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1234 Main St.
Keedysville MD - Maryland 21756
12/14/2018 9:00AM

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1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent, Home Owner
Main Entrance Faces
South
Approximate Age of House
20-25
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Type of Building
Single Family
Style
Ranch
Weather Conditions
Clear

2 - Grounds

IN NI NP O
2.1 Driveways X
2.2 Walkways X
2.3 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
2.4 Hose Bibs X X
2.5 Patio X
2.6 Fence/Wall X
2.7 Retaining Wall X
Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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2.3.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home on south wall and under deck on north wall. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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2.4.1 - Hose Bibs

Anti-siphone valve

Hose bib(s) not equipped with anti-siphon device. Possible cross connection can occur. Recommend installation by qualified contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
3.1 Foundation/Slab on Grade X X
3.2 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.3 Windows X
3.4 Exterior Doors X
3.5 Chimneys X
3.6 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.7 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.8 Service Entrance Conductors X
3.9 Cooling Equipment X
Foundation/Slab on Grade: Material
Masonry Block
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Type
Balcony, Deck with Steps
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
Windows: Material
Wood
Windows: Recommend Window Wells

Recommend Window Wells on basement window. 

Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl, Stone
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Shiplap
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Trane
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior West
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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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3.1.1 - Foundation/Slab on Grade

Foundation Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer
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3.2.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Rotting Support Column

One of more of the deck support columns appear to be rotting at ground. This could cause a safety hazard and further deterioration of the deck. Recommend qualified deck contractor evaluate and repair.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.6.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Mildew/Algae

There are signs of algae and/or mildew on the siding. This is a cosmetic issue and is not uncommon especially on shaded portions of the home.  Recommend that said areas be washed or cleaned or a regular basis.

Wrench DIY

4 - Roof

IN NI NP O
4.1 Coverings X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
4.3 Flashings X X
4.4 Ventilation X
4.5 Skylights & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ladder, Ground
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Rubber
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Ridge Vents, Whole House Fan
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  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

5 - Garage

IN NI NP O
5.1 Garage Door X
5.2 Walls & Ceilings X
5.3 Garage Door Opener X
5.4 Ceiling X
5.5 Floor X
5.6 GFCI & AFCI X X
5.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
5.8 Walls & Firewalls X
5.9 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X X
Garage Door: Material
Vinyl
Garage Door: Type
Roll-Up, Automatic
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Floor: General Comments

Typical cracking in floor


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  • O = Observations
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5.6.1 - GFCI & AFCI

Improper Installation

GFCI outlet improperly wired. Recommend repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.7.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Switches Installed Improperly

Switch by main panel has hot reversed from main switch.  Recommend licensed electrician repair or replace.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.9.1 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Not Self-closing

Door from garage to home should have self-closing hinges to help prevent spread of a fire to living space. Recommend a qualified contractor install self-closing hinges. 

DIY Resource Link.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor

6 - Kitchen

IN NI NP O
6.1 General X
6.2 Countertops & Cabinets X
6.3 Walls & Ceilings X
6.4 Windows X X
6.5 Doors X
6.6 GFCI & AFCI X X
6.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
6.8 Heating/Cooling Source X
6.9 Floors X
6.10 Fixtures / Faucets X
6.11 Dishwasher X
6.12 Refrigerator X
6.13 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
6.14 Garbage Disposal X
6.15 Built-in Microwave X
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Windows: Window Type
Casement
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
Heating/Cooling Source: Not present

Heating source not present. Recommend heating source be installed by qualified contractor

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  • O = Observations
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6.4.1 - Windows

Handle Missing

Handle to open window is missing. Recommend repair    

Wrench DIY
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6.6.1 - GFCI & AFCI

Missing Cover Plate

One or more cover plates missing. Recommend repair. 

Wrench DIY
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6.7.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Missing

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
Electric Electrical Contractor

7 - Dining Room

IN NI NP O
7.1 General X
7.2 Doors X
7.3 Windows X
7.4 Floors X
7.5 Walls & Ceilings X
7.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
7.7 Heating/Cooling Source X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Heating/Cooling Source: Not present

Heating source not present. Recommend heating source be installed by qualified contractor

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

8 - Living Room

IN NI NP O
8.1 General X
8.2 Doors X
8.3 Windows X
8.4 Floors X
8.5 Walls & Ceilings X
8.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
8.7 Heating/Cooling Source X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

9 - Laundry Room

IN NI NP O
9.1 General X
9.2 Fixtures / Faucets X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Walls & Ceilings X
9.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
9.6 Heating/Cooling Source X
General: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
General: Dryer Vent
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Heating/Cooling Source: Not present

Heating source not present. Recommend heating source be installed by qualified contractor

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

10 - Master Bedroom

IN NI NP O
10.1 General X
10.2 Doors X
10.3 Windows X
10.4 Floors X
10.5 Walls & Ceilings X
10.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
10.7 Heating/Cooling Source X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

11 - Master Bathroom

IN NI NP O
11.1 General X
11.2 Toilet X
11.3 Fixtures / Faucets X
11.4 Shower X
11.5 GFCI & AFCI X
11.6 Walls & Ceilings X
11.7 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
11.8 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
11.9 Heating/Cooling Source X
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Unknown, Not Visible
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Not Visible
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  • O = Observations

12 - Bedroom

IN NI NP O
12.1 General X
12.2 Doors X
12.3 Windows X
12.4 Floors X
12.5 Walls & Ceilings X
12.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
12.7 Heating/Cooling Source X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Heating/Cooling Source: Not present

Heating source not present. Recommend heating source be installed by qualified contractor

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

13 - Bathroom

IN NI NP O
13.1 General X
13.2 Toilet X
13.3 Fixtures / Faucets X
13.4 Shower X
13.5 GFCI & AFCI X
13.6 Walls & Ceilings X
13.7 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
13.8 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
13.9 Heating/Cooling Source X
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Not Visible, Not Visible
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Not Visible
Heating/Cooling Source: Not present

Heating source not present. Recommend heating source be installed by qualified contractor

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

14 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP O
14.1 Roof Structure
14.2 Attic Insulation
14.3 Vapor Barrier
14.4 Ventilation
14.5 Exhaust/Vent Systems
14.6 Electrical
14.7 Walls & Firewalls
Attic Insulation: R-value
0
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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

15 - Stairs & Smoke Detectors

IN NI NP O
15.1 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
15.2 Smoke Detectors X X
15.3 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

16 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP O
16.1 Foundation X
16.2 Floor Structure X
16.3 Walls & Ceilings X
16.4 Wall Structure X
16.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Attic Access
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Floor Structure: Material
Slab, Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Walls & Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall, Concrete Block
Walls & Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Unfinished
Wall Structure: Not Visible
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

17 - Plumbing

IN NI NP O
17.1 General X X
17.2 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
17.3 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
17.4 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
17.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
General: Filters
None
General: Water Source
Well
General: Filters
None
General: Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Basement
General: Material - Distribution
Copper
General: Source
Well
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
General: Material - Water Supply
Copper, PVC
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Unknown

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding. 

Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help. 

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  • O = Observations
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17.1.1 - General

Pipe Corrosion

Supply pipe is corroded at entrance to the basement. Recommend plumber evaluate and repair. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

18 - Heating

IN NI NP O
18.1 Equipment X
18.2 Normal Operating Controls X
18.3 Distribution Systems X
18.4 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Equipment: Brand
Trane
Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air, Heat Pump
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

19 - Cooling

IN NI NP O
19.1 Normal Operating Controls X
19.2 Distribution System X
19.3 Thermostat Controls X
19.4 Evapoator Coil X
19.5 Refridgerant Lines X
Location
West
Exterior
Configuration
Central
Age
Older
Condensate Drain Line
To Pump
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

20 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
20.1 General X
20.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X
20.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X
General: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
General: Wiring Method
Romex
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Garage
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
General Electric
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
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  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations