From Engineer-to-Homebuyer:

    The How-to Guide for Home Inspections



 Practical Guide to
Home Inspection
What you need to know
before you buy a home 
This easy-to-understand, straight-forward, approachable book, which is based upon important engineering concepts is intended to advance knowledge on the subject of shelter, one of man's basic needs. The reader can glean standardized information about the field of pre-purchase home inspections. This information will assist people in determining the condition of a home and in living a safer and happier life. The book includes a multitude of house plumbing, electrical, roofing, heating, foundation, and structural problems commonly encountered when scouring a home for potential purchase. Some building code and safety items have been presented as well. Many illustrations assist the reader to understand home inspection concepts. Additionally, it is THE guidebook for both professionals and novices alike, which serves to integrate the sound, relevant context of the issues oftentimes identified when purchasing a home. Practical Guide to Home Inspection will act as an invaluable resource to utilize when in the midst of the often challenging home buying process.


          From Engineer-to-You:
    The Report Form for Home Inspectors
    and Homebuyers
 Report Form
  for Pre-Purchase Home
 and Building Inspections
This inspection form offers fill-out worksheets on key information that needs to be gathered before deciding to buy a home or a building.
Included is a visual tutorial (with almost 200 illustrated drawings) along with a stand-alone report form.  It is easy-to-use, and thorough. 
"Report Form" is the essential companion to my other book, "Practical Guide to Home Inspection."

                "Practical Guide" available at (clickable links):, Kindle,, & createspace
                 "Report Form" available at (clickable links):, Kindle,, & createspace
About the Author:
Jeffrey I. Charloff, P.E., F.ASCE, of Los Angeles, California is a consulting engineer since 1972 who specializes in pre-purchase inspections of residential and commercial buildings. He has conducted many home inspections for celebrities, including President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan (while in office), Burt Lancaster, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and Dustin Hoffman and is known in the Southern California region as "Home Inspector of the Stars." Since 1989, Mr. Charloff has also been a construction arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Numerous times he has been interviewed on national television as a structural and home inspection expert and has appeared as a forensic engineer in court. Mr. Charloff is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is CalEMA certified (disaster safety evaluator), and holds professional engineering licenses in the states of California, New York, and Florida.