324 Rams Run
Shepherdsville KY 40165-7877
Inspector: James McFadden
Property Inspection Report
Louisville, KY 00000
||Tuesday, November 01, 2016
This report published on Tuesday, November 01, 2016 7:28:44 PM EDT
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Report number: 123456789
Inspector's name: James McFadden
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 1999
Time started: 8:42am
Time finished: 11:30am
Inspection Fee: $305
Present during inspection: Client(s)
Weather conditions: Clear
Ground condition: Wet
Foundation type: Unfinished basement
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Security system
Many wall, floor and/or ceiling surfaces were obscured by large amounts of furniture and/or stored items. Many areas couldn't be evaluated.
Footing material: Not visible
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Brick veneer
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete aggregate
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete aggregate
Exterior door material: Solid core steel
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.
Roof inspection method: Viewed from eaves on ladder, Viewed from ground with binoculars
Roof type: Hipped
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: 2011
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
Composition shingles are in good condition for the estimated age.
Inspection method: Viewed from hatch, Partially traversed
Roof structure type: Rafters
Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill, Fiberglass roll or batt
Insulation depth: 12"
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: Basement
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: Copper
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Based on the age of this structure and the appearance of existing smoke alarms, the alarms may be older than 10 years old. According to National Fire Protection Association
, aging smoke alarms don't operate as efficiently and often are the source for nuisance alarms. Older smoke alarms are estimated to have a 30% probability of failure within the first 10 years. Newer smoke alarms do better, but should be replaced after 10 years. Unless you know that the smoke alarms are new, replacing them when moving into a new residence is also recommended by NFPA. For more information, visit:http://www.google.com/search?q=old+smoke+alarms
Estimated age: 2000
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 65
Manufacturer: Bradford White
Water temperature at kitchen sink (degrees Fahrenheit): 106.5
Heating and cooling
Estimated age: 2000
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Furnace Manufacturer: Lennox
Filter location: In return air duct below furnace
Last service date: Unknown
Primary A/C energy source: Propane Gas
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Distribution system: Sheet metal ducts
Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.
Plumbing and laundry
Location of main water shut-off valve: Basement
Location of main water meter: Front Yard
Location of main fuel shut-off: Front Yard at Tank
Visible fuel storage systems: Underground Propane
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Neither the clothes washer nor dryer were operated or evaluated. They are excluded from this inspection.
Main water shut-off valve
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
Pier or support post material: Steel
Beam material: Steel
Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
The weatherstrip around one or more exterior entry doors is missing and/or deteriorated. Weatherstrip should be installed where missing and/or replaced where deteriorated.
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:
- Hydraulic cement. Requires chiseling a channel in the crack to apply.
- Resilient caulks (easy to apply).
- Epoxy sealants (both a waterproof and structural repair).
One or more exhaust fans is inoperable or provides inadequate air flow. Moisture may accumulate as a result.
Caulk is missing or deteriorated above one or more bathtubs, where the tub surround meets the tub. It should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water intrusion and damage to the wall structure. Some areas are not visible due to tile, flooring and/or fixtures and were not evaluated.
Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas. However, no elevated levels of moisture were found. The stain(s) may be due to past roof and/or plumbing leaks. Recommend asking the property owner(s) about this, and monitoring the stained area(s) in the future, especially after heavy or prolonged rain.
MOLD DISCLAIMER: This inspection did NOT include the inspection for the absence or presence of mold or mold spores, the causes for mold or any potential resulting physical conditions or health or environmental hazards associated with the presence of mold or mold spores. The absence of visible mold in the structure at the time of the inspection is not a guarantee or warranty that mold or mold spores do not exist somewhere in the structure, nor that if conditions change following the inspection, mold will not become readily apparent. Determining the absence or presence of mold or mold spores requires specialized testing, which is beyond the scope of this inspection.
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