Structure Talk

By Reuben Saltzman

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Episodes: 227

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Home inspections, home maintenance, repairs, upgrades, safety, real estate, energy, performance, and durability.

Episode Date
Home improvement wins and fails
Apr 22, 2024
Spring Maintenance for Minnesota Homeowners
Apr 15, 2024
Spray Foam Insulation Part 3 (with Tom Harris)
Apr 08, 2024
Spray Foam Insulation Part 2 (with Tom Harris)
Apr 01, 2024
Spray Foam Insulation Part 1 (with Tom Harris)
Mar 25, 2024
Fuel Oil Tanks with Doug Nething
Mar 11, 2024
Mold Remediation (with All Dry)
Feb 26, 2024
Smart Home updates Part 2 (with Dr. Ben Franske)
Feb 12, 2024
Smart Home updates Part 1 (with Dr. Ben Franske)
Feb 05, 2024
Deal Killers (with Anna Saltzman)
Jan 29, 2024
DIY cold plunges and health talk
Jan 22, 2024
Home Fire Safety (with Sue Gardner)
Jan 15, 2024
The hidden costs of cheap radon mitigation system (with Joshua Kerber)
Jan 08, 2024
2023 Wrap Up
Dec 31, 2023
Improving Indoor Air Quality (with Jeff May)
Dec 18, 2023
Permanent LED Christmas Light Fail + the problem with basement waterproofing companies
Dec 11, 2023
Home Inspection Terms Explained
Dec 04, 2023
Garage door opener inspections
Nov 27, 2023
Home Owner Association Problems (with Kyle Miller)
Nov 20, 2023
Regional Inspection Differences (with Paul Staron)
Nov 13, 2023
Regional Inspection Differences (with Chad Fabry)
Nov 06, 2023
Regional Inspection Differences (with Jon Bolton)
Oct 30, 2023
Regional Inspection Differences (with Jim Katen)
Oct 23, 2023
Regional Inspection Differences (with Dusty Jameson)
Oct 16, 2023
Water Heater Woes
Oct 09, 2023
Advanced furnace and airflow testing (with Bruce Stahlberg)
Oct 02, 2023
Rules for house/garage common walls (with Adam Barthel)
Sep 18, 2023
Stinging insect problems (with Scott Dorn)
Sep 11, 2023
Next-level bathroom remodel hacks
Sep 04, 2023
Mortgage Q&A (with Mike Louden)
Aug 28, 2023
Introducing Your House Coach
Aug 21, 2023
Why do some home inspections take so much time
Aug 07, 2023
2023 NEC Updates (with John Williamson)
Jul 31, 2023
Home Inspector Vehicle Tips & Tricks (with Eric Houseman)
Jul 24, 2023
Inspecting Permanent Wood Foundations (with George Ury)
Jul 17, 2023
Gas Fireplace Hazards
Jun 19, 2023
Advice to New Home Inspectors
May 22, 2023
Hollow wall anchors and combustion air
May 15, 2023
Must Have Tool For Home Owners Part 2
May 08, 2023
Must Have Tool For Home Owners
May 01, 2023
Melting snow and basement water
Apr 24, 2023
Insulation Scam
Apr 17, 2023
CE class offerings, failed electrical experiments
Apr 10, 2023
Notes left by sellers
Mar 27, 2023
Phantom Loads
Mar 20, 2023
Vacant House Advice
Mar 13, 2023
Electric service size vs panel size
Mar 06, 2023
Radon facts and myths
Feb 27, 2023
Window Replacements Part 4 (with Ryan Carey)
Feb 20, 2023
Window Replacements Part 3 (with Ryan Carey)
Feb 13, 2023
Window Replacements Part 2 (with Ryan Carey)
Feb 06, 2023
Window Replacements Part 1 (with Ryan Carey)
Jan 30, 2023
What to do about ice dams if you already have them
Jan 23, 2023
How to prevent ice dams
Jan 16, 2023
Smart homes are hard to inspect (with Dr. Ben Franske)
Jan 09, 2023
Happy New Year!
Jan 02, 2023
Women in Home Inspections (with Uli Sommers and Jaymie Paternoster)
Dec 26, 2022
Pre-drywall and 11-month warranty inspections: the results of our secret shop
Dec 19, 2022
Home inspection tools of the trade that we're in love with (with Eric Houseman)
Dec 12, 2022
Home Inspection Mistakes, part 2
Dec 05, 2022
Home Inspection Mistakes, part 1 (with Neil Saltzman)
Nov 28, 2022
Natural gas safety, floor drains, and moisture testing vinyl siding
Nov 21, 2022
Accepting new ideas
Nov 14, 2022
Interview with a past client
Nov 07, 2022
Home Inspection Legal Issues (with Atty. Steve Laitinen)
Oct 24, 2022
New Garages (with Rob Thomas)
Oct 17, 2022
Electromagnetic Fields Part 2 (with Nate Johnson)
Oct 03, 2022
Electromagnetic Fields Part 1 (with Nate Johnson)
Sep 26, 2022
Home Warranties
Sep 19, 2022
Funky Odors (with Vickie Swenson)
Sep 12, 2022
Advanced Radon Mitigation Systems (with Jessie Green)
Aug 29, 2022
Central Vs Dedicated Return Ducts (with Dr Allison Bailes)
Aug 22, 2022
Top 5 Home Inspection Finds
Aug 15, 2022
Hazardous locations for appliances
Aug 08, 2022
What makes a bedroom legal?
Aug 01, 2022
Surge protection, AFCI and GFCI nuisance tripping, and more discussion of bad panels (with Mike Twitty)
Jul 25, 2022
Three simple AC maintenance items
Jul 18, 2022
Handyman Woes (with Daniel Felt)
Jul 11, 2022
Real Estate Market Updates (with Joe Schwartzbauer)
Jul 04, 2022
Structure Tech accepts the Challenger (panel)
Jun 27, 2022
Sewer Inspections (with Istvan Zsako)
Jun 20, 2022
Look out for these red flags Part 2
Jun 13, 2022
Look out for these red flags
Jun 06, 2022
Energy Efficiency Comes Last
May 30, 2022
Fire codes are written in blood
May 23, 2022
Changes to Appraisals
May 16, 2022
Energy efficiency should never come first (with Patrick Huelman)
May 09, 2022
The Importance of Context in Communication
May 02, 2022
Home Inspections Vs Healthy Homes
Apr 25, 2022
Hazards with lead water lines
Apr 18, 2022
All about soft water and Kinetico (with Travis McKenzie)
Apr 11, 2022
Insulating a 1.5-story home
Apr 04, 2022
Before you skip the home inspection
Mar 28, 2022
Home Inspection Reports, Clicking vs Clumping
Mar 14, 2022
Introducing Inspection Services
Mar 07, 2022
Appliance Repairs and Maintenance (with Phil Whiteford)
Feb 28, 2022
How to win your home purchase agreement (with Rhonda Wilson)
Feb 21, 2022
Code Officials vs Home Inspectors (with Douglas Hansen)
Feb 14, 2022
Solar roof panels (with Jeremiah Broz)
Feb 07, 2022
Vaccine Mandate Update + Job Interview No-No's
Jan 31, 2022
Roof Problems and Finger-pointing (with Kyle Miller)
Jan 24, 2022
Hazardous Locations for Glass
Jan 17, 2022
Urinals, spray foam, and tiled showers
Jan 10, 2022
CO Safety and getting thrown under the bus
Jan 03, 2022
Reuben's tech tips
Dec 27, 2021
Where to find mold, Part 2
Dec 20, 2021
Where to find mold, Part 1
Dec 13, 2021
Winter prep, do we follow our own advice
Dec 06, 2021
Why is my house crying
Nov 29, 2021
Electrical Horrors Stories (with Jason Brozen)
Nov 15, 2021
Three-months wait for furnace parts (with Kevin Strandberg)
Nov 08, 2021
Vaccine mandate (with Leonard Segal)
Nov 01, 2021
Vinyl windows are better than wood
Oct 25, 2021
Fall maintenance
Oct 18, 2021
Big and unusual home inspection finds
Oct 11, 2021
Photoelectric smoke alarms: you're not a conspiracy theorist if there's really a conspiracy (with Skip Walker)
Oct 04, 2021
James Hardie vs LP Smartside (with Ryan Carey)
Sep 27, 2021
Major siding failures (with Mark Parlee)
Sep 20, 2021
The dark side of pest control (with Scott Dorn)
Sep 13, 2021
Remembering Rick Norling
Sep 06, 2021
Why Tessa hates T&G
Aug 30, 2021
Should Home Inspectors Test for Carbon Monoxide?
Aug 23, 2021
Gas log fireplaces
Aug 16, 2021
Window problems and solutions
Aug 09, 2021
Home Inspection Process Part 3
Aug 02, 2021
Home Inspection Process Part 2
Jul 26, 2021
Home Inspection Process Part 1
Jul 19, 2021
Radon, Radon, and Radon (with Josh Kerber)
Jul 12, 2021
Blogging and Social Media (Reuben is a guest)
Jul 05, 2021
Kickbacks, software, and home inspections as loss leaders (with Kevin Wagstaff)
Jun 28, 2021
Variety Pack (Majordomo, testing GFCIs, Reuben's book summaries, new show focus)
Jun 21, 2021
New Construction Techniques
Jun 14, 2021
Is this a problem?
Jun 07, 2021
Water Damage (with 24-Restore)
May 31, 2021
Deck Safety
May 24, 2021
Lumber Prices
May 17, 2021
Grounding, Bonding, Shocks, and Electrocution
May 10, 2021
Are we in a housing bubble? (with Dan Sibinski)
May 03, 2021
Kura Home Maintenance (with Daniel Felt)
Apr 26, 2021
The National Home Inspector Exam (with Brendan Ryan)
Apr 19, 2021
Why you shouldn't buy a house today (with Michael Bartus)
Apr 12, 2021
How to be a good business competitor (with Dirk van Reenen)
Apr 05, 2021
An inside look at chimney inspections (with Steve Trumble)
Mar 28, 2021
Mandated Energy Audit (with George Ury)
Mar 21, 2021
The Future of Energy Efficiency (with Peter Troast)
Mar 14, 2021
Spectora, Software, and Company Culture (with Kevin Wagstaff)
Mar 07, 2021
Buying homes without inspections (with Jim Starr)
Feb 28, 2021
Sewer Inspection Horrors (with Joseph Whitters)
Feb 21, 2021
Frozen Faucets
Feb 14, 2021
Beam Fill and Rotted Rim Joists
Feb 08, 2021
Things Home Inspectors Should Never Say
Feb 01, 2021
Building Science Fight Club (Christine Williamson)
Jan 25, 2021
Solar Tubes: Good or Evil?
Jan 18, 2021
The Future Of Home Inspections (Michael Conrad II)
Jan 11, 2021
Buying a house that's covered with snow (with Michael Bartus)
Jan 04, 2021
2020 In Review
Dec 28, 2020
There's no such thing as a settlement crack (with Rob Vassallo)
Dec 20, 2020
Electrical Updates for 2020 with John Williamson, Part 2
Dec 06, 2020
Pay to Play
Nov 29, 2020
VOCs and EMFs (with Shaylee Oleson)
Nov 22, 2020
Chimney and Fireplace Safety
Nov 15, 2020
Improper Stone Installation
Nov 08, 2020
Real Estate Negotiations (with Michael Bartus)
Nov 01, 2020
The C-Word
Oct 25, 2020
New home inspection software and new attendance policies (with Eric Houseman)
Oct 19, 2020
Minneapolis vs Saint Paul water (with Brady Androff)
Oct 12, 2020
Electrical Updates for 2020 (with John Williamson)
Oct 05, 2020
Building Science 101
Sep 28, 2020
Live Building Code Q&A (with Andy Schreder)
Sep 21, 2020
"Your insurance company isn't dumb" (with Steve Kuhl)
Sep 07, 2020
Is your roof over 15 years old? Here's why you should care.
Aug 31, 2020
The evolution of home inspection scheduling with Lisa Ferrario
Aug 24, 2020
A case for private city inspections with Andy Schreder
Aug 17, 2020
How to sell your home with fewer problems
Aug 10, 2020
Goodbye master bedroom, hello primary bedroom
Aug 03, 2020
Building Permits: value add or necessary evil?
Jul 27, 2020
Running your home like a business
Jul 20, 2020
PODCAST: James Thomas, executive director of the American Society of Home Inspectors
Jul 13, 2020
PODCAST: Nasty Issues In Houses
Jul 06, 2020
Easter Eggs, Part II
Jun 29, 2020
House Timeline For Issues
Jun 22, 2020
Fires, home inspections, and insurance
Jun 15, 2020
Air conditioning follow-up, COVID-19 protocols for home inspectors
Jun 08, 2020
George Floyd, commentary from Dr. Stephen Crawford
May 29, 2020
Air conditioners and the end of R-22 refrigerant
May 25, 2020
Patrick Huelman, Tessa's professor
May 18, 2020
PODCAST: Everyone loves Milind
May 11, 2020
Mean feedback, leaky hose spigots, and wet sub-slab ducts
May 04, 2020
Reuben's flooded house and other homeowner flubs
Apr 27, 2020
PODCAST: Tessa and Reuben get serious about attic access panels
Apr 20, 2020
COVID-19 and Home Inspections discussion
Apr 13, 2020
Ceiling fans don't cool rooms
Apr 06, 2020
Real estate talk with Dan Sibinski, part 2
Mar 30, 2020
Pocket listings with Dan Sibinski
Mar 23, 2020
Best advice ever with Neil Saltzman
Mar 16, 2020
Interview with Minneapolis TISH program supervisor Breanna Patsch
Mar 09, 2020
Facebook Live Q&A Session #2
Mar 02, 2020
Old houses vs new houses, Part 2
Feb 23, 2020
Old houses vs new houses, part 1
Feb 17, 2020
Why some homes qualify for hail damage insurance restoration but others don't
Feb 10, 2020
Don't call them smoke detectors!
Feb 03, 2020
Podcast: Roof Vents with Ross Anderson, Part 2
Jan 27, 2020
Air Quality with Ross Anderson, Part 1
Jan 20, 2020
What should be negotiated after the home inspection?
Jan 13, 2020
Podcast: George's Pet Peeves
Jan 06, 2020
The most common place to find mold in homes: mold talk with Vickie Swenson, Part II
Dec 30, 2019
Mold talk with Vickie Swenson
Dec 23, 2019
Our thoughts on the new Minneapolis Energy Disclosure program, taking effect 1/15/20
Dec 16, 2019
When the seller attends the home inspection
Dec 09, 2019
Smart Home Improvements
Dec 02, 2019
Facebook Live Q&A Session
Nov 25, 2019
Home Maintenance with Kura
Nov 18, 2019
Projects we're working on
Nov 11, 2019
Chimney and Fireplace Safety
Nov 04, 2019
Roof de-icing cables with Steve Kuhl
Oct 28, 2019
All about Radon
Oct 21, 2019
Fall maintenance for Minnesota Homeowners
Oct 14, 2019
Asbestos, Home Inspections, and Vermiculite
Oct 07, 2019
Stucco Failures
Sep 30, 2019
Home Inspection Mistakes
Sep 23, 2019
Home inspector training
Sep 16, 2019
A home inspector's perfect house
Sep 09, 2019
Ice dams: how a professional fixes them the right way
Sep 02, 2019
Problems with Story-and-a-Half Houses
Aug 26, 2019
Sewers and floor drains
Aug 19, 2019
Basement Water
Aug 12, 2019
Pilot Episode: Home Inspection Easter Eggs
Aug 02, 2019