list.:slight_smile:

Bob, I was able to download at YLH, but don’t know how to do it over here.
Any idea?:slight_smile:

You can create a pdf and put it on your website. Email me if you need help with that.

rick@owlhomeinsepctions.com

I don’t have a Website Rick.

I think I can create the PDF, but does the original stay as a Word Document?

Plus if I post in PDF form, no one else can use, edit or whatever this wish to do.
I guess the last resort would be to provide the link to Inspector Pro, and YLH Forums. That is where it is posted in Word right now.

:):smiley:

Mr. Cyr you are an outstanding gentleman and the same goes to all of the individuals that have contributed to this incredible document. If I could impose what is YLH I have not seen this before. Thanks to you and all who take the time to share their knowledge here on the message board.:smiley:

Thank You for your kind words Terry.

YLH stands for Your Leaky House Message Board.
I have posted my Links page there in word form.
Until I can figure out how to do the same here, you can visit there to see it.
http://www.your-leaking-house.com/sites/your-leaking-house.com/forum/index.php?topic=1075.msg17701#new

I also posted here which is the Inspector Pro Message Board.
These three boards provide me with all the friends I need.
Willing to help all Inspectors when I can.

http://www.homeinspectorpro.com/inspector-forum/?topic=750.msg17879#new

The most recent Word Doc. is as shown on YLH and continues to grow as Members of all three Message Boards continue to provide us all with great links.
For the benifet of all. :):smiley: