Residential Inspection Report

123 Sample Drive

Anytown , USA 54321

Year Built : 1970 Sq.Footage : 2178 Occupied : Yes Utilities : On Weather : Clear
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Inspected By: Jared Watkins

Date & Time: July 20, 2022 at 03:00 pm

Report Created For: Client Name

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  • Summary

    344 Items Inspected

    DEFECT #0 OF 0

    Roof Coverings and Drainage

    Roof Drainage Systems

    DEFICIENCY 2.1
    Debris - gutters

    I found debris accumulating in the gutters. I recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

    Roof Coverings and Drainage

    Roof Drainage Systems

    DEFICIENCY 2.2
    Downspouts Draining Near Foundation - Gutters

    One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation, or are damaged resulting in run-off spil...

    Roof Coverings and Drainage

    Roof Drainage Systems

    DEFICIENCY 2.3
    Improperly Sloped - Gutters

    The gutters are improperly sloped in areas, which could result in run-off drainage around the foundation ...

    Exterior

    Walkways, Patios & Driveways

    DEFICIENCY 3.1
    Cracking/Settling - Minor - Walkways Patios Driveways

    I observed some minor cracks in the cement. This is very typical due to soil movement. I would consider ...

    Exterior

    Walkways, Patios & Driveways

    DEFICIENCY 3.2
    Negative Grading - Walkways Patios Driveways

    It appeared that the concrete showed negative slope and drains towards the structure. Run-off leading to ...

    Exterior

    Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

    DEFICIENCY 3.3
    Vegetation- Near Siding/Foundation

    Vegetation is growing too close to the home. The root systems can cause major foundation issues, the leav...

    Exterior

    Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

    DEFICIENCY 3.4
    Overhanging Roof - Vegetation

    Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof when large limbs fall during high ...

    Exterior

    Siding, Flashing & Trim

    DEFICIENCY 3.5
    Typical Wear For The Age - Siding/Trim

    The siding and trim had minor signs of wear, peeling paint and maintenance needed typical for the age of ...

    Exterior

    Siding, Flashing & Trim

    DEFICIENCY 3.6
    Damaged - Siding/Trim

    There appears to be one or more areas of damaged siding. Recommend replacement or repair of siding.

    Exterior

    Exterior Doors

    DEFICIENCY 3.7
    Damaged - Exterior Doors

    When I inspected the home's exterior doors I found that one or more were damaged at the time of the inspe...

    Exterior

    Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

    DEFICIENCY 3.8
    Water Sealant Recommended - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

    The exterior structure is showing signs of weathering and/or water damage. It's important to keep it seal...

    Exterior

    Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

    DEFICIENCY 3.9
    Improper Construction Practices - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

    When I inspected the deck, it appeared to have poor construction methods used in general. I suspect that ...

    Garage

    Floor

    DEFICIENCY 4.1
    Settling - Garage Floor

    Garage floor shows signs of settling in the soil beneath the slab. I recommend evaluation for potential r...

    Garage

    Fire Rated Walls & Ceilings

    DEFICIENCY 4.2
    Damaged Drywall - Fire Rated Walls & Ceilings Garage

    In the garage, I found areas of the firewall that have been damaged. It is important to maintain a proper...

    Garage

    Fire Rated Walls & Ceilings

    DEFICIENCY 4.3
    Attic Access - Not fire rated

    The attic access does not comply with firewall standards. Since the garage and living space share an atti...

    Garage

    Garage Door

    DEFICIENCY 4.4
    Damage - Garage Door

    The garage door has slight damage which was not causing any problems with the opening of the door at the ...

    Electrical

    Service Entrance Conductors

    DEFICIENCY 5.1
    Contact with Tree(s) -Service Entrance

    It is recommended that the tree branches are cut back so they are not in contact with wires. This will he...

    Electrical

    Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

    DEFICIENCY 5.2
    Insufficient Capacity - Main/Sub Panel

    The main panel was not up to current power requirements of 100 amp minimum. This will not fully accommoda...

    Electrical

    Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

    DEFICIENCY 5.3
    Double Tap Lug - bus bar

    There were one or more double tapped lugs on the bus bar at the time of inspection. Neutral, ground, or a...

    Electrical

    Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

    DEFICIENCY 5.4
    Loose and/or Exposed Wiring

    There is unsafe and exposed wiring visible and present during the home inspection. I recommend a licensed...

    Electrical

    GFCI & AFCI

    DEFICIENCY 5.5
    GFCI Protection Not Installed

    There are receptacles in the home that aren't protected by GFCI when they should be. Receptacles near wat...

    Electrical

    Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

    DEFICIENCY 5.6
    Missing - Cover Plates

    One or more light switches/receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. I rec...

    Electrical

    Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

    DEFICIENCY 5.7
    Inoperable - Light Fixture

    Light was not operating during the inspection. It could be just a simple light bulb that is burnt out, bu...

    Electrical

    Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

    DEFICIENCY 5.8
    Loose - Outlet

    One or more receptacles in the home were loose. When plugging something in, the receptacle wiggles around...

    Electrical

    Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

    DEFICIENCY 5.9
    Flickering Lights

    There appear to be some flickering lights during the inspection recommend evaluation by electrician after...

    Electrical

    Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

    DEFICIENCY 5.10
    Open Ground - Outlet

    One or more receptacles have and open ground at the time of inspection. I recommend a qualified electrici...

    Electrical

    Smoke Detectors

    DEFICIENCY 5.11
    Missing - Smoke Detectors

    Smoke detectors were missing at the time of inspection. I recommend installation.

    Electrical

    Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    DEFICIENCY 5.12
    Not Installed - CO Detector(s)

    Unless the CO Detector is tied in with the smoke alarm, I did not observe any CO Detectors in the Home. I...

    Foundation and Structure

    Foundation

    DEFICIENCY 6.1
    Evidence of pests -basement/crawlspace

    There were traps and other evidence of pests present at the time of the inspection. Recommend evaluation ...

    Foundation and Structure

    Floor / Ceiling Structure

    DEFICIENCY 6.2
    Moisture staining - Sub Floor/Joists

    There is evidence of moisture staining on the sub floor and the floor joists, recommend evaluation of dam...

    Heating

    Equipment

    DEFICIENCY 7.1
    Dirty Filter - Furnace

    The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 1 to 3 months.

    Heating

    Equipment

    DEFICIENCY 7.2
    Clean/Service - Furnace

    The furnace is dirty. I recommend servicing by a qualified HVAC technician.