Weaver Report 20150921 Home Inspection Report 2016-01-21آ  Weaver Report 20150921 Home Inspection Report

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  • Weaver Report 20150921

    Home Inspection Report

    Property: 1108 Terrace Ct. Raleigh, NC 27615

    Client: Jonathan Weaver

    Inspector: Britt Treece

    NC Inspector #3411 2054-324 Kildaire Farm Rd. Cary, NC 27518 ConfidentNC@gmail.com (919) 229-9313

    Signature: ___________________________________________

    Date and Time of Inspection: September 21, 2015, at 8:00am Conditions: Sunny and Warm, ground dry

    Invoice

  • $ 400.00 Home Inspection $ 130.00 Radon Test $ 90.00 Pest Inspection $ Other

    Paid by check by Jonathan Weaver on 9/21/15 .

    Explanation of Key Terms The apparent Condition of systems and components are rated as follows:

    Satisfactory - Indicates the component is functionally consistent with its original purpose but may show signs of normal wear and tear and deterioration. Marginal - Indicates the component will probably require repair or replacement anytime within five years. Poor - Indicates the component will need repair or replacement now or in the very near future. Major Concerns - A system or component that is considered significantly deficient, inoperable or is unsafe. Safety Hazard- Denotes a condition that is unsafe and in need of prompt attention. Directions - All directions noted as viewed from looking at the front door from the outside of the home.

    Summary Disclaimer: This summary page is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of interest or concern to you. It is strongly recommended that you promptly read the complete report. For information regarding the negotiability of any item in this report under the real estate purchase contract, contact your North Carolina real estate agent or an attorney.

    A. Exclusions and Limitations A1. The heating system was not tested due to environmental conditions related to the outside temperature. The system should be further evaluated by a licensed HVAC contractor to verify proper function of the unit.

    B. Items Not Operating B1. The following lights are not operating: exterior light over rear right lower deck. Repair to restore proper operation.

    B2. The following doors do not latch: side exterior door deadbolt, front entrance door deadbolt, 2nd floor rear right bedroom latch, basement washer room entry door. Repair to restore proper operation.

    B3. The following windows do not latch/operate: several interior windows do not open. Repair to restore proper

  • operation.

    B4. The lighting in front center and front right bedrooms is improper. Install proper overhead light or switch- operated floor lamp to adequately light these bedrooms.

    B5. The crawlspace lacks proper subfloor insulation and subfloor vapor barrier. These are often installed together with the vapor barrier on the top side, closest to the subfloor. Their absence limits the home’s ability to hold conditioned air in the interior space. Install properly rated insulation with vapor barrier.

    C. Major Concerns C1. There is wood against the ground near the foundation on the rear right wood deck, and several boards are loose and soft. There is also a hole near the rear left post. These conditions lead to further damage and potential pest entry. Remove wood or repair with moisture sealing and pest protection.

    C2. The band shows moisture-damaged wood on the middle of the left side of the crawlspace, leading to further damage. Repair by qualified contractor is recommended.

  • C3. The crawlspace shows moisture leakage through the foundation wall, broken foundation block, gaps in the front foundation wall, and improperly supported trusses. Each of these conditions leads to further damage of subfloor and foundation structure. Repair.

    D. Potential Safety Hazards D1. Bedrooms lack smoke detectors, which are required in sleeping areas. This is a safety hazard. Installation inside each bedroomis recommended to protect home and inhabitants in case of fire. D2. Both levels of the home lack CO detectors, which are required in homes with attached garages or fuel-fired appliances. Their absence is a safety hazard. Evaluate presence of fuel-fired furnace and install as needed.

    D3. Main panel has a single breaker labeled “GFCI” but no outlets trip when tested. Install proper GFCI protection at all kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and garage locations.

    D4. House lacks GFCI protection. This is a safety hazard. Install GFCI protected outlets at kitchen, bathroom, and exter ior locations.

    D5. There is evidence of organic growth behind peeling pain on rear wall of dryer and HVAC room in basement. This is a safety hazard. Remove organic growth and monitor for moisture.

  • D6. The rear wall outlet in the basement family room lacks proper cover. This is a safety hazard. Install cover.

    D7. There is an open breaker slot in the main electrical panel. This is a safety hazard. Cover open clot to prevent injury and shock.

    D8. There is a loose cover and open wire access in the disposal switch under the kitchen sink. This is a safety hazard. Cover properly to prevent injury.

    E. Items to Monitor E1. There is evidence of sagging floor beneath refrigerator. This was unable to be viewed from beneath due to crawlspace exclusion. Monitor for movement and repair as needed.

    E2. Dishwasher is out of level. Monitor for movement and repair as needed.

  • E3. There is a sewage smell coming from inside the dishwasher and evidence of backup in the dishwasher drain line as it enters the disposal. Monitor for back up and repair as needed.

    E4. There is evidence of prior leakage in rear left roof sheathing, as viewed from inside the lower attic access in the basement stairwell. Monitor for buildup and repair as needed.

    E5. There is settling evident in the front stoop cement. Monitor for movement and repair to level plane with masonry as needed.

  • E6. There are settling cracks in the driveway, leading to further damage. Seal and repair as needed.

    F. Improvement Items F1. Several downspouts lack proper extensions, allowing moisture to build up near foundation. Install proper extensions to transport moisture at least 6’ from foundation. Downspouts should not discharge where water will flow directly onto or over a walkway, driveway or stairs.

    F2. Mulch and shrubs on exterior lack proper clearance from foundation wall and/or siding, leading to moisture buildup. Trim back mulch to 8” clearance and shrubs to 12” clearance.

    F3. Several vent wells show debris and dirt buildup, blocking airflow and allowing moisture entry into crawlspace. Clean debris and install proper vent well gravel to allow airflow and drain moisture into wells and not crawlspace.

    F4. Hinge doorstops are installed on several doors throughout the home. These are not recommended because they cause damage to doors. Replace with proper floor doorstops.

    F5. Storm window pane at lower front right window is missing, allowing moisture entry into the window trim. Repair or In stall proper storm window.

  • F6. The upper (right) attic shows broken sheathing, missing seal around left gable, and a hole in the roof sheathing. Each allows moisture and pest entry and should be repaired.

    F7. Home lacks proper clearance from over-hanging tree branches, leading to moisture buildup. Trim back trees to 6’ clearance.

    F8. There is trim damage at the rear center upper roof line as a trim extends down to the lower roof. This leads to further damage. Repair and seal.

    F9. Siding on right side of house lacks proper clearance to shingles on lower side of house. This leads to moisture damage. Install proper flashing.

    F10. The crawlspace air handler has an opening around a pipe in the front panel, allowing moisture entry into the unit and limiting its ability to circulate conditioned air. Seal this gap.

    Exterior Components Service Walks

  • Concrete Flagstone Gravel Brick Other: _____________________

    Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

    Typical Cracks Settling Cracks Fill Cracks and Seal

    Comments:

    Driveway/Parking None Not Visible Not Evaluated

    Concrete Flagstone Gravel Brick Dirt Other: _____________________

    Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

    Typical Cracks Settling Cracks Fill Cracks and Seal Pitched toward home Trip

    hazard Comments:

    Front Steps None Not Visible Not Evaluated

    Concrete Flagstone Brick Wood

    Vinyl/Composite Other: _____________________ Satisfactory Marginal Poor Not Visible / Not Evaluated

    Settling cracks Trip Hazard Improper Attachment

    Wood Treated Wood painted/stained Recommend repainting/staining

    Deck/Porch Railing: Proper Improper Loose Recommend repair Monitor

    Steps: Proper Improper Tread(s) Improper Riser(s)

    Step Railing: Proper Improper Loose Recommend repair Monitor

    Comments: 1. The handrails on the front porch could be improved by providing handrails that are graspable, continuous and smooth. Handrails should be 1.5-2” H x 1.5-2” W. Thus, 2" x 6” rails are improper b