Forty Years Of Construction Expertise


As a general constractor I have been involved in the preservation, restoration and renovation of historically signifigant homes in San Francisco CA, Berkeley CA, Oakland CA, Placerville CA and Genoa Nevada. I have 40 years of real world hands on experience and knowledge of the building methodology used on the west coast in the last 130 years. If you need an inspection of a Gothic Revival, Queen Ann, Italianate Victorian or Second Empire style structures call an inspector that loves, understands and know the difference between these historically important structures. I am proud to be a member of Society of Architectural Historians ( SAH ) and Association for Preservation Technology ( APT ) Member # 8103 and support there activities in the pacific north west chapters.

Steven Abbott has a special love and affinity for older homes. He grew up in the San Francisco bay area, a region rich in history and historic buildings,he started working with his father on historic homes when he was 14 years old. He has inspected and worked on hundreds of homes and buildings built between 1880 and 1930. Log, stone, brick, timber, and balloon-frame structures, large and small, have been inspected.
Some old home concerns can be corrected, such as replacing old plumbing or wiring. Other conditions can not be practically changed but there may be solutions to limit future, potential problems. If untreated wood is too close to the soil or masonry, a regular wood destroying organism inspection would be advisable to catch WDO infestations early. Non-toxic borate treatments can be applied to wood to protect it from damage. Modern updates to the systems or floor plan may be desirable. How can air conditioning be added to an older home? Your inspection will provide you with information about these situations.