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Property Inspection Report
Client(s): Donna P Jones
Property address: 505 Wiltshire Court
Easley, SC 29642
Inspection date: Monday, November 09, 2009
This report published on 11/9/2009 10:22:26 PM EST

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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:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death 
Major DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
General information
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Crawl space
Interior rooms
General information Return to table of contents
Report number: 110909
Inspector: A Daniel Boone
Structures inspected: Home
Time started: 4pm
Time finished: 6pm
Inspection Fee: 250.00
Payment method: Invoiced
Present during inspection: Property owner(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: Yes
Weather conditions: Cloudy
Temperature: Cool
Ground condition: Damp
Foundation type: Crawlspace
Exterior Return to table of contents
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Brick
Apparent wall structure: Brick
Wall covering: Brick veneer, Vinyl
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
1) One or more downspouts are missing. This can result in water accumulating around the structure's foundation, or in basements and crawl spaces if they exist. Accumulated water is a conducive condition to wood destroying insects and organisms, and may also cause the foundation to settle and possibly fail over time. A qualified contractor should install downspout(s) where missing. Also recommend installing extensions such as splashblocks or tie-ins to underground drain lines as necessary to carry rainwater away from the house.

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Downspout missing left of front door.

2) Window screens are missing on most windows

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Most windows have missing screens

3) Wood on crawlspace has some rot.

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Damage to crawlspace vent

4) Small hole near crawlspace entrance

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Hole under the foundation, possible rodent entrance

5) Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines are in contact with or less than one foot from the structure's exterior. Vegetation can serve as a conduit for wood destroying insects and may retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. Vegetation should be pruned and/or removed as necessary to maintain a one foot clearance between it and the structure's exterior.
6) Paint damage to back door

Photo 8  
Damage to exterior of doors on deck

7)   Window seal damage on several windows.

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damage to wood on window sill in several areas

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Damage on window sills in several areas

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Damage to window frame, exterior of home.

8)   Mold on several window frames and also on soffit and facia

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Mold on surfaces of window frames

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Mold on facia and soffit in several areas of the home
Roof Return to table of contents
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars
Roof type: Cross gable
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
9) Some raised shingles over garage area.

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Loose or raised shingles on roof area above the garage entrance
Garage Return to table of contents

10) Garage door spring was broken and was unable to test photo eyes
for automatic reverse of door.
Attic Return to table of contents
Inspection method: Traversed
Roof structure type: Rafters
Insulation material: Mineral wool loose fill
Insulation depth: 12"
Electric service Return to table of contents
Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 200
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of main service switch: Carport
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Smoke detectors present: Yes
11) Batteries were missing in smoke detectors.
GFI recepticles would not trip on test.

12) The main service panel cover couldn't be removed due to lack of access from stored items and/or debris. This panel wasn't fully evaluated.
Water heater Return to table of contents
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Manufacturer: Bradford White
Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Distribution system: Sheet metal ducts
Manufacturer: Goodman
Model: 3 ton
Filter location: Behind return air grill
13) Downstairs A/C unit has a bad compressor.
Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
Location of main water shut-off valve: Water Meter
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys Return to table of contents
Fireplace type: Masonry
Chimney type: Masonry
Crawl space Return to table of contents
Inspection method: Traversed
Insulation material underneath floor above: Fiberglass roll or batt
Pier or support post material: Masonry
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
Vapor barrier present: No
14) Evidence of prior water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the crawl space. For example, sediment stains on the vapor barrier or foundation, and/or efflorescence on the foundation. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms and should not be present in the crawl space. The client(s) should review any disclosure statements available and ask the property owner(s) about past accumulation of water in the crawl space. The crawl space should be monitored in the future for accumulated water, especially after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. If water is found to accumulate, a qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues should evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in crawl spaces include:

  • Repairing, installing or improving rain run-off systems (gutters, downspouts and extensions or drain lines)
  • Improving perimeter grading
  • Repairing, installing or improving underground footing and/or curtain drains

    Ideally, water should not enter crawl spaces, but if water must be controlled after it enters the crawl space, then typical repairs include installing trenches, gravity drains and/or sump pump(s) in the crawl space.
    15) Signs of surface water running under house.
    Some mold on floor joists and duct insulation from excess moisture.

    Photo 14  
    Vegetation growing in crawlspace area

    Photo 15  
    Mold on furnace in crawlspace area

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    Mold on duct insulation in crawlspace area

    Photo 17  
    Moisture in crawlspace near water supply and sewer line

    Photo 18  
    Vegetation growing in damp area of crawlspace

    Photo 19  
    Mold growing, due to moisture, on floor joist in crawlspace area
    Kitchen Return to table of contents

    16) One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) electric receptacles did not trip when tested. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    17) Ceiling had been repaired from a past water leak.
    Bathrooms Return to table of contents

    18) One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) electric receptacles did not trip when tested. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    19) Pop up in master bath sink needs to be adjusted to hold water.
    Interior rooms Return to table of contents

    20) Batteries in all the smoke alarms should be replaced after taking occupancy, and annually in the future. "Chirping" noises emitted from smoke alarms typically indicate that batteries need replacing. For more information, visit
    21) Screen(s) in one or more windows are missing. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) about this. Screens are often removed for window cleaning and they may be stored somewhere. If not, then recommend installing screens where missing.
    22) Slight paint damage on door.

    Photo 1  
    Interior door paint damage

    23) Repair was made in the Den ceiling from a past water leak.
    At the time of inspection the stucture of the home was very good.

    The crawl space had signs of moisture. No sign of leaks were noted in the attic.
    The electrical panel could not be removed because personal items, in the closet, were blocking access to the panel. The GFI recepticles in the bathrooms and kitchen failed to test and reset.
    No major plumbing problems were noted at time of inspection.
    The downstairs A/C unit could not be tested because of a faulty condenser.