A while back at an inspection I saw a use of a laser beam that I had never seen before.
Picture a laser pointer like your Home Inspector might use to point out things around the home–or to take temperatures with–or the one a lecturer might use to point to things on a power point presentation. Now mount the thing on the ceiling of your garage pointing straight down. Sounds pretty strange doesn’t it?
Well, if you point the laser in the right place, when you drive your car into the garage and the laser beam hits your dashboard–you will know it is time to stop–before you wipe out the freezer–or the furnace because someone didn’t install a proper bollard.
Pretty cool, yes? People used to do the same thing with a tennis ball on a string–or a life size cut-out of Marilyn Monroe–I for one miss Marilyn.
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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