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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

     And in this next photo you can see the tie beam near the ceiling inside the same garage. Sometimes the tie beam is not visible at the exterior because it is concealed by the soffit, covered by the return of the roof overhang.

  Brick does have the virtue of being a lower maintenance wall than wood siding, and many people equate brick with quality construction too. There are also a number of different brick shaped concrete blocks--but often larger
than regular bricks--that were used to build houses in North Florida from the 1950s thru the 1970s. Realtors call these “Ocala Block” houses. The origin of the name is obscure, but Ocala Block houses are structural masonry, with similar properties to a regular concrete block homes.

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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