What We Inspect
Plumbing & Electrical
Heating & Air Conditioning
Insulation & Ventilation
About Ed Lawton
Ed Lawton, Owner and Inspector of B to B Home Inspections has an extensive background spanning over 35 years as a building contractor.
With construction management education from Drexel University and Mechanical Engineering education from Rowan University, Ed brings to each and every inspection his expansive experience in residential construction, renovations and remodeling.
A winner of multiple awards while employed by larger companies such as K Hovnanian and Beazer Homes, Ed prides himself on delivering excellent customer service and utmost quality.
Actively participating in continuing education, Ed is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), which sets high standards for its members.
NJ License #24GI00144300
While employed by Beazer Homes
While employed by Beazer Homes
While employed by K Hovnanian
Frequently Asked Questions
As we continue to break down winterization of your home into bite size pieces, we move onto an important cleanup task – clearing out your gutters. As we progress through Fall, leaves keep falling. They keep filling your gutters. So, you might think – I will just wait until all the leaves stop falling and Read more about Winterization – Clean Your Gutters[…]
It is vital to winterize your home in the fall before extreme cold weather arrives. We all tend to live crazy busy lives these days, so if we break down winterizing the home into small manageable components, it’s less overwhelming and so very doable. One little component, all too often overlooked, is the outdoor faucet. Read more about Winterization – The Outdoor Faucet[…]
Seller inspections (sometimes referred to as pre-listing inspections) are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule the inspection until after a home goes under agreement is too late. A seller inspection Read more about Seller Inspection: Streamlining Real Estate Transactions[…]
As per the standards, Ed Lawton of B to B Home Inspections is only required to inspect roofing from ground level or the eaves. However, Ed will more often than not, get up on the roof to inspect more than the shingles on the roof. Ed will inspect all the vents. There are several vents Read more about Up on the Roof Top: What is a Plumbing Vent?[…]
In our last publication, we talked about dryer ducts. Dryer ducts are attached to the clothes dryer and run to a dryer vent intended to vent to the exterior of the home. Dryer ducts and the dryer vents are part of the entire dryer ventilation system. Often times, these terms will be used interchangeably. Clothes Read more about Dryer Vents – The Exhaust System for Dryers[…]
Did you know that in 2010, the most current statistical data, an estimated 16,800 home structure fires were reports that involved clothes dryers? Of this high number of fires, there were 51 deaths, 380 injuries and a whopping $236 million in direct property damage. (1) The most common culprit? Lint build up in the dryer ducts. Read more about Let’s Talk Dryer Ducts[…]
It’s that time of year when the temperatures start to drop but not to the point you need to turn your heat on just yet. However, colder evenings are ahead. This is the perfect time to get your heating system ready for start up with a thorough cleaning by a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Read more about Heating Inspection – Prepare for Heating Season[…]
Buying a home is one of the most exciting experiences in a person’s life. Although it’s exciting, it can be quite stressful. The home buying process is a lengthy one wrought with mortgage approvals, searching for the perfect home within your budget, and the signing of more papers than one ever imagined. When you finally Read more about The Home Inspection: An Educational Experience[…]
During a home inspection, Ed Lawton, the inspector at B to B Home Inspections, shall inspect roofing from ground level or the eaves. At the time of roofing inspection, the Ed will additionally inspect the gutters and downspouts, including the absence or presence of splash blocks and/or gutter extenders. Additionally, when inspecting the exterior of Read more about Missing Splash Blocks – Easy Fix[…]
Ed Lawton, the inspector at B to B Home Inspections, shall inspect the electrical components of the home. At the time of this part of the inspection, the inspector will inspect a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles. Ed will inspect all ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed Read more about Discover Signs of Dysfunctional GFCI Outlets[…]