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    Fall Seminar

    Event Type: Fall Seminar
    Description: 31st Annual Fall

    St. Louis Chapter ASHI Education Seminar


    Friday November 7th, 2014

    Maryland Heights Center,

    2344 McKelvey Rd.

    Maryland Heights, MO 63043

    Morning Session:

    1. 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM           Registration/Sign up
    2. 7:45 AM – 8:00 AM           Opening remarks
      • Chapter President
      • Education Chairperson;
        • General comments and procedures
    3. 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM;  Thomas G. Lauhon,  Director Midwest Inspectors Institute
      • Topic; Learn how to identify both real stucco and EIFS
        • The attendees will learn the proper procedures for installing EIFS
        • How to inspect both Stucco and EIFS and report defects
        • How to perform moisture surveys on a home sided with EIFS
    4. 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Break Time
    5. 10:10 AM – 12:10 PM; Thomas G. Lauhon,  Director Midwest Inspectors Institute
      • Topic; This 4-hour session you will learn how to identify a correct vinyl siding installation
        • The attendee will learn the proper procedure for vinyl siding installation, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute
        • Inspection procedure for vinyl siding
        • Trouble shooting Vinyl siding issues
    6. 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Exam during lunch for Illinois 3 CEU’s)

    Afternoon Session:

    1. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bo Skaggs, B & K Tuckpointing Co.
      • Topic; Identifying Masonry Issues:
        • What is Tuckpointing, identifying problems and types of mortar
        • Chimney problems
        • Walls, interior and exterior issues; movement, moisture, lintels and more
    2. 3:00 PM – 3:10 PM Break Time
    3. 3:10 PM – 5:00 PM Dave Birenbaum, P.E., Engineered Inspection & Consulting Service
      • Topic; Inspecting Manufactured & Modular Homes:
        • Distinguishing characteristics
        • Reporting on common issues of this type of construction

    Location: Maryland Heights Community Center, 2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Why Hire an ASHI Inspector
  • The Gold Standard of Home Inspectors, The American Society of Home Inspectors has received NCCA accreditation
  • The oldest, & most respected home inspection organization in the US
  • Members meet and embrace stringent standards for membership
  • Members must obtain continuing education annually
  • Members have depth and breadth of knowledge
  • Inspections are performed to ASHI Standards of Practice
  • Inspectors adhere to the ASHI Code of Ethics

Considerations (Other Than Fee) For Choosing An Inspector

  • Considerations (Other Than Fee) For Choosing An Inspector
  • Specific services provided
  • Report Turnaround Time: On-site, in 24 hours, or in 48 hours?
  • Type of Report: Narrative? Checklist? Inclusion of photographs?
  • Inspector's background, experience, & ability to communicate
  • Question Inspector's performance record
  • Get references & investigate their reputation



St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)