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1234 Main St.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
03/30/2020 9:00AM

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Maintenance item
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Recommendation
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Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Vacant
Type of Building
Single Family
Temperature at Time of Inspection
30 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Cloudy
Estimated Age of Home
98 Years
Rain in Last 48 Hours?
No
General Home Information

Home was recently updated with new kitchen and bath. The listing stated that in 2019 the roof, windows, gas furnace, septic system, electrical, and whole house insulation were updated or added. It also appeared that some drywall work was done in some areas though it appeared that most of the home had some sort of work done to it. I'll add that it appeared most of the plumbing was newer as well. It is always recommended that you get receipts or invoices for the work to keep with your records for any warranty work that may be needed. It's also recommended that any components updated that required a permit be checked. 

Orientation

For the sake of this inspection the front of the home will be considered as the portion of the home facing the road. References to the left, right, front and back should be construed as standing in the front yard, viewing the front of the home.

Overview

Point Man Home Inspection strives to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice as set forth by the State of Ohio and the International Association of Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Standards of Practice can be viewed here:https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm. 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 or 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 can not 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 and will 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 sellers 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 and expected, 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. 

Notice to Third Parties

Notice to Third Parties: This report is the property of Point Man Home Inspection and is Copyrighted as of 2019. 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.

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 (excluding detached garages), refrigerators, washers / dryers, storm doors and storm windows, screens, window AC units, gas furnace heat exchangers, 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, 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.

Recommendations

CONTRACTORS / FURTHER EVALUATION: It is recommended that reputable and 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.  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.

Thermal Imaging Informaiton

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 from the displayed readings, and these values will display surface temperatures when air temperature readings would actually need to be conducted on some items which is beyond the scope of a home inspection.

Other Important Information

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 homes 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. 

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.

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 be in need of 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. 

2 - Grounds

Driveway: Driveway Condition
Good useable condition
Walkways: Walkway Material
Concrete
Grading and Lot Drainage: Grading and Lot Drainage
Grading Appears Proper
Vegetation: Vegetation
Trees Overhang Home, Dead Trees or Limbs
Driveway: Driveway Material
Gravel
Driveway: Driveway Information

Driveways are inspected for signs of cracking, displacement or other damage which may be a safety hazard. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. 

Grading and Lot Drainage: Grading and Lot Drainage Information

The grounds in contact with the home were inspected to determine that they were graded in a manner to allow rainwater to adequately drain away from the structure. The soil is recommended to slope away from the home, with a 6 inch drop in elevation, in the first 10 feet away from the structure (5% grade). When the 5% grade can not be achieved, swales or drains should be used as needed to properly divert rainwater runoff. Any flat or low areas around the home should be backfilled and sloped away from the foundation, to prevent potential moisture infiltration into areas below grade (if applicable). No significant grading deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Vegetation: Vegetation Information

Vegetation around the home is generally limited to trees and shrubs located around the home. They are inspected to see if they are overhanging any part of the roof or coming in contract with the home or any surrounding wires around the home. Trees overhanging the roof can cause the roof to be shaded and not allow for proper evaporation of any moisture that is on the shingles allowing algae and fungal growth which can reduce the lifespan of the roof. Overhanging branches can also come loose and fall on to the roof causing damage to the roof structure. Trees and shrubs should also not come in to contact with any side as they can damage the wall and its components.

Driveway: Snow covered driveway
Grading and Lot Drainage: Snow on ground

Snow covered the yard

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Comment
2.2.1 - Walkways

Walkway Cracking - Major

Major cracks observed. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and correct to prevent trip hazard & preserve appearance.
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Comment
2.4.1 - Vegetation

Trees touching power lines

Tree branches were touching power lines. This can damage the lines and cause a safety hazard. Recommend reputable tree service company

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
2.4.2 - Vegetation

Trees overhanging home

Trees overhung the roof. This can shade the roof from properly drying out causing moss or algae growth that can shorten the lifespan of the roof. Recommend trimming branches back. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.4.3 - Vegetation

Dead limbs in trees.

Dead limbs were present on trees around the home. This can cause damage to property and is a safety hazard. Recommend having trees cleaned of all dead limbs. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Roof

Inspection Method
Ground
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Covering Material
Asphalt Shingle
Roof Wear Estimation
Appears in Newer Condition
Vents and Protrusions: Roof Protrusion Types
Plumbing Stack Vent(s), Flue Vent(s), Attic Vent(s)
Gutters and Downspouts: Gutter Material
Aluminum, Plastic
Roof Views
General Info: Roof Limitations

The inspection of the roof and its covering material is limited to the conditions on the day of the inspection only. The roof covering material, visible portions of the roof structure from within the attic (if applicable), and interior ceilings, were inspected looking for indications of current or past leaks. Future conditions and inclement weather may reveal leaks that were not present at the time of inspection. Any deficiencies noted in this report with the roof covering or indications of past or present leaks should be evaluated and repaired as needed by a licensed roofing contractor.

Shingles and Roof Lifespan Information

Due to the many variables which affect the lifespan of roof covering materials, I do not estimate the remaining service life of any roof coverings. This is in accordance with all industry inspection Standards of Practice.The following factors affect the lifespan of roof covering materials:

  • Roofing material quality: Higher quality materials, will of course, last longer.
  • Number of layers: Shingles installed over existing shingles will generally have a shorter lifespan.
  • Structure orientation: Southern facing roofs will generally have shorter lifespans.
  • Pitch of the roof: Shingles will generally age faster on a lower pitched roof in comparison with higher pitches.
  • Climate: Wind, rain, and snow will impact the lifespan of the roof.
  • Attic Ventilation: Poorly vented attic spaces will generally decrease shingle life due to heat.
  • Vegetation conditions: Overhanging trees, branches, contacting the roof, or leaf cover drastically shorten lifespan.

Asphalt shingles must be installed to manufacturers' recommendations, for the warranty coverage to be upheld. These installation requirements vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer, and across the multitude of different shingle styles manufactured. I will inspect the roof to the best of my ability, but confirming proper fastening, use and adequacy of underlayment, and adequacy of flashing is impossible as these items are not visible. Damaging and invasive means would have to be carried out to confirm proper installation. Therefore, the inspection of the roof is limited to visual portions only.

Roof Surface: Shingle and Sheathing Information- Viewed from Ground, Ladder or Drone

The shingles were inspected from the ground, a ladder, or aerial drone at visibly accessible portions looking for excessive granule loss, signs of curling or delamination, and any other signs of damage or excessive age. No significant deficiencies were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Vents and Protrusions: Viewed from Ground, Ladder or Aerial Drone

The roof protrusions were viewed from ground level, a ladder, or by an aerial drone and no deficiencies were observed at visible portions at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. The protrusions are also looked at from the attic (if accessible), to look for signs of leaks, etc.

Roof Flashings: Flashing Information

Visible portions of the flashings were inspected looking for installation related deficiencies or damage (drip edge, sidewall, headwall, counter, etc - if applicable). Typically most areas of flashings are not visible as they are covered by the roof covering material, and therefore functionality has to be determined by looking for moisture intrusion on the sheathing in the attic, or ceilings where the flashing was presumed to be in place. No deficiencies were observed at visible portions, at the time of inspection, unless otherwise noted in this report.

Gutters and Downspouts: Gutter Information

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 end caps. No deficiencies were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Gutters and Downspouts: Downspout Information

The downspouts were inspected to ensure they were diverting rainwater away from the foundation and not damaged. 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.

Gutters and Downspouts: Recommended Maintenance for Gutters

It is recommended to periodically clean debris from the guttering channels to prevent downspouts from clogging. Clogs in downspouts can allow the gutters to overflow; damaging roof sheathing, fascia boards, and saturating grounds at the foundation.

Roof Inspection Limitations

The inspection of the roof structure and its covering material is limited to the conditions on the day of the inspection. The roof covering material, visible portions of the roof structure from within the attic (if applicable), and interior ceilings, were inspected looking for indications of current or past leaks or any other visible issues. Future conditions and inclement weather may reveal leaks or conditions that were not present at the time of inspection. Any deficiencies noted in this report of the roof covering or indications of past or present leaks should be evaluated and repaired as needed by a reputable roofing contractor.

Roof Surface: Snow on roof sections

Snow was on multiple roof sections not allowing for a proper visual inspection. 

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.

4 - Exterior

Walls and Cladding: Siding Material
Aluminum
Walls and Cladding: Veneer
None
Walls and Cladding: Parts of Foundation Visible?
Yes
Overhangs, Soffits & Fascia: Soffit and Fascia Material
Wood
Appurtenance(s): Appurtenance(s)
Covered Porch, Deck with Steps, Front Porch, Sidewalk, Barn
Appurtenance(s): Material
Wood
Walls and Cladding: Wall Crack(s) Present?
Yes
Exterior Doors: Exterior Door(s) Material
Steel
Exterior Views
Exterior Information

I try to ensure that all portions of the exterior of the home are inspected but height from the ground, vegetation, or other factors may prevent full accessibility or visibility of some areas and items. 

Walls and Cladding: Wall and Cladding Information

The walls and wall cladding were inspected looking for significant damage, presence of proper flashings, and potential water entry points, etc. No reportable deficiencies were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Overhangs, Soffits & Fascia: Soffit and Fascia Information

The soffit and fascia was inspected at visible portions looking for any water damage or other significant defects. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Overhangs, Soffits & Fascia: Wood Overhangs

Wood overhangs were present. These areas will be susceptible to moisture related damage, and are recommended to be maintained by painting and sealing as a part of routine maintenance to prevent said damage.

Exterior Doors: Exterior Door Information

All exterior doors were inspected by looking for damage, lack of proper flashing, deficiencies with their operation, etc. No reportable deficiencies were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Exterior Doors: Handleset Information

Handlesets (deadbolts & door handles) are not inspected for their functionality with keys, as replacement or re-keying of any deadbolts and handles is recommended due to not knowing who may possess keys to the home. Therefore deadbolts and handles will be reported on with respect to the misalignment of the door only, preventing them from latching or locking properly.

Windows from Exterior: Windows from Exterior Information

Windows are inspected from the outside for any signs of damage to window glass or screens (if present) along with any signs of significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Appurtenance(s): Appurtenance Information

Appurtenances are defined for this inspection but not limited to, decks, porches, patios ect. and their components such as steps, handrails and guardrails. These areas are inspected for any signs of things such as visible damage or hazards. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. 

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.

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4.1.1 - Walls and Cladding

Minor Exterior Exterior Wall Cracks

Minor exterior cracking in the foundation was noted. These areas should be sealed to prevent possible water intrusion and monitored for further movement.

Wrench DIY
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Comment
4.1.2 - Walls and Cladding

Loose siding

Loose siding was present around all exterior doors. This siding should be secured. Rear door examples are shown.

Wrench DIY
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Comment
4.2.1 - Overhangs, Soffits & Fascia

Gutter apron missing.

Wood fascia was exposed behind gutters and should be covered by a gutter apron. Snow and water backing up can cause damage to the exposed wood fascia. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
4.3.1 - Exterior Doors

Poor Weather-stripping

At the time of the inspection, weather-stripping at exterior entry doors was generally not sufficient. Recommend replacement/installation of effective weather-stripping components as needed.

Wrench DIY
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Comment
4.3.2 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping Not Present

Door is missing standard weatherstripping. This can result in significant energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping.

Here is a DIY guide on weatherstripping

Wrench DIY
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4.3.3 - Exterior Doors

Trim to Siding Not Sealed

Where door trim and siding met was not sealed. Recommend caulking. 

Wrench DIY
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Comment
4.3.4 - Exterior Doors

Door jamb exposed to exterior

Door jamb was exposed to exterior elements. This can cause water damage to the jamb. Recommend properly sealing this off by a reputable contractor. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
4.5.1 - Appurtenance(s)

Deteriorating Porch Supports
Front Porch

Porch was observed to have deteriorating concrete supports. Recommend qualified deck contractor evaluate and correct as needed..

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Comment
4.5.2 - Appurtenance(s)

Guardrail to Low
Front Porch

Guardrails should be at least 36" to help prevent falling. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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Comment
4.5.3 - Appurtenance(s)

Stairs Missing Handrails
Rear Stairs

Stairs were missing handrails. This is a safety issue. Recommend reputable contractor install handrails. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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Comment
4.5.4 - Appurtenance(s)

Guardrails Missing

Guardrails were missing from the rear deck. Guardrails should be installed when a deck is above 30" from the ground. Recommend reputable contractor. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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4.5.5 - Appurtenance(s)

Barn

Barn had numerous safety, structure and maintenance concerns. Recommend full evaluation by reputable contractor and electrician.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Kitchen

Oven Fuel Source
Electric
Cooktop Fuel Source
Electric
Exhaust Fan Type
Microwave Over the Cooktop
Brand

Whirlpool

Kitchen View
Cabinets and Countertops: Cabinets and Countertops Information

The cabinets and countertops were inspected looking for significant damage and by testing at least a representative number of doors and drawers evaluating their operation. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Sink(s): Sink Information

The kitchen sink was inspected by operating the faucet and looking for any leaks or signs of significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Undersink Plumbing: Undersink Plumbing Information

The supply and drain pipes were inspected looking for leaks, improper installation, and other deficiencies. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Oven: Oven Information

The oven was operated by placing into "Bake" mode, and verifying heat was produced from the heating element(s). Temperature calibration, "clean" options, and other functions are not tested. You are recommended to seek further evaluation of additional functions if desired/needed. No indications of deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection, unless otherwise noted in this report.

Cooktop: Cooktop Information

All cooktop heating elements were turned to "High", and were functional at the time of inspection. No deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Exhaust Fan: Exhaust Fan Information

The kitchen exhaust fan was inspected by operating normal controls, checking for proper operation. The fan's type (recirculating or exterior) will also be reported on. No deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection if not otherwise noted in this report.

Refrigerator : Refrigerator Information

Refrigerators are inspected to verify that they are cooling generally by checking the contents within them though this not foolproof. Temperature calibration and other functions are not tested. You are recommended to seek further evaluation of additional functions if desired/needed. No indications of deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection, unless otherwise noted in this report.

Dishwasher Information

New dishwasher was installed. Dishwasher was unplugged with water turned off to it at the time of the inspection. With work being done to the home, it's possible and likely that this was installed and never plugged in and the water turned. Advise to have seller turn on and test prior to closing. 


Spray Wand Information

The spray wand, whether standalone or attached to the faucet, was operated looking for proper flow and to ensure no leaks were present. No deficiencies were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Dishwasher

Dishwasher was unplugged and the water turned off to it at the time of the inspection.

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5.3.1 - Undersink Plumbing

Pipes not properly connected

Drain under sink did not appear to be properly connected and was leaking. Recommend reputable licensed plumbing contractor.  

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

6 - Interior Areas

Windows: Window Type(s)
Double Hung
Wall Condition: Staining Present on Walls?
No
Ceiling Condition: Staining Present on Walls
No
Floor Condition: Flooring Types Present In Home
Hardwood, Carpet, Laminate
Interior Rooms Information

Interior rooms are inspected by, but not limited to, testing their outlets for proper connections and covers, window and door operation and condition, walls and floor condition including in the closets, along with lighting and fan testing if present. Inspection of certain items may be limited due to stored items blocking access to things such as windows and outlets. Outlets that currently have items plugged in to them are not tested for proper wiring, though electronics currently plugged in will be checked to verify they are receiving power if visible. No significant deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. 

Bedroom Orientation

Bedroom locations are generally described by their location in the home. If needed, other identifying features such as wall color of room will be described for proper bedroom clarification. For the sake of this inspection the front of the home will be considered as the portion of the home facing the road. References to the left, right front or back should be construed as standing in the front yard, viewing the front of the home.

Windows: Window Information

The windows were inspected by operating a representative number (I will try and operate every window in the home, but personal belongings may block accessibility to some). Their operation was tested, along with looking for damage, broken glass, failed seals, etc. No reportable deficiencies were present unless otherwise noted in this report.

Windows: Seal Failure Information

Reporting on window seal failure is not required by the Standards of Practice, and lies beyond the scope of a home inspection, as glass may not show signs of seal failure at the time of inspection, but may become visible later due to changes in conditions. Desiccant material in the glass spacer can absorb moisture in between the panes, essentially masking seal failure. Also, changes in weather conditions (high humidity, etc.) may reveal seal failure that was not visible at the time of inspection. Seal failure is where the seal of the glass panes fails allowing moisture and debris in between the panes of glass. I will report on any insulated glass units that were showing signs of seal failure at the time of inspection, but this should not be relied upon as a complete listing of affected units. If glass seal failure is a concern, you are advised to seek the services of a window or glass repair contractor.

Closets: Closet Information

The closets were inspected by testing the operation of their doors and looking for significant defects within them. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Interior Doors: Interior Door Information

At least a representative number of interior doors were inspected by operating them ensuring that they opened and closed properly, as well as latched properly without binding on jambs or the floor. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Interior Surfaces: Interior Surfaces Information

Visible portions of the interior wall, floor, and ceiling surfaces were inspected looking for indications of moisture staining/intrusion, settlement, or other significant defects. Cosmetic and minor deficiencies are not typically reported on, but may be noted while looking for significant defects, any listing of these items should not be construed as an all-inclusive listing. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Wall Condition: Wall Condition Information

The walls throughout the home were inspected looking for moisture intrusion/staining due to roof leaks or leaking plumbing pipes. Settlement cracks, and significant defects were also inspected for. Cosmetic and minor deficiencies are not typically reported on, but may be noted while looking for significant defects, any listing of these items should not be construed as an all-inclusive listing. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. 

Ceiling Condition: Ceiling Condition Information

The ceilings throughout the home were inspected looking for moisture intrusion/staining due to roof leaks or leaking plumbing pipes. Settlement cracks, and significant defects were also inspected for. Cosmetic and minor deficiencies are not typically reported on, but may be noted while looking for significant defects, any listing of these items should not be construed as an all-inclusive listing. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Floor Condition: Floor Condition Information

Visible portions of the floors throughout the home were inspected looking for significant floor deficiencies. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Stairs, Handrails and Guardrails: Stairs, Handrails and Guardrails Information

The stairs were inspected by evaluating the risers and treads, applicable railings and balusters, etc. No deficiencies were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

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6.1.1 - Windows

Paint overspray
Left side of home front window

Paint overspray on one or more windows. Paint can be removed by carefully using a razor blade on its side and scraping it off.

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6.1.2 - Windows

Low windows

Upstairs windows and attic windows were closer than 24" to the interior floor and higher than 6' off the ground on the exterior. Current standards require the bottom opening of the window to be at or greater than 24" off the adjacent interior floor when the height of the window is greater than 6' off the exterior grade. Recommend reputable window contractor. 

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6.1.3 - Windows

Gap between wall and window trim

There is a gap between the wall and window trim on the back left bedroom window. The window felt stable and this area was sealed. 

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6.1.4 - Windows

Broken window in attic

Window pane in attic was broken. Recommend reputable window contractor. 

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6.3.1 - Interior Doors

Striker plate missing

Striker plate missing on one or more doors. Recommend installing striker plates.

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6.3.2 - Interior Doors

Missing door stops

Door stops were not present. This can allow for the door handles to damage the walls. Recommend installing door stops.

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6.8.1 - Stairs, Handrails and Guardrails

Baluster Spaces Too Wide

The baluster space is not up to modern safety standards. The space between balusters should not allow passage of a 4 3/8-inch sphere for child safety. Recommend a reputable contractor.

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6.8.2 - Stairs, Handrails and Guardrails

No Handrail

Staircase had no handrails. This is a safety hazard. Recommend reputable contractor install a handrail. 

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6.8.3 - Stairs, Handrails and Guardrails

Opening in staircase wall

Staircase had an open section that is a fall hazard for children. Recommend installing balusters or sealing this area off by reputable contractor. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Bathroom(s)

Ventilation
Window, Exhaust Fan
Ventilation: Exhaust Vents
Fan with Light, Window
Bathtub(s): Bathtub(s) Information

The bathtub(s) were inspected by operating the faucet valves checking for proper flow and drainage and looking for leaks and/or any cracks or damage to the tub itself. No deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Shower(s): Shower(s) Information

The shower(s) were inspected by operating the water valve(s) and ensuring proper flow and drainage were present, looking for leaks, and/or any significant defects. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Shower Walls: Shower Walls Information
Wall Surround

The shower walls were inspected looking for any significant damage or areas that could allow for water infiltration behind the walls. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Cabinets and Countertops: Cabinets and Countertops Information

The cabinets and countertops were inspected by looking for significant defects. No deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Mirror(s): Mirror(s) Information

The bathroom mirror(s) were inspected looking at their attachment to the wall and for any damage. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Ventilation: Ventilation Information

The bathroom ventilation is reported on by its source; windows or ventilation fans are acceptable forms of ventilation for bathrooms containing a tub and/or shower. If fans are present they will be tested by operating the switch and listening for proper air flow. Although windows in a bathroom can substitute for a fan, a fan is still recommended due to not utilizing windows in colder winter months or other periods of inclement weather. No deficiencies were observed with the ventilation at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Sink(s): Sink(s) Information

The sink(s) were inspected by operating the faucet(s) and checking for proper flow and drainage, looking for leaks, operating pop-up drains, etc. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Undersink Plumbing: Undersink Plumbing Information

The visible portions of the sink plumbing were inspected by running water through the drain pipe for over one minute and looking for leaks from the drain pipe / trap assembly, water supply lines, and areas underneath of the sink area. If present, sink pop-up stoppers will be utilized to fill the sink part of the way and then allowing it to drain. Other significant defects are also looked for with the plumbing. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Toilet(s): Toilet(s) Information

Toilets are inspected for proper flushing and refilling, along with leaks and any damage to the toilet and tank. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Bath and Sink Overflows
.

Tub and sink overflows are not tested for functionality due to the very high likelihood the gaskets will leak. Care should be exercised in filling tubs to not allow water into the overflow. While they will likely drain away the bulk of water, some amount of leaking should be anticipated. As an improvement, a licensed plumber could check the gaskets and make repairs deemed necessary. Again, it should be assumed these overflows will not be water tight. 

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7.2.1 - Shower(s)

Shower head leaking

Shower head was leaking. Recommend tightening. 

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7.3.1 - Shower Walls

Cracked caulking

Caulking was cracked around the shower surround. This can allow water to get under the shower surround and cause mold or mildew. Recommend recaulking.

Wrench DIY

8 - Laundry Room

Dryer Energy Source
Electric
Dryer Vent: Dryer Vent Discharge Location
No dryer vent present
Visible Plumbing: Visible Plumbing Information

The washing machine water supply valves were NOT operated and no deficiencies were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. The standpipe (washer drain pipe if present) was not tested for leaks as a washing machine would need to be present to discharge water into the drain. The functionality of the drain is excluded from this inspection. If the washer discharges in to a sink, the sink is operated to run water through the floor drain looking to see if there is any backup. Please note that the laundry room plumbing inspection is not all-inclusive and issues may be present when the laundry appliances are ran. 

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8.2.1 - Dryer Vent

No dryer vent

There was no dryer vent in the laundry area. Recommend installation to exterior by reputable contractor. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Garage

Garage Door(s): Material
Metal, Non-insulated
Garage Door Opener: No Garage Door Openers Present

No garage door openers were present at the time of the inspection.

Ceiling and Framing: Ceiling Material
Exposed Framing
Walls: Wall Material
Plywood
Floor: Floor Material
Concrete
Garage Exterior: Garage Exterior Information

The garage exterior is inspected much the same as the home. Wall cladding, windows, doors, roof are all inspected.

Garage Door(s): Garage Door(s) Information

The garage door(s)  were tested by operating the wall mounted transmitter (if present) and checking for proper operation. The door(s) and associated parts were examined for significant damage or installation related deficiencies. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Ceiling and Framing: Ceiling and Framing Information

The ceiling area was inspected looking for indications of leaks or other deficiencies. Cosmetic and minor deficiencies are not typically reported on, but may be noted while looking for significant defects, any listing of these items should not be construed as an all-inclusive listing. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Walls: Wall Information

The walls in the garage were inspected looking for moisture intrusion/staining due to roof leaks or leaking plumbing pipes. Settlement cracks, and significant defects were also inspected for. Cosmetic and minor deficiencies are not typically reported on, but may be noted while looking for significant defects, any listing of these items should not be construed as an all-inclusive listing. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Floor: Floor Information

Visible portions of the concrete slab was inspected looking for significant deficiencies and significant cracking. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Floor: Typical Settlement or Shrinkage Cracks

Typical settlement / shrinkage cracks were present on the garage concrete slab (<1/4" wide). These can be caused by admixtures used in the concrete when the slab was poured, the lack of expansion or relief joints, or standard settlement. If a concern, have a concrete contractor to evaluate.

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9.1.1 - Garage Exterior

Garage Roof Aged

The garage roof was aged and consideration and budgeting for replacing should be considered.

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9.1.2 - Garage Exterior

No Gutters

The garage had no gutters to discharge water away from its foundation. Recommend reputable gutter contractor install gutters.

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9.8.1 - Floor

Cracking

Cracking visible in the garage floor. The garage was older and cracking within the floor is to be expected. Recommend monitoring unless you wish to replace.

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9.8.2 - Floor

Missing or deteriorated Block

Missing or deteriorated block in garage foundation. Recommend reputable mason.

Brick Masonry Contractor

10 - Heating and Cooling

Heating Equipment: Brand
American Standard
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Heating Equipment: Location
Basement
Distribution System: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Air Filter and Return Plenum : Air Filter Type
Disposable Media
Testing Information

The inspection of the HVAC system is limited to the response of the system at normal operating controls (the thermostat) in both heating and cooling modes (weather permitting). A non-invasive visual observation of the exterior and interior equipment is performed, along with the removal and inspection behind any of the access panels made for removal by a homeowner (not requiring ANY tools). If a more thorough inspection is desired, a reputable licensed HVAC contractor should be consulted.

Heating Equipment: Heating Equipment Age
1 Years

The typical life expectancy of electric units is approximately 13-15 years, and 15-17 years for gas units.

Heating Equipment: Heating Equipment Information

The heating equipment was inspected visually and tested by ensuring they responded to normal operating controls (at the thermostat), and that conditioned air was produced. The unit(s) responded to normal operating controls and no indications of deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection, unless otherwise noted in this report.

Heating Equipment: Furnace Intake Information

Currently the furnace is drawing intake air from the interior of the basement. With the basement currently not finished and opened up to the rest of the home this is generally not an issue. Be mindful of any work done in the basement that may cause dust or debris to become airborne as this can put a strain on the furnace. If the basement were to be finished or considerable work that causes dust or debris will be done in the basement, movement of the fresh air intake should be moved to draw air from the exterior. 

Thermostat(s): Thermostat Information

The thermostat(s) were operated and they initiated the HVAC systems at the time of inspection. No indications of deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Air Filter and Return Plenum : Air Filter/ Air Plenum Information

The return air grille, air filter, and return air plenum were inspected at visible portions looking for any significant deficiencies, gaps in the plenum, dirty filter(s), or an accumulation of dust. I recommend changing the filter every 30 days - 3 months depending on the style of filter used. This is one of the most important "maintenance" items you can perform as a dirty filter puts additional strain on the air handler and may cause damage to the unit.

Distribution System: Distribution System Information

An infrared(IR) camera was used to show the system responded to normal operating controls, at the time of inspection. Any IR images are not intended to show the exact temperature differential produced, the efficiency, or performance of the system; which lies beyond the scope of a home inspection. HVAC thermometers (wet bulb) are required for accurate readings, and measurement points would be carried out at a different location by an HVAC contractor. Typical temperature differentials between return and supply air is 10 - 20 degrees in cooling mode, and 15 - 25 degrees in heating mode. Several factors can affect these numbers, such as, but not limited to: indoor ambient air temperature, exterior ambient air temperature, air return, humidity, cleanliness of the air filter and evaporator, etc.

Distribution System: Ductwork Information

The ductwork was inspected at visible portions looking for damage, loose connections, or other significant defects. No reportable deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system; B. the energy source; and C. the heating method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any heating system that did not operate; and B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. D. light or ignite pilot flames. E. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. F. override electronic thermostats. G. evaluate fuel quality. H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.

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10.1.1 - Heating Equipment

No condensate trap

Recommend condensate trap be installed by reputable licensed hvac contractor

Fire HVAC Professional

11 - Water Heater

Water Heater Age

2009

Water Heater Condition: Water Heater Location
Basement
Water Heater Condition: Capacity
38 Gallons
Water Heater Condition: Energy Source
Electric
Water Heater Condition: Water Heater Manufacturer
AO Smith
Water Heater Condition: Water Heater Information

The water heater produced hot water at the time of inspection. The water heater was inspected for signs of damage and leaks. No reportable deficiencies were observed with the unit unless otherwise noted in this report.

Water Heater Condition: Water Temperature Information

FYI - The maximum recommended water temperature produced at faucets in the home is 120 degrees due to the possibility of scalding at temperatures above this. But to prevent the formation of legionella bacteria in the water heater, tank temperatures are recommended to be kept at 140 degrees. 

A tempering valve can allow for this combination, keeping water at faucets in the home to safe levels while keeping tank temperatures high enough to kill harmful bacteria. I recommend consulting with a reputable licensed plumber regarding the installation of a tempering valve.

TPR Valve: TPR Valve Information

A temperature pressure relief valve (TPR valve) was in place, and appeared functional. These are not tested due to the fact that once they are tested, they tend to form a drip leak. These valves allow the water heater to expel water and pressure if the tank reaches a pressure over 150psi, or the water temperature exceeds 210 degrees. No deficiencies were observed with the valve unless otherwise noted in this report.

TPR Valve: TPR Valve Discharge Pipe

A TPR valve discharge pipe was inspected to be present and extend to within 6" of the ground for safety reasons. No deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.

Water Pipes: Water Pipe Information

Visible portions of the water pipes at the water heater were inspected looking for significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

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11.4.1 - TPR Valve

TPR Valve Extension

TPR Valve extension not present. Recommend installing TPR valve extension to within 6" off the floor. This is a safety hazard. Recommend reputable licensed plumbing contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

12 - Plumbing

Filters
Water softener
Water Source
Well
Water Pipes: Service Pipe Material (Visible Portions)
Plastic
Water Pipes: Water Distribution Pipe Material (Visible Portions)
PEX
Drain, Waste, & Vent Pipes (DWV): Sewer/Septic Material (Visible Portions)
ABS
Drain, Waste, & Vent Pipes (DWV): DWV Material Type (Visible Portions)
PVC
Sump/Ejector Pump: Sump/Ejector Pump Present?
Yes
Functional Flow: Functional Flow?
Yes
Functional Flow: Functional Drainage
Yes
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Gas Pipes: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Main Water Shut-off Device: Main Water Shut-Off Valve Information

The shut off valve appeared to be in satisfactory condition at the time of inspection. The valve is NOT operated to test its functionality. No deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.  

Main Water Shut-off Device: Exterior spigot shutoffs

The exterior spigots were turned off. These should be turned off and the rest of the water drained from the spigot each winter before freezing temperatures.

Water Pipes: Water Distribution Pipes Information

Visible portions of the water distribution pipes were inspected looking for leaks or other significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were visually present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Water Pipes: Portions Not Visible

Portions of the water distribution pipes were not visible due to finished walls and ceilings. The inspection is limited to visual portions only, any items not visible are excluded from this inspection though signs of leaks are looked for on the finished surfaces. 

Drain, Waste, & Vent Pipes (DWV): Drain, Waste and Vent Pipes Information

Visible portions of the (DWV) drain, waste, and vent pipes were inspected looking for leaks or indications of other significant deficiencies. No leaks or other reportable conditions were visibly present unless otherwise noted in this report. Sewer camera inspections are recommended for any home regardless of age due to the sewer lateral between the home and sewer service or home and septic tank not being visible and the possibility of damage, blockages, or sagging areas in this pipe. These inspections typically cost a few hundred dollars but can save thousands if a problem is found.

Sump/Ejector Pump: Sump Pump Information

Sump pumps are tested by triggering their float switches. Sometimes sump crocks are empty and testing is not possible. Sump pumps are also checked for proper discharge location though sometimes discharge locations are not able to be located due to visibility issues. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. 

Functional Flow: Functional Flow Information

Water was ran from multiple faucets simultaneously to gauge that there was not a significant reduction in flow as a result of doing so. No significant reduction occurred at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Functional Flow: Functional Drainage Information

Water was ran through all drains in the home for an extended period of time to determine if functional drainage was occurring. No hindered drainage was present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. Lived-in conditions can not be adequately replicated during an inspection and I have no control of future drainage conditions due to lived-in usage (solids being flushed down the system, etc.).

Gas Pipes: Gas Pipes Information

Visible portions of the gas pipes appeared to be in satisfactory condition at the time of inspection. No indications of deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.

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.

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12.5.1 - Sump/Ejector Pump

No Sump Pump Battery Backup

There was no battery backup system installed for the sump pump. A battery backup allows water to be discharged in the event of power loss to the home. Generally power goes out to a home when a sump pump is needed most, a rain storm. A battery backup system can generally be installed by a homeowner or contractor. Different battery backup systems can be purchased at a local home improvement store and seen here: Sump Pump Battery Backups

Tools Handyman/DIY
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12.5.2 - Sump/Ejector Pump

Unable to test

Sump had a bolted down lid. Unable to access and test. Recommend testing prior to closing. 

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12.8.1 - Well

Well deficiencies

Well casing had heavy corrosion and signs of considerable leaks. Recommend complete evaluation by a reputable well contractor. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - Electrical

Service Amperage: Service Entrance Conductor Type
Aluminum
Service Amperage: Service Amperage
100 amps 120/240 VAC
Service Equipment/ Electrical Panel: Service Equipment/ Panel Location
Basement
Service Equipment/ Electrical Panel: Electrical Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Service Equipment/ Electrical Panel: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Service Grounding and Bonding: Grounding Electrode Type
Not present
Service Grounding and Bonding: Water Pipe Bonding Present?
No
Service Grounding and Bonding: Gas Pipe Bonding Present?
No
Service Grounding and Bonding: Grounding Electrode Location
Not present
Breakers: Breakers In Off Position
0
Breakers: GFCI Breakers Present?
No
Breakers: AFCI Breakers Present?
No
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Branch Wiring: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring: Visible Branch Wiring Type
Romex
Branch Wiring: Branch Wiring Metal Type
Copper
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detectors Present at All Recommended Locations?
Missing in bedrooms and basement

Missing in bedrooms

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: CO Detectors Present at All Recommended Locations?
No
GFCI Protection: GFCI Protected Areas
Bathroom(s), Kitchen, Basement
GFCI Protection: GFCI Missing or Not Working- Installation Recommended
Exterior, Garage, See Information Below
Service Entrance: Electrical Service Entrance Type
Overhead Service Drop
Service Disconnect: Main Service Disconnect Location
Main Breaker in Electrical Panel
Low Voltage Systems

Any low voltage systems in the home were not inspected and are excluded from this inspection. Including but not limited to: phone/telecom systems, cable coaxial systems, ethernet wiring, alarm systems, low voltage lighting such as exterior landscape lighting and any other applicable wiring, etc.

Service Entrance: Overhead Service Drop Information

Power was supplied to the home via an overhead service drop. The meter and service mast appeared to be in satisfactory condition. No deficiencies were observed at visible portions unless otherwise noted in this report.

Service Disconnect: Service Disconnect Information

The service disconnect or main over current protection device was inspected looking for any deficiencies and reporting on its location. This disconnect can be a breaker, fuse block, or kill switch. This is the means of shutting off all electricity entering the home.

Service Amperage: Service Amperage Information

The service amperage is determined by inspecting the meter,  service entrance conductors, as well as the service disconnects size. Voltages are not tested for and therefore not confirmed, so 120/240VAC is presumed. If a concern, a licensed electrician could test for proper voltages to see if 120/240VAC is present.

Service Equipment/ Electrical Panel: Service Equipment/ Electrical Panel Information

The main electrical panel (called service equipment when it contains the service disconnect) was inspected looking for any wiring deficiencies or damage that may be present in the panel. No indications of reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Service Grounding and Bonding: Grounding Electrode Conductor Present?
No

Two possible grounding electrodes present on exterior but did not appear to be connected at the electrical box.

Breakers: AFCI Breakers Not Present

FYI - AFCI breakers were not present in the electrical panel and were not required on homes built prior to 2004-2008, depending on the local municipality. The installation of AFCI breakers is recommended as an upgrade for circuits servicing bedrooms and living areas due to their ability to sense damage to wiring and "shut off" if an arc is detected in conductors or at connections. A licensed electrician can be consulted for more information. It may not be possible to install AFCI breakers in some older panels - upgrading the panel should be considered in these situations.

Breakers: Breaker Information

The breakers were inspected looking for any visible signs of damage due to arcing, heat, etc. Corresponding conductors were inspected looking for multiple lugging, sizing, damage, etc. No deficiencies were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Branch Wiring: Branch Wiring Information

The branch wiring was inspected at visible portions looking for any significant deficiencies or defects that could be a fire and/or safety hazard; including but not limited to: connections made outside of a junction box, wiring terminations, open junction boxes, damage, the wiring material, improper support, etc. The majority of branch feeders are not visible due to being behind wall and ceiling coverings, insulation, etc. No significant deficiencies were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detectors Testing Information

Smoke detectors are NOT tested. I DO NOT test these during the inspection and recommend every family test and replace all the batteries in the smoke detectors prior to moving in. It is recommend to test the alarms as soon as you move in, and monthly thereafter. Replace the batteries every six to twelve months. Smoke detectors should be replaced at least every 10 years. It is recommended that smoke detectors be placed in each bedroom, outside of each sleeping area and on each floor of the home. For information on installing and maintaining smoke detectors, please visit: Installing and Maintaining Smoke Detectors

Dual sensor alarms incorporating both an ionization sensing chamber and photoelectric eyes are recommended.


Carbon Monoxide Detectors: CO Detector Information

Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors are NOT tested. I DO NOT test these during the inspection and recommend every family test and replace all the batteries in the CO detector prior to moving in. CO detectors should be replaced at least every 5 years. It is recommended that CO detectors be installed outside of each sleeping area, in the area(s) of any gas appliances, and any fireplace(s). CO alarms are recommended if any gas appliances are present in the home or if the home contains a garage. For more information about CO detectors and their requirements please visit: Carbon Monoxide Alarms


Receptacles: Receptical Information

At a minimum, a representative number of receptacles throughout the home were tested as long as they were accessible and not serving plugs. They were tested with a polarity tester to confirm proper wiring. No wiring deficiencies were reported by the tester unless otherwise noted in this report.

GFCI Protection: GFCI Information

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is a protection feature that can be receptacales or breakers that allows a circuit or receptacle to "trip" or "shut off" if as little as a 5 milliamp differential is detected between the "hot" and "neutral" conductors. This protection is recommended for any receptacle serving a countertop in the kitchen, or where something plugged into a receptacle could come into contact with water, including: bathrooms, kitchens, on the exterior of the home, in garages, laundry rooms, basements and crawl spaces. Although GFCI protection may not have been required in some or all of these areas when the home was built, their installation is highly recommended and is typically inexpensive. This protection, if present, was tested and was in satisfactory condition at the time of inspection, unless otherwise noted in this report.

GFCI Protection: GFCI in Home

GFCI outlets were present in the home. The exterior and garage did not have GFCI outlets, but there was currently no power to the exterior or garage. The electrical was updated and did not appear to have these areas reconnected. If power is to be restored to these areas, GFCI outlets should be installed for safety. 

Switches and Lights: Switches and Lights Information

At least a representative number of switches and lights were tested throughout the home and were found to be in good working order. No deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.

Switches and Lights: Lights Not Tested

Exterior dusk to dawn lights, motion lights, landscape lighting, or any light not attached to the structure are not included in a home inspection, and were not tested for functionality. These items are excluded from this inspection.

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.

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13.5.1 - Service Grounding and Bonding

No grounding electrode present

No grounding electrode present. Recommend installation by reputable licensed electrical contractor. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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13.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors Not Present...

Smoke detectors were not present in each bedroom and the basement. With electrical in the attic, you can also add a smoke detector in the attic for added protection though generally they are only required in finished attic areas.

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13.10.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No CO detectors present

No carbon monoxide detectors were present. Recommend installing carbon monoxide detectors. 

Wrench DIY
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Comment
13.11.1 - Receptacles

Cover Plates Missing

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate throughout home. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of cover plates.

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13.11.2 - Receptacles

Outlet Not Working

One or more outlets was not working. Recommend reputable electrical contractor. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

14 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Inspection Method: Inspection Method
Walked Where Possible
Inspection Method: Amount of Attic Able to Walk?
100 Percent
Inspection Method: Amount of Attic Able to View?
100 Percent
Inspection Method: Attic Inspection Hindrances or Limitations
None
Inspection Method: Areas of Attic Not Fully or Visibly Accessible
0
Attic Access: Access Location(s)
Hallway
Attic Access: Access Type(s)
Pull Down Stairs
Ventilation Type(s): Ventilation Type(s)
Ridge Vents, Attic Fan
Roof Structure and Framing: Roof Structure Type
Rafters and Ceiling Joist
Roof Structure and Framing: Roof Sheathing Type
Wood Plank
Roof Structure and Framing: Indication of Condensation Present?
No
Roof Structure and Framing: Indication of Leak(s) Present?
No
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
None
Attic Insulation: Insulation Depth (Average)
0 Inches
Attic Views
General Information and Limitations

Attics are navigated as best I can; levels of high insulation, HVAC ductwork, framing, and other factors can prevent physical and visual accessibility of some areas and items. The amount of the attic that was able to be safely physically and visually inspected will be listed as an approximate percentage above. Insulation is not moved or disturbed for visual accessibility of items. The inspection of this area is limited to visual portions only. Any areas that were not visible are excluded from this inspection.

Inspection Method: Attic Inspection Information

Attics are entered when possible and when it is safe to do so. Many factors may limit the amount of the attic that is physically or visually accessible. 

Ventilation Type(s): Ventilation Information

The attic ventilation was reported on by a visual inspection of said ventilation sources, and looking for indications of improper ventilation. Measurements of ventilation sources are beyond the scope of a home inspection and were not conducted. No indications of inadequate ventilation was observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Roof Structure and Framing: Roof Structure Information

The roof structure was inspected at visible portions looking for any signs of moisture infiltration, damage, or other deficiencies. No reportable conditions or indications of past or present leaks were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Attic Insulation: Insulation Information

The insulation was inspected to determine the approximate depth and type. Current energy star standards recommend approximately 14 inches of insulation to achieve an R-38 rating. Depending on when the home was constructed anywhere from 8-14 inches may be present. No reportable deficiencies were observed with the insulation unless otherwise noted in this report. For more information on insulation please visit here: Insulation Information

Vents and Exhaust Systems: Vent Information

Visible portions of the vent(s) running through the attic space were inspected looking for any disconnected portions and looking at the condition of the sheathing or decking surrounding them for indications of past or present leaks. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

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.

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14.3.1 - Ventilation Type(s)

Attic Fan Inoperable

Attic fan was inoperable at the time of inspection. Recommend reputable licensed electrical contractor wire up an outlet for the fan and test its operation.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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14.5.1 - Attic Insulation

Insufficient Insulation

Insulation depth was inadequate. Recommend a qualified attic insulation contractor install insulation.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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14.6.1 - Vents and Exhaust Systems

Bathroom Vents Into Attic

Bathroom fan vented into the attic which can cause moisture and mold issues. Recommend reputable contractor vent the bathroom fan to the exterior. 

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14.7.1 - Electric

Electric

Knob and tube electric lines appeared to be terminated and/ or disconnected in attic. These conditions can change. Recommend reputable licensed electrician remove all electric wires not in use. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

15 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

Foundation Type
Basement Below Grade
Beam and Post Material
Wood Beam, Steel Column
Approximate Amount of Basement Finished
0 Percent
Visual Limiting Factors
Duct work
Foundation Walls: Material
Masonry Block
Foundation Walls: Amount of Foundation Walls Visible?
100 Approximate Percentage
Foundation Walls: Foundation Wall Crack(s) Present?
Yes
Framing and Above Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Framing and Above Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete, Dirt
Framing and Above Floor Structure: Floor Joist, Beam and Supports Material
Wood Beams, Wood floor joists, Steel support
Insulation: Insulation Present?
No
Moisture Presence: Indications of Moisture At Visible Portions
Water Stains on Walls
Basement Views
Moisture Presence: Moisture Infiltration Information

Areas below grade were inspected for signs of past or present water intrusion by examining visible portions of the foundation walls, floors, and/or soil looking for moisture stains and/or other signs of current or prior water intrusion. No indications of water/moisture intrusion was present at visible areas below grade unless otherwise noted in this report. I can only report on the conditions as they existed at the time of inspection, and can not guarantee that water will not infiltrate this area at a future time due to a heavy rain or changes in home or grounds conditions. It is possible for there to be no signs of moisture and a heavy rainfall could cause moisture intrusion issues. I highly recommend consulting with the sellers as to prior moisture infiltration into areas below grade.

Foundation Walls: Foundation Wall Information

Visible portions of the foundation walls were inspected looking for significant cracking, moisture intrusion, or any other indications of damage or significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Foundation Walls: Painted Foundation Walls

The foundation walls have been painted. All attempts to locate possible moisture intrusion and/or cracks will be given, but due to this paint, indications of moisture infiltration and cracking on the foundation walls may be visually concealed and are excluded from this inspection. I recommend consulting with the sellers as to why the walls were painted.

Framing and Above Floor Structure: Floor Structure Information

Visible portions of the framing and floor structure above were inspected looking for damage or other significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Framing and Above Floor Structure: Column(s) Information

Column(s) were present that supported the overhead floor structure. The column(s) appeared to be in satisfactory condition at visible portions, at the time of inspection. No deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.

Floor and Slab Condition: Slab Information

The concrete slab was inspected looking for irregular cracking, signs of moisture, or significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were present at visible portions, at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.  

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.

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15.1.1 - Moisture Presence

Stains on Basement Walls

Basement walls appeared to have some slight staining on the walls. There were no obvious signs of moisture intrusion besides these. The walls were painted and made inspection for moisture difficult. In older homes, it's not uncommon to have some moisture intrusion in to the basement walls. If this is a concern, recommend reputable basement waterproofing contractor be contacted for further evaluation. 

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15.2.1 - Foundation Walls

Cracks in Wall

Cracking observed in wall structure in back left corner. This could be from moisture intrusion at the structure and/or soil movement. Recommend reputable mason evaluate and correct as needed.

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15.3.1 - Framing and Above Floor Structure

Joists Need Repair

One or more floor joists were damaged by wood destroying insects. Recommend reputable contractor.

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Comment
15.3.2 - Framing and Above Floor Structure

WDI damage to sill plate

Heavy wood destroying insect damage to sill plate on left side of home. Recommend evaluation and correction by reputable contractor as significant work will need to be done to properly correct. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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15.5.1 - Insulation

Recommend insulation

Recommend insulation underneath the rear deck area. 

Wrench DIY

16 - Environmental Concerns

Odors: Odors Present?
No Discernible Odors
Odors: Odors Information

If any odors are noticed in the home I will include them in this section with recommendations made as needed. If no additional information is included in this report in respect to odors, then no discernible odors were present or noticed in the home at the time of inspection.

Asbestos : Asbestos Information

The possibility exists that homes built prior to 1978 may contain building components or items (textured ceiling material, adhesives, tile, tapes, insulation, etc) that contain asbestos. These items are not reported on during a home inspection. If I see obvious signs of a material that I may believe to contain asbestos, I will recommend further evaluation as a courtesy, but these individual references should not be construed as an all-inclusive list. Furthermore, any remodeling or repairs that may take place in the future may reveal asbestos or other environmental hazards that were not visible at the time of inspection. If asbestos is a concern, you are advised to have a full environmental inspection by an environmental contractor prior to the end of your inspection contingency period. 

More information can be found at this link: EPA Asbestos Information

Lead Based Paint: Lead Based Paint Information

The possibility exists that homes built prior to 1978 may contain paint that was lead based. Lead based paint is not reported on, or tested for during a home inspection. If lead based paint is a concern, you are advised to consult an environmental company prior to the end of your inspection contingency period and have additional inspections specializing in environmental hazards. More information about lead based paint can be found at this link: Lead Hazards Information

Fungal Growth: Fungal Growth Information

Reporting on the presence of mold is excluded from a home inspection. If I see obvious signs of fungal growth, I will recommend further evaluation as a courtesy, but these individual references should not be construed as an all-inclusive list. Furthermore, the removal of personal belongings or any remodeling or repairs that may take place in the future may reveal fungal growth or mold that was not visible at the time of inspection. If mold is a concern, you are advised to have a full environmental inspection by an environmental contractor prior to the end of your inspection contingency period.

Pest/Insect/Wildlife Concerns: Pest/ Insect/ Wildlife Concerns Information

Inspecting for, and reporting on the presence of WDI activity (wood destroying organisms) including but not limited to; termites, powder post beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, etc. is beyond the scope of a general home inspection, and is excluded from this inspection report. It is highly recommended that you have a WDI-Termite inspection prior to the end of your inspection contingency period. A full inspection for wood destroying insect is recommended and available through Point Man Home Inspection for an added fee, or can be conducted by any other licensed WDI inspector. Inspection for signs of wildlife such as squirrels, raccoons, mice ect. is beyond the scope of a home inspection. Any comments made in this report in regards to any such activity was done as a courtesy only, should not be viewed as an all-inclusive listing of activity, and requires further evaluation by a reputable pest control company 

17 - Final Checklist

Oven Turned Off
Yes
Thermostat Initial Setting
60 Degrees
Thermostat Leaving Setting
60 Degrees
Lights On Upon Arrival
None
All Lights Turned Off?
Yes
All Exterior Doors Locked?
Yes
Photo Of LockBox Upon Leaving