Sal Folino

Home Inspection Manager

Sal Folino, B. Eng., is the Manager of our inspection team and an active inspector. Sal has extensive knowledge on inspecting new homes as well as resale homes. He serves as a resource to our entire home inspection business group. At Carson Dunlop we recognize the need to earn your business by delivering exceptional customer service, through Sal and our team, one inspection at a time.

Why did you decide to become a home inspector?
SF: “Friends and family encouraged me. I am constantly looking at things, analyzing them, and looking for ways to improve them. Home Inspection seemed like it would be a good fit for my interests”

What’s the one thing you wish every homeowner knew?
SF: “The homeowner needs to understand that a home is a living, breathing structure. It grows old, it settles, it wears and shows aging. It is part of my inspection to educate and inform the client that homes require maintenance, love, and care — and almost every obstacle can be addressed and resolved, you just need to be informed.”

What is the most surprising thing you’ve uncovered during a home inspection?
SF: “During one of my first inspections I came across a tree that was actually growing into the home. It was a big old maple, and not only had it compromised the structure, it was starting to encroach on the garage. It really made me think of Jeff Goldbloom in Jurassic Park: ‘nature will always find a way’.”

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Our inspectors look for thousands of different conditions in homes. These images provide a glimpse into a home inspector’s head. You can also expect to find them embedded in your inspection report to make understanding your property a little easier. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words!
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