ScribeWare Education

ScribeWare co-founder Dylan Chalk started sharing his knowledge to the home inspection community through a blog, podcast, and continuing education classes long before he and his buddy Steve Lamb started to build the best inspection software that could be built. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. The reality is that sharing professional best practices with the home inspection community at large is central to the whole point of ScribeWare: build the best inspection report software, and build it with templates, pre-written comments, and prompts, so that it actually helps inspectors be better at their job. 

Work smarter, not harder.

ScribeWare is Coming to Texas

With a brand new trec-compliant home inspection report software system   After almost a year of work to get the Texas (trec) compliant version of ScribeWare set up and dialed in, we are excited to announce that we are going to the InterNACHI conference is Texas. Come join us in College Station: https://www.nachi.org/texas-convention/ Learn how […]

This photograph may not look like much, but it represents one of the stark realities of home inspection. Home inspectors are constantly calling out safety items in our home inspection reports and of the millions of repair items called out over the years, most are unlikely to ever hurt, injure, or kill. The reality is, […]

Many jurisdictions have requirements that involve filling out standardized PDF forms.   ScribeWare has powerful functionality to help complete and publish these forms.  This article provides a detailed walkthrough on how to configure ScribeWare to include them in your own inspections. Overview In this walkthrough, we’ll be using the Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form, often used […]

This is a simple question that should have a simple answer, but a tangle of national and local building codes, energy codes, manufacturers’ installation requirements, and even the age of the building awaits the unsuspecting inspector, builder, or homeowner trying to decipher this question. Let’s start with the 2018 International Residential Code. This is enough […]

Can CSST Gas Piping Be Run Through Concrete?

I ran into this the other day on a 1950’s era house that was fairly meticulously updated by a builder. The renovation work was not done as a flip or to sell. This builder had lived in the house for about 5 years and was now selling. he clearly took great pride in his work […]

Associating Library Entries to Templates

A fundamental but indispensable skill that throws off many Scribers is learning to associate library entries to their report templates. Maybe you’ve just created a new library entry in the library. Or maybe you created an observation in a report that you’ve realized would actually be really useful to other reports of the same template. […]

InspectIt Users, Switch to ScribeWare!

InspectIt is closing down on June 31st.   And we know how difficult it is to switch software.  We’re here to help make it as easy as possible! With ScribeWare, you can have the same checkbox style reports you’re accustomed to, but with a modern interface, fast report writing and beautiful reports! And, we’ll import […]

The syncing of data, images, and videos usually happens behind the scenes automatically and without a hitch. If you are working in the field on a mobile device and you have a good cell or wifi connection, the data will sync as you go – see this video. The great thing about the mobile app […]

Understanding the ScribeWare Template

What is a Template? Another way to think of a ScribeWare template is that it is the starting place you would like to serve up to you or your company every time you start a new report. Because a report template can be so easily modified to suit each job, templates are not written in […]

Photo Annotation for iOS Devices

One of the things I love best about ScribeWare is the community of inspectors working together to help each other. One of the features we are hoping to improve is photo annotation on mobile. In the meantime, Scriber Michael Hazlett has come up with a nice little workaround for iOS devices. The text below is […]

How to Optimize Voice-to-Text for Home Inspection and the Power of Airplane Mode Using Voice To Text to Write Your Building Inspection Reports Often considered the Holy Grail for inspection report writing solutions, voice-to-text has struggled to live up to expectations. If your typing skills even remotely resemble my feeble hunting and pecking, you too […]

Custom header color ScribeWare

Difficulty  2/5 Creating custom home inspection reports is easy with ScribeWare.  But what if you want to change the look of your report and customize it for your business, logo, or color scheme?  ScribeWare has a powerful feature that allows each home inspector the ability to individually customize the entire report with CSS.   What […]