The ASHI Standard of Practice, which covers all of a home’s major systems, is specifically noted in federal and California state legislation and is widely recognized by consumers as the definitive standards for professional home inspection. ASHI Candidates and Members agree to perform and report inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice.
Our members inspect thousands of homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area each year. As a result, we have a great familiarity with regional issues and recent trends. Click on the links below for more information.
Code Change Allows Lower Ceilings
Quake Check: Safe Enough to Stay?
When the big quake comes, will your home be safe enough to stay? Find out why inadequate earthquake ‘retrofits’ leave many older homes vulnerable to quakes, and whether your home may still need strengthening. GGASHI members Thor Matteson and Paul Rude created this guide to help you make that determination.
Dangers of Pressure Treated Lumber
New formulations in pressure treated wood have been found to cause accelerated corrosion in construction hardware, including the nails that hold our buildings together. GGASHI Affiliate Member, Thor Matteson S.E., has prepared this document to help us with this concern.