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1234 Main St.
Louisville, KY
09/21/2019 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
65
Items Inspected
20
Recommendations

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Home Owner
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Bungalow
Temperature (approximate)
60 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear

2 - Structural Components

IN NI NP R
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X X
2.2 Floor Structure X
2.3 Wall Structure X
2.4 Ceiling Structure X
2.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Visual
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Joist - 2x10
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
OSB
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete, Covered
Wall Structure: Material
Brick, Wood
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood, Drywall/Plaster
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
OSB
Floor Structure: Floor/Ceiling Coverings

The basement was finished, which obstructed to view of the floor structure of the main floor as well as the basement floor. There was limited view of the floor joist from the utility room, flooring appeared to be in good repair.

3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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2.1.1 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

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. 

Mag glass Monitor
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2.1.2 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Water Intrusion
Garage

Moisture stains were observed along the east wall of the garage, at the time of inspection the wall/floor was dry. Recommend a qualified contractor identify the source of moisture and remedy. 

Hardhat General Contractor

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP R
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
3.6 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick Veneer, Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Panels
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Fiberglass, Glass, Hollow Core
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck with Steps, Front Porch, Sidewalk
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete, Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete

4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Damaged Siding

Minor crack is vinyl siding. Recommend repair or replace to prevent moisture intrusion.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping Damaged

The bottom weatherstripping on the front and both rear doors leading to the inside need weatherstripping replaced. This can result in energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.2.2 - Exterior Doors

Lintels Need Paint

The lintel above the garage and the man door into the garage need to be painted to prevent rust. If these lintels rust they will expand causing issues with the brick veneer.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.3.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Rotted Boards

One or more deck boards are showing signs of rot. Recommend a qualified deck contractor replace.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.3.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Water Sealant Required

Deck is showing signs of weathering and/or water damage. Recommend water sealant/weatherproofing be applied.

Here is a helpful article on staining & sealing your deck. 

Wrench DIY
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3.5.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Downspouts

Several of the downspouts are disconnected from their drain. Extensions should be installed so that water flows from the downspout to the drain pipe. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.6.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have driveway contractor patch/seal.
House front Driveway Contractor
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3.6.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.

Here is a DIY article on repairing cracked sidewalks. 

Wrench DIY

4 - Roofing

IN NI NP R
4.1 Coverings X X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
4.3 Flashings X
4.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Ladder
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum

5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.

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

Granule Loss

I observed several shingles with granule loss and found granules in the gutters. It is unknown the exact age of the roof, however the shingles appear to be nearing the end of their useful life. I recommend a qualified roofer evaluate the roof to determine the need to repair or replace.

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Improperly Sloped

Gutter on the south end of the front of the house is improperly slopped. Water has accumulated at the end opposite of the downspout. Recommend qualified roofing or gutters contractor repair.

Roof Roofing Professional

5 - Plumbing

IN NI NP R
5.1 Fixtures / Faucets X
5.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
5.3 Water Heater
5.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X
5.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
5.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Filters
Unknown
Material - Distribution
Copper, Pex
Material - Water Supply
Unknown
Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
Unknown
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Unknown
Water Heater: Manufacturer
AO Smith
Water Heater: Power Source
Electric
Water Heater: Capacity
50 Gallons
Water Heater: Location
Basement, Utility Room

6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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5.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Caulk Needed

The caulk around all showers and bathroom sinks has expired and should be replaced to prevent water intrusion behind fixtures and walls.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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5.3.1 - Water Heater

Annual Maintenance Flush Needed

Water heaters should be flushed annually to prevent sediment buildup and maintain efficiency. Recommend a qualified plumber service and flush. 

Here is a DIY link to help

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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5.3.2 - Water Heater

Corroded Pipe

The copper pipe from the water heater is corroded. Recommend a 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP R
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels
6.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X
6.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures X
6.5 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles X
6.6 GFCI & AFCI X
6.7 Smoke Detectors X
6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Wiring Method
Romex
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Garage
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
General Electric
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker

7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

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

7 - Heating

IN NI NP R
7.1 Heating Equipment X
7.2 Distribution Systems X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Brand
York
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Unknown

8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.

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

8 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP R
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Distribution System X
Type
Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: Brand
York
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior South
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Distribution System: Supply Vents

I was unable to view the duct work behind the walls. At the time of the inspection all of the supply vents were working properly.

9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.

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

9 - Interiors

IN NI NP R
9.1 Walls X X
9.2 Ceilings X X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets
9.6 Doors X
9.7 Windows X
9.8 Garage Door X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Sheetrock
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Engineered Wood, Hardwood, Linoleum
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Garage Door: Material
Insulated, Aluminum
Garage Door: Type
Automatic, Sectional
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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9.1.1 - Walls

Doorknob Hole

Wall had damage from doorknob. Recommend a qualified handyman or drywall contractor repair. 

 

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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9.1.2 - Walls

Minor Crack

Minor crack above pantry door. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.

Mag glass Monitor
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9.2.1 - Ceilings

Monitor Crack

I observed a small crack in the living room ceiling. The crack appears to be joint separation and is a result of settling. I recommend monitoring this crack.

Mag glass Monitor
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9.2.2 - Ceilings

Poor Repair

There are two spots in the garage that have been poorly repaired. There appeared to be water stains next to the patch, but the stains were not active when tested with moisture meter. I recommend properly patching/sealing these areas to prevent air/insect intrusion.

Tools Handyman/DIY

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP R
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
Whirlpool
Refrigerator: Brand
Kenmore

Model # 253.54629409

Serial # LA53003606

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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10.3.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Dirty

Oven was dirty and showed signs of ware. Recommend having cleaned.

Mop Cleaning Service

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP R
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Ridge Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only

11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.

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

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP R
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
None

12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.

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