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  1. 2)Windows in wood frame walls are set close to the outside face of the wall, typically within 1-inch or less, but windows in a concrete block wall are recessed about 3-inches.



    Be careful not to make the mistake in assuming that a house is all concrete block or wood frame. Some homes are combination of the two, most often a concrete block house with a wood frame and stucco addition.

    There is actually one more way to verify—and with certainty— that a stucco home is wood frame or concrete block, and that is to look at the top of the wall from the attic. We recommend that you leave that chore to your home inspector.


While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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Concrete Block Wall

Wood Stud Frame Wall