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1234 Main St.
Erie, PA 16509
04/08/2020 9:00AM

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Recommendation

Orientation

For the sake of this inspection the front of the home will be considered as the portion pictured in the cover photo. References to the left or right of the home should be construed as standing in the front yard, viewing the front of the home.

Important Information / Limitations: Overview

Cobblestone Inspections strives to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice as set forth by InterNACHI at https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm and New York State DOS https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/homeinspect/hinspect_ethics.html . As such, I inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of the home as designated in these Standards of Practice. When systems or components designated in the Standards of Practice were present but were not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected will be stated. This inspection is neither technically exhaustive nor quantitative.

There may be comments made in this report that exceed the required reporting of the Standards of Practice, these comments (if present) were made as a courtesy to give you as much information as possible about the home. Exceeding the Standards of Practice will only happen when I feel I have the experience, knowledge, or evidence to do so. There should be no expectation that the Standards of Practice will be exceeded throughout the inspection, and any comments made that do exceed the standards will be followed by a recommendation for further evaluation and repairs by applicable tradespeople.

This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in my professional judgement, were not functioning properly, significantly deficient, or unsafe. All items in this report that were designated for repair, replacement, maintenance, or further evaluation should be investigated by qualified tradespeople within the clients contingency period, to determine a total cost of said repairs and to learn of any additional problems that may be present during these evaluations that were not visible during a "visual only" Home Inspection.

This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that may be present, but only those significant defects that were accessible and visible at the time of inspection. This inspection cannot predict future conditions or determine if latent or concealed defects are present. The statements made in this report reflect the conditions as existing at the time of inspection only, and expire at the completion of the inspection, as conditions can change. Weather conditions and other changes in conditions may reveal problems that were not present at the time of inspection; including but not limited to: roof leaks, or water infiltration into crawl spaces or basements. This report is only supplemental to the Sellers Disclosure and Pest (WDI) Inspection Report. Refer to the Standards of Practice (linked to above), and the Inspection agreement regarding the scope and limitations of this inspection.

This inspection is NOT intended to be considered as a GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, regarding the operation, function, or future reliability of the home and its components. AND IT SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON AS SUCH. This inspection report should be used alongside the seller’s disclosure, pest inspection (WDI) report, and quotes and advice from the tradespeople recommended in this report to gain a better understanding of the condition of the home. Some risk is always involved when purchasing a property and unexpected repairs should be anticipated, as this is unfortunately, a part of home ownership. One Year Home Warranties are sometimes provided by the sellers and are highly recommended as they may cover future repairs on major items and components of the home. If a warranty is not being provided by the seller(s), your Realtor can advise you of companies who offer them.

Important Information / Limitations: Notice to Third Parties

Notice to Third Parties: This report is the property of Cobblestone Inspections, The Client(s) and their Direct Real Estate Representative named herein have been named as licensee(s) of this document. This document is non-transferable, in whole or in part, to any and all third parties, including; subsequent buyers, sellers, and listing agents. Copying and pasting deficiencies to prepare the repair request is permitted. THE INFORMATION IN THIS REPORT SHALL NOT BE RELIED UPON BY ANY ONE OTHER THAN THE CLIENT NAMED HEREIN. This report is governed by an Inspection agreement that contained the scope of the inspection, including limitations, exclusions, and conditions of the copyright. Unauthorized recipients are advised to contact a qualified Home Inspector of their choosing to provide them with their own Inspection and Report.

Important Information / Limitations: Items Not Inspected and Other Limitations

ITEMS NOT INSPECTED - There are items that are not inspected in a home inspection such as, but not limited to; fences and gates, pools and spas, outbuildings or any other detached structure (With The Exception of Garages), refrigerators, washers / dryers, storm doors and storm windows, screens, window AC units, gas furnace heat exchanger, central vacuum systems, water softeners, alarm and intercom systems, and any item that is not a permanent attached component of the home. Also drop ceiling tiles are not removed, as they are easily damaged, and this is a non-invasive inspection. Subterranean systems are also excluded, such as but not limited to: sewer lines (unless Hired for Sewer Scope), septic tanks, water delivery systems, and underground fuel storage tanks.

Water and gas shut off valves are not operated under any circumstances. As well, any component or appliance that is unplugged or "shut off" is not turned on or connected for the sake of evaluation. I don't have knowledge of why a component may be shut down and can't be liable for damages that may result from activating said components/appliances.

Also not reported on are the causes of the need for a repair; The methods, materials, and costs of corrections; The suitability of the property for any specialized use; Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions; The market value of the property or its marketability; The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property; The insurability of the structure or any of its items or components, Any component or system that was not observed; Calculate the strength, adequacy, design, or efficiency of any system or component; Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the home inspector or other persons; Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls; Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility.

Lastly a home inspection does not address environmental concerns such as, but not limited to: Asbestos, lead, lead based paint, radon, mold, wood destroying insects or organisms (termites, etc.), cockroaches, rodents, pesticides, fungus, treated lumber, Chinese drywall, mercury, or carbon monoxide.

Important Information / Limitations: Recommended Contractors Information

CONTRACTORS / FURTHER EVALUATION: It is recommended that licensed professionals be used for repair issues as it relates to the comments in this report, and copies of receipts are kept for warranty purposes. The use of the term "Qualified Person" in this report relates to an individual, company, or contractor whom is either licensed or certified in the field of concern. If I recommend evaluation or repairs by contractors or other licensed professionals, it is possible that they will discover additional problems since they will be invasive with their evaluation and repairs. Any listed items in this report concerning areas reserved for such experts should not be construed as a detailed, comprehensive, and/or exhaustive list of problems, or areas of concern.

CAUSES of DAMAGE / METHODS OF REPAIR: Any suggested causes of damage or defects, and methods of repair mentioned in this report are considered a professional courtesy to assist you in better understanding the condition of the home, and in my opinion only from the standpoint of a visual inspection, and should not be wholly relied upon. Contractors or other licensed professionals will have the final determination on the causes of damage/deficiencies, and the best methods of repairs, due to being invasive with their evaluation. Their evaluation will supersede the information found in this report.

Important Information / Limitations: Thermal Imaging Information

THERMAL IMAGING: An infrared camera may be used for specific areas or visual problems and should not be viewed as a full thermal scan of the entire home. Additional services are available at additional costs and would be supplemented by an additional agreement/addendum. Temperature readings displayed on thermal images in this report are included as a courtesy and should not be wholly relied upon as a home inspection is qualitative, not quantitative. These values can vary +/- 4% or more of displayed readings, and these values will display surface temperatures when air temperature readings would need to be conducted on some items which is beyond the scope of a home inspection. If a full thermal scan of the home is desired, please reach out to me schedule this service.

Important Information / Limitations: Other Notes - Important Info

INACCESSIBLE AREAS: In the report, there may be specific references to areas and items that were inaccessible or only partly accessible. I can make no representations regarding conditions that may be present in these areas that were concealed or inaccessible for review. With access and an opportunity for inspection, reportable conditions or hidden damage may be found in these areas.

QUALITATIVE vs QUANTITATIVE - A home inspection is not quantitative, when multiple or similar parts of a system, item, or component are found to have a deficiency, the deficiency will be noted in a qualitative manner such as "multiple present" etc. A quantitative number of deficient parts, pieces, or items will not be given as the repairing contractor will need to evaluate and ascertain the full amount or extent of the deficiency or damage. This is not a technically exhaustive inspection.

REPAIRS VERSUS UPGRADES - I inspect homes to today's safety and building standards. Therefore, some recommendations made in this report may have not been required when the home was constructed. Building standards change and are improved for the safety and benefit of the occupants of the home and any repairs and/or upgrades mentioned should be considered for safety, performance, and the longevity of the home’s items and components. Although, I will address some recommended upgrades in the report, this should not be construed as a full listing of items that could potentially be upgraded. To learn of ALL the ways the home could be brought up to today's building and safety standards, full and exhaustive evaluations should be conducted by qualified tradespeople.

COMPONENT LIFE EXPECTANCY - Components may be listed as having no deficiencies at the time of inspection but may fail at any time due to their age or lack of maintenance, that couldn't be determined by the inspector. You can view a chart by Clicking Here or a more comprehensive house article by Clicking Here

PHOTOGRAPHS: Several photos are included in your inspection report. These photos are for informational purposes only and do not attempt to show every instance or occurrence of a defect.

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS: This report is proofread before sending it out, but typographical errors may be present. If any errors are noticed, please feel free to contact me for clarification.

Please acknowledge to me once you have completed reading this report. At that time, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have or provide clarification. Non-acknowledgement implies that you understood all information contained in this report.

Important Information / Limitations: Comment Key - Definitions

This report divides deficiencies into three categories; Major Defects (in red), Marginal Defects (in orange), and Minor Defects/Maintenance Items/FYI (colored in blue). Safety Hazards or Concerns will be listed in the Red or Orange categories depending on their perceived danger but should always be addressed ASAP.

Major Defects - Items or components that may require a major expense to correct. Items categorized in this manner require further evaluation and repairs or replacement as needed by a Qualified Contractor prior to the end of your contingency period.

Marginal Defects - Items or components that were found to include a deficiency. These items may have been functional at the time of inspection, but this functionality may be impaired, not ideal, or the defect may lead to further problems (most defects will fall into this categorization). Repairs or replacement is recommended to items categorized in this manner for optimal performance and/or to avoid future problems or adverse conditions that may occur due to the defect, prior to the end of your contingency period. Items categorized in this manner typically require repairs from a Handyman or Qualified Contractor and are not considered routine maintenance or DIY repairs.

Minor Defects/Maintenance Items/FYI - This categorization will include items or components that were found to need recurring or basic general maintenance and/or may need minor repairs which may improve their functionality. This categorization will also include FYI items that could include observations, important information, recommended upgrades to items, areas, or components, as well as items that were nearing, at, or past the end of their typical service life, but were in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection. Major repairs or replacement should be anticipated, and planned for, on any items that are designated as being past, or at the end of their typical life. These repairs or replacement costs can sometimes represent a major expense; i.e. HVAC systems, Water Heaters, Plumbing pipes, etc.

These categorizations are in my professional judgement and based on what I observed at the time of inspection. This categorization should not be construed as to mean that items designated as "Minor defects" or "Marginal Defects" do not need repairs or replacement. The recommendations in each comment is more important than its categorization. Due to your perception, opinions, or personal experience you may feel defects belong in a different category, and you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold during your purchasing decision. Once again, it's the "Recommendations" in the text of the comment pertaining to each defect that is paramount, not its categorical placement.

1 - Inspection Details

Foundation Design
Basement
House Faces
South
In Attendance
Client, Listing Agent, Buyers Agent
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Sewer System
Municipal
Style
Ranch
Temperature (approximate)
35 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Water Source
Municipal
Weather Conditions
Clear

2 - Roof

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
2.1 Inspection Method X
2.2 Roof/Type Style X
2.3 Coverings X
2.4 Ventilation X
2.5 Flashings X
2.6 Valleys X
2.7 Plumbing Vents X
2.8 Skylights X
2.9 Chimneys X
2.10 Chimney Flue X
2.11 Chimney Flashing X
Inspection Method : Inspection Method
Ground, Snow-covered
Roof/Type Style : Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt

Notes in this report only refer to the visible sections of the roof.

Ventilation : Ventilation
Roof Pot
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Valleys: Material
Not visible
Plumbing Vents: Material
PVC
Skylights: Material
None
Chimneys : Crown Top
None
Chimneys : Vent Caps
NA
Chimney Flashing: Flashing
N/A
Coverings: Approximate Age
20+ Years

This is in no way an Estimated life expectancy of the Roof nor a Guarantee of useful life left.

Shingles Stage of Life Information

I will do my best to estimate the stage of life that the shingles appeared to be in at the time of inspection. 

3-tab asphalt composition shingles typically have a 13-16 year life span. This would equate to:

  • First Third of Life: 1-5 years in age
  • Second Third of Life: 5-10 years in age
  • Last Third of Life: 10-15 years in age

Architectural Composition shingles typically have a 24-27 year life span. This would equate to:

  • First Third of Life: 1-8 years in age
  • Second Third of Life: 8-16 years in age
  • Last Third of Life: 16-24 years in age
Chimneys : Material
NA

Due to the limitations of our inspection we are unable to adequately observe the interior of the chimney flue or vent pipe. We advise you to engage a chimney sweep before finalizing your contract to clean and thoroughly inspect the flues and vents. During the cleaning, the chimney sweep will be able to determine more accurately if any portions are damaged, missing, or if there are any repairs needed.

Chimney Flue: Visibility / Material
N/A

Due to the limitations of our inspection we are unable to adequately observe the interior of the chimney flue or vent pipe. We advise you to engage a chimney sweep to clean and thoroughly inspect the flues and vents. during the cleaning, the chimney sweep will be able to determine more accurately in any portions are damaged, missing or if there are any repairs needed. 

Inspection Method : Partialy Snow Covered

Portions of roof covering where snow-covered at time of inspection. All covered areas were not evaluated.

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

3 - Gutters And Drainage

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
3.1 Gutter System X
3.2 Downspouts X X
3.3 Runoff Drains X
3.4 Splash Block X
3.5 Grading, & Drainage X
Runoff Drains : Runn offs
Underground
Runoff Drains : Underground Drain Lines

Underground dain lines are not evaluated as part of this inspection.

Splash Block: Splash Blocks
Connected to Underground Drain
Gutter System: Gutter Material
Aluminum

The gutters were inspected looking for proper securement, debris in the channel, standing water, damage, etc. Leaking gutters can not be diagnosed if an active rain was not occurring at the time of inspection, and if leaks are noticed after taking ownership of the home, sealing or repairs may be needed at seams or endcaps. No deficiencies were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Downspouts : Downspouts
Aluminum

The downspouts were inspected to ensure they were diverting rainwater away from the foundation walls. Testing for blockages in downspouts or drainpipes is beyond the scope of a home inspection, as is locating their termination point. No deficiencies were present at visible portions at the time of inspection, unless otherwise noted in this report.

Grading, & Drainage : Grading
Satisfactory

One of the most common causes of the wet basement, crawlspaces, and slabs is incorrect grading. The ground around the foundation should slope away from the house. A drop of six inches over six foot is recommended as a minimum. Patios that slope toward the foundation creates serious water penetration problems. Incorrect grades that channel water toward the house are major causes of structural damage. The soil can become so we that it's load bearing ability is reduced. During freezing weather, water in the soil expands as it freezes and can crack or heave foundations. The importance of good drainage and/or grades that slope away from the foundation, cannot be emphasized too strongly. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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Comment
3.2.1 - Downspouts

Not Connected to Runoff Drain
Rear of house

The Downspout(s) in Above location(s) was found to be partially connected or not connected to the runoff drain. This can allow water intrusion into the basement. Reconnect to Drain. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor

4 - Exterior

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
4.1 Driveway X
4.2 Walks X
4.3 Steps X
4.4 Foundation X
4.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
4.6 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
4.7 Exhaust Vents X
4.8 Decks, Balconies, Porches X
4.9 Hand/Guard Rails X
4.10 Vegetation X
4.11 Caulking X
4.12 Exterior Doors X
4.13 Storm doors X
4.14 Lights X
4.15 Outlets and GFCI X X
4.16 Water Spigot X
Driveway: Driveway Material
Concrete
Walks: Walks
Concrete
Steps: Material
Stone
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eave Material
Aluminium
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Soffit Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Trim Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Clapboard
Decks, Balconies, Porches: Appurtenance
Deck with Steps
Decks, Balconies, Porches: Material
Wood
Hand/Guard Rails: Type
Wood
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Storm doors: Material
Metal
Water Spigot: Type
Standard
Foundation: Basement Partially Finished

The basement was partially finished at the time of the inspection so some of the walls could not be observed from the inside

Decks, Balconies, Porches: Snow Covered Decking

The deck was mostly snow covered so therefore the boards could not be fully inspected

Water Spigot: Water spigot turned off at the time of the inspection

 Water spigot  was off at the time of the inspection.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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Comment
4.15.1 - Outlets and GFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed

No GFCI protection present in all locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations.

Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

5 - Attached Garage

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
5.1 Ceiling X
5.2 Floor X
5.3 Walls & Firewalls X
5.4 Garage Door X
5.5 Garage Door Opener X
5.6 Lights, Switches, Outlets, & GFCI X
5.7 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Ceiling: Material
Drywall
Floor: Material
Concrete
Walls & Firewalls: Material
Drywall
Garage Door: Material
Metal, Insulated
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Garage Door Opener: Brand
Chamberlin
Garage Door Opener: Drive Type
Chain
Garage Door Opener: Year Built
2018
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

6 - Kitchen

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
6.1 Dishwasher X
6.2 Garbage Disposal X
6.3 Built-in Microwave X
6.4 Range/Oven X
6.5 Refrigerator X
6.6 Sink X
6.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
6.8 Lights, Outlets, & GFCI X
Type
Register/Return
Dishwasher: Brand
Hotpoint
Dishwasher: Model #
HDA3230Z05WW
Dishwasher: Serial #
TV766360Y
Dishwasher: Year Built
1999
Garbage Disposal: Manufacturer
Kenmore
Garbage Disposal: Model #
175.605540
Garbage Disposal: Serial #
VK13345829
Garbage Disposal: Year Built
1999
Built-in Microwave: Brand
Whirlpool
Built-in Microwave: Model #
MMV5208WW-0
Built-in Microwave: Serial #
TR 0 10 12408
Built-in Microwave: Year Built
2010
Range/Oven: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate, Built in Microwave
Range/Oven: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Range/Oven: Model #
JB655DK4WW
Range/Oven: Serial #
TL109287Q
Range/Oven: Year Built
2018
Refrigerator: Brand
GE
Refrigerator: Model #
GSE25HGHKHWW
Refrigerator: Serial #
AM424469
Refrigerator: Year Built
2019
Sink: Material
Cast Iron
Sink: Style
Top Mount
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate, PressBoard, Wood Doors
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Room Photos

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
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

7 - Dining Room

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
7.1 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Type
Register/Return
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

8 - Living Room

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
8.1 General X
8.2 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
General: Type
Register/Return
Room Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

9 - Family Room

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
9.1 General X
9.2 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
General: Type
Register/Return
Room Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

10 - Entries, Hallways, and Stairs

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
10.1 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
10.2 Smoke Detectors X
10.3 CO2 Detectors X
10.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Type
Register/Return

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

11 - Bedrooms

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
11.1 General X
11.2 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
11.3 Smoke Detectors X X
General: Number Of Bedrooms
3
General: Type
Register/Return
Room Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
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Comment
11.3.1 - Smoke Detectors

Installation Recommended

Smoke detectors are recommended in the same Room as a fireplace and in all bedrooms and outside all sleeping areas

Here is a link for more information...

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Smoke-alarms/Installing-and-maintaining-smoke-alarms

Wrench DIY

12 - Bathrooms

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
12.1 Sink X
12.2 Toilet X
12.3 Shower X
12.4 Fixtures X
12.5 Outlets & GFCI X
12.6 Exhaust Systems X
12.7 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
Number of Bathrooms
2
Presence of Installed Heat Source
Type
Register/Return
Sink: Style
Pedestal, Vanity
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Shower: Type
Tub, Walk in, Jetted
Room Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
12.6.1 - Exhaust Systems

Bathroom Vents Into Attic
Master Bath and Hall Bath

Bathroom fan vents into the attic, which can cause moisture and mold. Recommend a qualified contractor property install exhaust fan to terminate to the exterior.

Fire HVAC Professional

13 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
13.1 Doors X
13.2 Windows X
13.3 Ceilings X
13.4 Walls X
13.5 Ceiling Fans X
13.6 Floors X
13.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
13.8 Fireplace X
Doors: Material
Masonite
Doors: Style
Raised Panel
Windows: Window Frame Type
Wood
Windows: Window Glass Type
Double Pane
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Andersen
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate, Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Fireplace: Damper
Not Available
Fireplace: Location
Living room
Fireplace: Material
Metal Insert
Fireplace: Type
Gas Only

This inspection is not able to determine the condition of interior flues within the chimney, nor determine the draft capability of any fireplace or stove. See important chimney flue comments later in this report.  All chimneys should be swept previous to moving into the home.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

14 - Laundry

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
14.1 Washer Electrical Supply X
14.2 Washer Drains X
14.3 Washer X
14.4 Dryer X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Location
Laundry Room
Washer Electrical Supply: Washer Receptacle
Grounded
Washer Drains: Washer Drains To:
Main Sewage
Washer: Brand
Maytag
Washer: Model #
MAV8557AWW
Washer: Serial #
23062668EG
Washer: Year Built
2004
Dryer: Brand
Maytag
Dryer: Model #
MGD5820TW0
Dryer: Serial #
MU4304924
Dryer: Year Built
2007
Room Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

15 - Attic

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
15.1 General X
15.2 Attic Insulation X
15.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
15.4 Ventilation X
15.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
General: Access
Scuttle Hole
General: Location
Bedroom Closet
General: Method To Inspect
Walked
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Attic Insulation: R-value
38
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Roof Pots
Roof Structure & Attic: Roof Deck
OSB
Roof Structure & Attic: Roof Structure
Truss

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

16 - Basement, Crawlspace & Structure

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
16.1 Foundation X
16.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
16.3 Floor Structure X
16.4 Wall Structure X
16.5 Ceiling Structure X
16.6 Beam X
16.7 Column/ Post X
16.8 Insulation X
Crawl Space Inspection Method
N/A
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Floor Joist
Wood Joists
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood
Wall Structure: Size
2x6
Beam: Material
Wood

Steel, Wood, LVL 

Column/ Post: Material
Steel
Insulation : Type
Batt
Room Photos
Foundation: Basement Partially Finished

The basement was partially finished at the time of the inspection so some of the walls could not be observed from the inside

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

17 - Utility & Storage Rooms

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

18 - Plumbing

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
18.1 General X
18.2 Main Water Shut-off Device X
18.3 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
18.4 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
18.5 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
18.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
18.7 Sump Pump X X
General: Filters
None
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Cleanout Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement, Utility Room
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Model #
GCV 40 200
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Serial #
0903A027160
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Year Built
2009
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Sump Pump: Location
Basement
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
AO Smith

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. 

Sump Pump: Unit Sealed

The Unit was Sealed and pump Could not be inspected 

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
18.7.1 - Sump Pump

Add Alarm

A some pump alarm is an inexpensive way to protect yourself against pump failure . In is easy installed  And available at most home improvement stores

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19 - Electrical

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
19.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
19.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
19.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
19.4 Junction Boxes X
Main Panel Location
Basement
Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
General Electric
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Conduit

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

20 - Heating

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
20.1 Heating Equipment X
20.2 HVAC Venting X
20.3 Distribution System X
20.4 Thermostatic Controls X
Energy Source
Gas
Heat Type
Forced Air
Location
Basement, Utility Room
Heating Equipment: Brand
Luxaire
Heating Equipment: BTU
100000
Heating Equipment: Filter Size
16x20x1
Heating Equipment: Fliter Type
Disposal
Heating Equipment: Model #
PCUHBLD12N100C
Heating Equipment: Serial #
EHHM732857
Heating Equipment: Year Built
1999
HVAC Venting: HVAC Vent Material
Metal
Distribution System: Ductwork
Non-insulated, Ducts
Thermostatic Controls: Location
Hallway
Thermostatic Controls: Manufacturer
Honeywell
Heating Equipment: AFUE Rating
80

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

21 - Cooling

IN MAT MAJ MAR NI NP
21.1 Cooling Equipment X X
21.2 Distribution System X
21.3 Thermostatic Controls X
Configuration
Central
Energy Source/Type
Electric
Location
Exterior Left
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Luxaire
Distribution System: Ductwork
Ducts
Thermostatic Controls: Location
Hallway
Thermostatic Controls: Manufacturer
Honeywell
Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature

The A/C unit was inspected but was not tested for Functionality due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit.

  • IN = Inspected
  • MAT = Maintenence
  • MAJ = Major Defects
  • MAR = Marginal Defects
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
$
Credit
Comment
21.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

AC Cover

As a regular fall maintenance the AC compressor should be wrapped in a tarp and covered and protected from the snow to prolong the life of the unit also the breaker in the electrical panel should be Turned off 

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