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1234 Main St.
Centralia, WA 98531
01/19/2020 9:00AM

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awareness
19
Consideration
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Urgent

Comment Key - Definitions

This report divides observed deficiencies into three categories, described below. Safety Hazards will typically be listed in the Red or Orange categories depending on their perceived danger, but should always be addressed as soon as possible. 

Significant items or components that were not functional and/or may require a major repair or expense to correct. Items categorized in this manner require further evaluation and repairs or replacement as needed - typically by a Qualified Contractor. 

Items or components that were found deficient - either (1) not functional or (2) may still have been functional at the time of inspection, although this functionality may be impaired or not ideal. Repairs are recommended to items categorized in this manner for optimal performance and/or to avoid future problems or adverse conditions that may occur due to the defect. Items typically require repairs from a Qualified Contractor and may or may not be considered routine maintenance depending on home owner experience in the specific area. Most items in ALL homes fall in to this category. 

Items or components that were found to be in need of recurring, deferred, or basic general maintenance and/or may need future repairs/upgrades which may improve their functionality. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate impact/cost than those listed in the previous two categories and can usually be (1) monitored for future material degradation, or (2) repaired by a Homeowner or Handyman.  Included in this section are (1) items that were at the end of their typical service life or show signs of wear, but were in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection, or items that are out of date and may have better, safer replacements/upgrades and (2) general wear and tear items that are not necessarily in need of repair but the inspector just wanted to make the homeowner aware he observed the item. Minor concrete walkway cracking may fall into this category, as an example. Also in this category are items that are at, or past their typical service life will require subsequent observation to monitor performance with the understanding that replacement or repairs should be anticipated - with a possible enhancement or upgrade.

  • These categorizations are our professional opinion based on observed conditions at the time of inspection, and should not be construed as to mean that items designated as "Awareness" or "Consideration" do not need repairs or replacement. The recommendation in the text of the comment is more important than it's categorization. Due to your opinions or personal experience you may feel defects belong in a different category, and you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold during your purchasing decision or occupation of the home. 
  • We give each system a rating of Good, Fair, or Poor. It is a general, subjective assessment of each system (overall) where:

     Good: System appears to function as it should with minimal or no observations.
     Fair: System is generally functioning as it should with some minor observations noted in your report. We also use this category to note a system that is                    functioning as it should, but may be near the end of it's expected life. We may or may not comment beyond this with an observation.
     Poor: System is not functioning as it should and we have have included observations.

Thank you for trusting Cornerstone Northwest Inspections, where YOUR Peace of Mind is OUR Business. 

1 - Inspection Details

Client agrees to share this report with their broker/ agent

Client agrees to share this report with their real estate broker/agent if this inspection is connected to a real estate transaction. 

Client's Pre-Inspection Agreement Signature

Client, or client's representative, attests they have read and understood the Pre-Inspection Agreement. 

In Attendance
Client's Agent, Client
Occupancy
Furnished
Style
A-Frame
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Weather Conditions
Snowing-33 degrees
Significant Rainfall in the Past Three Days
Yes
Inspection Scope and Summary

The scope of this inspection was a whole-home, primary dwelling (unless agreed to otherwise) inspection in accordance with WA State Law found: HERE

Detached building Inspection included per Pre-Inspection Agreement
No
Work Permit and/or Code Review
No

Ensuring code compliance (past or present) and/or work permit review are both outside the scope of a home inspection, in accordance with WA State law. Recommend asking the local authority having jurisdiction - usually the county building department - for all permit and code compliance information, if applicable.

General Limitations and Disclaimers

Cornerstone Northwest Inspections strives to perform all inspections in compliance with the Washington State Standards of Practice (SOP), found in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 308-408C, found at: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-408C. As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of the home as designated in these SOPs. When systems or components designated in the SOPs were present but not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected will be stated as a "Limitation". Please note a home inspection, according to Washington State Law, is neither technically exhaustive nor quantitative.

This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in our professional judgement, were not functioning properly, significantly deficient, or unsafe, and items we want to make the client/homeowner aware of.  

This inspection will not reveal every issue that may be present, but only those defects that were visible at the time of inspection. This inspection can not predict future conditions, or determine if latent or concealed defects are present. Once again, the statements made in this report reflect the conditions as existing at the time of Inspection only, and expire at the completion of the inspection. Weather conditions and other changes in conditions may reveal problems that were not present at the time of inspection; including roof leaks, or water infiltration into crawl spaces or basements. as examples. 

This report is considered supplemental to the Sellers Disclosure, if this property is for sale.

This inspection is NOT a GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONDITIONS OF THE PROPERTY, INCLUDING THE ITEMS AND SYSTEMS INSPECTED, AND IT SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON AS SUCH. If this inspection is in conjunction with a real estate transaction, it is a tool to assist you in your buying decision and it should be used alongside the sellers disclosure, pest inspection report (if applicable), and quotes and advice from the tradespeople recommended in this report to gain a better understanding of the condition of the home. Some risk is always involved when purchasing a property and unexpected repairs should be anticipated, as this is unfortunately, a part of home ownership. In our experience, all homes have current maintenance/repairs to address and can expect future maintenance/repairs in the future. This is part of the "joys" of home ownership. 

Notice to Third Parties

This report is the property of the Client named herein and is non-transferrable to any and all third-parties or subsequent buyers. THE INFORMATION IN THIS REPORT SHALL NOT BE RELIED UPON BY ANY ONE OTHER THAN THE CLIENT NAMED HEREIN. This report is governed by an Inspection agreement that contained the scope of the inspection, including limitations and exclusions. Unauthorized recipients are advised to contact a qualified Home Inspector of their choosing to provide them with their own inspection and report.  

Items Not Inspected and Other Limitations

There are items not considered in a home inspection such as, but not limited to; fences and gates, pools and spas, outbuildings or any other detached structure (unless agreed upon ahead of time), refrigerators, washers / dryers, storm doors and storm windows, screens, window AC units, central vacuum systems, water softeners, alarm and intercom systems, and any item that is not a permanent attached component of the home. Also drop ceiling tiles are not removed, as they are easily damaged, and this is a non-invasive inspection. Subterranean systems are also excluded, such as but not limited to: sewer lines, septic tanks, automatic lawn sprinkler systems, water delivery systems, and underground fuel storage tanks. 

Water and gas shut off valves are not operated under any circumstances. Also, any component or appliance that is unplugged or "shut off" is not turned on or connected for the sake of evaluation. We do not have knowledge of why a component may be shut down, and can not be liable for damages that may result from activating said components / appliances. 

Also not reported on are the causes of the need for a repair; the methods, materials, and costs of corrections; the suitability of the property for any specialized use; compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions; the market value of the property or its marketability; the advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property; any component or system that was not observed; calculate the strength, adequacy, design or efficiency of any system or component; enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the home inspector or other persons; operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls; disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility. 

Lastly, unless agreed to in writing, a home inspection does not identify environmental concerns or presence of the following (not limited to): asbestos, lead, lead based paint, radon, mold, wood destroying organisms (termites, etc), cockroaches, rodents, pesticides, fungus, treated lumber, Chinese-manufactured drywall, mercury, or carbon monoxide.

Recommended Contractors Information

It is recommended licensed professionals be used for repairs on significant defects noted in this report. Where possible, your inspector will differentiate where deficiencies should be addressed by a home owner, handyman, or qualified professional. This decision comes down to competency and liability - both for the home inspector and the home owner.  Copies of repair receipts should be kept for warranty purposes. The use of the term "Qualified" person in this report relates to an individual or company who is either licensed or certified in the field of concern. If we recommend evaluation or repairs by contractors or other licensed professionals, it is possible that they will discover additional problems since they will be invasive with their evaluation and repairs. Any listed items in this report concerning areas reserved for such experts should not be construed as a detailed, comprehensive, and / or exhaustive list of problems, or areas of concern.

Any suggested causes of damage or defects, and methods of repair mentioned in this report are considered a professional courtesy to assist you in better understanding the condition of the home, and in our opinion, only from the standpoint of a visual inspection. The causes of damage/defects and repair methods should not be wholly relied upon. Contractors or other licensed professionals will have the final determination on causes of damage/deficiencies, and the best methods of repairs, due to being invasive with their evaluation. Their evaluation will supersede the information found in this report.

Other Notes - Important Info

INACCESSIBLE AREAS: In the report, there may be specific references to areas and items that were inaccessible. We can make no representations regarding conditions that may be present but were concealed or inaccessible for review. With access and an opportunity for inspection, reportable conditions may be found in these areas. We will identify this situation as a Limitation to our inspection. 

COMPONENT LIFE EXPECTANCY - Components may be listed as having no deficiencies at the time of inspection, but may fail at any time due to their age or lack of maintenance, that couldn't be determined by the inspector. A life expectancy chart can be viewed by visiting http://prohitn.com/component-life-expectancies/

PHOTOGRAPHS: Many photos are included in your inspection report. These photos are for informational purposes only and do not attempt to show every instance or occurrence of a defect.

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS: This report is proofread before publishing, but typographical errors may be present. If any errors are noticed, please feel free to contact us for clarification.

Thank you for trusting Cornerstone Northwest Inspections, where YOUR Peace of Mind is OUR Business. 

2 - Roof

IN NI NP
2.1 General Roof Condition X
2.2 Roof X
2.3 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.4 Flashings X
2.5 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
General Roof Condition: -
Good
General Roof Condition: General Roof Video and Pictures
-
Roof: Inspection Method
Roof Edge, Ground
Roof: Style
Gable
Roof: Covering Material
Metal
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
None
Flashings: Material
Metal
General Roof Condition: Snow Cover

Snow covered most of the roof covering. The area of roof we were able to see appears to be relatively new and in very good condition.

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

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP
3.1 General Exterior Condition X
3.2 Siding X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.4 Exterior Doors X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.7 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
General Exterior Condition: -
Good
Siding: Material
Wood
Siding: Style
Tongue and Groove
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: General Condition
Good
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Gravel, Unknown due to Snow
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio Material
None
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Stone, Gravel, Wood, Unknown due to Snow
Exterior Doors: Material
Wood, Glass
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck Material
None
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Porch Material
Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway and Walkways Mostly Covered by Snow

Unable to observe entire driveway and walkways due to snow.

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck Access Restricted
Front and Rear

Unable to access entire underside of porches. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
3.6.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Non-Standard Deck Construction Practices
Front and back porches

Porches observed to have non-standard building practices. See diagrams for examples of correct deck building techniques and correct metal connector placement (except for ledger board attachment to structure). Recommend evaluation.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
3.6.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Wood in Contact with Soil
Left front

Wood in contact with soil observed. This creates conditions for wood rot fungus to grow and compromise the wood's integrity and, in turn, compromise portions of the structure's strength. Recommend removing all soil in contact with wood. 

House front 1 Deck Contractor

4 - Garage

IN NI NP
4.1 Ceiling X
4.2 Floor X
4.3 Walls & Firewalls X
4.4 Garage Door X
4.5 Garage Door Opener X
4.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
-
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

5 - Electrical

IN NI NP
5.1 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
5.2 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
5.3 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
5.4 GFCI & AFCI X
5.5 Smoke Detectors X
5.6 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
-
Good
Estimated Electrical System Age
Some Updating
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Meter Amp Rating
200
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Living room
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Cutler Hammer
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Grounding and Bonding
Service panel neutral and ground buses bonded, Service panel enclosure bonded to ground
GFCI & AFCI: In panel GFCI
Yes
GFCI & AFCI: In Panel AFCI
No - Breaker test function will not be tested if home is still occupied by seller
Smoke Detectors: Present
Yes
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Present
Yes
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
5.1.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Double Tapped Neutral Wires
Living Room

Two neutral wires are under one lug. Each wire should have its own lug and not be double tapped. Recommend repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
5.1.2 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Un-marked Hot Wires
Living Room

Unmarked hot wires in the panel. The white wires coming from several breakers are hot, but are white like the neutral (not hot) wires. This could be confusing and create a safety issue. Recommend repair.

Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
5.3.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Loose Fixture
Front Porch

Loose light fixture. Recommend repair.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
5.4.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Kitchen

No Ground Fault Circuit Interruption (GFCI) protection was present in the noted locations. Modern building standards include GFCI protection at the service panel, with a GFCI breaker, or individual receptacle locations anywhere moisture is likely present - exterior, bathroom, kitchen, garage, hot tubs, etc.. Recommend upgrading to GFCI protection breakers or individual receptacles in all recommended locations. 

Here is a link to an article on how GFCIs keep us safe: CLICK HERE

Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
5.4.2 - GFCI & AFCI

No AFCI Protection Installed

Inadequate Arc Fault Circuit Interruption (AFCI) protection present. Due to the age of construction this home is not equipped with Arc Fault Circuit Interruption (AFCI) protection. This is typically accomplished by replacing existing circuit breakers serving applicable locations with properly sized and brand-matched AFCI breakers.  This is a cost effective safety enhancement that all home owners should consider. Recommend upgrading to AFCI breakers in all living spaces.  

Here is a link to read about how AFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
5.5.1 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detector Did Not Function
Loft

Smoke detector did not function properly. Recommend replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Heating

IN NI NP
6.1 Heating System X
Heating System: General Heating System Condition
Good

*****For systems other than electric wall or baseboard heat - we recommend a qualified HVAC service as soon as practical, and annually thereafter to ensure system efficiency and safety*****

Heating System: Heat Source
Electric
Heating System: Heat Type
Electric Wall Heaters
Heating System: Location of Heat Source
Most rooms
Heating System: Thermostat Type
Analog
Heating System: Thermostat Location
Living room
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
6.1.1 - Heating System

Wall Heater Intermittently Functional
Living room near front door

Wall heater did not function continually at time of inspection. It was intermittent. Recommend repair.


Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
6.1.2 - Heating System

Unknown Fan Housing
Behind Wood Stove

Unknown fan housing present. There appears to be no power to the unit. Recommend asking seller nature of fan. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Cooling

IN NI NP
7.1 Cooling System X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

8 - Plumbing

IN NI NP
8.1 General Plumbing X
8.2 Water Heater X
8.3 Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures X
8.4 Fuel/Gas Distribution and Storage X
8.5 Sump Pump X
General Plumbing: General Plumbing System Condition
Good

We have several recommendations for properties on (1) PRIVATE WELLS and (2) SEPTIC SYSTEMS and (3) a recommendation for all properties. 

Much information about the home's water supply and sewer/septic is beyond the scope of a home inspection in accordance WA State Law, such as well flow rate, well depth, well capacity, water quality, septic age, septic functionality, septic capacity, and interior sewer line health, as examples.   

Symptomatically during your inspection we can deduce if the home's plumbing is functioning as designed. There is a little more work we recommend to give you the full picture of the structure's plumbing system for your peace of mind:  

1. For a private well, we recommend: 

a. A water quality test. 

b. A well inspection from a certified well drilling and installation contractor.

c. Visiting the WA State Dept of Ecology for possible well log information: HERE

2. For a septic system, we recommend:

a. Full septic inspection by a certified septic professional.

b. Education. Visit the EPA's helpful site: HERE.

c. Visiting your county's Environmental Health Department in person, online, or by phone for information about the subject property's installed septic system.

3. ALL HOMES: 

a. Consider a sewer scope inspection to determine the health of all obscured and underground sewer lines that were not visible to your inspector. 

General Plumbing: Water Source
Public
General Plumbing: Estimated Plumbing Age
Some Updating
General Plumbing: Location of Main Water Shutoff Valve
At street and next to water heater
General Plumbing: Water Filter Present
No
General Plumbing: Structure Water Distribution Material
Copper, PEX
Water Heater: Location
Bathroom

***The generally accepted safe water temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ***

Water Heater: Manufacturer
RUUD
Water Heater: Power Source
Electric
Water Heater: Capacity
50
Water Heater: Year of Manufacture (12-15 year life expectancy)
1982
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
8.2.1 - Water Heater

Water Heater Improper Electrical Connection
Bathroom Closet

An improper electrical connection was observed. Recommend evaluation and repair.

Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
8.2.2 - Water Heater

Water Heater had No Drip Pan Drain Pipe
Bathroom Closet

No drip pan drain pipe was present. This helps keep water from entering living spaces in the event of water heater malfunction. Recommend installation.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
8.2.3 - Water Heater

Leaking TPR Valve
Right exterior

TPR valve appears to be leaking. This is a safety device designed to expel superheated water during a malfunction. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
8.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Sink Had Poor Drainage
Bathroom

Sink had poor drainage. Recommend repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
8.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Damaged Tile Shelf
Left Top Shower Shelf (Shower Head Side)

Damaged tile shelf existed. Recommend repair to prevent moisture intrusion.

Tile Tile Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
8.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Grout Failing
Kitchen, Bathroom

Grout was failing. Examples pictured.  Recommend repair to prevent moisture intrusion.

Tile Tile Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
8.3.4 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Loose Fixture
Shower

Fixture was loose but functional. This is typically a workmanship issue in the way they attached the plumbing to the framing. Recommend monitoring. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Interior, Doors & Windows

IN NI NP
9.1 General Interior Condition X
9.2 Doors X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Windows X
9.5 Walls X
9.6 Ceilings X
9.7 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.8 Countertops & Cabinets X
General Interior Condition: -
Good
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Tile, Unfinished-Closet Under Stairs
Windows: Window Type
Single Pane, Fixed, Wood, Double Pane, Sliders, Sky Light, Aluminum
Walls: Wall Material
Wood
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop and Backsplash Material
Corian, Tile
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
9.2.1 - Doors

Door Stuck
Closet Under Stairs

Door stuck and was tough to open. Recommend sanding down or planing offending sides.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. 

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
9.4.1 - Windows

Window Glass Imperfections
Bathroom

Window glass imperfections observed. This appeared to be cosmetic.

$
Credit
Comment
9.7.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

No Handrail
Upper Handrail

Handrail required on stairs with four or more steps by modern standards. Recommend installation of handrails to keep people safe.

Hammer Carpentry Contractor

10 - Fireplace

IN NI NP
10.1 Damper Doors X
10.2 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
10.3 Lintels X
10.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Condition
Not present

*****If fireplace and/or chimney or chimney flue pipe is present, for fire safety, we recommend service and cleaning by a certified Chimney Sweep prior to your first use, then annually thereafter*****

For a good resource and more information on chimney/flue inspections click: HERE

Wood Stove Installed
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

11 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP
11.1 General Built-in Appliance Condition X
11.2 Dishwasher X
11.3 Refrigerator X
11.4 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.5 Garbage Disposal X
11.6 Microwave X
11.7 Gas Fireplace Insert Appliance X
General Built-in Appliance Condition: -
Good
Dishwasher: Brand
Kenmore
Dishwasher: Functional
Appeared Functional
Refrigerator: Brand
HotPoint
Refrigerator: Appeared Functional
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
None
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Functional
Appeared Functional
Microwave: Brand
Sanyo
Microwave: Functional
Yes
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
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Comment
11.2.1 - Dishwasher

Dishwasher Not Properly Connected
Under Kitchen Sink

Improper dishwasher discharge drain connection was observed. Discharge drain should include a high loop, or air gap to prevent siphonage from sink/garbage disposal back into the dishwasher. Recommend repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

12 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP
12.1 Roof Structure & Attic X
12.2 Attic Insulation X
12.3 Attic Ventilation X
12.4 Interior Exhaust Systems X
12.5 Dryer X
-
No Attic
Video and Pictures
-
Roof Structure & Attic: Sheathing Material
Inaccessible
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Unknown
Interior Exhaust Systems: Master Bathroom
Functions
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

13 - Structure, Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace

IN NI NP
13.1 General Basement, Crawlspace, and Structure Condition X
13.2 Foundation X
13.3 Basements & Crawlspaces X
13.4 Floor Structure X
General Basement, Crawlspace, and Structure Condition: -
Good
General Basement, Crawlspace, and Structure Condition: Video and Pictures
-
General Basement, Crawlspace, and Structure Condition: Limited Visual Inspection of the Crawlspace was Performed
Yes
General Basement, Crawlspace, and Structure Condition: Crawlspace Access Location
Right side
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Basements & Crawlspaces: Vapor Barrier Present
Yes
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Floor Insulation
Batt
Floor Structure: Sub-floor Material
Inaccessible
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
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Comment
13.2.1 - Foundation

Foundation Crack - Moderate
Left middle

Moderate cracking was noted at the foundation. Only one crack was observed and no “differential” settling was evident. Recommend further evaluation. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer
$
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Comment
13.2.2 - Foundation

Poor Foundation Ventilation

The foundation is poorly ventilated. Good ventilation is necessary to help keep crawlspaces dry, which lessons the opportunity for mold/fungus growth and wood destroying organism infiltration. Increased ventilation (introduction and movement of fresh air) is recommended.

Foundation Foundation Contractor
$
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Comment
13.3.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Crawlspace Door Had Opening
Right Side of Home

Crawlspace door had opening which may lead to animal intrusion. Recommend repair.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
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Comment
13.3.2 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Crawlspace Door was Bare Wood in Contact With Soil
Right Side

Crawlspace door was bare wood in contact with soil. Recommend eliminating soil to wood contact and painting/sealing to prevent wood rot.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
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Comment
13.4.1 - Floor Structure

Gusset Plates and Anchors Recommended

Gusset Plates/Post Caps and concrete anchors were missing. This is/was a widely used construction technique, using nails to connect posts to beams and allowing gravity to hold posts to footings. Recommend adding positive metal connections, in accordance with modern building standards. 

Contractor Builder