Posts By: Ray Babcock

Wet weather and then very dry weather.

This summer weather may drive somebody crazy but it shouldn’t. As long as you let the water from the roof runoff away from the foundation you can keep the foundation dry, all around the house. The best defense for foundation movement is to keep ALL of the foundation dry. Never use soaker hoses. If you… Read more »

What to Expect During Your Home Inspection

Before you sign on the dotted line and agree to buy a home, it’s important for you to have a home inspection done. During a home inspection, a home inspector will walk through the house you’re buying and check every single aspect of it to make sure there aren’t any major issues. It’s good for… Read more »

New Double-Pane Windows vs. Old Single-Pane Windows

Single-pane windows have always been a good option for anyone looking to install windows in a home on a tight budget. They are capable of keeping homes relatively comfortable in moderate weather and can block out some of the noise from outside. But unfortunately, single-pane windows don’t provide anywhere near as much protection from the… Read more »

Importance of Inspecting Fireplace

Home Inspection Tips

If you are in the process of purchasing a home, you should be completing a home inspection done to check for any issues. A home inspector, such as Babcock Home Inspector, can inspect everything about a home from the foundation to the roof in order to let you know what kind of shape everything is… Read more »

Old R-22 AC Unit Freon to be Phased Out in 2020

Babcock Home Inspections

If the air conditioning unit attached to a home was installed prior to the year 2010, there’s a very good chance that it uses the R-22 refrigerant, better known as Freon. Those units installed after 2010 typically include R-410A as opposed to R-22. Many American homes rely on R-22 to keep their homes cool which… Read more »

Importance of Inspection Insulation in Older Homes

Older Home Inspection Tips

Although you can’t actually see it without going up in the attic or tearing down walls, the insulation inside of a home plays a very important role. Insulation prevents air from leaking out of a home or seeping into it from the outside, making an HVAC system significantly more efficient when installed properly. Without the… Read more »