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1234 Main St.
Berthoud, CO 80513
05/20/2019 9:00AM

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agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
163
Items Inspected
9
Maintenance item
9
Repair recommendation
1
Immediate action/evaluation recommendation

1 - Inspection Details

Information/Overview

Purpose of the Relocation Home Assessment Report
To provide a professional opinion of a relocating employees home in its as is condition, as of the date of assessment, limited to the definitions and guidelines as established in this report.


Procedural Guidelines

  1. Contact the homeowner for an appointment within 1 working day after accepting an assignment.  If the homeowner cannot be reached, contact RAL 800-766-2366
  2. Inspect the property within 3 working days after accepting the assignment unless the homeowner delays the process.    If the inspection cannot be completed in the required time frame or if the inspector will be unavailable to discuss the assignment after completion, it should not be accepted.
  3. E-Mail completed copies of the field report and photos within one day from the date of inspecting the property.
  4. Ask homeowner if property is on well/septic or public utilities.
  5. Call RAL for further direction if other structures (pool house, detached garage, barns, etc.), pool, septic or well exist on the property and an order for the inspection of any of these items was not received.
  6. Call RAL immediately after leaving the property if an immediate safety risk is discovered during your inspection such as a gas leak or possible carbon monoxide concern.
  7. Present a professional and courteous manner.  Inspectors are among the few representatives of the client visible to the relocating homeowner.
  8. Feel free to discuss the homeowners general questions about the inspection process.  Any specific questions regarding the inspection, however, should be referred to the RAL.
  9. Include digital photos as indicated in the RAL Photo Policy and as indicated per each category within this report.  Complete a photo log to facilitate RALs understanding of all photographed items.
  10. Provide full explanations of each defect.  If additional space is required use additional comments page.


Status Definitions
For each category, when applicable, rate the status of each item by checking the box as follows:
Acceptable: The item is performing its intended function as of the date of inspection.
Not Present: The item does not exist in the structure being inspected.
Not Inspected: The item was not assessed because of inaccessibility or other reasons.
Defective: The item is either: structurally unsound, unsafe, hazardous, or inoperative / non-functioning.
Important - all items marked Defective or Not Assessed require a comment
within the body of the report, on the summary page, and in the photo log



In Attendance
Homeowner
Inspection Start Time
1
Occupancy Status
Occupied
Style of Home
Single Family Home
Age of Home
15 Years
House Faces
E
Weather Conditions
Clear
Temperature
Below 65
Ground/Soil Surface Condition
Dry
Additional Services Ordered
None

2 - Lots - Grounds (LG)

IN NI NP D
2.1 WALKS X
2.2 STOOPS/STEPS X
2.3 PATIO X
2.4 DECK/BALCONY X
2.5 PORCH X
2.6 RETAINING WALLS X
2.7 GRADING X
2.8 SWALES X
2.9 BASEMENT STAIRWELL DRAIN X
2.10 WINDOW WELLS X
2.11 EXTERIOR SURFACE DRAIN X
Walkway
CONCRETE, FLAGSTONE
Deck / Porch / Balcony
WOOD DECK
Is vegetation adversely affecting structure?
No
If negative grade exists, are there any signs (past or present) of water penetration or adverse impact to the structure?
No
General photos

The following photos document the general condition of the exterior of the home. These photos reflect areas that have no existing concerns at this time. Areas with a specific concern or defect are noted separately, referencing the specific issue and area of concern.

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

3 - Roof (R)

IN NI NP D
3.1 ROOF COVERINGS X
3.2 ROOF FLASHING X
3.3 SKYLIGHTS X
3.4 CHIMNEY X
3.5 GUTTERS X X
3.6 DOWNSPOUTS & EXTENSIONS X
Roof Covering
DIMENSIONAL ASPHALT SHINGLE
Inspection Method
WALKED ROOF
Percent Inspected
100 %
Estimated Age
15 Years
Design Life
30 Years
Number of Layers
One
Type of Chimney Construction
METAL FLUE PIPE
Gutter And Downspout Material
METAL
ROOF COVERINGS: Roof walked - no concerns noted
The roof was walked and fully inspected.  No concerns or defects were noted at this time.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective
Credit
Comment
3.5.1 - GUTTERS

Ground drain downspout disconnect
SE corner

The ground drain-line has settled and pulled loose from downspout, and needs re-connecting. The drainage may not fully push away from the home in this condition. This should be evaluated and corrected by qualified contractor.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Exterior Surfaces (ES)

IN NI NP D
4.1 WALL COVERING X X
4.2 TRIM X
4.3 FASCIA X
4.4 SOFFITS X
4.5 WINDOWS X X
4.6 STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS X
Siding Information
SYNTHETIC STUCCO, EIFS STUCCO
Exterior Entry Doors
METAL, SLIDING GLASS DOOR
General photos

The following photos document the general condition of the exterior of the home. These photos reflect areas that have no existing concerns at this time. Areas with a specific concern or defect are noted separately, referencing the specific issue and area of concern.

STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Type of Stucco
EIFS (synthetic stucco over foam board insulation)
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Foam Board?
Yes
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: If foam board is present, is it used only as decorative trim?
No
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Type of mesh/lath
Fiberglass
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Substrate Type
Foam OSB
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Weather barrier?
Not visible
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Drainage plane
No
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Finish/Top Coat
Cement based
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Were stucco layers observed at a cross-section?
No
STUCCO SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Stucco Comments
Appears to be EIFS with no drainage plane and a sealed bottom edge
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective
Credit
Comment
4.1.1 - WALL COVERING

Seal penetration
Rear of detached garage

Holes in the exterior wall should be sealed to prevent pest intrusion or water damage. Work should be performed by a qualified contractor.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
4.1.2 - WALL COVERING

Siding in contact with roof
Above deck and above front porch

The siding over the roof  is showing deterioration to the bottom edge in areas.  Normally, a 1" to 2" gap should be present between the siding and the shingles, to prevent damage to this bottom edge.  It does appear that there is proper side wall flashing behind this siding. It is recommended that a siding professional repair or replace the damaged siding and ensure that a 1" gap is maintained over the roof areas, to prevent further deterioration.
Siding Siding Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.1.3 - WALL COVERING

Siding in contact with soil
Detached garage and all sides of home

There is inadequate soil-to-siding clearance.  Direct soil contact with siding material can cause damage to the siding and be an area for water intrusion, as well as wood destroying insect intrusion into the home.  I recommend the grading be reviewed and corrected in this area, to ensure there is no soil-to-siding contact, and that the drainage slopes away from the home in this area.

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.1.4 - WALL COVERING

EIFS stucco, evaluation needed
All sides

The house appears to be clad with a product known as Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), also referred to as "Synthetic Stucco." Many EIFS clad houses have revealed moisture related problems such as deteriorated wood framing and mold issues. The house has some cracks present in areas around the home, representing potential moisture penetration issues. Testing of this cladding is beyond the scope of this inspection, and requires a specialist who can probe the siding and determine if moisture issues are present, and if repair is needed.  I recommend a siding specialist familiar with EIFS inspect the home completely, and advise you on any repair needed. 
Stucco Stucco Repair Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.1.5 - WALL COVERING

Stone Veneer minor cracking
Near main garage doors

The stone veneer is cracked at some locations around the home. This appears to be minor and no moisture concerns are noted. A siding contractor should repair as needed. 

Siding Siding Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.1.6 - WALL COVERING

Stone veneer in contact with hardgrade
All sides

The stone veneer is in contact with the concrete around the home in the above locations. No moisture concerns are noted at this time.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
4.1.7 - WALL COVERING

No flashing between materials

There's no flashing between the stucco and the stone veneer. It is unclear if this was required during the time of construction. No obvious moisture concerns present.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
4.1.8 - WALL COVERING

Grass against foundation wall
Rear yard

There is grass against the west foundation wall. If this area is watered by a sprinkler, the siding and foundation will be exposed to excessive water.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
4.5.1 - WINDOWS

Worn screens

The screens on several windows throughout are aging, and the screen material appears to be brittle.  Consider rescreening in the near future, as a minor maintenance item.

Tools Handyman/DIY

5 - Garage/Carports (GC)

IN NI NP D
5.1 DOOR OPERATION X
5.2 AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENER X
5.3 CONDITION (structural, roof, electrical, slab, etc) X
5.4 GARAGE CEILINGS X
5.5 GARAGE WALLS X
5.6 GARAGE FLOOR X
5.7 GARAGE HEATING SYSTEM X
Garage Door Type
TWO CAR AUTOMATIC, THREE CAR AUTOMATIC
Garage Door Material
METAL
Auto-Opener Manufacturer
LIFT-MASTER
Garage/Carport Type
Attached Garage, Detached Garage
Any visible breaches in firewall protection between garage and living space, including doors?
No
General photos

The following photos document the general condition of the garage if applicable. These photos reflect areas that have no existing concerns at this time. Areas with a specific concern or defect are noted separately, referencing the specific issue and area of concern.

GARAGE HEATING SYSTEM: No concerns noted

The garage has a separate heating system installed.  The unit was turned on at the thermostat, and run to ensure it was functional.  The unit appears to be working properly with no concerns noted.

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

6 - Structures (S)

IN NI NP D
6.1 FOUNDATION X
6.2 BEAMS X
6.3 BEARING WALLS X
6.4 JOISTS-TRUSSES X
6.5 PIERS-POSTS X
6.6 EXTERIOR STAIRS, RAILINGS AND BALCONIES X
6.7 FLOOR/SLAB X
Foundation
POURED CONCRETE
Basement / Crawlspace
FULL BASEMENT
Floor Structure
MANUFACTURED WOOD JOISTS
Columns Or Piers
STEEL SCREW JACKS
Wall Structure
WOOD FRAMED
FOUNDATION: Limited visibility of foundation
A limited inspection of the home's foundation was performed. On the inside of the home, the foundation is not visible due to insulation covering the basement walls and/or a finished basement. A visual inspection of the foundation was conducted on the exterior of the home where possible, by observations made above the soil and below the homes outer covering. No obvious foundation concerns were noted. Also, interior indications (ie walls, ceilings and door operation) indicate no obvious structural issues.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

7 - Attic (A)

IN NI NP D
7.1 ROOF FRAMING X
7.2 SHEATHING X
7.3 VENTILATION X
7.4 ATTIC FAN X
7.5 WHOLE HOUSE FAN X
Attic Info
ATTIC HATCH, PULL DOWN STAIRS
Method Used To Observe Attic
ENTERED
Percent of Attic(s) Inspected
100 %
Roof Structure
2 X 4 RAFTERS
Ventilation
ROOF-TOP VENTS, ATTIC FAN, SOFFIT VENTS
Evidence of past or present water penetration?
No
If yes, does it appear to be active or ongoing?
No
ROOF FRAMING: No concerns noted
The attic was visually inspected and is properly ventilated, with no structural or moisture concerns noted.
ATTIC FAN: Attic fan operational (2 Units)

There is a thermostatically controlled attic vent fan installed in the attic.  This is present to keep the attic ventilated, when the temperature is excessive.  The unit was tested and appears to be installed properly.

WHOLE HOUSE FAN: Whole house fan operational

There is a whole house fan installed.  The fan was tested, with no concerns noted.  Whole house fans can be used as a substitute for air conditioning much of the year.  When the fan is turned on, it pulls air in from open windows and exhausts it through the attic and roof. This provides a measure of whole house cooling and also serves to help ventilate the attic.

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

8 - Basement (B)

IN NI NP D
8.1 SUMP PUMP X
8.2 FLOORS X
8.3 HEAT SOURCE X
8.4 BASEMENT INSULATION X
Basement Features
FULL BASEMENT
Percent of Basement Inspected
100 %
Percent of basement finished
80 %
Wall Structure
WOOD FRAMED
Basement / Crawlspace Insulation
NONE OBSERVED
Evidence of Past or Present Water Pentration
No
If yes, does it appear active or ongoing?
No
General photos

The following photos document the general condition of the foundation, basement, and or crawlspace. These photos reflect areas that have no existing concerns at this time. Areas with a specific concern or defect are noted separately, referencing the specific issue and area of concern.

SUMP PUMP: Pit - no pump present
A sump pit is present in this home, however there is no sump pump installed. There was no water in the pit. After a heavy rain or snow melt, the pit should be checked to ensure there is not an excessive amount of water retained. If there is a considerable amount of water in the pit after a heavy rain/snow, a pump should be installed. This is noted for information and maintenance only.
FLOORS: Floor not visible
Visibility of some of the basement floor was limited by finished flooring and/or personal items. The floor was walked where possible, and no concerns were noted.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

9 - Crawlspace (CS)

IN NI NP D
9.1 SUMP PUMP X
9.2 CRAWLSPACE ACCESS X
9.3 CRAWLSPACE INSULATION X
9.4 CRAWLSPACE VAPOR BARRIERS X
9.5 VENTILATION X
Crawlspace Description
NONE
Method Used To Observe Crawlspace
NO CRAWLSPACE
Visible Efflorescence on walls?
No
Crawlspace Insulation
No crawlspace
Crawl Space Vapor Retarder
NO CRAWLSPACE
Evidence of Past or Present Water Pentration
No
If yes, does it appear active or ongoing?
No
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

10 - Electrical (E)

IN NI NP D
10.1 SERVICE CABLE X
10.2 MAIN DISCONNECT DEVICE AND LOCATION X
10.3 MAIN & DISTRIBUTION PANELS, SERVICE AND GROUNDING EQUIPMENT, AND LOCATION X
10.4 BRANCH CIRCUITS X
10.5 FIXTURES, SWITCHES AND CONNECTED DEVICES X
10.6 RECEPTACLE OPERATION (POLARITY AND GROUNDING) X X
10.7 GFCI X
10.8 SMOKE DETECTORS X
10.9 CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS X
Electrical Service Conductors
BELOW GROUND
Electrical Service Voltage Rating
240 VOLTS
Service Amperage And Panel Capacity
225 AMP
Main Disconnect Location
AT MAIN PANEL
Panel Type
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Electric Panel Manufacturer
SQUARE D
Branch Wire 15 And 20 AMP
COPPER
Wiring Methods
ROMEX
Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor (GFCI) Protection
YES
Arc Fault Circuit Interruptor (AFCI) Protection
YES
Smoke Detectors
SMOKE DETECTORS INSTALLED (HARDWIRED)
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
CO DETECTOR(S) PROPERLY INSTALLED
MAIN DISCONNECT DEVICE AND LOCATION: Located and inspected

The main electrical panel was located and the exterior housing was observed and is in good condition. The main electrical service disconnect can be used to shut off all power to the home in the event of an electrical emergency or when electrical repairs are needed.

MAIN & DISTRIBUTION PANELS, SERVICE AND GROUNDING EQUIPMENT, AND LOCATION: Panel(s) inspected - no concerns noted
Garages and Basement

The interior of the electric panel(s) was inspected, with no concerns noted at this time.

SMOKE DETECTORS: Units present In all recommended locations

Smoke detectors are present in the home, located on each floor and within each bedroom, as recommended.  Monthly testing of the units is recommended, along with annual battery replacement. Additionally, replacement of the units is recommended once older than 10 years of age, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  This helpful resource has important tips related to smoke alarm safety.

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS: Units present In all recommended locations

CO detectors are currently present in the proper locations. Colorado state law requires that all homes being purchased are required to have Carbon Monoxide Alarms installed by the seller.  This is a requirement for homes that have a fuel-fired heating system or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage.  The CO Alarm(s) must be installed within 15 feet of the entrance to each sleeping room. This can be in a hallway outside bedrooms.  If bedrooms are located on more than one level, then a separate CO alarm must be installed outside each bedroom area on each level.  This inspection includes a review of the presence of CO alarms, and includes pressing the 'test' button to verify operation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective
Credit
Comment
10.6.1 - RECEPTACLE OPERATION (POLARITY AND GROUNDING)

Ungrounded outlet(s)
Basement kitchenette

An ungrounded "three-prong" outlet(s) is present, even though 3 wire circuits with ground wires appear to be present elsewhere. This is a safety issue that needs to be corrected. An electrician should investigate and repair this item.

Electric Electrical Contractor

11 - Heating System (HS)

IN NI NP D
11.1 HEATING EQUIPMENT X
11.2 CHIMNEYS, FLUES, AND VENTS (FOR HEATING SYSTEM) X
11.3 THERMOSTAT X
11.4 AUTOMATIC SAFETY CONTROLS X
11.5 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (INCLUDING FANS, DUCTS, AIR FILTERS, REGISTERS) X
11.6 SUSPECTED ASBESTOS ON DUCTS/PIPES X
11.7 HUMIDIFIER EQUIPMENT X
Number Of Heat Systems (Excluding Wood)
ONE
Primary Heating System
FORCED AIR
Heat System Brand
TRANE
Energy Source
NATURAL GAS
Approximate Age (Be Specific)
15 YEARS OLD
HEATING EQUIPMENT: Furnace tested - no concerns noted

The furnace was fully tested and inspected, and is operating properly at this time. The unit appears to be in good condition.  No actions are needed. Periodic changing of the filter and an annual service check up and cleaning of the unit is recommended, to keep the furnace in good working condition.

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (INCLUDING FANS, DUCTS, AIR FILTERS, REGISTERS): Filter is clean

The filter for the HVAC system is clean. Regular furnace filter replacement is recommended every 3 months during the heating and cooling season.

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

12 - Air Conditioning System (AC)

IN NI NP D
12.1 COOLING AND AIR HANDLER EQUIPMENT X X
12.2 OPERATING CONTROLS/ THERMOSTAT X
12.3 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (INCLUDING FANS, DUCTS, AIR FILTERS, REGISTERS) X
Central Air Manufacturer
BRYANT
Approximate Age (Be Specific)
14 YEARS OLD
Number Of A/C Only Units
ONE
Equipment Type
AIR CONDITIONER UNIT
Operating Characteristics
AIR-TO-AIR SYSTEM
Energy Source
ELECTRICITY
Do all habitable spaces have a cooling source
Yes
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective
Credit
Comment
12.1.1 - COOLING AND AIR HANDLER EQUIPMENT

AC too cold to test

The A/C system(s) was not tested for proper operation because the outside air temperature is 65 degrees or less. Damage to the unit can occur if operated below this temperature. Liquid can be in the compressor unit, and can damage the compressor if run.  A limited visual inspection of the system and electrical service was conducted with no concerns noted.

Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - Plumbing (P)

IN NI NP D
13.1 MAIN FUEL SHUT OFF LOCATION X
13.2 MAIN WATER SHUT-OFF LOCATION X
13.3 WATER PRESSURE MEASUREMENT X
13.4 WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS X
13.5 DRAIN PIPES X
13.6 VENT PIPES X
13.7 LAUNDRY TUB X
13.8 TOILETS AND BIDETS X
13.9 FIXTURES AND FAUCETS X
13.10 TUB/SHOWER X
13.11 EXHAUST FAN (bath vents) X
13.12 SINK X
13.13 HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS X X
13.14 GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS X X
13.15 JETTED TUBS X X
Water Source
SHARED WELL
Sewage Service
Private
Water Supply (Into Home)
COPPER
Water Distribution (Inside Home)
COPPER
PEX Fittings present? What kind?
NO PEX
Drain Waste And Vent Material
ABS
Water Heater Power Source
NATURAL GAS
Water Heater Capacity
40 GALLON (2)
Manufacturer
BRADFORD-WHITE
Approximate Age
15 YEARS OLD
Washer Drain Size
2" DIAMETER
Where does bath fan terminate?
Exterior
If bath fan is not present, is there an operable window?
Yes
MAIN WATER SHUT-OFF LOCATION: Inspected - no concerns noted

The main water shut-off was inspected, with no visible concerns noted.  This can be used to turn all of the water off to the home in the event of a plumbing emergency or when plumbing repairs are needed. Note: we do not operate shut off valves - the inspection is a visual review for leaks.

WATER PRESSURE MEASUREMENT: No concerns noted

The water pressure was measured at an outside hose-bib and was in the normal expected range of 35-80 psi. This static measurement is what was measured on the day of the inspection, but this water pressure can vary at different times of the day depending on the pressure that is being delivered by the municipal water supplier.

JETTED TUBS: Jetted tub - limited test performed

The jet powered bath tub function was tested at time of inspection.  We perform a limited functional test of jetted tubs.  We turn on the power switch at the unit, to verify that the pump operates and comes on.  We confirm the electrical connection to the unit, and visually inspect under the unit, when an access door is available.  We do not fill the tub completely and run the jets with water in the tub.  The reason for this is that many times, if a tub has not been used recently, mildew will be present in the jet lines, and will flush into the tub causing the need to clean the tub completely. We recommend that prior to use, the tub be filled, the jets run, and the unit cleaned completely.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective
Credit
Comment
13.13.1 - HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS

Older units - consider replacing

The water heater is older, and is over the age of average life expectancy (10-12 years). Based upon the age and condition of the unit, leaks could develop at any time, and replacement is recommended.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
Credit
Comment
13.14.1 - GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

CSST not bonded
Attic

There is a type of flexible gas piping called CSST installed in the home.  This gas piping is not properly supported & does not appear to be properly bonded. This type of piping is required by the manufacturer to be bonded to the electrical grounding system of the home for safety. This requirement reduces the likelihood of damage to the piping from an electrical surge or lighting strike, which could result in gas leaks or a fire. A professional electrical contractor should evaluate and properly bond the CSST gas piping to the electrical grounding system as required.  For more information, visit https://scotthomeinspection.com/csst-direct-bonding-tech-bulletin/

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
Credit
Comment
13.15.1 - JETTED TUBS

No access
Master bathroom

There is no access panel installed or the panel was sealed at the time of inspection for the jetted tub and I was not able to inspect the motor and connections. I recommend that a removable panel be installed to give access to the jetted motor and piping that run under and around the tub. Contact a qualified contractor for advice and necessary corrections.
Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - On Site Sewage Disposal (SD)

IN NI NP D
14.1 Assessment of Sewage Disposal System X
Assessment of Sewage Disposal System: Private well present

Overview of the well covers

On Site Sewage Disposal System Present (Septic)
Yes
Type of Septic System
Conventional
Location of septic system in relationship to home
West side
Septic location comments
Ok
Is property occupied at the time of the inspection?
Yes
Does the septic system have a visible riser?
No
Septic riser comments
Not visible
Is there at least 50' of clearance between septic system & well?
Yes
Clearance Comments
Ok
Will the septic evaluation meet the needs of the local health officials?
Yes
Method of evaluation
Visual
Was water run for a minimum of 30 mins?
No
Was effluent visible on ground?
No
Effluent comments
Ok
Functional Drainage
Yes
Drainage comments
Ok
Additional Comments - Septic:
Ok
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

15 - Well (W)

IN NI NP D
15.1 Well: Overall System Assessment X
15.2 Riser X
15.3 Control Switches X
15.4 Pressure Tank X
Well System Present
Off site community
Well Type
Community
Location of well in relationship to home
Unknown
Does well have a riser?
Unknown
Location of Pressure Tank
Unknown
Type of well pump
Unknown
Well pump comments
Off site
Estimated pressure?
65 psi
Estimated flow after 30 minutes
Unknown gpm
Is pressure adequate for this geographical area?
Yes
Will this inspection meet the needs of the local health officials?
Yes
Water sample sent to Lab?
No
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

16 - Spa/Hot Tub Equipment

IN NI NP D
16.1 SPA/HOT TUB OVERALL ASSESSMENT X
16.2 SHELL/LINER X
16.3 DECKING X
16.4 COVER X
16.5 FILTER X
16.6 MOTOR X
16.7 PUMP X
16.8 BLOWER X
16.9 PRESSURE GAUGE X
16.10 HEATER X
16.11 LIGHTS X
16.12 GFCI AND ELECTRICAL X
16.13 OTHER X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

17 - Inground Sprinkler System (ISS)

IN NI NP D
17.1 SYSTEM OPERATION X
17.2 ELECTRICAL/TIMER(S)/CONTROLS X
17.3 PLUMBING X
17.4 ZONE VALVES X
17.5 SPRINKLER HEADS X
17.6 BACKFLOW PREVENTER X X
General photos

The following photos document the general condition of the sprinkler system if applicable. These photos reflect areas that have no existing concerns at this time. Areas with a specific concern or defect are noted separately, referencing the specific issue and area of concern.

SYSTEM OPERATION: Sprinkler system winterized - visual only

The sprinkler system was not tested due to the colder outside temperatures and appears to be winterized for the season. The main shut off valve for the system was checked and is off at this time. A basic visual inspection of components was performed.  The condition of the system is unknown, and it is unknown if proper winterizing was performed. Verify with the current owner that the system was blown-out or drained down and winterized properly.  A full test should be done when the system can be de-winterized properly to verify operation.

ELECTRICAL/TIMER(S)/CONTROLS: No concerns noted
Garage
The controller for the sprinkler system was inspected, with no concerns noted.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective
Credit
Comment
17.6.1 - BACKFLOW PREVENTER

Cap damaged

The backflow preventer cap at the lawn sprinkling supply outside is missing or damaged.  This cap is needed, to protect interior components from damage and weathering.  A qualified person should repair or replace as needed.
Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor

18 - Fireplace (FP)

IN NI NP D
18.1 GAS/LP FIREPLACES X
18.2 WOOD FIREPLACE X
18.3 FREE-STANDING WOOD STOVE X
18.4 WOOD STOVE INSERT X
18.5 FLUE(S) X
Types Of Fireplaces
VENTED GAS LOGS
Number of Operable Fireplaces
ONE
GAS/LP FIREPLACES: Tested - no concerns noted
Living room

The gas fireplace(s) was tested and was functional at the time of the inspection, with no concerns noted.

GAS/LP FIREPLACES: Electric fireplace

There is an electronic fireplace present. No concerns noted.

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

19 - Kitchen (K)

IN NI NP D
19.1 RANGES / OVENS / COOKTOPS X
19.2 FOOD WASTE DISPOSER X
19.3 DISHWASHER X
19.4 RANGE HOOD X
19.5 MICROWAVE COOKING EQUIPMENT X
19.6 COUNTERS AND CABINETS X
19.7 REFRIGERATOR X
General Appliance Inspection/Testing Notes:

The appliances are all turned on and run, to ensure that they operate.  The testing done is general in nature, and not exhaustive.  We do not verify appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, ice-maker production, and other specialized features of the appliances. Note that if the occupant has dishes in the dishwasher or clothes in the washer or dryer, we do not operate them and will note the limitation in our ability to completely inspect and test these units.

General photos

The following photos document the general condition of kitchen and appliances if applicable. These photos reflect areas that have no existing concerns at this time. Areas with a specific concern or defect are noted separately, referencing the specific issue and area of concern.

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

20 - Final Comments (FC) and Noteworthy Concerns

IN NI NP D
Unsafe or Hazardous Conditions Noted
No
Signs of roof leaks?
No
Is there Synthetic Stucco or EIFS present?
Yes
Is there hardboard composite siding present?
No
Are there signs of moisture problems in the crawlspace and/or basement present?
No
Are there any Federal Pacific or Zinsco/Sylvania panels present?
No
Is there single strand aluminum wiring present?
No
Is there any knob and tube wiring present?
No
Is there any Polybutylene piping present?
No
Is there any ABS piping present?
Yes
Is there any Plastic Flexible Tubing present (PEX, Zurn, Kitec, IPEX)?
No
Any evidence of an underground fuel oil storage tank?
No
Any signs of corrosive drywall (aka Chinese drywall)?
No
Any visible mold present?
No
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

21 - Dryer Vent (DV)

IN NI NP D
21.1 DRYER VENTING X
Dryer Vent
FLEXIBLE METAL
Dryer Power Source
220 VOLT ELECTRIC
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

22 - Rooms and Doors (RD)

IN NI NP D
22.1 WALLS X X
22.2 CEILINGS X
22.3 FLOORS X
22.4 DOORS X X
22.5 CLOSETS X
22.6 INTERIOR STAIRS, RAILINGS AND BALCONIES X
Are handrails/guardrails missing where necessary for safety?
No
Are handrails/guardrails balusters more than 4" apart?
No
Do all finished areas have a permanent heat source as required?
Yes
General photos

The following photos document the general condition of interior areas if applicable. These photos reflect areas that have no existing concerns at this time. Areas with a specific concern or defect are noted separately, referencing the specific issue and area of concern.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective
Credit
Comment
22.1.1 - WALLS

Minor cracking
Basement windows

Minor cracking was noted near the basement windows in the home. These cracks are typical of minor settling, and should be monitored for further movement, and patched and repaired as desired. 

Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
22.4.1 - DOORS

Door(s) not latching
Basement Hall

The door(s) will not latch properly when closed.  This door needs to be adjusted or repaired, to properly close and latch. This should be evaluated and corrected by a qualified contractor.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
22.4.2 - DOORS

Door missing handle
Both basement bedrooms

Basement bedroom closet doors missing handles. Replacement needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

23 - Driveways (D)

IN NI NP D
23.1 DRIVEWAYS X
Driveway
CONCRETE
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

24 - Attic Materials (AM)

IN NI NP D
24.1 STYLES AND MATERIALS X
24.2 ATTIC INSULATION AND VAPOR RETARDERS X
STYLES AND MATERIALS: Attic Insulation
BLOWN, FIBERGLASS, BATT
STYLES AND MATERIALS: R-Value
R-38
STYLES AND MATERIALS: Insulation Depth
15 Inches
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

25 - Environmental Concerns (ENV)

IN NI NP D
Friable Asbestos Observed?
No
Popcorn Ceiling Observed?
No
Underground Storage Tank Observed?
No
Mold Observed?
No
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Defective

26 - Radon Mitigation System (Pre-Installed System)

IN NI NP D
26.1 RADON MITIGATION SYSTEM X
Importance of radon testing:

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) recommends that home owners and home buyers test their current or prospective home for the presence of radon gas in indoor air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly recommends that steps be taken to reduce indoor radon levels when test results are 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of radon in air, or more. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has estimated that each year in the U.S., between 15,000 and 22,000 people die from radon related lung cancer. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

System Verification Needed:
The presence of a radon mitigation system indicates that at one time high radon levels were detected and a system installed to mitigate for radon gas.  The only way to confirm if a mitigation system is working is to have a radon test performed.  

If buying or selling a home, read EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon.  If fixing a home, read EPA's A Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction. These and other publications on indoor air quality are available at http://www.epa.gov/iaq/

RADON MITIGATION SYSTEM: Active system
This home appears to have an active radon mitigation system.  An active radon mitigation system has four basic elements: (1) an electric vent fan (located outside of conditioned space, i.e., in the attic, garage or outside the building envelope); (2) a system failure warning device (may also be in the basement); (3) a vent pipe running between sub-slab gravel up to above the roof or eave; and, (4) sealed and caulked cracks and joints. The estimated life of a quality vent fan (operating continuously) is 10 years. In an existing home, the vent fan, wiring and piping are all part of the same installation. 

For more information on maintenance of radon mitigation systems, visit here.

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