Practical Guide to
you need to know
before you buy
Authored by Jeffrey I. Charloff, P.E., F.ASCE
This easy-to-understand, straight-forward, approachable book,
which is based upon important engineering concepts is intended to advance knowledge on the subject of shelter, one of man's
basic needs. The reader can glean standardized information about the field of pre-purchase home inspections. This information
will assist people in determining the condition of a home and in living a safer and happier life.
The book includes a multitude of house plumbing, electrical, roofing, heating, foundation, and structural problems
commonly encountered when scouring a home for potential purchase. Some building code and safety items have been presented
as well. Many illustrations assist the reader to understand home inspection concepts. Additionally, it is THE guidebook for
both professionals and novices alike, which serves to integrate the sound, relevant context of the issues oftentimes identified
when purchasing a home.
Practical Guide to Home Inspection will act as an invaluable resource to utilize when in the
midst of the often challenging home buying process.
About the author:
Jeffrey I. Charloff, P.E., F.ASCE, of Los Angeles,
California is a consulting engineer since 1972 who specializes in pre-purchase inspections of residential and commercial buildings.
He has conducted many home inspections for celebrities, including President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan (while in office), Burt
Lancaster, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and Dustin Hoffman and is known in the Southern California region as "Home
Inspector of the Stars." Since 1989, Mr. Charloff has also been a construction arbitrator for the American Arbitration
Association. Numerous times he has been interviewed on national television as a structural and home inspection expert and
has appeared as a forensic engineer in court. Mr. Charloff is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is CalEMA
certified (disaster safety evaluator), and holds professional engineering licenses in the states of California, New York,
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