Inspection Report

Sample Buyer

Property Address:
333 Wild Rasberry Lane
Etowah, NC

HomeBuyers Inspection HBI

Russell Buchanan
18 Business Park Circle
Arden, NC 28704
877-274-4299
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Date: 12/19/2007 Time: Report ID: Sam 1
Property:
333 Wild Rasberry Lane
Etowah, NC
Customer:
Sample Buyer
Real Estate Professional:

Comment Key or Definitions

The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any recommendations by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.

Inspected (IN) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.

Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.

Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building. Not Present items will be noted only in the Report and will NOT be in the Summary. Please read the entire report and consider items or components that are not present.

Repair  = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified contractor. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.

Investigate = refers to a system or component that needs additional investigation by a specialist to determine if repairs are needed.

In Attendance:
Customer and their agent

Type of building:
Single Family (1 story)

Approximate age of building:
Over 25 Years

Temperature:
Over 65

Weather:
Clear

Ground/Soil surface condition:
Dry

Rain in last 3 days:
No

Water Test:
No

Radon Test:
No

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1.  Structural Components
The Home Inspector shall observe structural components including foundations, floors, walls, columns or piers, ceilings and roof. The home inspector shall describe the type of Foundation, floor structure, wall structure, columns or piers, ceiling structure, roof structure. The home inspector shall: Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected; Enter under floor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected; Report the methods used to observe under floor crawl spaces and attics; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to: Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to or adversely effect the health of the home inspector or other persons.
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1.0 FOUNDATIONS, BASEMENTS AND CRAWLSPACES (Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.)X  
1.1 WALLS (Structural)X  
1.2 COLUMNS OR PIERSX  
1.3 FLOORS (Structural)X  
1.4 CEILINGS (structural)X  
1.5 ROOF STRUCTURE AND ATTICX  
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Foundation:
Masonry block
Method used to observe Crawlspace:
Crawled
Floor Structure:
2 X 8
2 X 10
Wood joists
Wall Structure:
Wood
Masonry
Columns or Piers:
Masonry block
Supporting walls
Ceiling Structure:
2X4
Roof Structure:
Engineered wood trusses
2 X 4 Rafters
Plywood
Roof-Type:
Gable
Method used to observe attic:
Walked
Attic info:
Scuttle hole
Comments:
1.0 (1) White efflorescence (powder substance) on block wall indicates moisture is in contact with the masonry. This does not necessarily indicate that intrusion will occur. I recommend checking the gutters and the downspout drain lines for proper operation. Also, a water proofing paint could be applied to the interior side of the block if necessary. Efflorescence is found on many homes without water intrusion occurring inside the home. But, it should alert you to the possibility that future steps may be needed.

(2) Water signs on cedar wall and trim. Also a mold like substance on carpet at lower level and under stairs. I did not inspect or test for mold and I am unable to determine if water intrusion occurs.

 

1.0 Picture 1
1.0 Picture 2
1.0 Picture 3
1.0 Picture 4

(3) Visible signs of water intrusion in the crawlspace (along front of home) are present from dampness along the block wall. I am unable to determine the extent of intrusion or how often it occurs. Cross ventilation may help as the crawls has no ventilation. I recommend further investigation or correction by a qualified licensed contractor or water infiltration specialist. Refer to the diagram as a guide if a drainage system is needed.
1.0 Picture 5 crawlspace under kitchen
1.0 Picture 6
1.1 There is a horizontal crack(s) in the foundation wall at the left side (facing front). These cracks do not appear significant to require repairs at this time. This is my opinion and you should seek a second opinion by a qualified person.
1.1 Picture 1
1.1 Picture 2
1.5 Leak signs in attic perhaps or likely from the old roof as this newer roof appears in tact. I am unable to determine if leak exists due to no recent rain.
1.5 Picture 1
1.5 Picture 2
The structure of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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2.  Exterior
The home inspector shall observe: Wall cladding, flashings, and trim; Entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Garage door operators; Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches and applicable railings; Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building. The home inspector shall: Describe wall cladding materials; Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator; Report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing; and Probe exterior wood components where deterioration is suspected. The home inspector is not required to observe: Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories; Fences; Presence of safety glazing in doors and windows; Garage door operator remote control transmitters; Geological conditions; Soil conditions; Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); Detached buildings or structures; or Presence or condition of buried fuel storage tanks. The home inspector is not required to: Move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice or debris that obstructs access or visibility.
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2.0 WALL CLADDING FLASHING AND TRIMX  
2.1 DOORS (Exterior)X  
2.2 WINDOWSX  
2.3 DECKS, BALCONIES, STOOPS, STEPS, AREAWAYS, PORCHES, PATIO/ COVER AND APPLICABLE RAILINGSX  
2.4 VEGETATION, GRADING, DRAINAGE, DRIVEWAYS, PATIO FLOOR, WALKWAYS AND RETAINING WALLS (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)X  
2.5 EAVES, SOFFITS AND FASCIASX  
2.6 OTHERX  
2.7 GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS (Report whether or not doors will reverse when met with resistance)X  
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Siding Style:
RB&B (Reverse board and batten)
Siding Material:
Wood
Exterior Entry Doors:
Wood
Appurtenance:
Deck with steps
Covered porch
Driveway:
Concrete
Garage Door Type:
Two automatic
Garage Door Material:
Compressed board
Wood
Comments:
2.0 Periodical maintenance caulking needed and recommended to keep water from weeping under siding at concrete shelf. FYI
2.0 Picture 1
2.1 Patio doors at rear of home are cloudy or seal is broken. Glass panes that have lost their seal (cloudy) can usually be replaced without replacing the entire unit. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
2.1 Picture 1
2.2 The trim stop for fixed pane is weathered and indicates that water may be getting below trim. I recommend a paintable sealant be applied and paint trim.
2.2 Picture 1
2.3 (1) The step tread on steps on the deck at the rear of home are deteriorated. A repair or replacement is needed. A skilled masonry contractor should perform the work.

A handrail may be needed

2.3 Picture 1

(2) The 2x6 decking on the deck at the rear of home has several boards that are deteriorated. A general replacement is likely. A qualified contractor should determine whether a repair or replacement is needed.

 

2.3 Picture 2
2.3 Picture 3
2.4 The concrete drive at the front of home is is pitted in areas and has settlement cracks. Further deterioration can occur if not repaired. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
2.4 Picture 1
2.6 (1) Old propane tank in ground and is discontinued. I did not determine if gas remains in discontinued tank? I recommend further investigation by a qualified person.
2.6 Picture 1

(2) There is an odd configuration in ground under addition in crawlspace. This may be an old well? I am unable to determine. I recommend a qualified well drilling company or plumber investigate further to determine if any further action is needed to correct.
2.6 Picture 2 in crawlspace under new addition
2.7 The automatic openers for two-door garage at the front of home will not reverse when met with resistance. Doors that will not reverse when met with resistance can kill a child or pet. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed. The sensors are in place for garage door(s) and will reverse the door.

 


The exterior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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3.  Roofing
The home inspector shall observe: Roof covering; Roof drainage systems; Flashings; Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; and Signs of' leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. The home inspector shall: Describe the type of roof covering materials; and Report the methods used to observe the roofing. The home inspector is not required to: Walk on the roofing; or Observe attached accessories including but not limited to solar systems, antennae, and lightning arrestors.
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3.0 ROOF COVERINGSX  
3.1 FLASHINGSX  
3.2 SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND ROOF PENETRATIONSX  
3.3 ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEMSX  
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Roof Covering:
Architectural
Viewed roof covering from:
Walked roof
Sky Light(s):
One
Chimney (exterior):
Brick
Comments:
3.0 (1) The tree limbs that are in contact with roof or hanging near roof should be trimmed.
3.0 Picture 1 Rear of home
3.0 Picture 2

(2) Shingles loose under eave at front of home, needs adhesive.
3.0 Picture 3
3.3 The gutter needs cleaning of debris at the virtually all areas where gutters are installed. Gutters that drain poorly or clogged can lead to many costly problems such as deterioration of fascia, soffit or roof edge. It can also cause gutters to pull loose and lead to possible water intrusion. A qualified person should repair or replace as needed.
3.3 Picture 1
The roof of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Roof coverings and skylights can appear to be leak proof during inspection and weather conditions. Our inspection makes an attempt to find a leak but sometimes cannot. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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4.  Plumbing
The home inspector shall observe: Interior water supply and distribution system, including: piping materials, supports, and insulation; fixtures and faucets; functional flow; leaks; and cross connections; Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including: traps; drain, waste, and vent piping; piping supports and pipe insulation; leaks; and functional drainage; Hot water systems including: water heating equipment; normal operating controls; automatic safety controls; and chimneys, flues, and vents; Fuel storage and distribution systems including: interior fuel storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports; leaks; and Sump pumps. The home inspector shall describe: Water supply and distribution piping materials; Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; Water heating equipment; and Location of main water supply shutoff device. The home inspector shall operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house, except where the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance. The home inspector is not required to: State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices; Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; Operate automatic safety controls; Operate any valve except water closet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets; Observe: Water conditioning systems; Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; On-site water supply quantity and quality; On-site waste disposal systems; Foundation irrigation systems; Spas, except as to functional flow and functional drainage; Swimming pools; Solar water heating equipment; or Observe the system for proper sizing, design, or use of proper materials.
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4.0 PLUMBING DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMSX  
4.1 PLUMBING WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURESX  
4.2 HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTSX  
4.3 MAIN WATER SHUT-OFF DEVICE (Describe location)X  
4.4 FUEL STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (Interior fuel storage, piping, venting, supports, leaks)X  
4.5 MAIN FUEL SHUT OFF (Describe Location)X  
4.6 SUMP PUMP  X
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Water Source:
Well
Water Filters:
Sediment filter
(We do not inspect filtration systems)
Plumbing Water Supply (into home):
PVC
Plumbing Water Distribution (inside home):
Copper
PEX
Washer Drain Size:
2" Diameter
Plumbing Waste:
PVC
Cast iron
Water Heater Power Source:
Electric
Water Heater Capacity:
40 Gallon (1-2 people)
Manufacturer:
A.O. SMITH
Comments:
4.0 (1) The basket strainer had leaked and corrected itself for the time being at the Kitchen sink. Repairs are needed. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

 

4.0 Picture 1 Right sink basin

(2) The tub drain drains slowly under the hall bath. Repairs are needed. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

 


4.1 (1) The control knob leaks at the hall bath. Repairs are needed. A qualified licensed plumber should repair or correct as needed.
4.1 Picture 1 hall bath

(2) Brown deposits are on the plumbing fixtures which indicates a filter may be needed. Filter in place and appears dirty but I am unable to determine if you need a different or additional filter. I did not test water for bacteria or other. I recommend contacting a water filtration company.
4.1 Picture 2

(3) I recommend the well head lid be insulated better before winter. FYI
4.1 Picture 3 Well head
4.2 The wiring for the water heater missing romex connector. Electrical issues are considered a hazard until repaired. I recommend a licensed electrician correct as necessary.
4.2 Picture 1
4.2 Picture 2
4.3 The main shut off is the yellow knob located in the basement at the pressure tank. This is for your information.

 

4.3 Picture 1 In basement
4.5 The main fuel shut off is at gas meter outside

 


The plumbing in the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Washing machine drain line for example cannot be checked for leaks or the ability to handle the volume during drain cycle. Older homes with galvanized supply lines or cast iron drain lines can be obstructed and barely working during an inspection but then fails under heavy use. If the water is turned off or not used for periods of time (like a vacant home waiting for closing) rust or deposits within the pipes can further clog the piping system. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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5.  Electrical System
The home inspector shall observe: Service entrance conductors; Service equipment, grounding equipment, main over current device, and main and distribution panels; Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; Branch circuit conductors, their over current devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls; The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures; The operation of ground fault circuit interrupters; and Smoke detectors. The home inspector shall describe: Service amperage and voltage; Service entry conductor materials; Service type as being overhead or underground; and Location of main and distribution panels. The home inspector shall report any observed aluminum branch circuit wiring. The home inspector shall report on presence or absence of smoke detectors, and operate their test function, if accessible, except when detectors are part of a central system. The home inspector is not required to: Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; Test or operate any over current device except ground fault circuit interrupters; Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main and auxiliary distribution panels; or Observe: Low voltage systems; Security system devices, heat detectors, or carbon monoxide detectors; Telephone, security, cable TV, intercoms, or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or Built-in vacuum equipment.
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5.0 SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORSX  
5.1 SERVICE AND GROUNDING EQUIPMENT, MAIN OVERCURRENT DEVICE, MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELSX  
5.2 BRANCH CIRCUIT CONDUCTORS, OVERCURRENT DEVICES AND COMPATIBILITY OF THEIR AMPERAGE AND VOLTAGEX  
5.3 CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls)X  
5.4 POLARITY AND GROUNDING OF RECEPTACLES WITHIN 6 FEET OF INTERIOR PLUMBING FIXTURES, AND ALL RECEPTACLES IN GARAGE, CARPORT, EXTERIOR WALLS OF INSPECTED STRUCTUREX  
5.5 OPERATION OF GFCI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS)X  
5.6 LOCATION OF MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELSX  
5.7 SMOKE DETECTORSX  
5.8 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS  X
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Electrical Service Conductors:
Below ground
Panel capacity:
200 AMP
Panel Type:
Circuit breakers
Electric Panel Manufacturer:
GENERAL ELECTRIC
Branch wire 15 and 20 AMP:
Copper
Wiring Methods:
Romex
Comments:
5.3 (1) The wall switch is broken (unsafe) at the upstairs closet for air handler. At least two outlets are broken at LR and entry way. Electrical issues are considered a hazard until repaired. A qualified licensed electrician should perform repairs that involve wiring.

 

5.3 Picture 1

(2) Several loose wire ends needs placing inside a box with a cover-plate in the basement at the pressure tank of well. I recommend repair as needed.
5.3 Picture 2
5.3 Picture 3

(3) Wall switch on ceiling in Garage, purpose unknown

 

5.3 Picture 4
5.6 The main panel box is located at the garage.
The electrical system of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Outlets were not removed and the inspection was only visual. Any outlet not accessible (behind the refrigerator for example) was not inspected or accessible. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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6.  Heating
The home inspector shall observe permanently installed heating and cooling systems including: Heating equipment; Cooling Equipment that is central to home; Normal operating controls; Automatic safety controls; Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; Solid fuel heating devices; Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and the presence of an installed heat source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy source; and Heating equipment and distribution type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. The home inspector is not required to: Operate heating systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; Operate automatic safety controls; Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; or Observe: The interior of flues; Fireplace insert flue connections; Humidifiers; Electronic air filters; or The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms.
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6.0 HEATING EQUIPMENTX  
6.1 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLSX  
6.2 AUTOMATIC SAFETY CONTROLSX  
6.3 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)X  
6.4 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED HEAT SOURCE IN EACH ROOMX  
6.5 CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS (for fireplaces, gas water heaters or heat systems)X  
6.6 SOLID FUEL HEATING DEVICES (Fireplaces, Woodstove)X  
6.7 GAS/LP FIRELOGS AND FIREPLACES  X
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Heat Type:
Heat Pump Forced Air (also provides cool air)
Energy Source:
Electric
Number of Heat Systems (excluding wood):
Two
Ductwork:
Insulated
Filter Type:
Disposable
Types of Fireplaces:
Conventional
Operable Fireplaces:
One
Number of Woodstoves:
None
Comments:
6.3 (1) The washable filter is collapsed and needs replacing at upstairs. The filter needs replacing with a rigid frame to prevent filter from falling out of alignment. ( Picture 1 ) The filter in basement ( Picture 2 ) needs replacement and in crawlspace which is difficult to access due to the crawlspace ( Picture 3 ). A qualified person should repair or replace as needed

 

6.3 Picture 1
6.3 Picture 2
6.3 Picture 3

(2) The supply duct pipe or main plenum is failing in the crawlspace. Energy loss is occurring in crawlspace and immediate correction is needed. A licensed HVAC contractor should service or repair unit.

 

6.3 Picture 4 crawlspace new addition
6.3 Picture 5
6.5 An active birds nest is currently in chimney. It is recommended to install a cap or bonnet on chimney this fall.

 

6.5 Picture 1
6.5 Picture 2
The heating and cooling system of this home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection is not meant to be technically exhaustive. The inspection does not involve removal and inspection behind service door or dismantling that would otherwise reveal something only a licensed heat contractor would discover. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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7.  Air Conditioning
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7.0 COOLING AND AIR HANDLER EQUIPMENTX  
7.1 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)X  
7.2 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED COOLING SOURCE IN EACH ROOMX  
7.3 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLSX  
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Cooling Equipment Type:
Heat Pump Forced Air (also provides warm air)
Cooling Equipment Energy Source:
Electricity
Number of AC Only Units:
Two

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8.  Interiors
The home inspector shall observe: Walls, ceiling, and floors; Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; Counters and a representative number of installed cabinets; and A representative number of doors and windows. The home inspector shall: Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments.
Dining Room
Kitchen
Living Room
master bath
hall bath
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8.0 CEILINGSX  
8.1 WALLSX  
8.2 FLOORSX  
8.3 STEPS, STAIRWAYS, BALCONIES AND RAILINGSX  
8.4 COUNTERS AND A REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER OF CABINETSX  
8.5 DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)X  
8.6 WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)X  
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Ceiling Materials:
Sheetrock
Wall Material:
Sheetrock
Floor Covering(s):
Carpet
Hardwood T&G
Tile
Vinyl
Interior Doors:
Hollow core
Window Types:
Double-hung
Casement
Cabinetry:
Wood
Veneer
Countertop:
Composite
Comments:
8.1 The tissue holder on the wall is damaged at the master bath. I recommend repair as necessary.

 

8.1 Picture 1
8.2 (1) The Baseboard is missing at the upstairs (right of hall bath). Repairs are needed. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
8.2 Picture 1

(2) Tile at shower pan and wall surround are loose and missing mortar or grout and sealer at the upstairs bath. Repairs are needed to prevent water damage to shower/bath. A qualified person should repair or replace as needed.
8.2 Picture 2 Upstairs bath
8.2 Picture 3
8.6 Four windows will not operate properly and may involve repair to linkage of crank handles and one cloudy (lost seal) at the upstairs Bedroom (right of hall bath) and room left of hall bath and at washer dryer off kitchen. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.

 


The interior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection did not involve moving furniture and inspecting behind furniture, area rugs or areas obstructed from view. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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9.  Insulation and Ventilation
The home inspector shall observe: Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces; Ventilation of attics and foundation areas; Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and the operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and, when temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control. The home inspector shall describe: Insulation in unfinished spaces; and Absence of insulation in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces. The home inspector shall: Move insulation where readily visible evidence indicates the need to do so; and Move insulation where chimneys penetrate roofs, where plumbing drain/waste pipes penetrate floors, adjacent to earth filled stoops or porches, and at exterior doors. The home inspector is not required to report on: Concealed insulation and vapor retarders; or Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances.
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9.0 INSULATION IN ATTICX  
9.1 INSULATION UNDER FLOOR SYSTEMX  
9.2 VAPOR RETARDERS (ON GROUND IN CRAWLSPACE OR BASEMENT)X  
9.3 VENTILATION OF ATTIC AND FOUNDATION AREASX  
9.4 VENTING SYSTEMS (Kitchens, baths and laundry)X  
9.5 VENTILATION FANS AND THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS (ATTIC)X  
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Attic Insulation:
Fiberglass
R-19
Ventilation:
Gable vents
Soffit Vents
Exhaust Fans:
Fan
Dryer Power Source:
220 Electric
Dryer Vent:
Flexible Vinyl
Floor System Insulation:
Unfaced
R-19
Comments:
9.3 See Foundation notes
9.4 The Exhaust fan does not vent to outside at the hall bath and master bath. Vent pipes should terminate outside and not in the attic. Many homes have their vent pipe poised at the roof vent such as yours. It is up to you to determine whether or not this is a concern or needs further consideration from a general contractor. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.

 

9.4 Picture 1
9.4 Picture 2
9.5 Wall switch for room fan in wall has been removed. It is inoperable.

 

9.5 Picture 1
9.5 Picture 2
The insulation and ventilation of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Venting of exhaust fans or clothes dryer cannot be fully inspected and bends or obstructions can occur without being accessible or visible (behind wall and ceiling coverings). Only insulation that is visible was inspected. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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10.  Built-In Kitchen Appliances
The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: Permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; Range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; Trash compactor; Garbage disposal; Ventilation equipment or range hood; and Permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or Refrigeration units. The home inspector is not required to operate: Appliances in use; or Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.
 INNINP
10.0 DISHWASHERX  
10.1 RANGES/OVENS/COOKTOPSX  
10.2 RANGE HOODX  
10.3 TRASH COMPACTOR  X
10.4 FOOD WASTE DISPOSERX  
10.5 MICROWAVE COOKING EQUIPMENTX  
IN=Inspected, NI=Not Inspected, NP=Not Present
Styles & Materials
Dishwasher Brand:
KENMORE
Disposer Brand:
IN SINK ERATOR
Exhaust/Range hood:
JENN AIR
Range/Oven:
JENN AIR
Built in Microwave:
KENMORE

The built-in appliances of the home were inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

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Repair


HomeBuyers Inspection HBI

18 Business Park Circle
Arden, NC 28704
877-274-4299

Customer
Sample Buyer

Address
333 Wild Rasberry Lane
Etowah, NC

The following items or discoveries indicate that these systems or components do not function as intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or warrants further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summary shall not contain recommendations for routine upkeep of a system or component to keep it in proper functioning condition or recommendations to upgrade or enhance the function or efficiency of the home. As used in the Summary, "Repair" refers to a system or component that is not functioning as intended and is in need of Repair or Replacement; and "Investigate" refers to a system or component that needs additional investigation by a specialist to determine if repairs are needed. This Summary is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report.

2.  Exterior
2.1   DOORS (Exterior)
  Inspected
Patio doors at rear of home are cloudy or seal is broken. Glass panes that have lost their seal (cloudy) can usually be replaced without replacing the entire unit. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
2.2   WINDOWS
  Inspected
The trim stop for fixed pane is weathered and indicates that water may be getting below trim. I recommend a paintable sealant be applied and paint trim.
2.3   DECKS, BALCONIES, STOOPS, STEPS, AREAWAYS, PORCHES, PATIO/ COVER AND APPLICABLE RAILINGS
  Inspected
(1) The step tread on steps on the deck at the rear of home are deteriorated. A repair or replacement is needed. A skilled masonry contractor should perform the work.

A handrail may be needed

(2) The 2x6 decking on the deck at the rear of home has several boards that are deteriorated. A general replacement is likely. A qualified contractor should determine whether a repair or replacement is needed.

 

2.4   VEGETATION, GRADING, DRAINAGE, DRIVEWAYS, PATIO FLOOR, WALKWAYS AND RETAINING WALLS (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)
  Inspected
The concrete drive at the front of home is is pitted in areas and has settlement cracks. Further deterioration can occur if not repaired. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
2.7   GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS (Report whether or not doors will reverse when met with resistance)
  Inspected
The automatic openers for two-door garage at the front of home will not reverse when met with resistance. Doors that will not reverse when met with resistance can kill a child or pet. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed. The sensors are in place for garage door(s) and will reverse the door.

 


3.  Roofing
3.0   ROOF COVERINGS
  Inspected
(1) The tree limbs that are in contact with roof or hanging near roof should be trimmed.
(2) Shingles loose under eave at front of home, needs adhesive.
3.3   ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
  Inspected
The gutter needs cleaning of debris at the virtually all areas where gutters are installed. Gutters that drain poorly or clogged can lead to many costly problems such as deterioration of fascia, soffit or roof edge. It can also cause gutters to pull loose and lead to possible water intrusion. A qualified person should repair or replace as needed.

4.  Plumbing
4.0   PLUMBING DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
  Inspected
(1) The basket strainer had leaked and corrected itself for the time being at the Kitchen sink. Repairs are needed. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

 

(2) The tub drain drains slowly under the hall bath. Repairs are needed. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

 

4.1   PLUMBING WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
  Inspected
(1) The control knob leaks at the hall bath. Repairs are needed. A qualified licensed plumber should repair or correct as needed.
(3) I recommend the well head lid be insulated better before winter. FYI
4.2   HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
  Inspected
The wiring for the water heater missing romex connector. Electrical issues are considered a hazard until repaired. I recommend a licensed electrician correct as necessary.

5.  Electrical System
5.3   CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls)
  Inspected
(1) The wall switch is broken (unsafe) at the upstairs closet for air handler. At least two outlets are broken at LR and entry way. Electrical issues are considered a hazard until repaired. A qualified licensed electrician should perform repairs that involve wiring.

 

(2) Several loose wire ends needs placing inside a box with a cover-plate in the basement at the pressure tank of well. I recommend repair as needed.

6.  Heating
6.3   DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)
  Inspected
(1) The washable filter is collapsed and needs replacing at upstairs. The filter needs replacing with a rigid frame to prevent filter from falling out of alignment. ( Picture 1 ) The filter in basement ( Picture 2 ) needs replacement and in crawlspace which is difficult to access due to the crawlspace ( Picture 3 ). A qualified person should repair or replace as needed

 

(2) The supply duct pipe or main plenum is failing in the crawlspace. Energy loss is occurring in crawlspace and immediate correction is needed. A licensed HVAC contractor should service or repair unit.

 


8.  Interiors
8.1   WALLS
  Inspected
The tissue holder on the wall is damaged at the master bath. I recommend repair as necessary.

 

8.2   FLOORS
  Inspected
(1) The Baseboard is missing at the upstairs (right of hall bath). Repairs are needed. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
(2) Tile at shower pan and wall surround are loose and missing mortar or grout and sealer at the upstairs bath. Repairs are needed to prevent water damage to shower/bath. A qualified person should repair or replace as needed.
8.6   WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
  Inspected
Four windows will not operate properly and may involve repair to linkage of crank handles and one cloudy (lost seal) at the upstairs Bedroom (right of hall bath) and room left of hall bath and at washer dryer off kitchen. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.

 


9.  Insulation and Ventilation
9.4   VENTING SYSTEMS (Kitchens, baths and laundry)
  Inspected
The Exhaust fan does not vent to outside at the hall bath and master bath. Vent pipes should terminate outside and not in the attic. Many homes have their vent pipe poised at the roof vent such as yours. It is up to you to determine whether or not this is a concern or needs further consideration from a general contractor. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.

 

9.5   VENTILATION FANS AND THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS (ATTIC)
  Inspected
Wall switch for room fan in wall has been removed. It is inoperable.

 



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HomeBuyers Inspection HBI

18 Business Park Circle
Arden, NC 28704
877-274-4299

Customer
Sample Buyer

Address
333 Wild Rasberry Lane
Etowah, NC

1.  Structural Components
1.0   FOUNDATIONS, BASEMENTS AND CRAWLSPACES (Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.)
  Inspected
(1) White efflorescence (powder substance) on block wall indicates moisture is in contact with the masonry. This does not necessarily indicate that intrusion will occur. I recommend checking the gutters and the downspout drain lines for proper operation. Also, a water proofing paint could be applied to the interior side of the block if necessary. Efflorescence is found on many homes without water intrusion occurring inside the home. But, it should alert you to the possibility that future steps may be needed.
(2) Water signs on cedar wall and trim. Also a mold like substance on carpet at lower level and under stairs. I did not inspect or test for mold and I am unable to determine if water intrusion occurs.

 

(3) Visible signs of water intrusion in the crawlspace (along front of home) are present from dampness along the block wall. I am unable to determine the extent of intrusion or how often it occurs. Cross ventilation may help as the crawls has no ventilation. I recommend further investigation or correction by a qualified licensed contractor or water infiltration specialist. Refer to the diagram as a guide if a drainage system is needed.
1.1   WALLS (Structural)
  Inspected
There is a horizontal crack(s) in the foundation wall at the left side (facing front). These cracks do not appear significant to require repairs at this time. This is my opinion and you should seek a second opinion by a qualified person.
1.5   ROOF STRUCTURE AND ATTIC
  Inspected
Leak signs in attic perhaps or likely from the old roof as this newer roof appears in tact. I am unable to determine if leak exists due to no recent rain.

2.  Exterior
2.6   OTHER
  Inspected
(1) Old propane tank in ground and is discontinued. I did not determine if gas remains in discontinued tank? I recommend further investigation by a qualified person.
(2) There is an odd configuration in ground under addition in crawlspace. This may be an old well? I am unable to determine. I recommend a qualified well drilling company or plumber investigate further to determine if any further action is needed to correct.

4.  Plumbing
4.1   PLUMBING WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
  Inspected
(2) Brown deposits are on the plumbing fixtures which indicates a filter may be needed. Filter in place and appears dirty but I am unable to determine if you need a different or additional filter. I did not test water for bacteria or other. I recommend contacting a water filtration company.

5.  Electrical System
5.3   CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls)
  Inspected
(3) Wall switch on ceiling in Garage, purpose unknown

 



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