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1234 Main St.
Cadiz KY 42211
12/16/2018 9:00AM

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We appreciate the opportunity to conduct your Home Inspection for you! Please carefully read your entire Inspection Report. After you have reviewed your report, feel free to call us if you have any questions. Remember, even though the inspection is completed, and the report is delivered, we are still available to you for any questions you may have.

Homes do not "Pass" or "Fail” a home inspection; rather, it is a general inspection to identify major deficiencies in the systems, components, and any items that may need further investigation or repair. The following report is based on an inspection of the visible portion of the structure at time of the inspection. A home inspection does NOT include building code compliance, or cosmetic items. Any recommendations by the inspector suggest a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. We recommend that licensed contractors evaluate and repair any and all critical concerns or defects. 

KEY DEFINITIONS

INSPECTED (IN): The system or component was visually examined using normal operating controls, or by accessing readily accessible areas. If no comments were made, it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal age and wear.

NOT INSPECTED (NI): The system or component was not examined, and no representation of whether or not it was functioning as intended is implied. The reason the item was not inspected will be described within the Limitations tab of this report.

NOT PRESENT (NP): This indicates that a system or component that is required to be inspected by the Standards of Practice was not present at the time of the home inspection.

Deficient (D): A system or component has a continuation that requires either maintenance or further evaluation by a qualified contractor for repair or replacement.

CATEGORIES of DEFICIENCIES

This report divides deficiencies into three categories: Maintenance Items (coloured in blue), Recommendations (in orange), and Significant Defects (in red)


Includes components/systems with minor deficiencies or that are in need of routine maintenance to increase the life span of the component or system. 

Includes components/systems with moderate deficiencies, or latent defects which appear functional at the time of inspection, however, could benefit from repair or replacement.

Denotes a deficient component or a condition which should be addressed quickly. These will fall into one of the following three categories:  

1. Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure of the foundation.
2. Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel.
3. Minor condition that left uncorrected will lead to a major defect. An example would be a small roof leak.

Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property.

This categorization is the opinion of the inspector and is based on what was observed at the time of inspection. It is not intended to imply that items documented in any one category are not in need of correction. Maintenance items or latent defects left unrepaired can soon become significant defects. It should be considered very likely there will be other issues you personally may consider deficient, and you should add these as desired. There may also be defects that you feel belong in a different category, and, again, you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold and act accordingly.

The inspection and report are prepared for the sole, confidential, and exclusive use and possession of the client only. The report, the contents of this report, and any representation made herein are the property of the client and Liberty Inspections.

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Vacant
Temperature (approximate)
67 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Weather Conditions
Light Rain
Home Generally Faces
East

The orientation for specific locations identified in the report is given by compass directions. If these are not practical, then the locations will be given from the perspective of facing the building from the street.

Report Does Not Address

This report does not address environmental hazards, including: Lead-based paint, Radon, Asbestos, Cockroaches, Rodents Pesticides, Treated lumber, Fungus, Mercury, Carbon monoxide; or Other similar environmental hazards. Nor does it address subterranean systems or system components (operational or nonoperational), including: Sewage disposal, Water supply or Fuel storage or delivery.

You should contact a competent specialist if information, identification, or testing of the above is desired.


2 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
2.1 Exterior Cladding X X
2.2 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
2.3 Driveways & Walkways X X
2.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
2.5 Porch X
Exterior Cladding: Material
Vinyl
Driveways & Walkways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Driveways & Walkways: Walk Way Material
Concrete
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eaves, Soffits & Fascia Material
Vinyl, Aluminum, Wood
Porch: Porch Material
Concrete
Porch: Railing Material
Vinyl
Porch: Step Material
Concrete
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Grading Level

Grade around house is general level. It is reccomend to have a slight slope away from  foundation to aid in drainage. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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2.1.1 - Exterior Cladding

Flashing/Trim Improperly Installed

Trim piece was installed for a wall penetration that is no long there. The unsealed hole could result in moisture intrusion and damaging leaks. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair.

Siding Siding Contractor
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2.1.2 - Exterior Cladding

Improper Installation

One or more areas of the siding appear to be installed incorrectly. Recommend further evaluation by a siding contractor.

Siding Siding Contractor
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2.2.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegetation too close to House

Vegetation too close to house. Recommend trimming bushes too late to leave at least 10 to 12 inches of clearance around house to prevent staining and water intrusion into house. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.2.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Low Areas

Low areas next to foundation, possible for water to pool and enter into the crawlspace. Recommend adding some dirt to create a slope away from house

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.3.1 - Driveways & Walkways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, consist with age. Recommend monitor for further damage and  patch or seal current cracks.

Tools Handyman/DIY

3 - Roof

IN NI NP O
3.1 Coverings X X
3.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
3.3 Flashings X X
3.4 Roof Penetrations X
Coverings: Material
Dimensional architectural shingles
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Rubber
Inspection Method
Walked Roof
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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3.1.1 - Coverings

Exposed Nail
Ridge Vent Roof Garage, Ridge Vent House

There are exposed nails on the roof. Recommend ceiling the nails to prevent water intrusion.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation. Recommend improving downspout extensions to drain 4- 6 feet from the foundation. 


Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Improperly Sloped

Gutter are improperly sloped in areas, which could result in runoff drainage around the foundation and possible structural shifting. Recommend qualified roofing or gutters contractor repair.

Hardhat General Contractor
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3.2.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Loose

The gutter(s) is loose and needs to be re-fastened to fascia and pitched properly.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.3.1 - Flashings

Improper flashing

Flashing is incrottly installed. Recommend repair or replace by a qualified roofer. 

Roof Roofing Professional

4 - Crawlspace/Basement

IN NI NP O
4.1 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
4.2 Foundation X X
4.3 Insulation X X
4.4 Floor Structure X X
4.5 Wall Structure X
4.6 Access X X
Basements & Crawlspaces: Method of Inspection
Crawled
Basements & Crawlspaces: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Basements & Crawlspaces: Location of Access
Northwest
Basements & Crawlspaces: Vapor Barrier Material
Polyethylene plastic

Here is some useful information on vapor barriers.

Basements & Crawlspaces: Ventilation
Exterior Foundation Wall
Shuttered Vents
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Foundation: Columns/Piers Material
Masonry Block
Insulation: Type
Batt, Fiberglass

Here is some information about insulation

Insulation: Location
Under Floor
Insulation: Approximate Average Depth
8 in
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor Material
OSB
Wall Structure: Concealed By Finishes

Wall structure was not visible due to finishing materials. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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4.1.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Standing Water Crawlspace

Observed standing water  on crawlspace floor. Recommend a qualified contractor specializing in wet basement/crawlspace evaluate and advise on corrective action.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.1.2 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Organic Growth

A substance similar in appearance to mold is present, this is a sign of poor ventilation. Recommend further evaluation from a wet crawlspace/basement specialist.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.1.3 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Crawlspace Full Evaluation

There are multiple issues with the crawlspace. Recommend a contractor specializing in wet basement/crawlspace evaluate and advise on corrective action. This type of contractor should be able to advise on almost all issues found in the crawlspace resulting in not having to consult multiple contractors.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.2.1 - Foundation

Efflorescence

Efflorescence noted on the crawlspace surface. This a white, powdery deposit that is consistent with moisture intrusion. This can compromise the soil's ability to support the home structure and/or lead to mold growth. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source of moisture and advise on corrective action. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.3.1 - Insulation

Water damage

Insulation in the crawlspace has been damaged by prolonged exsposer to moisture. Recommend a insulation contractor evaluate for repair or replacement. 

House construction Insulation Contractor
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4.4.1 - Floor Structure

Mildew

Observed signs of possible mildew/mold in one or more areas in the flooring structure. Recommend wet basement/crawlspace specialist identifying source of moisture, advise on corrective action and test for possible mold

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4.6.1 - Access

Improperly Installed

The access hatch for the crawlspace is improperly installed, the bottom course of masonry block should not be open, they need to sealed to prevent water intrusion. The from for the metal access hatch is not secure to the masonry block. Recommend repair or replace my a mason. 

Brick Masonry, Concrete, Brick & Stone

5 - Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)

IN NI NP O
5.1 Heat Pump X X
5.2 Distribution Systems X
5.3 Normal Operating Controls X
5.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Heat Pump: Brand
Heil
Heat Pump: Energy Source
Electric
Heat Pump: Location
Exterior West
Heat Pump: Age
7 Years
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Flex Ducts, Insulated
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Location
Hallway
Type of Cooling
Electric, Heat Pump

Window mounted AC units are outside scope of a home inspection, there for they were not tested.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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5.1.1 - Heat Pump

No Condensate Drain

Condensate tube was not present which limits safe discharge of condensation produced by evaporator coils. Recommend a qualified HVAC technician repair.

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.1.2 - Heat Pump

Unable to access

Was unable to access parts of the HVAC unit. Recommend a full evaluation by a licensed HVAC contractor. 

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor

6 - Attic

IN NI NP O
6.1 Insulation X
6.2 Ventilation X
6.3 Exhaust Systems X
6.4 Ceiling Structure X
6.5 Roof Structure X
Access Location
Pull Down Ladder, Garage
Method of Inspection
Walked, From Access
Insulation: Type
Blown, Fiberglass
Insulation: Average Depth of Insulation
10 in
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Passive, Ridge Vents
Exhaust Systems: Bathroom Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Ceiling Structure: Ceiling Structure
Wooden Joist
Roof Structure: Material
Engineered Wood Trust
Roof Structure: Sheathing
OSB
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP O
7.1 Hose Bib X
7.2 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.3 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
7.4 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
7.5 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
7.6 Sump Pump X X
Water Source
Public/Municipal
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Unknown
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Garage
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Age
7 Years
Sump Pump: Location
Crawlspace
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Bradford & White

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. 


Water turned off

Water was turned off.  Inspector was unable to observe flow of water or for leaks in any part of the homes plumbing system. 

Hose Bib: Water turned off

Water was turned off.  Inspector was unable to observe flow of water or for leaks in all hose bibs. Recommend testing hose bibs after water is turned on.

Main Water Shut-off Device: Not Found

Was not able to locate main water shut off valve. Recommend ask seller.

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Water turned off

Water was turned off.  Inspector was unable to observe for leaks and function of the Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems of the plumbing system. Recommend checking Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems after water is turned on.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water turned off

Water was turned off.  Inspector was unable to observe flow of water or for leaks in Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures of the plumbing system.  Recommend testing Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures after water is turned on.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Water turned off

Water turned off. Inspector was unable to observe flow of hot water or observe for leaks in the hot water pipes of the plumbing system. Recommend testing the hot water system after water is on.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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7.6.1 - Sump Pump

Did Not Operate

Sump pump was not operating at the time of inspection, despite high water levels. Recommend qualified plumber evaluate and repair.

8 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
8.3 Branch Wiring Circuits X X
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
8.5 GFCI X X
8.6 AFCI X
8.7 Smoke Detectors X X
8.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts, Copper
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits: Wiring Method
Romex
GFCI : Present at
Kitchen, Bathroom, Master Bathroom, Exterior, Laundry Room, Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
GFCI : Description

GFCI is an electrical safety device that cuts power to the individual outlet and/or entire circuit when as little as .005 amps is detected leaking Kitchens, bathrooms. whirlpools/hot-tubs, unfinished basements, garages, and exterior circuits are normally GFCI protected. This is to protect from electrical shock.

AFCI: Description

AFCI is an electrical safety device that helps protect against fires by detecting arc faults. An arc (or sparking) fault is an electrical problem that occurs when electricity moves from one one conductor across an insulator to another conductor. This generates heat that can ignite nearby combustible material, starting a fire. At a minimum, all bedroom circuits are normally AFCI protected.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors not present.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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8.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Knockouts Missing

"Knockouts" are missing on the electric panel. This poses a safety hazard and it is recommended that the opening in the panel caused by the missing knockout(s) be properly sealed by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits

Melted Insulation

There’s evidence of overheating of a branch circuit. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Damaged
Master Bedroom

One or more receptacles have a damaged cover plate. Recommend replacement.
Tools Handyman/DIY
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8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Damaged Receptacle

Damaged receptacle. Recommend repair or replace by qualified electrician 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
8.4.3 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Loose or Damaged Fixture

Receptacle incorrectly installed. Recommend repair or replace by a qualified Electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.4.4 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Receptacle Not Working

There is no power at the receptacle. Recommend repair or replace by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.5.1 - GFCI

Nonworking GFCI

Nonworking GFCI. Recommend repair or replace by a qualified electrical contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.7.1 - Smoke Detectors

Change Batteries

Batteries should be changed prior to moving in. then change spring and fall. 

Wrench DIY

9 - Interior, Doors, &Windows

IN NI NP O
9.1 Interior Doors X
9.2 Exterior Doors X
9.3 Windows X
9.4 Floors X
9.5 Walls X
9.6 Ceilings X
9.7 Countertops & Cabinets X X
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung, Double Pane
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Painted
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall, Painted
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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9.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Cabinet Hinge Loose
Master Bathroom

One or more cabinet hinges were loose. Recommend a qualified handyman or cabinet contractor repair. 

Here is a helpful DIY article on cabinet repairs.

10 - Appliances

IN NI NP O
10.1 Dryer Vent X
10.2 Dishwasher X
10.3 Refrigerator X
10.4 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.5 Built-in Microwave X X
Dryer Vent: Dryer Vent
Metal
Refrigerator: Brand
Whirlpool
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Whirlpool
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Built-in Microwave: Brand
Whirlpool
Appliance Testing

Appliances are tested by turning them on for a short period of time. It is recommended that appliances be operated once again during the final walkthrough inspection prior to closing.  Oven(s), Range and Microwave thermostats, timers, clocks and other specialized cooking functions and features are not tested during this inspection. Dishwasher, Clothes Washer and Dryer are tested for basic operation in one mode only. Their temperature calibration, functionality of timers, effectiveness, efficiency and overall adequacy is outside the scope of this inspection.

Dishwasher not inspected.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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10.5.1 - Built-in Microwave

Light Not Working

The light underneath the microwave is not working.Most likely cause is burned out lightbulb. Recommend changing lightbulb If that is does correct the problem recommend further evaluate shin bone appliance specialist. 

Wash Appliance Repair

11 - Check List

IN NI NP O
11.1 Thermostat X
11.2 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.3 Lights Off X
11.4 Doors Locked X
Thermostat : Reset Temperature
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Turned Off
Thermostat : Original Temperature
80
Lights Off: Lights Off
Doors Locked: Doors Locked
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

12 - Garage

IN NI NP O
12.1 Ceiling X X
12.2 Floor X
12.3 Walls X
12.4 Garage Door X
12.5 Garage Door Opener X
12.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Type
Attached
Size
2 Car
Garage Door: Material
Metal
Garage Door: Number of Doors
1
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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12.1.1 - Ceiling

Damaged

Garage ceiling was damaged. The location of the crack indicate a possible deflection of the ceiling structure due to items being stored.Recommend qualified contractor evaluate and advise.