The number one reason for a home inspection is safety.  Every builder should be concerned with the new owners safety but he has other concerns.  Like the project budget.  Sometimes the budget fights against taking additional steps to ensure safety.  Sometimes “Good enough” is what you get. 

As an inspector we only have the one concern….you.  This house fire in Coppell Texas 75019 pictured in this post may have been prevented if the buyer had a framing inspection during the building process.  However Thanksgiving turned into thankfully they made it out alive.

A house fire in Coppell Texas
Direct vent fireplace causes fire

 Rodney Livermore is a Professional Home Inspector licensed in the State of Texas TREC #7996.   He can be contacted at (214) 718-6824 or on the web at