Wednesday, January 23rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


This presentation will initially discuss characteristics to look for in a structural crack and an understanding of what moved to have created such a crack.  Then, with sketches and photos from my 35 years of inspecting, we will look for what other characteristics in the house may support/back up/verify our analysis.  Inspectors will then tie together possible links for multiple cracks and other movement of house components, such as bowing walls with no apparent cracks.


Drew Finn III, PE

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Drew Finn III, PE, has a mechanical engineer background and worked in the defense industry for 10+ years, and has two U.S. patents for equipment he invented.  He started home inspecting in 1983 and has conducted over 15,000 home inspections. He has lectured at ASHI local chapters in New England and ASHI Metro (NY). In the 1990s, he developed an NCR report, form which he sold and still sells to other home inspectors.  In 2000, he developed a computer-based reporting form,, which inspectors are using now.