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Weaver Report 20150921 Home Inspection Report Property: 1108 Terrace Ct. Raleigh, NC 27615 Client: Jonathan Weaver Inspector: Britt Treece NC Inspector #3411 2054-324 Kildaire Farm Rd. Cary, NC 27518 [email protected] (919) 229-9313 Signature: ___________________________________________ Date and Time of Inspection: September 21, 2015, at 8:00am Conditions: Sunny and Warm, ground dry Invoice

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Weaver Report 20150921

Home Inspection Report

Property: 1108 Terrace Ct. Raleigh, NC 27615

Client: Jonathan Weaver

Inspector: Britt Treece

NC Inspector #3411 2054-324 Kildaire Farm Rd. Cary, NC 27518 [email protected] (919) 229-9313

Signature: ___________________________________________

Date and Time of Inspection: September 21, 2015, at 8:00amConditions: Sunny and Warm, ground dry

Invoice

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$ 400.00 Home Inspection$ 130.00 Radon Test$ 90.00 Pest Inspection$ Other

Paid by check by Jonathan Weaver on 9/21/15 .

Explanation of Key TermsThe apparent Condition of systems and components are rated as follows:

Satisfactory - Indicates the component is functionally consistent with its original purpose but may show signs of normal wear and tear and deterioration.Marginal - Indicates the component will probably require repair or replacement anytime within five years. Poor - Indicates the component will need repair or replacement now or in the very near future.Major Concerns - A system or component that is considered significantly deficient, inoperable or is unsafe. Safety Hazard- Denotes a condition that is unsafe and in need of prompt attention.Directions - All directions noted as viewed from looking at the front door from the outside of the home.

SummaryDisclaimer: This summary page is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information ofinterest or concern to you. It is strongly recommended that you promptly read the complete report. For informationregarding the negotiability of any item in this report under the real estate purchase contract, contact your North Carolinareal estate agent or an attorney.

A. Exclusions and Limitations A1. The heating system was not tested due to environmental conditions related to the outside temperature. Thesystem should be further evaluated by a licensed HVAC contractor to verify proper function of the unit.

B. Items Not Operating B1. The following lights are not operating: exterior light over rear right lower deck. Repair to restore proper operation.

B2. The following doors do not latch: side exterior door deadbolt, front entrance door deadbolt, 2nd floor rear rightbedroom latch, basement washer room entry door. Repair to restore proper operation.

B3. The following windows do not latch/operate: several interior windows do not open. Repair to restore proper

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operation.

B4. The lighting in front center and front right bedrooms is improper. Install proper overhead light or switch-operated floor lamp to adequately light these bedrooms.

B5. The crawlspace lacks proper subfloor insulation and subfloor vapor barrier. These are often installed together withthe vapor barrier on the top side, closest to the subfloor. Their absence limits the home’s ability to hold conditioned air inthe interior space. Install properly rated insulation with vapor barrier.

C. Major Concerns C1. There is wood against the ground near the foundation on the rear right wood deck, and several boards are looseand soft. There is also a hole near the rear left post. These conditions lead to further damage and potential pest entry.Remove wood or repair with moisture sealing and pest protection.

C2. The band shows moisture-damaged wood on the middle of the left side of the crawlspace, leading to furtherdamage. Repair by qualified contractor is recommended.

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C3. The crawlspace shows moisture leakage through the foundation wall, broken foundation block, gaps in the frontfoundation wall, and improperly supported trusses. Each of these conditions leads to further damage of subfloor andfoundation structure. Repair.

D. Potential Safety Hazards D1. Bedrooms lack smoke detectors, which are required in sleeping areas. This is a safety hazard.Installation inside each bedroomis recommended to protect home and inhabitants in case of fire. D2. Both levels of the home lack CO detectors, which are required in homes with attached garages orfuel-fired appliances. Their absence is a safety hazard. Evaluate presence of fuel-fired furnace and installas needed.

D3. Main panel has a single breaker labeled “GFCI” but no outlets trip when tested. Install proper GFCI protectionat all kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and garage locations.

D4. House lacks GFCI protection. This is a safety hazard. Install GFCI protected outlets at kitchen, bathroom, and exterior locations.

D5. There is evidence of organic growth behind peeling pain on rear wall of dryer andHVAC room in basement. This is a safety hazard. Remove organic growth and monitor for moisture.

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D6. The rear wall outlet in the basement family room lacks proper cover. This is a safety hazard. Install cover.

D7. There is an open breaker slot in the main electrical panel. This is a safety hazard. Cover open clot to prevent injuryand shock.

D8. There is a loose cover and open wire access in the disposal switch under the kitchen sink. This is a safety hazard.Cover properly to prevent injury.

E. Items to Monitor E1. There is evidence of sagging floor beneath refrigerator. This was unable to be viewed frombeneath due to crawlspace exclusion. Monitor for movement and repair as needed.

E2. Dishwasher is out of level. Monitor for movement and repair as needed.

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E3. There is a sewage smell coming from inside the dishwasher and evidence of backup in the dishwasher drain lineas it enters the disposal. Monitor for back up and repair as needed.

E4. There is evidence of prior leakage in rear left roof sheathing, as viewed from inside the lower attic accessin the basement stairwell. Monitor for buildup and repair as needed.

E5. There is settling evident in the front stoop cement. Monitor for movement and repair to level plane with masonry asneeded.

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E6. There are settling cracks in the driveway, leading to further damage. Seal and repair as needed.

F. Improvement Items F1. Several downspouts lack proper extensions, allowing moisture to build up near foundation.Install proper extensions to transport moisture at least 6’ from foundation. Downspouts should notdischarge where water will flow directly onto or over a walkway, driveway or stairs.

F2. Mulch and shrubs on exterior lack proper clearance from foundation wall and/or siding,leading to moisture buildup. Trim back mulch to 8” clearance and shrubs to 12” clearance.

F3. Several vent wells show debris and dirt buildup, blocking airflow and allowing moisture entry into crawlspace.Clean debris and install proper vent well gravel to allow airflow and drain moisture into wells and not crawlspace.

F4. Hinge doorstops are installed on several doors throughout the home. These are not recommended because theycause damage to doors. Replace with proper floor doorstops.

F5. Storm window pane at lower front right window is missing, allowing moisture entry into the window trim. Repair or Install proper storm window.

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F6. The upper (right) attic shows broken sheathing, missing seal around left gable, and a hole in the roof sheathing.Each allows moisture and pest entry and should be repaired.

F7. Home lacks proper clearance from over-hanging tree branches, leading to moisture buildup. Trim back trees to6’ clearance.

F8. There is trim damage at the rear center upper roof line as a trim extends down to the lower roof. This leads tofurther damage. Repair and seal.

F9. Siding on right side of house lacks proper clearance to shingles on lower side of house. This leads to moisturedamage. Install proper flashing.

F10. The crawlspace air handler has an opening around a pipe in the front panel, allowing moisture entry into the unitand limiting its ability to circulate conditioned air. Seal this gap.

Exterior ComponentsService Walks

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Concrete Flagstone Gravel Brick Other: _____________________

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Typical Cracks Settling Cracks Fill Cracks and Seal

Comments:

Driveway/ParkingNone Not Visible Not Evaluated

Concrete Flagstone Gravel Brick Dirt Other: _____________________

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Typical Cracks Settling Cracks Fill Cracks and Seal Pitched toward home Trip

hazardComments:

Front StepsNone Not Visible Not Evaluated

Concrete Flagstone Brick Wood

Vinyl/Composite Other: _____________________Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Settling cracks Trip Hazard Improper Attachment

Wood Treated Wood painted/stained Recommend repainting/staining

Deck/Porch Railing: Proper Improper Loose Recommend repair Monitor

Steps: Proper Improper Tread(s) Improper Riser(s)

Step Railing: Proper Improper Loose Recommend repair Monitor

Comments: 1. The handrails on the front porch could be improved by providing handrails thatare graspable, continuous and smooth. Handrails should be 1.5-2” H x 1.5-2” W. Thus, 2" x 6” rails are improper because they are not graspable. Rear Deck

None Not Visible Not Evaluated

Concrete Flagstone Brick Wood

Vinyl/Composite Other: _____________________Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Settling cracks Trip Hazard Improper Attachment

Wood Treated Wood painted/stained Recommend repainting/staining

Deck/Porch Railing: Proper Improper Loose Recommend repair Monitor

Steps: Proper Improper Tread(s) Improper Riser(s) N/A

Step Railing: Proper Improper Loose Recommend repair Monitor

Comments: 1. Handrails should be graspable, continuous and smooth. Handrails should be 1.5-2” H x 1.5-2” W. Thus, 2" x 6" rails are improper because they are not graspable. 2. Deck should be flashed above and below the band where it attaches to the house.

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3. Wood patio/deck presents a termite danger because it touches the ground.

Deck/Porch/Patio CoveringsSatisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Material: __________________________Attachment: __________________________Comments: __________________________

Fence/Wall/Retaining WallNone Not Visible Not Evaluated

Concrete Concrete Block Brick Wood Vinyl/Composite

Railroad Ties Chain Link Other: _____________________

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Landscaping Affecting FoundationNegative/Flat Grading Observed: Front Back Right Left

Satisfactory

Recommend backfill to restore positive grade

Recommend vent well repair

Trim back vegetation and/or mulch to 12” clearance from foundation wall

Wood in contact with soil or improper clearance from soil

Recommendations: 1. Grading should always direct water away from home, sloping at least 6” down over the first 10’.

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Hose BibsSatisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Anti-Siphon Valve Present Not Present

Roof VisibilityAll Partial None

Inspected from: Ground Binoculars Roof Ladder at Eaves

Roof CoveringsType of Covering: ___asphalt shingle ____________Roof Style: _____ gable ___________________Pitch: High Medium Low Flat

Age: __________________Layers: 1+Condition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Cupping/Curling Burn/Moisture Spots Loose/Missing Tiles/Shingles

Ponding/Standing Water Nail Pops Granules Missing

Ridges/Bumps Loose Valleys Evidence of Leakage

Debris Buildup, Clean and Remove

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Roof FlashingNot Visible Galv/Alum Asphalt Copper Foam Rubber

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Roof ValleysNot Visible Galv/Alum Asphalt Copper Lead Rubber

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Roof VentilationRidge Gable Soffit Powered Vent

Appears adequate Appears Inadequate

Comments: No soffit venting.

Plumbing VentsSatisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Comments: Recommend replacing flashing around roof penetrations every five years.

Skylights NoneSatisfactory Marginal Poor Cracked/Leaking/Broken

Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Chimney NoneLocation(s): __________________________Viewed from roof ladder at eaves ground (inspection limited) with binoculars

Rain Cap Yes No Recommended

Chase Brick Stone Blocks Framed Metal

Observations: Rust Flaking Loose mortar Loose bricks/blocks/stones

Leakage around chase (Location: _________________ )

Cracked chimney cap holes in chase/flue no apparent defects

Flue: Metal Tile Unlined Not Visible

Cricket: Present Missing Not Needed Damage, Repair

Observations: Creosote Cracks Scales Not Evaluated/not visible

Clean flue and re-examine

Condition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Comments: All fireplaces, fuel-burning stoves, and chimneys should be inspected by a certified chimney sweep prior totheir first use, and not less than annually.

SidingVinyl Brick Fiber-cement Fiberboard Stucco Wood

Observations: Moisture Damage, Needs Repair Peeling Paint Seal holes/cracks

Typical cracks Monitor Organic Growth, Clean

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Condition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Comments:

An effective exterior wall has all of the following characteristics:

1. It is airtight. All air leaks should be sealed in the wall during construction and before the insulation is installed in it.

2. It controls moisture. An exterior rain-drainage system, an air barrier, and a vapor diffusion retarder should be installed on the wall on the correct side of the wall.

3. It has complete insulation coverage. The wall framing should provide enough room for complete, maximum insulation coverage and reduce thermal bridging, with no open gaps or compressed insulation, and continuous insulated sheathing.

Gutters, Eavestrough, ScuppersGalvanized/Aluminum Plastic/Vinyl Copper Other

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated / Not Present

Repair/Replace Debris buildup, needs cleaning

Leaking: None apparent Hole Joints Corners

Attachment: Satisfactory Loose

Extension Needed: Front Back Left Right Satisfactory

Trim, Soffit, FasciaTrim: Vinyl Wood Metal Fiberboard Stucco Other

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Damage / Needs Repair Not Visible / Not Present

Soffit: Vinyl Wood Metal Fiberboard Stucco Other

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Damage / Needs Repair Not Visible / Not Present

Fascia: Vinyl Wood Metal Fiberboard Stucco Other

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Damage / Needs Repair Not Visible / Not Present

Flashing & CaulkingNone / Not Visible Satisfactory Marginal Poor Damage / Needs Repair

Recommend repair / recaulking

Comments:

Windows and ScreensSatisfactory Marginal Poor Damage / Needs Repair Not Evaluated

Need Repair Moisture Damage

Wood Metal Vinyl Alum/Vinyl Clad

Screens: Satisfactory Torn Bent Not Installed

Comments: Storm window pane at lower front right window is missing, allowing moisture entry into the window trim.Repair or Install proper storm window.

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Service EntryUnderground Overhead proper clearance Overhead improper clearance

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Damage / Needs Repair Not Evaluated

Exterior Receptacles: Operable Not operable Not Present

GFCI Protection: Operable Not operable Not Present, Recommend Installation

Comments: Main panel has a single breaker labeled “GFCI” but no outlets trip when tested. Install proper GFCIprotection at all kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and garage locations.

Exterior DoorsMain Entrance: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Needs Repair Not Evaluated

Weatherstripping: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Needs Repair

Rear Door: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Needs Repair Not Evaluated

Weatherstripping: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Needs Repair

Side Door / Patio: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Needs Repair Not Evaluated

Weatherstripping: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Needs Repair

Comments: 1. Deadbolt on left side exterior door does not operate. Repair. 2. Front entrance door deadbolts jams and needs adjustment. Repair.

Exterior A/C Compressor / Heat Pump:Location: Back of houseCondition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Evaluated

Unit Type: Air Cooled Heat Pump Water Cooled Geothermal

Outside disconnect Yes No

Max Breaker Allowed: 20 amps Breaker Installed: Not labeledLevel Off level by 10 degrees or more, recommend re-leveling unit

Condenser Fins: Satisfactory Need Cleaning Damaged

Insulation: Yes No Install/Replace

Proper Overhead Clearance: Yes No Trim Bushes/Trees/Shrubs

Comments:

Garage ComponentsNone

Doors and SizeType: Attached Detached Carport 1-Car 2-Car 3-Car

Auto Opener: Operable Inoperable Not Installed

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Safety Reverse Operates Safety Reverse Does Not Operate

Auto-Eyes Satisfactory Auto-Eyes Too High / Need Adjustment

Overhead Door: Metal Fiberglass Other Needs Repair

Comments:

Roofing, Siding, Gutters, TrimSame as House Different materials

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

Comments:

Floor, Sill PlatesFloor: Concrete Asphalt Gravel/Dirt Other

Sil Plates: None / Not Visible Floor Level Elevated Damage, Need Repair

Comments:

Fire Separation Walls & CeilingPresent Missing Repair needed Moisture Stains Typical Cracks

Fire Door: Satisfactory Not Verifiable Not a fire door Needs repair

Comments:

Below is a diagram of proper firewall installation:

Electrical ReceptaclesOperable Not operable Not Present Recommend Installation

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GFCI Protection: Operable Not operable Not Present, Recommend Installation

Open Ground Safety Hazard Reverse Polarity

Comments:

Interior ComponentsKitchenCountertops: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair

Cabinets: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair

Plumbing: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair

Faucet Leaks: Yes No

Pipes Leak/Corroded: Yes No

Sink/Faucet: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Needs Repair Chipped/Cracked

Functional Drainage: Satisfactory Marginal Poor

Functional Flow: Satisfactory Marginal Poor

Walls & Ceiling: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Needs Repair Moisture Stains Holes

Heating/Cooling Source: Yes No

Floor: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair Slopes Squeaks

Appliances Disposal N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Oven N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Range N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Exhaust Fan N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Overhead Range Light N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Dishwasher N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Drain Line Looped/Air Gap Drain Line Not Looped, Repair

Refrigerator N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Microwave N/A Not Tested Operable Inoperable

Electrical Receptacles Operable Not operable Not Present Repair

GFCI Operable GFCI Inoperable / Not Present / Recommend Installation

Open Ground Safety Hazard Reverse Polarity

Comments: 1. Evidence of sagging floor beneath refrigerator. This was unable to be viewed from beneath due to crawlspaceexclusion. Monitor for movement and repair as needed. 2. Dishwasher is out of level. Monitor for movement and repair as needed. 3. There is a sewage smell coming from inside the dishwasher. Monitor for back up and repair as needed.

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Laundry RoomSink Heat Source Present Room Vented Unvented

Pipes Leak: Yes No Faucet Leaks: Yes No N/A

Cross Connections: Yes No Not Visible

Dryer Vented: Wall Ceiling Floor N/A

Plastic Dryer vent not recommended Repair holes/loose vent

Not vented to exterior Safety Hazard

Appliances Present: Washer Dryer Water Heater

Washer Lines/Valves: Satisfactory Not Visible Leaking/Corroded

Gas shut-off valve: N/A Not Visible Yes No Safety Hazard

Electrical Receptacles Operable Not operable Not Present Repair

GFCI Operable GFCI Inoperable / Not Present / Recommend Installation

Open Ground Safety Hazard Reverse Polarity

Comments: Evidence of organic growth behind peeling pain on rear wall of dryer/HVAC room in basement. This is asafety hazard. Remove organic growth and monitor for moisture.Recommendations:

1. At least once a year, have a professional technician clean the dryer exhaust pipe.2. Gas dryers should be cleaned and serviced regularly by a professional.3. Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload the dryer. 4. Don't attempt to dry soaking wet laundry that hasn't been wrung out or gone through a

washing machine's spin cycle to remove excess moisture. 5. Turn off the dryer when leaving home and before going to bed.6. Install a fire extinguisher in the laundry area.7. Install a smoke alarm in the laundry area.8. Install a CO alarm in the laundry area for a gas dryer.

Bathroom OverviewSinks: Pipes Leak (Location: ____________) Not Visible

Faucet Leaks (Location: ____________)

Tubs: Pipes Leak (Location: ____________) Not Visible

Faucet Leaks (Location: ____________)

Showers: Pipes Leak (Location: ____________) Not Visible

Faucet Leaks (Location: ____________)

Caulk/Grouting Needed: ___________________Toilet: : Operates Does Not Operate Loose Seal

Whirlpool: Present Operable N/A

Drainage: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair

Water Flow: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair

Moisture Stains: _______________________

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Doors: Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair

Window(s): None Satisfactory Marginal Poor / Need Repair

Lighting: Proper Bulb(s) Out (Location: ___________ ) Improper, Need Repair

Electrical Receptacles Operable Not operable Not Present Repair

GFCI Operable GFCI Inoperable / Not Present / Recommend Installation

Open Ground Safety Hazard Reverse Polarity

Heat Source: Present Missing, Installation Needed

Exhaust Fan Operates: Yes Noisy No Not Installed

Comments: 1. Second-floor bathroom drain stop does not operate. Repair. 2.

Interior Rooms OverviewTypes: Living, Dining, Office, BedroomsWalls: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Repair

Ceiling: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Repair

Moisture Stains located at: __basement dryer room rear wall, basement ceiling beneath upper stairwellFloor: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Repair

Ceiling Fan: None Satisfactory Marginal Poor Repair

Electrical Receptacles Operable Not operable Not Present Repair

Open Ground Safety Hazard Reverse Polarity

Doors: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Repair

Window(s): Satisfactory Marginal Poor Repair

Heat Source: Present Missing, Installation Needed

Egress: Proper Restricted, Safety Hazard Missing, Safety Hazard

Comments: 1. The lighting in front center and front right bedrooms is improper. Install proper overhead light or switch-operated floor lamp to adequately light these bedrooms. 2. 1st floor living room right front window falls. This is a safety hazard. 3. Several interior windows do not open. Adjust and repair.

FireplaceNone Present in ____________________

Type: Gas Wood Electric Unvented, Safety Hazard

Material: Masonry Metal Cast Iron Sealed

Repair cracks in firebrick

Damper: Present Operable Inoperable Repair Required

Flue: Satisfactory Creosote buildup, cleaning recommended Not Visible

Hearth: Properly Sized Improperly Sized Cracked Repair

Mantel: Secure Loose Repair/Replace

Condition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Clean flue and reexamine

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Sealed/Not Evaluated

Comments: All fireplaces, fuel-burning stoves, and chimneys should be inspected by a certified chimney sweep prior totheir first use, and not less than annually.

StairsRisers and Treads: Satisfactory Uneven Broken/Loose

Handrail: Satisfactory Marginal Poor Loose/Repair

Lighting: Satisfactory Poor, Safety Hazard

Comments:

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Smoke Detectors: Present Operable Inoperable, Repair Required

Missing, Installation Required inside each bedroom

CO Detectors: N/A Present Operable Inoperable, Repair Required

Missing, Installation Required on each floor of home if home has fuel-fired appliance(s)

AtticN/A

Accessed from inside attic via hatch in 2nd floor hallway and hatch in basement stairwell.Access limited by: partial flooring low clearance full access

Insulation Type: Fiberglass Cellulose Spray Foam

Insulation Depth: 0-6” 7-10” 11-15” 16”+

Insulation installed in: between ceiling joists walls rafters/trusses

Vapor barrier: Not Visible Kraft/foil Plastic Improper/Repair

Ventilation: Adequate Inadequate, Repair

Soffit Vent Ridge Vent Gable Vent Attic Fan

Fans Exhausted to: Attic, Repair Exterior

HVAC Ducts: N/A Not Visible Satisfactory Broken/Split, Repair

HVAC Flue(s): N/A Satisfactory Leaks Damaged

Plumbing Vents: Satisfactory Leaks Damaged Not Visible

Chimney Chase: N/A Not Visible Satisfactory Leaking/Cracked, Repair

Structural Problems: Loose wood member at ______________ None Observed

Roofing Structure: Wood Metal Not Visible

Trusses Rafters Collar Ties

Purlins Knee Wall Other Not Visible

Ceiling Joists: Wood Metal Not Visible

Sheathing: OSB Plywood Planking Not Visible

Satisfactory Moisture stains at __rear left side_ Poor, Replace

Evidence of: Moisture buildup Leaking Condensation

Firewall between units: N/A Present Damaged/Missing

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Electrical: Service switch for HVAC Satisfactory

Open junction box Handyman wiring

Knob and Tube covered with insulation Safety Hazard

Comments:

Recommendations:

1. Do not allow children to enter the attic through an attic access. The lanyard attached to the attic stairs should be short enough that children cannot reach it. Parents can also lock the attic ladder so that a key or combination is required to access it.

2. If possible, avoid carrying large loads into the attic. While properly installed stairways may safely support an adult, they might fail if the person is carrying a heavy load. Such trips can be split up to reduce the load's weight and the stress on the stairs.

3. Replace an old, rickety wooden ladder with a new one. Newer aluminum models are often lightweight, sturdy and easy to install.

Underfloor Components (Crawlspace)N/A Full crawlspace Combination crawl/basement/slab

Exterior door Interior door/hatch Via Basement No Access

Floor: Concrete Gravel Dirt

Full Vapor Barrier Present Partial Vapor Barrier None

Satisfactory Marginal Poor Cracks Not Visible

Foundation Walls: Concrete Block Brick/Block Mix Brick

Satisfactory Marginal Poor

Efflorescence: Front Rear Right Left None

Moisture Buildup: Front Rear Right Left None

Wall Sheathing: Not Visible OSB Plywood Other

Satisfactory Moisture Stains Cracks

Seismic Bolts: Not Visible Satisfactory Evaluate

Drainage: Foundation drain Foundation drain buildup, repair

Sump Pump Sump Pump inoperable

Ground Moisture: Current standing water Previous standing water

Ventilation: Wall Vents Powered Vents None visible

Additional ventilation recommended

Columns: Concrete Block Brick Wood Wood-to-earth contact

Satisfactory Marginal Poor, Repair

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Girders: Solid Wood OSB I-Beams Steel

Satisfactory Marginal Poor, Repair

Organic Growth Running Cracks Moisture Damage

Joists: Solid Wood OSB I-Beams

Satisfactory Marginal Poor, Repair

Organic Growth Running Cracks Moisture Damage

Subfloor: Not Visible due to insulation Moisture stains at _________

Insulation: None Fiberglass Cellulose Foam Not Visible

Between floor joists Walls

Vapor Barrier: Properly Installed Improperly Installed Not Visible

Plastic Kraft/foil Not Visible

Satisfactory Marginal Poor, Repair

Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical ComponentsWater ServiceMain Water Shutoff: 1st Fl. Hall Closet 1st Fl. Kitchen Pantry

Crawlspace Not Visible

Water entry piping: Not Visible Copper PVC CPVC

PEX Polybutlyene

Lead Present: Yes No Unknown

Distribution piping: Not Visible Copper PVC CPVC

PEX Polybutlyene

Entry Pipe Condition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor

Flow: Satisfactory Marginal Poor

Drain/Waste/Vent (DWV) Piping: Not Visible Copper PVC

Cast Iron ABS

DWV Condition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor

Support/Insulation: Metal Supports Plastic Straps Pipes Insulated

P-type Traps: Yes No, Recommended

FuelMain Fuel Shut-Off: _____Interior Fuel Storage: N/A Yes No Leaks

Fuel Line: N/A Not Visible CSST Black Iron Stainless Steel

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Condition: Satisfactory Marginal Poor

OtherWell Pump Sanitary/Grinder Pump

Water Heater(s)Location #1: Basement Washer RoomIf Garage, Burners at least 18” Off Floor? Yes No, Safety Hazard N/A

Type: Gas Electric Oil LP Tankless

Capacity: __50__ Gal. Combustion air venting: N/A Present Not Present, Safety Hazard

Satisfactory Proper Pitch Improper Rust Repair

Seismic Restraints needed: N/A Yes No

Relief Valve: Yes, Proper extension Yes, improper extension, repair

No, install extension

Condition: Satisfactory Marginal, budget and plan to replace within 5 years

Poor, Repair/Replace immediately

Comments: Water heater is nearing the end of its useful life. Budget and plan for replacement.

Heating System and AC Air Handler(s)Location #1: CrawlspaceType: Gas Electric Oil LP Solid Fuel

Central System Floor/wall furnace Heat Pump

Flue: N/A Present Not Present, Safety Hazard

Satisfactory Proper Pitch Improper Rust Repair

Warm Air Circulation: Direct Drive Belt Drive Gravity

Heat Exchanger: N/A Not Visible Satisfactory Other, see comments

Carbon Monoxide: N/A Not Tested

Safety Controls: Service receptacle Service shutoff Gas shutoff

Distribution: Insulated flex duct Metal duct Duct board Asbestos wrap

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Filter: Standard Electrostatic Fresh air returns Clean/Replace

Sub Slab Ducts: N/A Yes No

Unit Fired why Prompted by Thermostat: Yes No N/A

Heat System Not Operated Due to: Exterior temperature Service Power Off

Heat Differential: Heat Condition: Satisfactory Marginal, budget and plan to replace within 5 years

Poor, Repair/Replace Not Evaluated due to exterior temperature

AC Evaporator Coil: Not Visible Satisfactory Dirty, Clean Evaluate/Repair

Refrigerant Lines: Satisfactory Replace Insulation Leaking

Condensate Drain: Satisfactory Secondary Present Secondary Missing, Install

Primary drains to Floor Primary drains to exterior Other

AC Operation: Turned on Did not operate due to exterior temperature

Did not operate due to failure, HVAC service recommended

AC Differential: 10-17FAC Condition: Satisfactory Marginal, budget and plan to replace within 5 years

Poor, Repair/Replace Not Evaluated due to exterior temperature

Regular cleaning and service by HVAC professional recommended

Comments:

Other Systems Present Boiler Electric Baseboard Solid Fuel Stove Space Heater

Main Electrical PanelLocation: Basement right rear cornerCondition: Satisfactory Poor, Safety Hazard

Amperage: 200 amps 150 amps Other: ______________

Service Voltage: 120 Volts 240 Volts Other

Adequate Clearance to Panel: Yes No Could Not Access

Main Shutoff: Single switch 6 or less switches

Improper/Not Present, Safety Hazard

Appears grounded: Yes No

GFCI Breaker Present: Yes No Does not operate

AFCI Breaker Present: Yes No

Main Wire: Copper Stranded Aluminum Not Visible Double Tapped

Satisfactory Marginal Poor, Repair

Branch Wiring: Copper Stranded Aluminum Solid Aluminum Not Visible

Double Tapped Wires Improperly Sized, Repair

Satisfactory Marginal Poor, Repair

Comments: Solid aluminum branch wiring evident in 200 amp main electrical panel. This is a safety hazard. Evaluation and repair by licensed electrician is recommended.

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Electrical Sub Panel(s) NoneLocation(s):Condition: Satisfactory Poor, Safety Hazard

Ground & Neutral Separated and Isolated Appears Grounded

Branch Wiring: Copper Stranded Aluminum Solid Aluminum Not Visible

Double Tapped Wires Improperly Sized, Repair

Satisfactory Marginal Poor, Repair

Maintenance and Energy UpgradesInsulationWe are often asked, “Does the home I’m about to buy need more insulation?” Unless the home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you, the homeowner,can probably reduce the home's energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years.

Adding more insulation where you already see insulation, such as in the attic, will likely reduce energy bills of the home.

To determine whether insulation should be added, the homeowner first needs to find out how much insulation they already have in their home and where it is. Your inspection includes observing the insulation, and it also may identify areas of the home that are in need of air sealing.Before a homeowner insulates, they should make sure that their home is properly air sealed.

You should find out the following:

Where the home is, isn't, and/or should be insulated;What type of insulation does the home have; andThe R-value and the thickness or depth (inches) of the insulation that is observed.

Check the attic, walls, and floors adjacent to an unheated space, like a garage or basement. The structural elements are usually exposed in these areas, which makes it easy to see what type of insulation is installed and to measure its depth or thickness (inches).

Energy ReportUpon request, we offer the Home Energy Report. In order to generate your Home Energy Report, we conducta walk-through of the home and collected about 40 data points related to energy. We then usean advanced energy calculator developed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to:

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estimate the home's yearly energy usage,pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies,develop recommendations for energy improvements, anddetermine potential energy savings.

Throughout the rest of this report, you will find information about the efficiency of the major systems in the home, and recommendations for improvements that can help reduce your energy bills while making your home more comfortable. Keep in mind that these estimates and recommendations are based on a typical family's energy usage.

We offer the full Home Energy Inspection and Report before, during, and after the pre-purchase homeinspection. More information and a sample report are available at: http://energytool.nachi.org/my-report/1731476f-a55223f

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