More and more smart buyers and sellers request home inspections during the sales process. While neither the buyer or seller want to be broadsided with the bill for thousands of dollars, both sides fare better when they know the exact condition of the house. Hidden within every house are things the average person cannot see. Even home inspectors often see just the evidence of problems, unless they dig deeper to see the roots. No matter how well-build a home is, there are certain expensive problems that come with age.