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1234 Main St.
Harleysville PA 19438
12/10/2018 9:00AM

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1 - Inspection Details

Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
73 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Clear
Type of Building
Single Family

2 - Roofing

IN NI NP O
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Flashings X X
2.3 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Roof, UAV
Roof Type/Style
Gable, Flat
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Copper
Coverings: Material
Asphalt, Slate, Rolled mineral roof, Rolled rubber roof
Flashings: Vent Collar flashing

Vent Collars typically last 7-10 depending on the condition they are in. Consider replacing them proactively to help prevent roof leaks.

Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations: Roofing penetrations are vulnerable areas for water infiltration.

Roofing penetrations are vulnerable areas for water infiltration on the roof. Always monitor these areas for shingle displacement or trapped debris. It is important to allow water to flow freely in and around these areas. 

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  • O = Observations
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Shingles Missing

Observed areas that appeared to be missing sufficient coverings. Recommend qualified roofing contractor evaluate & repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.1 - Flashings

Vent Collar - cracked or compromised

Vent collar flashing is comprised and could be leaking. Consult roofer to add new rubber seal. 

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Gutters

IN NI NP O
3.1 Roof Drainage Systems X
3.2 Gutter Debris X X
3.3 Gutter Downspout Location X X
3.4 Gutter Pitch X X
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum, Copper
Roof Drainage Systems: "Yankee Gutters"

Can have challenges around the downspout connection. Monitor gutter and downspout connection areas for leaks.

Gutter Pitch: Gutter pitch looked good

It's very important to monitor gutter function. Throughout the year when it is raining look out the windows if you see water shooting past the gutter take action. It may need to be adjusted or cleaned to do its job. Water control is an important piece to keep your basement dry.  

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  • O = Observations
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3.2.1 - Gutter Debris

Signs of clogged gutters

Keep gutters clean and functional. Clogged gutters and poor grade are the number one cause of water in the basement and structural damage. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.3.1 - Gutter Downspout Location

Downspouts end too close to the foundation

Downspouts ideally direct water 6' away from the foundation.

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3.4.1 - Gutter Pitch

Gutter position is in question

When it's raining monitor gutter for collection. The gutter should be collecting all the water coming off the roof and directing it into the downspout and away from the foundation. If the gutter is not collecting water consult gutter profession to evaluate and correct. There are three basic options 1. Reposition or adjust gutter to collect water. 2. Add a diverter to direct water into the gutter. 3. Install larger size gutter to handle the volume.  

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
4.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
4.2 Exterior Doors X
4.3 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
4.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
4.5 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
4.6 Clean dryer vents on a regular basis to help prevent fires. X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Metal
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Clean dryer vents on a regular basis to help prevent fires. : Consider cleaning dryer vent.
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  • O = Observations
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4.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Evidence of Water Intrusion

Siding showed signs of water intrusion. This could lead to further siding deterioration and/or mold. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair. Make sure where the utility line goes in that it is properly sealed.

Siding Siding Contractor
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4.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Gaps around Trim

There are various openings in the trim around the property and wood rot. Consult contractor to seal gaps to keep water out. When replacing wood consider composite alternatives to keep the look but increase longevity.

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4.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Mortar deterioration

Consult masonry professional to evaluate and repoint where necessary.

Brick Masonry, Concrete, Brick & Stone
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4.5.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Always monitor sidewalks for safety.

Remember you are responsible for keeping people safe on your property so inspect walkways and sidewalks regularly. In the winter months keep walkways and sidewalks clear and slip resistant in compliance with local laws and regulations.

Wrench DIY

5 - Deck and/or Porch Evaluation

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  • O = Observations

6 - Exterior Openings That May Need Sealing

IN NI NP O
6.1 Fascia X X
Building envelope openings

It is very important to ensure the exterior of your house is sealed to help prevent water infiltration to the structure. Sealing opening with the appropriate sealant is important. I generally recommend using a sealant that has elastomeric characteristics, paintable and will adhere to the products being sealed. 


Recommended products:

1. Sashco - Big Strech

2. OSI - Quad

3. Sashco - Lexel

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  • O = Observations
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6.1.1 - Fascia

Openings in fascia should be sealed

There some openings in the fascia that should be sealed and monitored. Signs of carpenter bees, question pest control about treatment.

7 - Foundation Grading Evaluation

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7.1 Ensure exterior grade is directing water away from the foundation. X X
7.2 Sealing hard surfaces around foundation. X X
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  • O = Observations
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7.1.1 - Ensure exterior grade is directing water away from the foundation.

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper contractor regrade so water flows away from home. Mulch is not used for grading, the soil under the mulch is the transporter of water. Also, mulch should not be thicker than 1.5" to help prevent fungal growth. Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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7.2.1 - Sealing hard surfaces around foundation.

It is best to seal where hard surfaces meet the foundation.

It is best to seal where hard surfaces meet the foundation to prevent movement and water infiltration.

Tools Handyman/DIY

8 - A/C Compressor Condition

IN NI NP O
8.1 Is the compressor level? X
8.2 Refrigerant line insulation condition X
Refrigerant line insulation condition : Refrigerant line insulation is in good condition

Refrigerant line insulation helps maximize the efficiency of the system.

Air Conditioning compressors are the engine of the air conditioning system.

It's very important to have the A/C system serviced on annual basis to ensure proper operation. A/C compressors typically are designed to last 15-20 years. 

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  • O = Observations

9 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
9.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
9.2 GFCI & AFCI X
GFCI & AFCI: Exterior GFCI outlets are often connected to the outlet under the electric panel.

Exterior GFCI outlets are often connected to the outlet under the electric panel. For this reason, we don't check them since we are unable to turn them back on. However, manufacturers recommend testing GFCI outlets monthly. This a video on how to test a GFCI outlet.

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  • O = Observations