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1234 Main St.
Edmonton AB T5T3E9
12/10/2018 9:00AM

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Agency Name
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Maintenance item
6
Recommendations
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Immediate/safety items

General Information: Overview
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the property, designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the City Of Edmonton Standards of Practice, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation, and maintenance issues found, should be evaluated by the appropriate trades contractors within the clients inspection contingency window or prior to closing, which is contract applicable, in order to obtain proper dollar amount estimates on the cost of said repairs and also because these evaluations could uncover more potential issues than able to be noted from a purely visual inspection of the property. This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that exists, but only those material defects that were observable on the day of the inspection. This inspection is intended to assist an evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling only. This inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and conditions with the property are subject to change the moment we leave the premises.

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Vacant, New Construction
Temperature (approximate)
2 Celsius (C)
Type of Building
Attached, Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Humid
Notes

InspecUs, Partner of InspectR always recommends that after you have reviewed this report and disclosure documentation from all the parties: that you consider additional follow up by other Certified Professionals Such as Carpenters, electricians, Plumbers, Roofers, HVAC installers, WETT installers,  WETT installers Chimney sweeps, Sewer line inspectors, Well and or Septic system inspectors or even an engineer if necessary. You may also want to contact your lender and your insurance provider to inquire about any specific inspections or documentation they require. The more information you have up front the better equipped you are to make a sound decision going forward.


All your Inspection Photo attached here.

How to Read Report

Short Video which Explains.How to Read Report. 

Recommended Desktop View and PDF Download.

2 - Roof

IN NI NP R
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Ground
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Roof shingles lifespan

Observed 1 years old Shingles to be functional at the time of inspection although according to manufacturer recommendation roof shingles lifespan 25 years.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House
North South West East

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend Homeowner to adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Minor Gutter Damage
Garage

Observed minor dent on the Gutter above Garage, recommend repair seal to avoid immature deterioration.   

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.3.1 - Flashings

Missing
Roof

Overlay/Drip edge flashings were missing at time of inspection. Flashings provide protection against moisture intrusion and to avoid premature deterioration of roof board and Eavestrough corrosion,  Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and remedy. 

Example: Overlay/Drip edge

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP R
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Clapboard
Exterior Doors: Exterior Doors
Fiberglass, Glass

Appears functional,

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Composite, Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Exterior penetration

Observed missing exterior sealant , recommend sealing all opening to void moisture intrusion.

Wrench DIY
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Egress window
North South West East

Observed Egress windows functional, recommend upgrading with window well covering to avoid too much moisture accumulating and trip hazards.

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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Missing Steps
South

Missing Steps near deck, steps required if deck heights more than 9" and handrail must be provided with 3 or more steps, Recommend installing.

Also some of the nails were pushed into the plank, which damage the wood and creates penetration area for moisture intrusion & premature deterioration. Recommend sealing all over hammered nails.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Closed soffits
North

Observed some of soffits above front door were covered with insulations, soffits provide ventilation to the roof, recommend further investigation and corrections.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, & Structure

IN NI NP R
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete, Engineered Floor Trusses
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Hardwood
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Foundation: Finished Basement

10% of foundation visibilities, appears servicable 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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4.1.1 - Foundation

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.

Mag glass Monitor

5 - Heating

IN NI NP R
5.1 Equipment X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
5.5 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Brand
Trane
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated, Non-insulated
AFUE Rating
90%

AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.

Equipment: furnace life expectancy

 observed operational at the time of inspection,  The Life Expectancy is about 15 to 20 years.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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5.1.1 - Equipment

Filter Missing
Furnace

The furnace filter was missing. Recommend replacement with proper filter size.


Fire HVAC Professional
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5.1.2 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning
Furnace

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

6 - Plumbing

IN NI NP R
6.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
6.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
6.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
6.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
6.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
6.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Pex
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Basement, Gas Meter
Sump Pump: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacture date
Basement

 2017

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
GSW

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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6.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Toilet Knob Damage
Ensuite Bathroom

Observed Toilet Knob Damage/not operational recommend correction. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Shower Glass Door
Ensuite Bathroom

Observed shower glass door not properly align, recommend correction.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

low water pressure
Full Bathroom

Observed low water pressure on bathtub faucet, recommend finding the source and remedy. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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6.3.4 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Safety Switch
Ensuite Bathroom

Inspector unable to locate safety switch for jacuzzi or missing, it's  a serious safety hazards as it will easily accessible to the kids. Recommend installing another master switch far from Jacuzzi. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

7 - Electrical

IN NI NP R
7.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
7.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
7.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
7.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
7.5 GFCI & AFCI X
7.6 Smoke Detectors X
7.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 200
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
125 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
NP
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

8 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP R
8.1 Attic Insulation X
8.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X X
8.3 Ventilation X
8.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
NP
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: R-value
49
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Roof Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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8.2.1 - Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement)

Attic Hatch door
Attic

Recommend installing weather strip around attic hatch door to avoid energy lose and moisture and mold growth.

Wrench DIY

9 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP R
9.1 Doors X
9.2 Windows X X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Walls X X
9.5 Ceilings X
9.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Thermal
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Durabuilt
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Popcorn
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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Comment
9.2.1 - Windows

Improper Installation
All Wndows

Windows appear to not be operating properly due to substandard installation or missing channel, Recommend window specialist evaluate.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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9.4.1 - Walls

Poor Patching

unfinished drywall patching observed at time of inspection. Recommend professional finishing.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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9.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Poor/Missing Caulk
Ensuite Bathroom Half Bathroom Full Bathroom

Bathroom tiles was missing sufficient caulk/sealant, This can lead to water damage. Recommend adding sealant at sides and corners where counters touch walls.

Here is a helpful DIY video on caulking gaps. 

Wrench DIY

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP R
10.1 Dishwasher X X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
Not Present
Dishwasher: Brand
Unknown
Refrigerator: Brand
Unknown
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Unknown
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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10.1.1 - Dishwasher

Dishwasher
Main Floor Kitchen

Observed unfinished wire connection/receptacle for the dishwasher connection.

Also observed missing access whole for drainage line of the dishwasher.

Recommend correction. 

Hammer Carpenter