August 6, 2021

Home Defects

Here is the list of defects that have been found in homes inspection.

Home Defects

  • Severe Notching Weakens Main Beam
  • Large Hole for Pipe Weakens Main Beam
  • Collapsing Floor Under Bathroom (Due to Leaks)
  • Re-Support in Crawl Space Still (NOT OK!)
  • Fire Damage to Wood Supports
  • Foundation Wall Cracks are Severe
  • Inadequate Beam Support in Crawl Space
  • Rotted Wood Sheathing found in Crawl Space
  • Collapsing Brick Chimney (and Roof Leaks)
  • Stains Indicate Roof Leakage
  • Roof Leakage at Chimney Penetration
  • When Pipes Leak Damage is Severe
  • Leaking Steam Pipe
  • Corroded Brass Water Pipe is Leaking
  • Sink Drain Pipe is Leaking
  • Car Radiator Hose for House Drain Pipe (Not OK)
  • PVC Drain Pipes Not Installed Correctly
  • That’s Mold on the Damaged Basement Wall
  • Leaking Water Heater Inlet Pipe
  • Serious Sewer Pipe Problems
  • Old Corroded Boiler
  • Old 30 Amp Electrical Service feeding 100 Amp Panel
  • Active Knob-&-Tube Electrical Wiring
  • Hazardous Electrical Connections
  • More Hazardous Electrical Connections
  • Asbestos Pipe Insulation (Deteriorated)
  • Dangerous Gas Connector
  • Damaged Asbestos Shingle Siding
  • Steps Need Maintenance

Inspection Overview

A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection.

Home Inspection

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)

Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)

Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, room heaters, and other visible related HVAC components)

Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)

Decks, Porches and Stairways

Fireplaces

Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)

Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)

Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)

Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)

Garages and Overall Structure