Recent Inspections

  • Obvious roof shingle and siding problems can let water enter and cause more problems within the house envelope.
  • Shims were improperly placed under a main beam. The entire weight of the house rests at these point loads.
  • An obvious lack of care was noted at steel post caps installed to hold up a main beam in the basement.
  • Insulation should never be installed between the roof rafters unless ventilation has been provided to the ridge vent.
  • Overhead door closer unit was connected to a loose/and damaged door component that needs immediate repair.
  • Roof shingles were viewed from a ladder at roof edge and were determined to be in poor condition.
  • Skylight has insulated glass that has become fogged, due to a compromised thermal seal.
  • Dryer exhaust duct was constricted in the basement and old exterior termination bibb was damaged. Lint debris is evidenced.
  • Suspect asbestos insulation found in reasonable condition that was protecting the built up beam from excessive heat. as long as the asbestos remains in tact and does not flake it doesn’t pose a risk.
  • Refractory insulation within a wood buring fireplace was cracked and damaged that would need replacement.
  • Dryer exhaust termination bibb is blocked and damaged at the house exterior. This can cause the clothes dryer apliance to overheat and possibly catch fire when the lint has no where to go.
  • Toilet in serious need of maintenance. Water closet bolts that secure the tank are rusted along with generally poor condition. If left unattended the tank could leak and cause major flood damage to the house.
  • Yes, I lift the lid on all toilets.
  • Roof with several missing shingles were not visible from grade. When I decided to use my ladder at roof edge, this defect was quite evident and explained the staining inside of the house in a closet.
  • Excessive mold in the basement due to a defective sump pump and neglect of the landlord to fix the problem.
  • Corrosion on plumbing pipes connected to the hot water heater. Pipes will need to be repaired before long.
  • Improper post support or lack of it. Also note that bolts connected to the steel plate were not in place.
  • Aluminum wiring identified in wall receptacle without approved CU/ALU signature.
  • Termite mud tube activity identified between the  floor joists as viewed in the basement.
  • Poor grading noted at the rear elevation of the house can only bring problems to the house.