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Green Apple Home Inspections


Email: gahikw@gmail.com
Inspector's email: gahikw@gmail.com
Phone: (208) 703-2947
Inspector's phone: (208) 703-2947

 

Thank you for choosing Green Apple Home Inspection. the following report lists out defects as well as general information found at this dwelling.

Client(s):  Bryon and Shannon Hemphill
Property address:  1052 E Cape Elizabeth Dr
Nampa ID 83686-8511
Inspection date:  Tuesday, August 01, 2017

This report published on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 1:39:13 PM MDT

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How to Read this Report
This report is organized by the property's functional areas.  Within each functional area, descriptive information is listed first and is shown in bold type.  Items of concern follow descriptive information. Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a risk of injury or death
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMinor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition
Concern typeCommentFor your information
Concern typeConducive conditionsConditions conducive for wood destroying insects or organisms (Wood-soil contact, shrubs in contact with siding, roof or plumbing leaks, etc.)

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Table of Contents
General information
Exterior
Roof
Garage
Attic
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Crawl space
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms

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General information
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Report number: 10601
Structures inspected: Garage and dwelling
Type of building: Duplex
Age of building: 1 year
Time started: 9:30 A.M.
Inspection Fee: $375.00
Present during inspection: Realtor(s)
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm, Hot
Ground condition: Damp
Front of structure faces: South, West
Main entrance faces: South, West
Foundation type: Crawlspace
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Private sewage disposal system, Security system, Irrigation system, Swimming pool, Hot tub, Private well, Shed, Playground equipment, Sauna, Low voltage outdoor lighting, Central vacuum system, Water filtration system, Water softener system, Built-in sound system, Intercom system, Generator system, Sport court, Sea wall, Outbuildings

Exterior
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Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Stone veneer
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core fiberglass, Glass panel

1) Conducive conditions Siding soffit is damaged and/or deteriorated in one or more areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs and/or replace siding as per standard building practices when a home has never been lived in.
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2) Conducive conditions One or more crawlspace vents are below or near grade with no well to prevent water from entering. This can lead to water entering and accumulating in the crawl space, and is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms. A qualified contractor should install wells where necessary.
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3) Gaps exist at one or more openings around the exterior, such as those where outside faucets, refrigerant lines, and/or gas supply pipes penetrate the exterior. Gaps should be sealed as necessary to prevent moisture intrusion and entry by vermin. This was seen specifically at the A/C unit.
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4) Conducive conditions One or more minor cracks (1/8 inch or less) were found in the foundation. These don't appear to be a structural concern, but recommend sealing them to prevent water infiltration and monitoring them in the future. Numerous products exist to seal such cracks including:
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5) A sticky residue, most likely from the adhesive tape used when painting, is on the windows. Recommend having this residue removed from all windows before home owner takes residence as per standard building practices.
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6) Conducive conditions Caulk and or paint is missing or deteriorated in some areas and should be replaced and/or applied where necessary Paint may also be necessary. For more information on caulking, visit The Ins and Outs of Caulking.
This was seen throughout the exterior of the home.
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Roof
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Roof inspection method: From the air
Roof type: Gable
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: 1 year
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate

7) The roof and its coverings were in good condition at the time of the inspection. See youtube video web link attached:https://youtu.be/vUgmCqzkVF4

Garage
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8) The garage was in good condition at the time of the inspection.

Attic
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Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill, Fiberglass roll or batt
Insulation depth: 12-14 inches
Insulation estimated R value: 38

9) One or more of the truss lateral braces was disconnected from its proper and prior position. Recommend having a qualified contractor repair and or replace the bracing as necessary.
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10) The attic was in good dry condition at the time of the inspection.
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Electric service
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Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 200
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at bottom of main service panel
System ground: Concrete encased electrode
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: Can't verify
Smoke detectors present: Yes

11) The main service panel cover couldn't be removed due to the cover panel being wedged into place on a breaker. This panel wasn't fully evaluated. Recommend having a licensed and insured electrician evaluate , repair and replace any and all parts as necessary.
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Water heater
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Estimated age: 1 year
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 75 Gallons
Manufacturer: Bradford White
Model: RG275H6N

12) The water heater was in good working condition at the time of the inspection.
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Heating and cooling
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Estimated age: 1 year
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Distribution system: Flexible ducts
Manufacturer: Lennox
Filter location: Behind return air grill

13) Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.

14) The HVACs' were in good working condition at the time of the inspection.
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Plumbing and laundry
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Location of main water meter: at the meter
Water service: Public
Supply pipe material: Polyethelene
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic

15) The plumbing was in good working condition at the time of the inspection.

Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
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Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
Chimney type: Metal

16) The fireplace was in good working condition at the time of the inspection.
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Crawl space
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Inspection method: Traversed
Insulation material underneath floor above: Fiberglass roll or batt
Pier or support post material: Concrete
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure above: Engineered wood joists
Vapor barrier present: Yes

17) Some crawl space areas were inaccessible due to low height (less than 18 inches), ductwork or pipes blocking, standing water, and/or stored items. These areas are excluded from this inspection.

18) The crawl space was in good dry condition at the time of the inspection.
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Kitchen
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19) Conducive conditions Caulk is missing and/or deteriorated where countertops meet electrical cover plates in wet areas, such as near sinks. Caulk/ grout should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water damage.
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20) The main kitchen sink faucet is very wobbly. This is simply a design flaw in the sink itself as due to the sinks thin material the faucet is easily pushed around through normal use. Recommend having a qualified plumber evaluate and replace the sink and or the faucet.

Bathrooms
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21) Hardware on one or more cabinets are loose. Recommend having a qualified contractor tighten and if necessary repair the hardware as per standard living practices. This was seen mostly in the upstairs and downstairs master bathrooms'.
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Interior rooms
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22) Cover plate(s) are missing from one or more electric boxes, such as for receptacles, switches and/or junction boxes. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire and shock. Cover plates should be installed where missing. This was seen on the floor as you reach the top of the stairs to the right.
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23) Minor cracks holes, areas of thin paint were found in walls, ceiling and window encasements in one or more areas. They do not appear to be a structural concern, but the client(s) may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons.
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Thanks again for choosing Green Apple Home Inspection.