Company Information

HomePro Inspection Inc

423-301-1000

https://HomeProInspection.com

Inspected by: Roger Williamson

TN State Home Inspector #: 226 TN

The Scope and Purpose of this Inspection

The scope of this inspection

INSPECTION AGREEMENT

Major Structural and Electromechanical Inspection

HomePro Inspection, Inc. agrees to conduct an inspection for the purpose of informing the CLIENT of major deficiencies in the condition of the property in accordance with the Standards as set forth by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the State of Tennessee. The inspection and written report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT; the report is nontransferable.

 The written report will include the following only:

  • general exterior, including roof, siding, windows, chimney, drainage and grading
  • structural condition of foundation & frame
  • electrical, plumbing, hot water heater, heating and air conditioning
  • general interior, including ceilings, walls, floors, windows, insulation and ventilation

Maintenance and other items may be discussed but they are not a part of the inspection. The report is not a compliance inspection or certification for past or present governmental codes or regulations of any kind and is only based on the inspector’s opinions.

It is understood and agreed that the inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection; equipment, items and systems will not be moved or dismantled. When the inspection is for only one or a limited number of systems or components, the inspection is limited to only those systems or components that were inspected. Detached structures are not included. HomePro Inspection, Inc. will be under no obligation under any circumstances for any further follow-up inspection.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS including Asbestos, Mold, Fungus, Lead, Radon, Cockroaches, Rodents, Pesticides, Treated Lumber, Mercury, Carbon Monoxide, Urea Formaldehyde, Toxic Wastes, Polluted Water, Contaminants and all Pollutants and Hazardous Materials or other similar environmental hazards are not part of this Home Inspection. In addition, no inspection for household insects or unwanted animals will be done.

This report does not address Subterranean Systems or system components for Sewage Disposal, Water Supply, or Fuel Storage or Delivery. Auxiliary systems such as Alarm, Security, Intercom, other low voltage wiring, Generator, Private Water, Sprinkler, Elevator, Central Vacuum, Refrigerators, Laundry Equipment, Solar, Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, Saunas, Space Heaters, Window Air Conditioners and or any system not considered a part of the major building systems are not a part of the inspection process.

The parties agree that the HomePro Inspection, Inc., and its employees and agents, assume no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT INTENDED AS A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED INCLUDING REGARDING THE ADEQUACY, OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY INSPECTED STRUCTURE, ITEM OR SYSTEM. THE HOMEPRO INSPECTION, INC. IS NOT AN INSURER OF ANY INSPECTED CONDITIONS.

It is understood and agreed that should HomePro Inspection, Inc. and/or its agents or employees be found liable for any loss or damages resulting from a failure to perform any of its obligations, including but not limited to negligence, breach of contract or otherwise, then the liability of HomePro Inspection, Inc. and/or its agents or employees, shall be limited to a sum equal to the amount of the fee paid by the CLIENT for the Inspection and Report.

The parties agree that the faxed or digital copy of the agreement is to be relied upon in lieu of the original.

Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged:

How to Read This Report

This digital report or a printed version of this report should only be viewed in full color where the photos are discernible and on a device where the report page width is no less than 8.5" wide. Please note, Right and Left of the building are determined as facing the front of building shown on the report cover. The client has the duty and obligation to read the entire report. Feel free to reach out to the inspector should you have any questions or concerns.

This report is designed to inform the client of obvious major structural deficiencies, inoperative conditions and the presence of noticeable, detrimental moisture issues for areas inspected. Additionally, the inspection report may advise regarding notable safety concerns and appropriate upgrades recommended by the inspector that you should consider and act on when appropriate. Please note, undesirable conditions pertaining to this inspection may be present and unreported for concealed areas and areas with limited or blocked access.

Photos

Photos included in this report are intended to help describe a reported item or area only. The photos, while representative, may not encompass the full scope of work required to correct the item or area listed. Repairs should be based on actual condition of property and not solely on the photos included in this report.

Repairs

Repairs or corrections needed at the inspected property should be completed by competent qualified professions familiar with the type of work being performed. Obtain competitive bids as needed. Obtain further evaluation when needed.

Getting the Information to You

This report is designed to deliver important and technical information in a way that is easy to access and understand. The best way to get the layers of information that are presented in this report is to read your report online in the HTML format, which will allow you to expand your learning about the inspected property. You will notice some words or series of words highlighted in blue and underlined – clicking on these will provide you with a link to additional information, if desired. Other text colors, if present, have no real meaning. Please read all written text.

This report can also be printed on paper or to a PDF document.

Chapters and Sections

This report is divided into chapters that parcel the home into logical inspection components. Each chapter is broken into sections that relate to a specific system or component of the home. You can navigate between chapters with the click of a button on the left side margin when viewing the report online.

Observation Labels

Narrative observation labels are defined here. Some of the following observation labels may not appear in all reports. Hazardous, Key Concerns and Further Evaluation observation label types, if used, will appear in the report and in the summary. All other observation labels, when used, appear only in the report and will not appear in the summary. All narrative observation label types are labeled, and numbered to help differentiate each reported narrative observation. When narrative observation labels are given a color, the specific color used has no meaning. Some observation labels are given a specific icon to group the observation types. The specific icon used also has no meaning.

Observation labels and colors used for reporting are:

  • Hazardous:
    Observations listed as hazardous pose imminent danger to the inspected property or occupants. Hazardous observations should be properly corrected before occupying the property. When used, this observation will appear in the report and in the summary.
  • Key Concerns:
    Observations listed as key concerns will typically include inoperative equipment, common and significant corrections needed for plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, structure, interior and exterior areas including the roof covering. When used, this observation will appear in the report and in the summary.
  • Further Evaluation:
    Observations listed as further evaluation need a more extensive or technically exhaustive evaluation. For areas where corrections may not be straight forward or where a proper plan should be developed to implement corrections, then further evaluation is recommended. To obtain further evaluation is to hire a specialist that is highly experienced in the repair or correction of a specific item or area. Some observations listed under other labels that also require further evaluation will appear under the other label only. When used, this observation will appear in the report and in the summary.
  • Periodic Maintenance Needed:
    Observations listed as periodic maintenance needed are items or areas that are expected to have maintenance performed at some interval. Maintenance neglect may be from lack of maintenance knowledge or lack of adequate funding for periodic maintenance. Some irregular or substandard installations may need more frequent maintenance until properly replaced. Start dates and intervals for periodic maintenance are a matter of personal judgment. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.
  • Safety Concerns:
    Observations listed as safety concerns are items or areas listed to help reduce the risk of personal injury. Safety standards and expectations change. Consideration should be given to evaluate and act upon your risk exposure to help reduce the risk of personal injury. Some observations listed under other labels that are also safety concerns will appear under the other label only, such as electrical repairs, which almost always pose some safety risk. Some safety concerns may also be considered improvements but will fall under the safety concerns label if deemed more appropriate. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.
  • Routine Correction Needed:
    Observations listed as routine correction are not unusual for the type and age property inspected. These routine items are typically not recurring and once properly corrected should not require repetitive correction. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.
  • Monitor:
    Observations listed as monitor are typically items or areas that need subsequent observations and should be monitored over time to obtain historical data. These items may or may not require correction in the future based upon their performance over time. If you are unable to do the monitoring, the inspector recommends you appropriately schedule monitoring by a qualified competent contractor. Some observations listed under other labels that also may require monitoring will appear under the other label only. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.
  • Improve:
    Observations listed as improve are items or areas that were ready for improvement or upgrade. This label is used for predictable expected opportunities to better the property condition or installation deficiencies that may or may not affect equipment function. Some observations listed under other labels that also may be considered improvements will appear under the other label only. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.
  • New Construction Builder Punch List Item:
    Builder punch list items are routine and incomplete items and areas observed at a new construction property that likely would not be listed in the summary of the report if it were not a new construction property. Builder punch list items appear in the summary of the report to help the client remind the builder of an incomplete or routine item or area that should be properly addressed.
  • Note:
    Notes are general remarks or comments elaborating on descriptions of systems, limitations, restrictions, or other similar conditions present during the inspection. Notes do not appear in the summary.
  • Inspector Informational Note:
    Inspector informational note regarding inspection process.
  • Description:
    Descriptive information for various aspects of the property, equipment, items, or areas noted during the inspection. Descriptions do not appear in the summary.
  • Deck Description:
    Description of observed deck conditions and issues.
  • Bathroom Description:
    Description of Bathroom features. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.
  • Central Heating/Cooling Description:
    Description of Central Heating/Cooling. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.
  • Kitchen Description:
    Description of Kitchen features. When used, this observation will appear only in the report.

Summary Page

For convenience, the report contains a summary. Be advised, the summary contains only the observations listed as Key Concerns, Further Evaluation Needed, and Hazardous. The summary alone is available at our "Summary Page”. Please understand that you have a duty and obligation to read the full report which contains all of the information and is available at Report. The full report includes full descriptions, digital photographs, captions, and when applicable, diagrams, videos and hot links to additional information.

This report can also be printed on paper or to a PDF document.

Summary

Key Concerns

  • K-1 Kitchen:

    Disposal ────

    Disposal was loud. Correct or replace disposal as needed.

  • B-1 Bathroom:

    Sink Faucet Upstairs Master ──── ────

    The Hot and Cold faucet outlets appeared to be reversed for both sink faucets and should be properly changed for safety to help prevent scalding.

  • CHC-1 Central Heating/Cooling:

    Service walkway to furnace in attic was missing or incomplete. 

    Furnaces installed inside attic areas should have a secured 24" wide walkway and a 30" deep service platform running the length of the control side of the furnace to provide minimum reasonable access for maintenance of the furnace. Correction was needed for safety of service personnel and to reduce property owner liability exposure. Properly correct to meet your needs.

  • AL-1 Attic Ladder:

    Attic ladder was observed ready for corrections now and before use to improve the function and safety aspects of the attic ladder. Refer to the full report for additional information and photos regarding obvious corrections recommended now for the attic ladder area. A competent qualified contractor capable of reading and following the manufacturer installation instructions should check all attic ladder areas. Make attic ladder functional, safe and structurally sound where needed.

  • ES-2 Exterior Surfaces:

    Concrete Tile Siding

    Installation irregularities were observed. Adhered concrete tile siding areas should be further evaluated and properly repaired or replaced by a competent qualified contractor that specializes in the installation of this type siding material and is familiar the installation standard.

    • Vertical crack observed through multiple consecutive rows of siding
    • Some concrete tile observed loose
    • Irregular transition was present at dissimilar materials
  • DAWP-1 Deck Areas / Wooden Porches:

    Deck areas were observed ready for corrections now to improve the structure of the deck and to improve the safety aspects for the fall prevention measures installed at deck areas. Refer to the full report for additional information and photos regarding obvious corrections recommended now for any deck areas. A competent deck contractor should check all deck areas. Make deck areas functional, safe and structurally sound where needed.

    • Deck bolts were present but spaced much further apart than expected. Properly correct where needed
    • Outer band joist was not doubled to create a girder or beam. Properly correct for improved structural stability.
    • Outdated ledger strips were present. The ledgers strips were not properly nailed and did not meet the bottom of the floor joist. Installing proper joist hangers is recommended for improved structural stability.
    • Where a nose is not present on a stair tread the stair tread should be at least 11" deep for safety. Proper correction is recommended.
    • 5/4 inch deck boards should not be spanned more than 16". The deck boards at the stairs were spanned approximately 24". Consider for proper correction for improved safety.

New Construction Builder Punch List Items

  • I1-1 Interior:

    New construction finishes - Complete interior final patching, adjustments and painting to meet your standards, if needed.  

    • Representative photos provided
  • K-2 Kitchen:

    Cabinet area at kitchen appeared incomplete. Properly correct to your standards.

    Some cabinets did not appear to be properly fastened to wall.

  • K-3 Kitchen:

    Countertop ────

    Countertop was loose and should be properly secured for safety and function.

    Counter top left of range was not secured in place.

  • P2-1 Plumbing:

    Determine function for above ground plumbing at front yard. Properly correct as needed. Photo provided.

  • E4-1 Electrical:

    Electrical Panel Garage

    Routine corrections were needed at electrical distribution panel. These corrections should be performed now or may be scheduled with other electrical work if having that work done in the near future.

    • White wires attached to 240 Volt double pole breakers are not neutrals. These wires should be remarked to any color that is not white, gray or green.
    • White plastic panel installed right of breaker panel interfered with proper removal of breaker panel cover. Consider this for proper correction for improved safety.
    • Properly complete breaker panel index where needed for improved safety.
  • E4-3 Electrical:

    A representative number of installed lighting fixtures were observed. One or more bulbs were missing or were inoperative Usually this just requires bulb replacement, but may require additional work if a new bulb does not resolve the matter. Make all lighting functional and safe as needed.

  • S-1 Structure:

    Construction debris, undesirable debris or excess debris was observed at crawl space area. Remove unnecessary debris and any wood scraps from crawl space area. Do not forget to check beneath plastic sheeting on the ground too, if installed.

  • ES-1 Exterior Surfaces:

    Cement Fiber Siding/Trim -

    Physical damage was noted and should be properly repaired. 

    Damaged cement fiber siding observed at front porch area

  • ES-3 Exterior Surfaces:

    New construction finishes - Complete exterior final patch and painting to meet your standards if needed. 

General Comments

Building Characteristics, Conditions and Limitations

Approximate Square Footage: 2078

Approximate Year of Original Construction: 2021

Interior

Access

Empty of Furnishings

Note:

Home was empty of furnishings when inspected.

Walls

Wall Materials: Drywall

Serviceable, fulfilling its function.

Ceilings

Ceiling Materials: Drywall

Serviceable, fulfilling its function.

Flooring

Floor Covering Materials: Engineered Flooring

Serviceable, fulfilling its function.

Doors at Interior

Doors at Interior: Some door operation could be improved

Doors to Exterior

Doors to Exterior: Serviceable, fulfilling its function

Glazing/Glass

Insulated glass was present.

Windows

Vinyl framed windows were present.

Serviceable

Description:

A representative number of accessible windows were operated and were found generally serviceable within the parameters of their given service life.

Stairs and Railings Interior

Railings Serviceable, fulfilling its function: For all units

Stairs Serviceable, fulfilling its function: For all units

Interior Other

New Construction: Interior Finishes

(I1-1) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

New construction finishes - Complete interior final patching, adjustments and painting to meet your standards, if needed.  

  • Representative photos provided

Garage

Garage Area

GARAGE TYPE: Attached

Garage Floor Location: Below Ground Possibly Unintentional

Inspector Informational Note:

A space below ground level is referred to as a basement type area. Garage floor was partially below exterior soil level or landscaping mulch and was therefore a basement type garage. Maintain this area as you would any other basement area. It may be possible to alter exterior soil level or mulch if basement garage condition was unintentional.

Garage Separation from Living Space: Drywall Present Ceiling/Wall

Inspector Informational Note:

Drywall was observed installed on ceiling framing and the wall framing that separated the garage and living space.


Should a fire occur at an attached garage area, properly installed drywall on framing, where needed, can offer some assistance to slow the spread of fire and smoke from the garage area to living areas. Properly maintain this area as needed.

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GARAGE OVERHEAD DOOR: One Installed

Overhead Door Material: Metal

Overhead Door Insulation: Not Insulated, Heated Area Over Garage

Improve:

Heated space was observed above garage area. Garage overhead door was not insulated. Garage overhead doors are typically the largest opening in a building. Installing insulated garage doors may lower utility costs as well help make the garage and the heated living space above the garage area less drafty. Consider this area for appropriate improvement or upgrade.

Overhead Door Operation: Tested Using Operator

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GARAGE OVERHEAD DOOR OPERATOR: Testing Garage Overhead Door Operators

Inspector Informational Note:

Testing Garage Overhead Door Operators


Garage overhead door operators require periodic maintenance to maintain safe operation. Electric overhead operators are checked for function and safety during the inspection. Modern garage overhead door operators have two safety reversal means, Contact Reversal and Non Contact Reversal. Contact Reversal is when the garage overhead door hits an obstruction and the operator should reverse for safety. Non Contact Reversal is when the electronic eye detects an obstruction without the garage overhead door hitting an object and the operator should reverse for safety.


The Contact Reversal of the garage door operator is tested using a 1.5 inch obstruction on the floor at the center point of the door. If the Contact Reversal requires correction this is typically accomplished by a simple adjustment on the operator but other corrections could also be necessary. See operator owners manual for additional details.


The Non Contact Reversal is tested by obstructing the electronic eyes, if installed properly, while the electric operator is closing the garage overhead door. The installed height of the electronic eyes varies slightly by manufacture but most typically advise installing the electronic eyes no more than six inches above the floor. If the electronic eyes require adjustment this is typically accomplished by remounting or correcting the aim of the eyes but other corrections could also be necessary. See overhead door operator owners manual for additional details. If the electronic eyes are out of alignment the operator will not close the garage overhead door without pushing and holding the wired push button until the garage overhead door is fully closed.

Overhead Door Operator: One Installed

Garage Overhead Door Operator Function: Operator Functional

Description:

Attached Garage Overhead Door Operator

Contact Reversal Means for overhead door operator tested functional.

Non Contact Reversal Means for overhead door operator tested functional.

Test overhead door operator reversal means as needed to maintain safe operation.

Kitchen

Kitchen Inspection Process

Kitchen Inspection Process

Inspector Informational Note:

Kitchen Inspection Process

Kitchen inspection was of the readily accessible and visible portions of the kitchen. The kitchen inspection includes the countertops and a representative number of cabinets. Kitchen faucets, when functional, are run for longer than one minute checking for observable leaks and hot/cold orientation.

The following builtin kitchen appliances, where installed, were inspected and on/off operated testing the main function of each appliance using the normal operating controls:

  • Cooktop / Oven / Range (cook surface with integral oven)
  • Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Trash Compactor

Installed dishwashers are run through a normal cycle. Obvious functional issues and leaks observed around the dishwasher are reported, if present.

Ventilation equipment, such as range hoods, are inspected, on/off operated and are reported as ductless, ducted or recirculating. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine the effectiveness of the kitchen exhaust fan, such as to verify air flow quantity or discharge location.

Appliance inspection does not cover clocks, timers, self cleaning function, calibration, automatic functions or optional equipment on appliances. Refrigerators are considered personal property and are not evaluated. Refrigerator presence or absence is noted.

Equipment that appears to be shut down, inoperable or intentionally taken out of service is noted but will not be operated by the inspector. Shut down equipment may be unplugged, breaker off, water off, gas off or otherwise taken out of service.

Installation conditions and functional issues for this area requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified contractor.

Kitchen

Kitchen Area: Main Level

Kitchen Description:

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Countertop: Natural Stone

Installation appeared incomplete


Cabinets: Wood painted 

Installation appeared incomplete


Floor Covering: Engineered Flooring 

Serviceable, fulfilling its function

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Sink: Double Bowl Stainless Steel

No leaks were viewed at faucet or visible supply lines or waste drain just beneath the sink.

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Disposal: Present


Dishwasher: Present and ran through a normal cycle without incident


Range: Range (Electric Top/Oven)

Present and On/Off Tested functional


Microwave: Present and On/Off Tested functional

 

Kitchen Exhaust: Ductless in microwave appeared functional


Refrigerator: Not Present


Trash Compactor: Not Present

 

Countertop Area: Countertop Loose

Cabinet Area: Cabinets Incomplete

Disposal: Loud

(K-1) Key Concerns:

Disposal ────

Disposal was loud. Correct or replace disposal as needed.

(K-2) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

Cabinet area at kitchen appeared incomplete. Properly correct to your standards.

Some cabinets did not appear to be properly fastened to wall.

(K-3) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

Countertop ────

Countertop was loose and should be properly secured for safety and function.

Counter top left of range was not secured in place.

Bathroom

Testing Plumbing at Bathroom Areas

Testing Limitations

Inspector Informational Note:

Bathroom Inspection Process

The following opinion was based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of bathroom areas.

Hand washing faucets, when functional, are run for longer than one minute checking for observable leaks at the faucet and beneath the sink as well as checking Hot/Cold orientation.

Bathing area faucets, when functional, are run for longer than five minutes checking for observable leaks and Hot/Cold orientation.

Toilets, when functional, are flushed no less than two times. Inspector checks for leaks around toilet, checks that toilet fills and shuts off, and checks to see if toilet appears securely mounted.

Effectiveness and discharge locations for mechanical bathroom exhaust vents are not confirmed during inspection.

Installation conditions and functional issues for this area requiring correction should be performed by a competent, qualified contractor.

Bathroom 1

Full Bathroom

Bathroom Description:

Upstairs Master ──── ────


Bathing Area:  Shower

No leaks were observed around faucet and the water containment area appeared serviceable.

Properly maintain tile work to meet your needs.

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Hand Washing: Two basins in vanity ────

No leaks were observed around faucet, visible supply lines or waste drain just beneath the sink. 

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Toilet: Water tank type ────  

No Leaks were observed around toilet and it appeared secured in place.  


Ventilation: ──── 

Fan on/off tested - the sound heard appeared to be appropriate for the fan.


Floor Covering: Tile

Serviceable, fulfilling its function

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(B-1) Key Concerns:

Sink Faucet Upstairs Master ──── ────

The Hot and Cold faucet outlets appeared to be reversed for both sink faucets and should be properly changed for safety to help prevent scalding.

Bathroom 2

Full Bathroom

Bathroom Description:

Upstairs at Hall ──── ────


Bathing Area:  Combination tub and shower

No leaks were observed around faucet and the water containment area appeared serviceable.

Properly maintain tile work to meet your needs.

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Hand Washing: Vanity with basin ────

No leaks were observed around faucet, visible supply lines or waste drain just beneath the sink. 

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Toilet: Water tank type ────  

No Leaks were observed around toilet and it appeared secured in place.  


Ventilation: ──── 

Fan on/off tested - the sound heard appeared to be appropriate for the fan.


Floor Covering: Tile

Serviceable, fulfilling its function

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Bathroom 3

Half Bathroom

Bathroom Description:

Main Level at Hall ──── ────


Hand Washing: Vanity with basin ────

No leaks were observed around faucet, visible supply lines or waste drain just beneath the sink. 

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Toilet: Water tank type ────  

No Leaks were observed around toilet and it appeared secured in place.  


Ventilation: ──── 

Fan on/off tested operative - Consider exhausting to exterior if needed.  


Floor Covering: Tile

Serviceable, fulfilling its function

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Plumbing

Plumbing Supply Piping - Main Water Shut Off Valve - Apparent Location - Note Such Valves are Not Operated

Property Owner - Plumbing Supply Piping - Shut Off Valve Location: Equipment Closet

Description:

Apparent Shut Off Valve

Water Heater

Water Heater

Description:

Water Heater


Size: 50 gallon / Location: Equipment Closet, not for storage ────


Year of Manufacture: 2020 / Fuel: Electric


Water Heater was observed functional during inspection


Typical service life of a water heater is 8-12 years.

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Supply Piping

Supply Piping: Mostly PEX, Some Copper

Water Flow at Supply Piping: Adequate

Note:

Adequate functional supply water flow was observed during inspection for water outlets operated. 

Waste Piping

Waste Piping: Plastic

Functional waste water flow observed during inspection for water outlets operated.

Apparent Plumbing Vent Piping

Plastic - No Adverse

Description:

Material: Plastic

No adverse conditions were observed, maintain to meet your needs.

Laundry Connections

Laundry: Connections Available

Note:

Clothes washer and dryer connections were available. Laundry appliances were not present during inspection. Laundry faucets are not operated when the basin beneath the faucets is inadequate to contain the faucet flow without a hose being connected to the faucets. Verify your clothes dryer exhaust is functional, safe and properly installed to meet the requirements of clothes dryer manufacturer when installed.

Exterior Hose Faucets

Two

Performance: Functional

Description:

Exterior hose faucet was turned on and off briefly and appeared to function normally. 

Plumbing Equipment Observed Present But Not Tested or Evaluated

Thermal Expansion: About Thermal Expansion, Tank Present

Inspector Informational Note:

Regarding Plumbing System Thermal Expansion: 

Thermal expansion occurs when a tanked water heater operates without any plumbing valves open for a period of time. If the property water meter has a check or backflow preventer valve installed it will prevent the expanding contained water from flowing backwards through the water meter. This expansion causes the water heater pressure relief valve to open briefly releasing a small amount of water if an expansion control device is not present or not working properly. If the pressure relief valve on the water heater opens and does not seal closed properly then active leaks and subsequent damage may occur.

Description:

A plumbing thermal expansion tank was observed near the water heater. Maintain this area as you would any other portion of the plumbing system correcting when needed.

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Pressure Reducer: About Pressure Reducing Valves

Inspector Informational Note:

Regarding Plumbing System Pressure Reducing Valves:  

The pressure reducer or pressure regulator in a plumbing system is designed to reduce the water pressure to a reasonable level in an effort to help prevent damage to the plumbing system. For most areas if the utility water pressure is greater than 80 PSI (pounds per square inch) a pressure reducer is needed. For some areas with extremely high utility pressure multiple pressure reducers may be needed installed in series. Pressure reducers are typically factory set for 50 PSI and property water pressure is expected to be between 30 PSI and 80 PSI. Inspector notes presence of pressure reducer when observed. Pressure readings for plumbing system are not part of the inspection performed. 

 

Pressure Reducer Location: Near Water Heater

Plumbing Other

(P2-1) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

Determine function for above ground plumbing at front yard. Properly correct as needed. Photo provided.

Central Heating/Cooling

Central Heating /Cooling

Split System - Heat Pump

Central Heating/Cooling Description:



Split Heat Pump System served: System served upstairs area ────


Brand Furnace: International / Location: Attic / Fuel: Electric Heat Pump


Size: 2.5 ton / Year of Manufacture: 2020


Heat pumps typically have a service life of 12-18 years when properly maintained



Filter Type: Disposable / Thermostat Type: Digital


 

Cooling Brand: International / Location: Exterior / Fuel: Electric


Year of Manufacture: 2020


Heat pumps typically have a service life of 12-18 years when properly maintained


Condensate disposal method: Gravity drain piping - service annually

 

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Heat Pump: Single Fuel Cool Day Heat Pump Functional

Central Heating/Cooling Description:

Electric Heat Pump System - Heating functional cool day

For heating function, the electric single fuel heat pump system was operated in the normal heating mode and in the back up heating mode.


In normal heating mode, system engaged and was found to be functional.  

Backup heating was briefly operated on heat pump. System engaged and was found to be functional.

Cooling Function: Below 60 Degrees

Note:

Cooling System Not Operated Cool Day

Outdoor temperature was below 60 degrees f. The central cooling system was not operated in cooling mode due to low exterior ambient temperatures. To test the cooling unit without causing possible damage to the compressor the ambient outdoor temperature should be above 60 degrees.

Heating System Location Issue: Attic Walkway

(CHC-1) Key Concerns:

Service walkway to furnace in attic was missing or incomplete. 

Furnaces installed inside attic areas should have a secured 24" wide walkway and a 30" deep service platform running the length of the control side of the furnace to provide minimum reasonable access for maintenance of the furnace. Correction was needed for safety of service personnel and to reduce property owner liability exposure. Properly correct to meet your needs.

Central Heating /Cooling cont

Split System - Heat Pump

Central Heating/Cooling Description:



Split Heat Pump System served: System served main level ────


Brand Furnace: International / Location: Crawl Space / Fuel: Electric Heat Pump


Size: 2 ton / Year of Manufacture: 2020


Heat pumps typically have a service life of 12-18 years when properly maintained



Filter Type: Disposable / Thermostat Type: Digital


 

Cooling Brand: International / Location: Exterior / Fuel: Electric


Year of Manufacture: 2020


Heat pumps typically have a service life of 12-18 years when properly maintained


Condensate disposal method: Gravity drain for condensate

 

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Heat Pump: Single Fuel Cool Day Heat Pump Functional

Central Heating/Cooling Description:

Electric Heat Pump System - Heating functional cool day

For heating function, the electric single fuel heat pump system was operated in the normal heating mode and in the back up heating mode.


In normal heating mode, system engaged and was found to be functional.  

Backup heating was briefly operated on heat pump. System engaged and was found to be functional.

Cooling Function: Below 60 Degrees

Note:

Cooling System Not Operated Cool Day

Outdoor temperature was below 60 degrees f. The central cooling system was not operated in cooling mode due to low exterior ambient temperatures. To test the cooling unit without causing possible damage to the compressor the ambient outdoor temperature should be above 60 degrees.

Distribution Ductwork

Ductwork Information: About your ductwork

Inspector Informational Note:

Regarding calculating the load of a central system:

Several factors are considered when performing a load evaluation for central heating and cooling systems to determine the appropriate size system for the area served. Factors such as installed ductwork, insulation, ceiling height, basement area served, if present, shade, climate zone along with size, number and placement of windows have to be taken into account before sizing a system. The inspector does not calculate the load of a central heating and cooling system during the performed inspection. The inspector also does not confirm that the installed ductwork is appropriately sized to serve the the installed central heating and cooling equipment. Properly maintain the ductwork system to meet your comfort needs and to allow system to operate properly. 

Space Heating

Space Heater

Fuel: Electric

Type: Blower heater

Function: Appeared Functional

Description:

The unit was on/off tested and appeared functional. Properly maintain unit as needed for function and safety.

Electrical

System Amps / Volts

System Amperage: 200 Amps

System Voltage: 120/240 Volts

Electrical Service

Electrical Service Type: Overhead at Yard Then Underground to Building

Main Electrical Distribution Panel

Service Entrance Conductors: Aluminum, Stranded

Electrical Panel Type: Breaker Panel

Routine Correction Needed

(E4-1) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

Electrical Panel Garage

Routine corrections were needed at electrical distribution panel. These corrections should be performed now or may be scheduled with other electrical work if having that work done in the near future.

  • White wires attached to 240 Volt double pole breakers are not neutrals. These wires should be remarked to any color that is not white, gray or green.
  • White plastic panel installed right of breaker panel interfered with proper removal of breaker panel cover. Consider this for proper correction for improved safety.
  • Properly complete breaker panel index where needed for improved safety.

Branch Wiring

Material: Copper

Wiring Method: Non Metallic Sheathed Cable

AFCI - Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter

AFCI Residential

Inspector Informational Note:

What is Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Protection?

AFCI protection is designed to help reduce the chance of fire when a specific type of malfunction occurs at installed electrical outlets. This protection detects unintended electrical arcs and disconnects the power before the arc starts a fire.


Most, but not all, homes will have a need for additional AFCI protection based on varied municipal enforcement and the numerous changes for which areas require AFCI protection. Evaluate your risk exposure. Consider adding AFCI protection where needed for improved safety, particularly where construction was completed 2002 or later.


Modern Locations Where AFCI Protection is Known to Improve Safety for 15 and 20 Amp Electrical Circuits:

For all 15 and 20 ampere single phase residential electrical circuits serving outlets and devices in Kitchens, Family Rooms, Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Parlors, Libraries, Dens, Bedrooms, Sunrooms, Recreation Rooms, Closets, Hallways, Laundry Areas, or similar rooms or areas.

Testing AFCI Function

The inspector uses push button at AFCI breakers, where installed, to confirm AFCI protection trips. Once tripped, the inspector checks indexed electrical circuits to determine where AFCI protection is present or missing.


Obvious locations lacking AFCI protection are listed in the body of the report.


Obvious broken, non working and improperly wired AFCI receptacles or breakers are listed in the summary of the report. Evaluate your risk exposure.

AFCI Protected Areas: Bedroom Some Other

Description:

AFCI protection was observed installed for bedroom outlets and some other outlets.

(E4-2) Improve:

Consider adding AFCI protection for circuit serving kitchen refrigerator.

GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

GFCI OK

Description:

Using a ground fault circuit interrupter tester, GFCI protected electrical receptacles, where installed, were checked and indicated proper function.

Electrical Receptacle Outlets

Electrical Receptacles No Issue Observed

Description:

Using a receptacle circuit tester, a representative number of 15 and 20 ampere grounding type electrical receptacles were randomly checked and correct wiring was indicated. 

Electrical Lighting Outlets and Ceiling Fans

Bulbs Out

(E4-3) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

A representative number of installed lighting fixtures were observed. One or more bulbs were missing or were inoperative Usually this just requires bulb replacement, but may require additional work if a new bulb does not resolve the matter. Make all lighting functional and safe as needed.

Switches

Switch Location Informational Note

Inspector Informational Note:

Regarding Lighting Switch Locations:

While exact placement of lighting switches is considered a design issue, installing lighting switches at appropriate locations is useful to improve safety. Generally, a light switch would be located within arms length of the entry point of a room so that the lighting for the room you are entering may be switched on from an area near the doorway. Installing a switch at an inconvenient location, such as on the hinge side of a door, would not be desirable. Where the stairway between floor levels has six risers or more, a wall switch would be located at each floor level and at each landing level that includes an entryway to control the lighting for the stairway. Evaluate your need in regard to lighting switch locations. Consider updating switch locations for improved safety if desired.

Switches Erroneous

Note:

Inspector was unable to determine function of all switches present. Switches may operate flood lights, receptacles or other item. They may also be an unused extra switch.

Switch Missing Stair Lighting

Smoke Alarms

Test Weekly, Tested Function

Inspector Informational Note:

Regarding Testing Smoke Alarms:

Test smoke alarms weekly to ensure proper function for life safety. Replace batteries when needed. Properly replace smoke alarms when not functioning correctly and at least once every ten years. Smoke alarms should be at least the photoelectric type and dual sensor photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms are available, and preferred. Refer to installation and care instructions for proper locations and periodic maintenance.

Description:

Smoke alarm at hall was tested using the test button on the smoke alarm. Smoke alarm horn sounded when the test button was pressed.

Attic Ladder

Attic Ladder Installation / Condition

Location of Attic Ladder: Upper Floor

Overall Condition: Attic Ladder Correct Before Use

Box Frame Connection To Structure: Excess Gap Box Frame to Structure, Nails Missing All Brackets, Small Screws Observed, Nails Not At All Sides

Improve:

The gap observed between the structural framing and the pull down attic ladder stairway box frame appeared greater than expected. Proper correction is needed to help prevent collapse of stairway.

Improve:

Pull down attic ladder stairway was missing required 16d nails at metal brackets. Check both the spring arm pivot plates and corner brackets near the piano hinge. These should be properly nailed in place to help prevent collapse of stairway.

Improve:

Small screws were observed at attic ladder. Small screws should not be used to attach pull down attic ladder stairway to structural framing. Typical instructions require 16d nails or 1/4" diameter, three inch long lag screws. Properly correct where needed to help prevent collapse of stairway.

Improve:

Pull down attic ladder stairway did not appear to be properly nailed in place on all four sides with 16d nails. The attic ladder should be properly nailed in place to help prevent collapse of stairway.

(AL-1) Key Concerns:

Attic ladder was observed ready for corrections now and before use to improve the function and safety aspects of the attic ladder. Refer to the full report for additional information and photos regarding obvious corrections recommended now for the attic ladder area. A competent qualified contractor capable of reading and following the manufacturer installation instructions should check all attic ladder areas. Make attic ladder functional, safe and structurally sound where needed.

Structure

Attic Access

Attic Access: Pull down attic ladder stairway, properly maintain unit as needed for safety

Roof Framing

Framing: Rafters

Sheathing: OSB

Roof Framing: No Adverse

Description:

No adverse conditions where observed for visible portions of roof framing. Properly maintain this area to meet your needs. 

Ceiling Framing

Framing Access: Finished Restricted

Note:

Finished areas restricted view of structural components. Some areas were not observed by inspector.

Wall Framing

Framing Access: Finished Prevented

Note:

Finished areas prevented view of structural components. Structural areas were not observed by inspector. 

Underfloor Access

Basement: Finished

Note:

Finished areas prevented view of structural components. Structural components were not observed by inspector at such areas.

Crawl Space: Ductwork, Insulation

Note:

Visibility or access limited at crawl space due to installed ductwork.

Note:

Visibility was limited due to installed insulation in this area.

Underfloor Description

Attributes: Crawl Space With Basement Garage

Description:

Underfloor Area

Access: 

Crawl space entered through hinged door  

Basement walked 


Construction Type: 

Crawl Space      ────  

Basement Garage - Finished 


Foundation: 

Concrete Block      ──── 

──── 


Columns or Piers:

Concrete Block      ──── 


Floor Structure: 

Floor Joists - Solid Wood      ────  

Beam - Built Up Wood      ────  

Subfloor - Wood      ────  

No Adverse Conditions Observed at Floor Framing 

 

Other Concerns

Construction Debris

(S-1) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

Construction debris, undesirable debris or excess debris was observed at crawl space area. Remove unnecessary debris and any wood scraps from crawl space area. Do not forget to check beneath plastic sheeting on the ground too, if installed.

Insulation

Above Ceiling Insulation

Recommended Insulation

Inspector Informational Note:

Recommended attic insulation depth above living spaces for this area of the country is R-38 to R-60 to help lower utility costs. This recommendation comes from the US Department of Energy. Evaluate your comfort level and utility costs correcting insulation depth if needed. 

Insulation Type: Blown In, Roll or Batt

Observed Insulation Approximate Depth: R - 38, R - 19

Vapor Retarder: Reversed Some

Improve:

Vapor Retarder was observed reversed at some roll or batt insulation installed inside attic area. Insulation vapor retarder should be installed toward and against the living space to help control moisture. Consider this area for proper correction. Monitor area if not correcting now. 

Wall Insulation

Insulation: Wall Insulation Not Observed, Undetermined

Underfloor Insulation

Insulation: Roll Batt Underfloor Insulation observed where installed at crawl space

Ventilation

Foundation Ventilation at Underfloor Crawl Space

Vent Openings Not Aligned Crawl Space to Exterior

Improve:

Some foundation vent openings at crawl space did not properly align to foundation vent guards at exterior. Consider proper correction for cross ventilation.

Moisture

Moisture Indications at Underfloor Crawl Space

Crawl Space: Practical Steps Crawl Space Moisture, Moisture Stains Crawl Space Basic

Improve:

Practical steps to better moisture condition at a typical crawl space after ensuring no possible plumbing leaks into crawl space are present.

  1. Properly divert any storm water and all gutter down spouts a minimum 10 feet away from foundation.
  2. Correct any exterior grading issues that prevent storm water from flowing away from foundation. 
  3. Improve air flow through crawl space to provide proper cross ventilation. 
  4. Improve crawl space dirt floor vapor retarder to help keep moisture at soil. 
  5. Properly drain any excess bulk moisture from crawl space, if present, to prevent accumulation.
  6. Take more aggressive steps if necessary such as installing a dewatering system and proper encapsulation of crawl space with conditioned air space. 

 

Roof

Roof Covering

Method of Roof Inspection: Viewed from ladder at eave, Viewed from ground with binoculars

Roof Style: Multi Plane

Roofing Material: Composition Dimensional Shingle

Observation: Serviceable, Fulfilling Its Function

Description:

The roof covering overall was found generally serviceable within the parameters of its given service life. All roofing requires periodic maintenance. Properly maintain and correct roof covering as needed, when needed.

Roof Penetrations

Plumbing Vent Flashing

Monitor:

Plumbing Vent Flashing at Roof

Monitor this type of penetration as the flashing around the plumbing waste pipe that penetrates the roof requires periodic replacement. Budget replacement of plumbing vent flashing as the gaskets begin to deteriorate and split. This is needed each 8-10 years after a new plumbing vent flashing is installed.

Gutters and Downspouts

Gutter and Downspout Materials: Metal

Gutter: Cleaning Routine, Maintain

Periodic Maintenance Needed:

The gutters were viewed with debris in them and some downspouts may be obstructed. Properly clean gutters routinely to manage storm water away from home.

Note:

Properly maintain rain gutters to meet your needs.

Exterior Surfaces

Brick

Brickwork: Serviceable

Description:

Brickwork

The exterior readily visible areas of the brickwork were inspected and appeared to be in overall serviceable condition, fulfilling its function. All siding requires maintenance. Properly maintain siding condition correcting when needed.

Siding - Cement Fiber

Siding Irregularities: Common Irregularities, Blocking and Flashing, Too Close to Pavement

Monitor:

Cement Fiber Siding/Trim -

Common siding installation irregularities were observed. Monitor siding installation budgeting corrections when necessary. When corrections are performed, refer to installation instructions and best installation practices correcting where needed. 

Improve:

Cement Fiber Siding/Trim -

The inspector noted that blocking and flashing details did not meet installation instructions for all areas. These areas should be considered for proper correction now. Closely monitor areas if not correcting blocking and flashing details now. Budget immediate correction should negative consequences occur due to lack of proper blocking and flashing.

Improve:

Cement Fiber Siding/Trim -

The inspector noted that portions of the siding or trim were too close to pavement, making the siding or substrate subject to damage. Siding and untreated substrate should be a minimum of 1-2" above pavement. Properly provide separation at siding/trim and untreated substrate from pavement. If it is not cost effective to lower the pavement or raise the siding and substrate area then you should budget periodic replacement of affected areas.

Siding: Physical Damage

(ES-1) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

Cement Fiber Siding/Trim -

Physical damage was noted and should be properly repaired. 

Damaged cement fiber siding observed at front porch area

Siding - Concrete Tile

What is Concrete Tile Siding?

Inspector Informational Note:

Concrete Tile Siding, also known as Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer or Manufactured Masonry Veneer, is a non structural, light weight concrete product that is not made of natural stone. Concrete tile siding resembles stonework because real stone are used to make castings that are filled with light weight concrete and are stained to appear similar to natural stone. Concrete tile siding is absorbent and requires a proper moisture management system be in place before applying the concrete tile to exterior areas. Since the moisture management system is beneath the concrete tile after they are installed, the moisture management system is no longer readily visible. The best time to inspect the moisture management system is during installation. Most adhered concrete tile installations should follow the Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association Installation Guide and Detailing Options for Compliance with ASTM C1780. ACMV.

Irregular Further Evaluate

(ES-2) Key Concerns:

Concrete Tile Siding

Installation irregularities were observed. Adhered concrete tile siding areas should be further evaluated and properly repaired or replaced by a competent qualified contractor that specializes in the installation of this type siding material and is familiar the installation standard.

  • Vertical crack observed through multiple consecutive rows of siding
  • Some concrete tile observed loose
  • Irregular transition was present at dissimilar materials

Trim

Eaves Material: Painted, Eaves Material: Painted Wood

Trim: Serviceable

Description:

Trim - ────

The exterior readily visible areas of the trim were inspected and appeared to be in overall serviceable condition, fulfilling its function. All trim requires maintenance. Properly maintain siding condition correcting when needed.

Extra Photos

(ES-3) New Construction Builder Punch List Item:

New construction finishes - Complete exterior final patch and painting to meet your standards if needed. 

Deck Areas / Wooden Porches

Deck or Wooden Porch Areas Overall Condition Statement

Correct Deck and Fall Areas Now

(DAWP-1) Key Concerns:

Deck areas were observed ready for corrections now to improve the structure of the deck and to improve the safety aspects for the fall prevention measures installed at deck areas. Refer to the full report for additional information and photos regarding obvious corrections recommended now for any deck areas. A competent deck contractor should check all deck areas. Make deck areas functional, safe and structurally sound where needed.

  • Deck bolts were present but spaced much further apart than expected. Properly correct where needed
  • Outer band joist was not doubled to create a girder or beam. Properly correct for improved structural stability.
  • Outdated ledger strips were present. The ledgers strips were not properly nailed and did not meet the bottom of the floor joist. Installing proper joist hangers is recommended for improved structural stability.
  • Where a nose is not present on a stair tread the stair tread should be at least 11" deep for safety. Proper correction is recommended.
  • 5/4 inch deck boards should not be spanned more than 16". The deck boards at the stairs were spanned approximately 24". Consider for proper correction for improved safety.

Deck or Wooden Porch Location, Attributes and Restrictions

Deck Location: Rear

Deck Roof Area: Roof Area Was Present

Deck Stairs: Stairs Were Present

Restrictions: Finished Areas

Note:

Finished areas restricted view of structural components.

Deck or Wooden Porch Structure

Bolts: Some, Add More

Deck Description:

Some bolts were present but spaced farther apart than expected. Decks should be properly bolted to the structure every 12", 16" or 24" depending on the span of the floor joists. Deck bolts should be ½” diameter lag bolts with washers. The installed bolts should be staggered top to bottom to prevent splitting of the ledger board. Proper correction should be completed to strengthen the deck connection to the structure.

Girder or Beam: Undersized

Deck Description:

Observed girder or beam appeared undersized for the span between columns. Properly correct girder or beam as needed for structural integrity.

Ledger Strip: Present, Not Installed Correctly

Deck Description:

Joist framing at deck into the side of a ledger board or beam should be properly supported by approved joist hangers. Consider upgrade for outdated ledger strip installation for improved structural integrity and safety at deck by replacing any ledger strip with properly installed joist hangers.

Deck Description:

Ledger strip beneath floor joist appeared improperly nailed. Properly add nails where missing at ledger strip if not performing upgrade and replacing ledger strips now with properly installed joist hangers.

Deck or Wooden Porch Railings and Stairs

Diagram: Correction Needed Stairs

Safety Concerns:

Stairs were ready for modernization for improved safety.

Stairs: Tread <11", 5/4" Treads Over Spanned

Safety Concerns:

Stair treads were observed shorter than 11", where no tread nose was present or nose was less than 1". Use caution when walking on steps. Consider correcting stair treads for improved safety.

Safety Concerns:

Stair treads were 5/4" decking boards and appeared over spanned. When using 5/4" decking, the decking should not span more than 16" between stair stringers. Evaluate your risk exposure properly correcting or upgrading to meet your needs and for structural integrity of stair treads.

Lots and Grounds

Porch

Concrete

Roof Structure: Present

Description:

Area had a roof structure.

Porch: Serviceable

Description:

Porch was serviceable, fulfilling its function.

Stairs and Railings at Exterior

Stairs at Front

Brick

Serviceable, fulfilling its function.

Walkway

Concrete

Walkway: Serviceable

Description:

Walkway was serviceable, fulfilling its function.

Driveway

Concrete

Driveway: Serviceable Cracked

Description:

Driveway was cracked but serviceable, fulfilling its function.

Vegetation

Vegetation Maintenance

Description:

Properly maintain vegetation to meet your needs. Vegetation should not touch building exterior or overhang roof. Vegetation should not interfere with access or servicing of electrical, gas or heating/cooling equipment.

Site

Site: Adjust Grade Basement

Improve:

Some exterior grade work may improve storm water runoff away from basement type foundation. Slope grade minimum ten feet away from and around the structure so that water does not collect at foundation. Be careful not to raise grade at the structure above the foundation water proofing.

Receipt -- HomePro Inspection Report

Report # 210214A
Inspection Date: 2021-04-01

Property inspected for:
New Construction
411 Brand New Build Chattanooga, TN 37424

Home Inspection Fee$370.00
Discount Scheduling$-20.00
$350.00
PAID

HomePro Inspection Inc
C/O Roger Williamson
2409 Haven Crest Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421
423-301-1000

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