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1234 Main St.
Detroit, Michigan 48226
12/05/2019 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
80
Items Inspected
15
Deficiencies

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Ranch
Temperature (approximate)
32 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear
Elevations: Side A
Elevations: Side B
Elevations: Side C
Elevations: Side D
Elevations: Garage

2 - Structural Components

IN NI NP D
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X
2.2 Floor Structure X
2.3 Wall Structure X
2.4 Ceiling Structure X
2.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Full Basement
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Wood I-Joists
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Wall Structure: Material
Wood
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
3.6 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.7 Awning X
3.8 Brick X
3.9 Chimney Evaluation / Exterior Only X X
3.10 Exterior Lighting X
3.11 Exterior Windows X
3.12 Front Porch Railing X X
3.13 Garage X
3.14 Garage Door X
3.15 Gutters X
3.16 Perimeter Fencing / Gates / Retainer Walls X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Channel
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel, Fiberglass
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Front Porch, Patio
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cascading mortar erosion. C Side at chimney base

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.3.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Cracking in Concrete

Monitor

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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Comment
3.5.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading.

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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Comment
3.9.1 - Chimney Evaluation / Exterior Only

Chimney cap damaged concrete

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.16.1 - Perimeter Fencing / Gates / Retainer Walls

Driveway entry gate missing

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Roofing

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

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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4.1.1 - Coverings

Exposed Nails

Under-driven or exposed nails were found in one or more roof coverings. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and correct. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Roof Roofing Professional

5 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
5.1 Fixtures / Faucets X X
5.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
5.3 Water Heater X
5.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X
5.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
5.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
5.7 Water Supply Lines X
Filters
None
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Basement
Material - Distribution
Copper
Material - Water Supply
Copper
Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2", 1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Iron, PVC
Water Heater: Power Source
Gas
Water Heater: Capacity
40 Gallons
Water Heater: Location
Basement
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
Exterior
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Kenmore

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
5.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Toilet Loose - Secure Anchor Bolts to Flange

Wrenches Handyman
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5.1.2 - Fixtures / Faucets

Vanity mirror in 1/2 bathroom 1st floor not secure

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X
6.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X
6.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures (Representative number of switches and receptacles in the home, garage & exterior) X
6.5 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles X
6.6 GFCI & AFCI X
6.7 Smoke Detectors X
6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
6.9 Recepticles X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Wiring Method
Romex
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Basement
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

7 - Heating

IN NI NP D
7.1 Heating Equipment X
7.2 Distribution Systems X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Filter Size
20x25x1
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Heating Equipment: Brand
Carrier

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

8 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP D
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Distribution System X
Type
Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Unknown
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Distribution System: Too cold to test
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
10

Modern standards call for at least 13 SEER rating for new install. 

Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.

Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature

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

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

9 - Interiors

IN NI NP D
9.1 Walls X
9.2 Ceilings X X
9.3 Floors X X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets (Representative number) X X
9.6 Doors (Representative number) X X
9.7 Windows (Representative number) X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Windows (Representative number): Window Type
Sliders
Windows (Representative number): Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Moisture Meter Test in Basement
Countertops & Cabinets (Representative number): Countertop Material
Granite
Countertops & Cabinets (Representative number): Cabinetry
Wood

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
9.2.1 - Ceilings

Trim not finished on cabinet soffit crown

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
9.3.1 - Floors

Noticeable gap around floor register in living roo

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
9.5.1 - Countertops & Cabinets (Representative number)

Dishwasher placement blocking drawer

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
9.6.1 - Doors (Representative number)

Bdrm 3. Knob placement on closet door reversed

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
9.6.2 - Doors (Representative number)

Bi fold door in basement not properly installed

Shave door down

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
10.5 Microwave X
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Refrigerator: Brand
GE
Garbage Disposal: Info
Microwave: Info
Dishwasher: Water supply line not hooked up

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
10.2.1 - Refrigerator

Fridge not level. Adjust legs

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP D
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
Gas, 110 Volt
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: R-value
14
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Fiberglass

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
Wood
Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts: Fireplace

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies