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Home Inspector Blog

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John Edwards II

John Edwards II

About the Author

John is the owner of Southern Eagle Inspections, a residential and commercial inspection firm located in South Mississippi.

  • The importance of proper drainage
  • Roof Types
  • Winter home and pet care tips for mississippi residents

Southern Eagle Inspections Blog

Discover the essential winter home and pet care tips for Mississippi residents as temperatures drop below 30 in South Mississippi. In this comprehensive article, our expert home inspector outlines practical tips for homeowners to ensure their living spaces remain warm and secure. From inspecting insulation and preventing pipe freezes to creating cozy pet-friendly environments, we cover the top five considerations for a comfortable winter. Explore the importance of garden and lawn maintenance, learn about heating system care, and gain insights into maintaining a harmonious living space for both your family and beloved pets. Prepare your home for the chill with these expert recommendations, creating a cozy haven for the winter season in the Southern climate.

Looking to buy a home in South Mississippi? This comprehensive guide outlines the essential steps involved in the homebuying process, from determining your budget and getting pre-approved for a mortgage to finding a real estate agent and scheduling a home inspection. With practical tips and advice, you’ll learn how to navigate the process with ease and confidence, and find the perfect home for your needs and budget.

This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth overview of 15 different roof types and helps you understand the pros and cons of each. It includes information about the structures they are commonly found on, how they handle drainage, the materials used, and their overall appearance and design.

As a homeowner, you want to ensure that your property is safe and secure for you and your family. A home’s foundation is the most critical component of the structure, providing the base upon which everything rests. However, poor drainage around a home can have a significant impact on the foundation, causing settling, cracking, and even structural failure. In this week’s blog, we’ll explore the various ways in which drainage can affect your home’s foundation, what you can do to prevent or address these problems, and the importance of maintaining a stable and secure foundation.

Knowing about the different components of a home’s framing and walls is important for both homeowners and builders. Properly installed and maintained framing and walls ensure the structural integrity and safety of a home, protect the interior from the elements, and improve energy efficiency. In this article we discuss all of that and more.

Foundations are a crucial part of any building as they provide support and stability to the structure. There are several types of foundations used in the United States, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some common foundation types include slab, crawl space, basement, and pier and beam foundations. Each type is suited to certain types of buildings and environments, and can exhibit specific types of cracks. It is important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each type of foundation, as well as any necessary maintenance, when deciding which type to use for a particular building project.

Are you considering selling your home or land, or are you in the market to buy a new property? The process of buying or selling real estate can be complex and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In this blog post, we’ll take a detailed look at the steps involved in both selling and buying a home or land. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time seller or buyer, this guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of what to expect and how to navigate the process with confidence. So, let’s get started!

When selling your home, the process can be quite complicated and nerve-racking. Most people look at a pre-inspection as a waste of time or money.  The seller never realizes that, in the long run, it could possibly give your potential buyer and yourself a lot less stress throughout the process.  It allows the seller to show full transparency in the process, and in turn, it becomes less likely for the house to fall out of escrow after the buyer’s inspection. For a buyer, knowing the home has already been inspected gives them confidence to make an offer, and potentially limits the number of negotiations throughout the process. Below are some pros and cons on getting a pre-listing inspection.

A home inspection is a limited, visual examination of the condition of a home. A home inspection provides a thorough assessment of the home’s safety and condition. It can give you a great idea of how much general upkeep has been taken care of and give a snapshot in time of the home in question. The ten major things a home inspector checks are the Grounds, Structure, Roof, Exterior, Windows, Doors & Trim, Electrical, Plumbing, Kitchen, Bathroom & Interior Rooms.