Fire Restoration Project in Yorktown

This video is a slide show of the dramatic before and after pictures of a home that was ruined by the faulting electrical wiring of a hot tub on the deck.   Our team put it back together better than it was before.  

Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Flip Houses

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Excerpt: Once again, the ever intrepid Brad Brinke of Pro Craft Inspection Services brings us another cautionary tale of horror and woe from inspecting a “flipped house” that a homeowner client wanted to buy and hired him to inspect in Virginia Beach! A flip house is a house that someone (usually an investor) bought with the intent of selling and making a profit.  The usual method is to buy a house that is in poor condition and then make repairs and sell it in good condition.   However, that’s where the problems start.  If an investor wants to maximize his profit when he…

Remodel Nightmare – Who is going to pay for this??

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Excerpt: I just received these pictures from Scott Newlon of Certainteed Roofing Products who was asked to come inspect the shingles on a beach house that was adjacent to a home in Corolla, North Carolina that had suffered a catastrophic fire.   The home that burnt was undergoing an extensive remodel and was vacant.  The fire was a result of faulty electrical work and burnt overnight. (click to enlarge pictures) To fully appreciate the kind of heat that a house fire generates, notice how all of the vinyl soffit on the adjacent house has been melted and gives the appearance of “icicles” hanging from under…

A New Use For Your Old Tackle Box

Excited about fishing this season?  We’ve heard the tuna are biting right off of Sandbridge in Virginia Beach!  Not sure what to do with some of your old fishing gear?  How about that old tackle box? We’ve even heard it said about someone with a lot of piercings that “their face looks like a bad tackle box.” We feel pretty confident in saying that this tackle box doesn’t meet electrical building code here in Virginia Beach.

Perhaps use a licensed electrician when "tackling" your electrical project?