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Patrick Michael Lyons born 1955 in Detroit, Michigan 1717 Covington Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-645-8041 patricklyons@provide.net www.buyersinspector.com www.annarborhomeinspector.com Experience 1977- 1980 Star-Pak Solar Systems, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI and Birmingham, MI Technical Manager- Construction Supervisor- Installer Active solar heating equipment installation 1980-1983 Sunstructures Construction, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Manager- Construction Supervisor Passive solar homes and solar greenhouse additions Active solar heating equipment installation 1983-1987 Richard Adams Russell, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Construction Supervisor Historic Renovation of 538 N Division, Ann Arbor Victorian Mansion Community Hall & Renovation- Webster United Church of Christ Custom homes from 1500 to 6000 square feet 1986–present The Buyer’s Inspector, LLC Manchester, MI Owner, President, Certified Inspector Inspected 6000+ homes for home buyers. New Construction Inspections from footings to 1-year warranty. Expert Witness Inspections, estimates, reports, testimony. Education 1972-1973 St Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey 1973-1976 Michigan State University, B.S., Honors College, Graduated Cum Laude 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC) 2004 to present Washtenaw County Environmental Health Dept. Certified Well and Septic Inspector Professional Associations (in chronological order) 1979 to 1984 Michigan Solar Education Association Founding Member 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Member 1990 to present Annually exceed continuing education requirement of 20 hours per year (Actual average 80 per year) 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC) Master Inspector certification with Peer Review Program Membership Chair of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1997 to 1999 Vice President of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1998 to 1999 1996 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter- Southeast Michigan Founder, training Detroit-area home and building inspectors at monthly meetings 2004 to present Michigan Association of Home Inspectors (MichAHI) Founding President 2004 to 2006 Uniting all Michigan home inspectors under one roof

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Sewer Video of Clay Tile in 1929 Ann Arbor Old West Side Home- Root-bound

1.     I witnessed Dan Tanner and TJ (From Tanner Excavating) video the sewer line. 

2.     The sewer has root clogs at 24/25 feet, 29/30 feet and 42/43 feet.  The sewer would have backed up if I had filled all the fixtures and them emptied them all at once.  The sewer will backup if nothing is done.

3.     Note that there is no audio on the DVD.

4.     Patrick Tanner recommended; a. cleaning the sewer line with multiple passes with 2”, 3” and 4” cutting tools, b.  Checking progress with the camera, c.  Cutting further as needed, d.  Camera again as needed.

5.     Patrick Tanner estimated the cost for this service at $ 500.00 to $ 550.00.

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Ann Arbor Home Inspection Water Powered Sump Pump

Here is a video we just shot of a water powered back-up sump pump.

These are a good idea if you have a basement that requires a sump pump to keep dry and if you are on city water.

This is a West side Ann Arbor home where the homeowner made some very smart decisions when they finished the basement.

To schedule an inspection call Patrick Lyons on his cell 734-645-8041

Or call toll free 800-801-5247

For less urgent questions, you can email him at patricklyons@provide.net

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Curriculum Vitae of Patrick Michael Lyons

Curriculum Vitae of Patrick Lyons

Patrick Michael Lyons            born 1955 in Detroit, Michigan

1717 Covington Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

734-645-8041

www.annarborhomeinspector.com

patricklyons      @      provide.net www.buyersinspector.com

Experience

1977- 1980                 Star-Pak Solar Systems, Inc.       Ann Arbor, MI and Birmingham, MI

Technical Manager- Construction Supervisor- Installer

Active solar heating equipment installation

1980-1983       Sunstructures Construction, Inc.    Ann Arbor, MI

Manager- Construction Supervisor

Passive solar homes and solar greenhouse additions

Active solar heating equipment installation

1983-1987         Richard Adams Russell, Inc.          Ann Arbor, MI

Construction Supervisor

Historic Renovation of 538 N Division, Ann Arbor Victorian Mansion

Community Hall & Renovation- Webster United Church of Christ

Custom homes from 1500 to 6000 square feet

1986–present                     The Buyer’s Inspector, LLC             Ann Arbor, MI

Owner, President, Certified Inspector

Inspected 8000+ homes for home buyers.

New Construction Inspections from footings to 1-year warranty.

Expert Witness Inspections, estimates, reports, testimony.

Education

1972-1973               St Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey

1973-1976               Michigan State University, B.S., Honors College, Graduated Cum Laude

1989 to present                        American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC)

2004 to present             Washtenaw County Environmental Health Dept. Certified Well and Septic Inspector

Professional Associations  (in chronological order)

1979 to 1984                        Michigan Solar Education Association            Founding Member

1989 to present        American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

Certified Member 1990 to present

Annually exceed continuing education requirement of 20 hours per year (Actual average 80 per year)

1989 to present             American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC)

Master Inspector certification with Peer Review Program

Membership Chair of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1997 to 1999

Vice President of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1998 to 1999

Master Inspector in Inspector by Review/Peer Review training program

1996 to present                        American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter- Southeast Michigan

Founder, training Detroit-area home and building inspectors at monthly meetings

2004 to present                        Michigan Association of Home Inspectors (MichAHI)

Founding President 2004 to 2006                         Uniting all Michigan home inspectors under one roof

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Ann Arbor’s Thorough Home Inspector

Do you want an inspector who? 12/25/2009 Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home? Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home?

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