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Inspector: Paul Nashke

  

Property Inspection Report
Client(s): NEW HOME BUYER
Property address: 111 NEW SUBDIVISION ST
SOUTHSIDE GEORGIA
Inspection date: This year
This report published on 6/8/2009 5:24:41 PM EDT

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Conditions at time of inspection. Recommend items be repaired prior to closing and reinspected.

 
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:
Major DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
Minor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior / Foundation
Roof / Attic
Garage / Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Cooling / Heat Pump
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas
 
General Information Return to table of contents
Time started: 3:30
Time finished: 6:30
Present during inspection: Client, Builder
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Cloudy, Rain, Recent rain
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Wet
Type of building: Single family
Age of building(s): new
Occupied: No
 
Grounds Return to table of contents
Site profile: Level, Minor slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
1) Correct drainage away from foundation to 6" drop over 10 feet per IRC 401.3. Standing water observed

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Ground is level or towards foundation

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Water stains on slab

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Standing water at foundation

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Standing water at edge of patio

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Sod was saturated with standing water.
 
 
Exterior / Foundation Return to table of contents
Condition of wall covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Cement fiber
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Foundation type: Slab on grade
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
2) Paint soffits

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3) Replace damaged siding on right side This piece was patched, Paint is flaking off

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4) Replace damaged back door sill and caulk threshold
 
Roof / Attic Return to table of contents
Age of roof surface(s): new
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Gutter and downspout material: Metal
Gutter and downspout installation: Full
Attic inspection method: Traversed
Roof structure type: Rafters
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Roof ventilation: Appears serviceable
5) Repair curled shingle and overcut shingles in the valley.

Seal all open toe board nail holes

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6) Overall, below average workmanship on rafter framing.

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Garage / Carport Return to table of contents
Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages varies between municipalities.
Type: Attached
Condition of garage: Appeared serviceable
Type of garage: Solid core
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Garage vehicle door type: Sectional
Number of vehicle doors: 2
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: Exists
 
Electric Return to table of contents
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service type: Underground
Service voltage (volts): 120
Service amperage (amps): 150
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
Main disconnect rating (amps): 150
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Garage
Location of main disconnect: At main disconnect panel outside
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Condition of smoke detectors: Appeared serviceable
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Smoke detector power source: Hard wired
7) Add lightbulb to dining room fixture anr retest
8) Main electric disconnect outside

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Plumbing / Fuel Systems Return to table of contents
Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
Location of main water shut: water heater
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Plastic CPVC
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: CPVC
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Location of main fuel shut: meter
 
Water Heater Return to table of contents
Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: State
Location of water heater: garage
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
 
Heating Return to table of contents
Location of heating system: attic
Heating type: Forced air
Fuel type: Natural gas
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
Distribution system: Ducts and registers
9) This heating system was not fully evaluated because the following condition(s) existed for the furnace: air conditioning coil above furnace was malfunctioning. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when conditions have been corrected so the system is operable.
 
Cooling / Heat Pump Return to table of contents
Type: Split system
10) Air condtioner in attic is malfuntioning. Water is spraying from coil.

Replace damaged foam insulation on refrigerent line

Support refrigerent line

Replace defective safety switch in pan

Complete installation of drain pipe on safety pan to drain outside the structure

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Water spraying out

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Water in safety pan

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Complete installation of drain pipe to drain outside structure. Pan was filling with water and shut off switch was not operating. This can create a very expensive repair to ceilings and floors.

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coil draining water 15 minutes after it was turned off in the attic
 
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys Return to table of contents
Location #A: living room
Fireplace type: Prefabricated
Stove type: Insert
Fuel type: Natural gas
Chimney type: Metal, with wood enclosure
11) Adjust damper to close properly

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Kitchen Return to table of contents
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garbage disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop: Appeared serviceable
Range, cooktop type: Natural gas
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
Condition of built: Appeared serviceable
12) Ice maker not tested due to packing material. Test before closing
 
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks Return to table of contents
Location #A: powder room downstairs
Location #B: guest bath upstairs
Location #C: master bath upstairs
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
Condition of laundry facilities: Appeared serviceable
13) Repair pop up drain assembly in guest bath.

Caulk tub and shower to floor edge.

Plumbing shut off valves are not secured to framing with brackets per standard building practices

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caulk shower faucet

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Spa tub on off switch sticks. repair
 
Interior Rooms / Areas Return to table of contents
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Type of windows: Vinyl
Condition of windows: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Condition of walls: Appeared serviceable
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Wood, Tile
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
14) Shelving is not screwed to studs properly in:

kitchen pantry, front bedroom closet, side bedroom closet, master closet,
bathroom closet guest bath,
 

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