This report is the property of Gold Medal Inspections © 2020, all rights reserved.
This is a Confidential Report expressly prepared for our client only and is not transferable to anyone in any form without written permission of Gold Medal Inspections. Use of this report by unauthorized persons or for unauthorized purposes is prohibited under Title 17, Chapter 37 of the Federal Copyright Act.
Any photographs, schematics or diagrams that may be used in the compilation of this report are for illustrative purposes only and make no implication or inference as to the severity or importance of any illustrated feature or defect. The client is urged to read and examine this report in its entirety. Any judgment as to severity or importance, unless otherwise noted in the text and body of the report is entirely the opinion of the client.
Our inspections do not attempt to determine the type of Stucco veneer/cladding installed on the home. There are so many types and variations of stucco cladding, only a stucco or EFIS specialist could make that determination with any certainty. This inspection does not attempt to determine if there is any moisture behind the Stucco veneer/cladding. Moisture evaluation and testing should be performed by a certified Stucco or EFIS specialist. This inspection does not attempt to determine if the Stucco or EFIS type veneer/cladding was installed properly. Any comments concerning these siding types offered by our inspectors, either written or verbal, are opinions only and are not offered as statements of fact.
A Smart-Level (a tool used for establishing elevation measurements) was used to measure and determine elevations of the interior first floor of this residence, if this service was requested by you. The reference point and elevation readings are noted on the graph / sketch / list and are offered as a courtesy to help the client establish a benchmark as to current elevation(s) at various points. Readings are in "tenths" of one inch. If you have questions beyond these findings, please feel free to get a second opinion before closing. Graph and/or elevation readings are on file with this office and a photo copy is provided in the report. We not an Engineer firm and this is not an engineering study. This is not a statement of past performance or a predictor of future activity.
INTENT OF INSPECTION
The expressed intent and purpose of this report is to inform our client of visual observations and opinions made on the day of the inspection, by your inspector. The opinions given are as to whether or not the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural components of this property are performing their intended function or are in need of repair. It is not the intent, nor within scope, of this inspection and report to determine if the property is warrantable, insurable, habitable, or to determine the economic life span. The client is advised to solicit information, advice, and cost estimates from licensed professionals in the appropriate trades, for all areas of concern prior to the closing process.
SCOPE, METHOD OF INSPECTION AND LIMITATIONS
The content of this report is based solely upon visual observations and the perceived performance of the different components and not engineering fact. The inspector's opinion is based on his or her personal knowledge, experience, and training, and not upon any code requirements or performance standards. The inspection will be conducted under the standards set forth by the Texas Real Estate Commission. The inspector is not a code compliance officer. Any federal, state or local codes and / or other legal requirements are not within the scope or intent of this report. The inspector may reference common building code violation for information purposes.
The inspection methodology is limited to openly visible areas of the property. Observations are made on both the inside and outside of the structure. Observations were limited to only those areas open to view without disassembling any component or moving any items which are obstructing the view. The inspector may use basic tools or instruments to aid in the inspection process. Note: stored items, furnishings, recent updating and or repairs may mask typical signs of distress. Because the inspection procedure is visual only and was not intended to be diagnostic and / or technically exhaustive some inherent risk remains that undiscovered problems exist and / or future problems will develop. There is no guarantee or warranty stated or implied that all defects or problems have been found or that Gold Medal Inspections will pay for the repair of, or be liable for, any defect not discovered. This report was prepared for the exclusive use for the client and Gold Medal Inspections and is not transferable to anyone else in any form. Gold Medal Inspections assumes no responsibility for its use and/or misinterpretations by third parties.
Recent concerns have included the adverse effects on indoor air quality and the potential of inherent health risks. The client should understand that high moisture conditions for whatever reason may cause various forms of mildew, and / or mold, to flourish. If the client has concerns with such environmental issues, we recommend they contact a qualified professional for further evaluations of this property. Note: houses built prior to 1978 may contain lead based paint. This company does not inspect for lead, mold or any other environmental health hazards. The inspector is not qualified or certified for such evaluations.
There is no currently approved procedure to detect the presence of "Chinese" or other drywall which may have been manufactured in an unapproved way or with unapproved or harmful materials. Accordingly, the issue of harmful drywall (and its potential problems) is beyond the scope of the inspection report.
Gold Medal Inspections will conduct re-inspection services for a reasonable fee. However, we do not certify workmanship or warrant another company's repair work. Receipts and/or warranty for work performed should be obtained from the company or companies who have provided repairs.
In the event a dispute arises regarding an inspection that has been performed, client agrees to notify Gold Medal Inspections within seven (7) days of the time of discovery to give Gold Medal Inspections a reasonable opportunity to re-inspect the property and resolved the dispute amicably. Any unresolved disputes relating to this agreement shall be submitted for mediation and then neither party shall have a right to bring suit in court. This provision shall be specifically enforceable and damages for breach of this provision shall include but not limited to court costs and attorney's fees. Client agrees that Gold Medal Inspections liability, if any, shall be limited to the amount of the inspection fee paid.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE REPORT
Acceptance of the report, payment or use of the information contained in the report is an acknowledgment and acceptance of this agreement by client to the terms and limitations listed in the report. Client acknowledges that the inspection includes only those items listed specifically as inspected in the inspection report.