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Thom Miller


287 N Diamond St 
Mansfield OH 44902-1007
Inspector: Thom Miller-Marmino

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Rickie Shanks
Property address:  123 Bricker
Shiloh OH 44878
Inspection date:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This report published on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:01:06 PM EDT

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Some old wall/ceiling cracks that need to be filled with spackle

Some moisture in basement. Need to energize property and run sump with a dehumidifier in the basement. This is recommended for all basements in this area that contain a sump basin.
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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:
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents
Basement
General Information

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Basement
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Limitations: Structural components such as joists and beams, and other components such as piping, wiring and/or ducting that are obscured by under-floor insulation are also excluded from this inspection. Note that the inspector does not determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.

The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that water will not accumulate in the basement in the future. Access to the basement during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of basement floor or stairwell drains, or determine if such drains are clear or clogged.

Note that all basement areas should be checked periodically for water intrusion, plumbing leaks and pest activity.

1) Evidence of prior water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the basement. For example, water stains or rust at support post bases, efflorescence on the foundation, etc. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms and should not be present in the basement. Recommend reviewing any disclosure statements available and ask the property owner about past accumulation of water in the basement. The basement should be monitored in the future for accumulated water, especially after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. If water is found to accumulate, then recommend that a qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in basements 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 basements, but if water must be controlled after it enters the basement, then typical repairs include installing a sump pump.
Cost estimate: $ 0

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Report number: 523201702
Time started: 10am
Present during inspection: Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: No
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain)
Temperature during inspection: Warm
Inspection fee: 100
Type of building: Single family
Buildings inspected: One house
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Occupied: No

2) The water service was not turned on during the inspection. The inspector operates only "normal" controls such as faucets, and does not operate shut-off valves to the water meter or house. As a result, plumbing supply, drain waste and vent lines, traps, pumps, fixtures, and some appliances such as water heaters weren't fully evaluated. The water pressure was not determined. Recommend that a qualified person make a full evaluation of the plumbing system after the water supply is turned back on. Areas below the house should be evaluated after plumbing has been operated to check for leaks. Any problems that are found after this evaluation should be repaired by a qualified plumber.

3) The natural gas service was not turned on during the inspection. The inspector operates only "normal" controls such as thermostats, stove burner knobs, and on/off switches, and does not operate gas shut-off valves or activate pilot lights. As a result, items such as but not limited to the gas supply system, gas-fired water heater(s), gas-fired forced air furnace(s), gas fireplace(s), stove(s), and range(s) weren't fully evaluated. The inspector was unable to test for gas leaks. Recommend that a qualified person make a full evaluation of the gas supply system and gas-fired appliances after the gas supply is turned back on. Any problems that are found after this evaluation should be repaired by a qualified contractor.

4) The propane gas supply was not available during the inspection (tank empty, shut-off valve turned off, no tank installed, etc.). The inspector operates only "normal" controls such as thermostats, stove burner knobs, and on/off switches, and does not operate gas shut-off valves or activate pilot lights. As a result, items such as but not limited to the gas supply system, gas-fired water heater(s), gas-fired forced air furnace(s), gas fireplace(s), stove(s), and range(s) weren't fully evaluated. The inspector was unable to test for gas leaks. Recommend that a qualified person make a full evaluation of the gas supply system and gas-fired appliances after the gas supply is turned back on. Any problems that are found after this evaluation should be repaired by a qualified contractor.

5) Electricity was not available during the inspection (e.g. service turned off, main disconnect off or tripped, service in disrepair or not fully installed). The inspector operates only "normal controls" such as switches or knobs, and does not reset or turn on circuit breakers or remove or install fuses. As a result, branch circuit wiring, receptacles, fixtures such as lights and fans, switches, ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) devices, arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) devices, and some appliances such as electrically powered water heaters, forced air furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning units, and kitchen appliances weren't fully evaluated. Recommend that a qualified person make a full evaluation of the electric system and electrically powered appliances after the electric service is turned back on. Any problems that are found after this evaluation should be repaired by a qualified contractor.


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Old crack at Living room ceiling. NO NEW MOVEMENT. Fill with spackle.
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Old crack at Living room wall. NO NEW MOVEMENT. Fill with spackle.
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Old crack at Living room ceiling. NO NEW MOVEMENT. Fill with spackle.
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Old crack at Living room wall. NO NEW MOVEMENT. Fill with spackle.
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Sump pump off (no service to property) Sump has NOT over filled. Therefore no major water intrusion even after the many storms we have had recently. Install dehumidifier!
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Some moisture in various areas of basement no major water intrusion even after the many storms we have had recently. Install dehumidifier!
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Some moisture in various areas of basement no major water intrusion even after the many storms we have had recently. Install dehumidifier!
 

Thom Miller