Related Links & Other Information

The links below provide information to homeowners, home sellers and buyers, and commercial property owners. Many offer consumer related information, such as product safety and CPSC recalls, as well as specific information on subjects like mold, polybutylene piping, synthetic stucco, and aluminum wiring.

Asbestos
http://cis.nci.nih.gov/fact/3_21.htm
National Cancer Institute – Asbestos Exposure: Q&A

Building Codes
www.iccsafe.org
International Codes Council

www.codecheck.com

http://bcoes.infopop.cc/eve

https://www.quickbase.com/db/7fzmwi9c

Chimney Inspection
www.csia.org/homeowners/inspections-three-levels.htm
Levels of Chimney Inspections

Chimney Sweep
www.csia.org
Chimney Safety Institute of America

www.ncsg.org
National Chimney Sweep Guild

Concrete
www.concretenetwork.com
Concrete resource guide and industry links

Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov
Consumer Product Safety Commission

Crawlspace
www.basementsystems.com/crawlspaces.html
Proper crawlspace vapor barrier and waterproofing method

EIFS
www.eima.com
EIFS Industry Members Association (Installation guide and inspection guidelines)

www.awci.org/eifshome.shtml
Assoc of the Wall & Ceiling Industry

Electrical
www.ul.com
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

http://electrical-contractor.net
Make sure you visit the “Photo/Violations Discussion Forum” to see what the Electricians are calling out!

http://inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm
Federal Pacific Electric – Electrical Hazards Website

www.iaei.org
International Association of Electrical Inspectors

http://www.mikeholt.com
Everything electrical code related

Fire
www.nfpa.org
National Fire Protection Association

Garage Doors
www.dasma.com/SafetyGDMaint.asp
Established standard for garage door testing

Green Construction
www.oikos.com/library/
Resource for numerous green building topics

Hardboard Siding
www.pbmdf.com
Composite Panel Association/Composite Wood Council

www.hardboard.org
American Hardboard Association

Home building Industry
www.toolbase.org/index-toolbase.asp
ToolBase Services: “The home Building Industry’s Technical Information Resource”

www.jlconline.com/cgi-bin/jlconline.storefront
Journal of Light Construction: Great site for indepth answers on any home building related topic…articles are archived by topic and so are the Q&A’s

www.nahbrc.org
National Association of Home Builders Research Center

www.nahb.com
National Association of Home Builders

Home Magazine
www.oldhousejournal.com
Old House Journal

Home Products
www.build.com

Home Repair
www.homerepair.about.com
Home repair info and related links

www.askbuild.com
Ask The Builder

www.doityourself.com
Do It Yourself – Home Improvement, Repair, Remodeling, and Hardware

Home Show
http://hometime.com
HomeTime

http://home.howstuffworks.com
How Stuff Works

www.housedetective.com
Barry Stone – “The House Detective”

www.hgtv.com
Home & Garden Television

HVAC
www.heatexchangerexperts.com/
Furnace Inspection Book and Seminars/Courses

www.consolidatedfurnaces.com
Consolidated Furnaces

http://www.flexibleduct.org/download/ADC~Inst.pdf

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF)
www.forms.org
Insulating Concrete Form Association

www.cement.org/homes
Portland Cement Association

Manufactured & Modular Homes
www.manufacturedhousing.org
Manufactured Housing Institute

Masonry
www.ronblank.com/ce_mnet_course.htm
Masonry veneer construction methods for drainage

www.bia.org
Brick Industry Association

www.bia.org/BIA/technotes/t1.htm
All weather brick installation technical notes

www.bia.org/htm./frmset_thnt.htm
Water resistance of brick masonry – materials

www.fixconcrete.org/
Concrete repair related information

www.aci-int.org
American Concrete Institute

Masonry Products
www.cavclear.com/
Drainage barrier product

Miscellaneous
http://terraserver-usa.com
TerraServer USA – Aerial Maps to “spruce up” your inspection reports

http://www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/index.htm
Earthquakes & Seismic Safety

http://http://home.ipoline.com/~house/ghostmark.htm
Explanation for mysterious stains

http://www.angieslist.com/Default.asp

Mold
http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html
US EPA – Indoor Air Qulity – Mold

Pests/Termites
www.pestworld.org
National Pest Management Association, Inc.

Plumbing & Mechanical
www.iapmo.org
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

Pools
www.poolwarehouse.com
Click on “online install” for a detailed description on how to properly install pools

http://www.poolandspa.com/lihtcom.htm

Radon Gas
http://www.epa.gov/radon/
US EPA – Indoor Air Quality – Radon

IL Radon Mitigation Form

Uniform Radon Mitigation Checklist

Roof, Siding, Windows & Insulation
www.certainteed.com
Manufacturer’s product site and training/education online courses

Roofing
www.roofcoatings.org
Roof Coating Manufacturing Association

www.asphaltroofing.org
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association

www.nrdca.org
National Roof Deck Contractors Association

www.nrca.net
National Roofing Contractors Association

http://roofhelp.com

www.ondura.com
New roof covering on the market

Septic Systems
www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/nsfc_index.htm
Septic system information mecca

http://www.wisc.edu/sswmp/
University of Wisconsin technical publications

http://www.tandttools.com/
Professional Septic Inspection Tools

Specialty Hardware
www.strongtie.com/index.html
Product and technical information and educational training

Steel Framing
www.steelframingalliance.com
Steel Framing Allianc (click on Training & Education and scroll down to Building Departments…there are 5 sections on the design and inspection of steel framing)

Structural Engineers
www.seaint.org
Structural Engineers Association International

Technical Information
www.astm.org
Materials Testing and Standards – Code reference standards

Trusses
www.truss-frame.com
Excellent site for trusses

www.woodtruss.com
Wood Truss Council of America

www.steeltruss.org
Structural Building Components Portal

www.tpinst.org
Truss Plate Institute, Inc.

www.apawood.org
American Plywood Association – “The Engineered Wood Association”

Vinyl Siding
www.vinylsiding.org
Vinyl Siding Institute

Walls/Ceilings
http://hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/98/980109.html
Explanation for mysterious discoloration inside homes

Walls/Roofs
www.foamlaminates.com/
Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS)

Water/Well Related
www.flexconind.com/html/sizing.html
Water pump/pressure tank sizing

http://www.quantumlynx.com/water/vol7no2/story7.html
Water pump cycle time info

http://www.wqa.org/consumer/newindex.cfm
Water facts

http://www.cleanwaterstore.com/technical/faqs.html
Water filter facts

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/he419.html
Water treatment info

http://www.agwt.org/tawo/privatewell.htm
Well info

Water Softening
http://server.age.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/f/F 141.pdf
Excellent water softening article

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