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1234 Main St.
Niskayuna NY 12309
05/26/2018 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
67
Items Inspected
21
Recommendations
4
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent, Listing Agent
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Craftsman
Temperature (approximate)
83 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Humid

2 - Structural Components

IN NI NP R
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X X
2.2 Floor Structure X
2.3 Wall Structure X X
2.4 Ceiling Structure X
2.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Masonry Block
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete, Dirt
Wall Structure: Material
Concrete
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Hip
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Joists

3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

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2.1.1 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Foundation Cracks - Major
Basement

Evidence of structural damage was found in the wall structure. Severe deterioration noted at the foundation. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to repair. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and provide a report on course of action and remedy.

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer
2.1.2 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

High Moisture Levels

High levels of moisture were noted in areas of the basement. Recommend monitoring and finding source of moisture intrusion to prevent damage to structure. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
2.3.1 - Wall Structure

Evidence of Water Intrusion

Wall structure showed signs of water intrusion, which could lead to more serious structural damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and remedy.

House construction Structural Engineer

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP R
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
3.6 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Tongue and Groove
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Aluminum, Aluminum
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood

4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and drive- ways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

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  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Flashing/Trim Improperly Installed

Flashing & trim pieces were improperly installed, which could result in moisture intrusion and damaging leaks. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair.
Siding Siding Contractor
3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Loose Boards

One or more siding boards were loose, which could result in moisture intrusion. Recommend a qualified siding contractor secure and fasten.
Siding Siding Contractor
3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Paint Needed

Areas of siding were worn and in need of maintenance. Recommend a qualified painter or siding specialist correct. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.3.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Unstable Support

One of more areas of the deck support appears unstable. This could cause a safety hazard and further deterioration of the deck. Recommend qualified deck contractor evaluate and repair.

Roof Roofing Professional

4 - Roofing

IN NI NP R
4.1 Coverings X X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
4.3 Flashings X X
4.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X X
Roof Type/Style
Hip
Coverings: Material
Asphalt, Architectural Shingle
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
None
Inspection Method
Ground, Roof
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations: Penetrations

5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, ues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.

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  • R = Recommendations
4.1.1 - Coverings

Damaged Coverings

Roof coverings exhibited general damage that could affect performance. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
4.1.2 - Coverings

Discoloration

Roof shingles were discolored, which can be caused by moisture, rust or soot. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and remedy with a roof cleaning or repair. 

Here is a helpful article on common roof stains. 

Roof Roofing Professional
4.1.3 - Coverings

Front roof is at end of life - Major

Front roof was severely warn. This will likely require replacing within 2 years and will cost more than $1,500 to repair. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
4.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

No Gutters

Contractor Qualified Professional
4.3.1 - Flashings

Missing

Flashings were missing in one or more areas. Flashings provide protection against moisture intrusion. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and remedy. 

Roof Roofing Professional
4.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Chimney Cap Missing

No chimney cap was observed. This is important to protect from moisture intrusion and protect the chimney. Recommend a qualified roofer or chimney expert install.

Roof Roofing Professional

5 - Plumbing

IN NI NP R
5.1 Fixtures / Faucets X X
5.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
5.3 Water Heater X X
5.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X X
5.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
5.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Filters
None
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
Basement
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Basement
Material - Distribution
Copper
Material - Water Supply
Copper
Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
4 inch
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Iron
Water Heater: Power Source
Gas
Water Heater: Capacity
40 Gallons
Water Heater: Location
Basement
Water Heater: Manufacturer
AO Smith

6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply ow and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.

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  • R = Recommendations
5.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Toilet loose

Contractor Qualified Professional
5.1.2 - Fixtures / Faucets

Leaking Sink

Contractor Qualified Professional
5.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Clogged Drain

Drain was observed to be clogged at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and remedy. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
5.2.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Dryer vent flex vinyl

Fore hazard, replace with rigid metal. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
5.2.3 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Vent Line Missing

Vent line was missing at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
5.3.1 - Water Heater

No TPRV extension to floor

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP R
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X X
6.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X X
6.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X X
6.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures X
6.5 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles X
6.6 GFCI & AFCI X
6.7 Smoke Detectors X
6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Aluminum
Wiring Method
Conduit, Romex
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Basement
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Cutler Hammer
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
220 Volts
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage: Garage panel

7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

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  • R = Recommendations
6.1.1 - Service Entrance Conductors

Loose Nails

Contractor Qualified Professional
6.3.1 - Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage

Improper Wiring

Improper wiring was observed at the time of inspection. Recommend a licensed electrician evaluate and repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

7 - Heating

IN NI NP R
7.1 Heating Equipment X X
7.2 Distribution Systems X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Brand
Carrier
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Heating Equipment: Approximate Age
5 to 10 years
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: High efficiency Exhaust and intake
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air

8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, ues, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, ues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidi ers and dehumidi ers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.

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  • R = Recommendations
7.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Fire HVAC Professional

8 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP R
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Distribution System X
Type
Window AC

9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground-source, wa- ter-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.

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  • R = Recommendations

9 - Interiors

IN NI NP R
9.1 Walls X
9.2 Ceilings X X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
9.6 Doors X X
9.7 Windows X
9.8 Garage Door X X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Ceiling Tiles, Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood, Engineered Wood
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Andersen, Unknown
Garage Door: Material
Non-insulated
Garage Door: Type
Sliding, No motor present, No motor present
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

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  • R = Recommendations
9.2.1 - Ceilings

Minor Damage

Minor damage or deterioration to the ceiling was visible at the time of the inspection.

Contractor Qualified Professional
9.4.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

No Handrail

Staircase had no handrails. This is a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman install a handrail. 

Wrenches Handyman

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP R
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
Frigidaire, Bosch
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Refrigerator: Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Amana

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

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  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP R
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
11.5 Attic X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
Batt, Fiberglass
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Passive
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt
Ventilation: Ventilation limited, monitor for mold growth.

11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in un nished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.

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  • R = Recommendations
11.3.1 - Ventilation

Window broken and open in attic

Wrenches Handyman

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP R
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X X
Type
Wood
Temporarily sealed
Insulation was moderate. If draft emerges during winter, add insulation and sealing as necessary.

12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, ues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located out- side the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.

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  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

13 - Wood Destroying Insects

IN NI NP R
No signs of WDI.

Recommend pest company inspect at least for the first year of owning home. 

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  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations