|2.1||Grading (Ground Slope)||X||X|
|2.4||Ground Beneath Structure (Crawlspace)||X|
Grading (the Ground) is Sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and Foundation issues.
Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading.
The Wall Covering is less than 6 inches above the Ground (Grade). Elevated vegetation and rain water can result in moisture intrusion and the deterioration of the Wall Cover.
The Driveway has a negative slope and water drains towards the structure.
Debris and Water have accumulated in the Gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.
Accordion Style Downspout Terminations are prone to clogging because the inside of the pipe is not smooth. Monitor regularly for blocked Downspouts of this type.
Downspouts should discharge at least 5 feet away from the Foundation or to an Approved Drainage System to avoid water pressure on the Foundation.
|3.1||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X|
Crawlspace not present.
For Slab Concrete which is intended as a Habitable Space, a Vapor Diffusion Retarder of 6-mil. Poly, or approved, should be installed in direct contact with the underside of the Slab, with at least a 6 inch overlap at Joints.
Major cracking observed at the Foundation. This could be from improper building practices, moisture intrusion, and/or soil movement. Major Foundation Cracking negatively effects the structural integrity of the home.
Standing Water is present on the Slab Floor. This can cause damage to the Slab Foundation and compromise the soil's ability to stabilize the Structure, cause Mold and Airborne Allergies, attract Pests, and more. Highly recommend contacting a General Contractor to identify where the water is entering the space and repair.
Cracking noted at the Slab Concrete. This is typically consistent with Soil Movement and could lead to Water Intrusion, Structural Issues, and possibly a Trip Safety Hazard.
|4.4||Steps & Stairways||X|
|4.6||Porches, Decks, & Balconies||X|
Exterior Wall Framing was covered at the time of Inspection.
There are one or more areas where water intrusion has caused the Decay of the Roof Structure.
There were signs of water intrusion at the Ceiling. The source of leakage should be identified and corrected, and the ceiling re-painted.
Guard Rails should be able to withstand a horizontal load of 50 pounds per 1 square foot. This is a Fall Safety Hazard. Highly recommend contacting a Qualified Carpenter to securely attach the Guard Rail.
|5.4||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X||X|
The maximum recommended number of layers for Asphalt Shingles is Two. The Fasteners on the upper layers of Shingles may not reach the Roof Decking/Sheathing. Multiple layers of Shingles add to the structural load of the Roof, and the Lower Layers of Shingles are prone to Rotting. Recommend contacting a Qualified Roofer to remove all Layers of Shingles and install a new Roof Covering.
Water can penetrate the structure of the Eave and cause wood rot. Monitor the Fascia Board for water intrusion.
The Caulk Sealent is failing where the fascia board meets the Siding. This can lead to deterioration and rot of the material.
|6.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X||X|
|6.3||Windows from Exterior||X|
Wood Rot at the Exterior exposes the structure to water intrusion and attracts Termites. Highly recommend contacting a Qualified Siding Contractor to evaluate and repair/replace.
|7.1||Normal Operating Controls||X|
A representative number of Registers were tested and are Blowing Cold Air?
A representative number of Registers were tested and are Blowing Warm Air?
When Gas Combustion Appliances, such as Gas Furnaces, Gas Hot Water Heaters, and Gas Fireplace Inserts, are present in the home then a Carbon Monoxide Detector should be present in that same room.
Missing or damaged Insulation on the Suction Line can cause Excessive Condensate in certain conditions. Recommend contacting a Qualified HVAC Contractor to evaluate and repair.
|9.2||Grounding, Main Panels &Overcurrent Devices||X||X|
|9.3||Branch Wiring Circuits||X|
|9.5||Lighting, Switches & Receptacles||X||X|
|9.6||GFCI & AFCI||X||X|
Sitting smoke detector on kitchen island.
Turn the Main Service Disconnect Handle to the Off position to turn the Electric off for the Whole House.
One or more Receptacles tested as Un-Grounded. This may be the result of the Receptacle not being properly matched to the Overcurrent Protection Device (or Breaker). The Receptacle (Outlet) is not protected from a Surge and is a Fire/Shock Safety Hazard. All Receptacles in the kitchen, bathrooms, garage & exterior should be Grounded.
GFCI protection is not present in one or more wet areas such as Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laundry, Garages, Basements, and Unfinished Spaces, at either the Receptacle or the Main Panel. The Receptacle will not disconnect when unbalanced electrical current is present and may be a Shock Safety Hazard.
Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe.
|10.1||Attic Ceiling Insulation||X|
|10.2||Exterior Wall Insulation||X|
|10.3||Block/Brick Wall Insulation||X||X|
|10.6||Crawlspace Wall Insulation||X|
|10.7||Basement Wall Insulation||X|
|10.9||Ground Beneath Structure Insulation||X|
The area where the Wall Insulation should be present, is enclosed/covered by the Wall Covering and is not visible for Inspection.
The area where the Slab Insulation should be present, is enclosed/covered and is not visible at the time of Inspection.
Crawlspace Wall Insulation not present.
Basement Wall Insulation not present.
The area where the Ground Insulation/Vapor Retarder should be present, is enclosed/covered and is not visible for Inspection.
Insulation depth/coverage was inadequate at the Mass Wall(s). Mass Wall Insulation R-Value should be 8/13. Recommend contacting an Insulation Contractor to add Insulation in this area.
Insulation depth/coverage was inadequate between the Joists at the Floor. Floor Insulation R-Value should be 19. Recommend contacting an Insulation Contractor to add Insulation in this area.
Insulation depth/coverage was inadequate at the Perimeter Rim Joist. Exterior Wall Insulation R-Value should be 20 or 13+5h. Recommend contacting an Insulation Contractor to add Insulation in this area.
|11.1||Main Water Shut-off Device||X|
|11.2||Water Supply & Distribution Systems||X|
|11.4||Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents||X||X|
|11.5||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
Closing the Main Water Shut-off Valve turns Off the water to the whole house.
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.
Sump Pump not visible to carry water away from the Foundation. Recommend contacting a Qualified Plumber to evaluate Foundation Drainage.
A Water Leak Catch Pan should be placed under the Hot Water Tank to catch water leaks from the Tank, Connections, and Condensation. Recommend contacting a Qualified Plumber to install a Hot Water Heater Catch Pan.
Water stains were observed beneath water heater, indicating a past or present leak. Recommend contacting a Qualified Plumber to confirm that there are no present Leaks at the Hot Water Heater.
|12.6||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
Cracking visible at the corners of Wall Openings which indicates structural movement. Recommend contacting a Qualified Structural Engineer to evaluate.
Door latch and/or strike plate is out of alignment and the Door does not latch correctly. Recommend contacting a Qualified Door Installation Contractor to repair.