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ScribeWare co-founder Dylan Chalk started sharing his knowledge to the home inspection community through a blog, podcast, and continuing education classes long before he and his buddy Steve Lamb started to build the best inspection software that could be built. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. The reality is that sharing professional best practices with the home inspection community at large is central to the whole point of ScribeWare: build the best inspection report software, and build it with templates, pre-written comments, and prompts so that it actually helps inspectors be better at their job.

 

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What Are These Walkway and Driveway Settlement Cracks?

Walkway, Driveway, and Hardscape Settling Settling is caused by brick or concrete or other hardscape surfaces applied over soil that was disturbed during the construction process and not fully recompacted before the weight of the hardscape was applied. Disturbed soil can expand up to 30%, and eventually, this expansion re-compacts causing settling. Over the years, as the ground that was disturbed from construction compacts, it causes the concrete or other hardscape surfaces to settle and crack, and the brick to...
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