On this episode of Homework, Mitch talks about the areas of a home that are visited the least, the Attic and the Crawlspace, and what kind of damages can occur in these areas.
Mitchell J. Kuffa Jr. has been in the construction industry since 1967. In that time, he was worked as a construction superintendent, general superintendent, and construction manager for several large developers in the state of Michigan.He has been a licensed Michigan residential builder since 1977, was an incorporated general contractor for 11 years and has built and/or run the construction of approx. 3,500 residential houses, apartments, commercial structures and/or light industrial buildings.In 1981 he started the first private home inspection agency in Michigan and to date has personally performed approx. 20,000 inspections for a fee. Since 1981, Mr. Kuffa inspects properties and acts as a construction consultant for the Michigan Department of Mental Health (group homes), UAW Legal Services, numerous lenders, several non-profit organizations and for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.Mr. Kuffa is a federal housing fee inspector and FHA 203K mortgage loan consultant, works with several attorneys as an "expert witness", has been appointed by the Michigan circuit court system to act as a Receiver in several cases concerning construction litigation and previously taught a series of construction classes (for misc. school districts, community colleges. Michigan state housing authority, etc.).