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Home Inspection Nightmares | Dangerous Deck

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough share some wild code violations submitted to them by home inspectors

In this video:

  1. Tom starts with a deck that’s barely supported by anything. Submitted by Jim in Alaska.
  2. Mark shows a concrete front step with a little wooden step attached to the top of it to clear the riser requirements. Submitted by David in Rhode Island.
  3. Richard shows a wine cork that has been stuffed into a pipe to stop a leak. Submitted by Jim in Cleveland.
  4. Show us YOUR Home Inspection Nightmares! Upload a photo here.

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Expert assistance with this segment was provided by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).