A sound and strong foundation is essential to a home’s structural integrity and durability. When the foundation of a home is constructed incorrectly or poorly, the resulting financial loss due to foundation failure can be enormous. Evidence of foundation failure may scare many homebuyers away from a sale, or force the seller to accept less than what the property should be worth. As an inspector, you cannot see much of the foundation on a completed home. However, understanding construction techniques are useful for conducting construction phase inspections. This course will review and reinforce basic foundation training and knowledge and will provide additional insight that an inspector will require while investigating site preparation and construction during Phase Inspections. This course includes material using the International Code Council's 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (2012 IRC) Chapter 4 and other selected sections. The overall course level is beginner to intermediate, and encompasses subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home inspectors.
1. Applied Forces and Site Preparation
2. Materials, Waterproofing, Damp proofing, and Drainage
3. Types of Foundation
4. Foundation Identification, Construction Methods, and Interpretation of Anomalies
5. Final Exam
Course ratings and reviews
McKissock is rated out of 5 by 882.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travis S from This course on Foundations was extremely in depth and provided a lot of knowledge and insights into this topic area.
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan E from This course is very informative and easy to understand.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jack B from This is a good course to give you an in depth experience in the subject matter of the course.
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jess H from Liked the variety of the course package, very well rounded and informative.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ross H. from This course was informative and detailed. I would recommend this course to other people.
Date published: 2018-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Henry R. from it was informative and to the point. If you have never had any foundation experience this is a great start.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan W. from I was all set on renewing my Home Inspection license and my Mold Assessors licences. Paid in full both renewals, only to discover that my continuing credit hours only was for the Mold Assessors licence. That's when the panic set in. I have until July to get my required re-certification hours in. This has been informative and a treat to refresh my knowledge. The price is fair and you have the opportunity to attack the subject matter at your own pace. One would be a fool to not enroll.Sincerely Dan Walls.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phil T. from Good course, but much is unlikely to be observed during an inspection.
Date published: 2018-05-01