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ELEMENTS OF A HOME INSPECTION – WHAT WE INSPECT

EXTERIOR COMPONENTS –

DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, DECKS, PORCHES –

General conditions of each, effects on dampness in basement

LANDSCAPING –

Proper grading and its effects on foundation

SIDING, TRIM, WINDOW FRAMES & STORMS –

General conditions of each

ROOF, CHIMNEY, FLASHING, VALLEYS –

Evidence of water penetration, materials, condition, estimation of roof age and useful life remaining

GUTTERS, DOWNSPOUTS, DOWNSPOUT EXTENSIONS –

Overall condition, effects on dampness in basement and ability to carry off rainwater

AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR

General Condition, function, age determination

INTERIOR COMPONENTS –

HEATING SYSTEM –

Visible portions of heating plant and components, operation, age determination

COOLING SYSTEM –

Functional check of air conditioner, if outside temperature permits.

PLUMBING SYSTEM –

All visible fixtures, service entrance, water heater age determination and condition, pipes and drains tested for operation

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –

Outside entrance wiring, service panel and visible wiring, kitchen and bathroom outlets, random testing of other outlets.

WALLS, FLOORS, CEILINGS, WINDOWS –

General conditions of each

ATTIC –

Visible roof sheathing, ventilation, insulation and framing

BASEMENT/STRUCTURE-

Foundation and structure soundness and evidence of moisture penetration.