Got a call from a woman who was buying a condo. The building had split-faced block.
Her original inspector (known as THE DEAL-KILLER. People in our area will know who I am talking about.) called out the split faced and warned her about it. She was concerned and called me because I am known as a specialist with regards to split-faced and water intrusion problems.
I went out to consult on this. Tested the block and mortar with a MATS tube and scanned (thermal) the interior. No real problems, the builder had the block sealed.
But, I just was looking around and stumbled on this.
All the back porch joists (4 story wooden back porch) were supported by metal hangers, BUT all these hangers were screwed, not nailed.
I was very surprised because this inspector is, usually, VERY thorough. I pointed it out the the client (lawyer, works for a Federal Judge).