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DHC Home Inspections

2 Malcolm Wilson Lane  
Tuckahoe, N.Y. 10707
Inspector: Dong-ho Chang
NY Lic. 16000031156
NJ Lic. 24GI 00099900
CT Lic. HOI 0001098

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Jang, Soon Kil
Property address:  330 8th Street #A
Palisides Park, N.J. 07650
Inspection date:  Tuesday, May 21, 2019

This report published on Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:37:02 PM EDT

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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 typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents

General information
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Basement/Ground floor
Interior rooms

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General information
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Report number: Jang052119
Structures inspected: Frame
Type of building: Duplex
Year built or Age of building: 2018, New construction and new foundation
Property owner's name: Builder/Corporate
Time started: 10:00am
Time finished: 11:45am
Present during inspection: Client, Realtor(Pro Star: Eunkyung Kim)
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm, About 70F
Ground condition: Dry
Front of structure faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Foundation type: Finished basement
Termite Inspection: No visible evidence of damaged areas of Wood Destroying Insects was observed at the time of inspection.
1) ***Items to be repaired or refinished professionally.

*Exterior GFCI receptacles in the rear side wall and master bedroom front side wall appear to be defective. No power and won't reset. Need to be repaired/replaced.
*Exterior faucet is loose, need to be secured from the wall. Filling/sealing the hole and secure the faucet.
*Side door threshold is massed up with cement and need to be cleaned.
*Fireplace side round insert part is loose. Need to be secured.
*Gas fireplace won't work with remote. Gas turned on, Switch turned on, No pilot light. The client should ask seller how to turn fireplace on.
*The areas yellow sticker taped on in the second floor hallway wall and attic hatch cover area are finished poorly. These areas should be evaluated finished nicely since the house is brand new.
*Screens are missing in all the windows. Window screens must be installed.
2) Lot size: About 25x100 ft
Approx unit sq/ft: 2,800
3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Full Baths
Heating & Hot water: Baseboard, Gas
Cooling: Central Air
Water and sewer: Municipal
3) Ground Floor: Attached 2 car garage, Office/Den, Family room, F. Bath, Side entrance
1st, floor: Living room, Dining room, Gas fireplace, Eat in Kitchen, Powder room, Sliding door to porch
2nd floor: M. Bedroom & M. Bath, H. Bath w/Jacuzzi, bedroom, bedroom, washer/dryer
Features: 10ft Ceilings in Living and dinging room
9 ft throughout the rest of the home
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Brick
Wall covering: Brick veneer
Driveway material: Pervious concrete stone
Sidewalk material: Pervious concrete stone
Exterior door material: Solid core wood
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
Roof type: Gable
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: One years old (New)
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
4) Because height of the roof and/or the configuration of the roof, the inspector was unable to traverse the roof and wasn't able to fully evaluate the entire roof.
*The client should ask the seller warranty of the roof.
5) Attached 2 car garage

Vehicle door safety features: Y
*Mechanical auto reverse
*Photo eyes
Garage house door
*Fire rated and auto close: Y
*GFCI Safty: Y
Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
Roof structure type: Rafters
Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Insulation depth: About 6 inches +/-
Insulation estimated R value: R-40 +/-
Electric service
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Primary service type: Overhead
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 200
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of main service switch: Main service panel in the garage
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
System ground: Cold water supply pipes
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Water heater
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Estimated age: New (10-27-2017), Inspection on 3/28/18
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): Not visible, 70~80 Gal
Manufacturer: Williamson
Model: GL
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 110 F
6) Condition: Good working
Heating and cooling
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Estimated age: New
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Baseboard, Circulating pump
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Distribution system: Flexible ducts
Manufacturer: Goodman, Serial.No.:1712108253
Model: Compressor/Condensing unit Model No.: GSX130601BH
Filter location: In return air duct below furnace
Last service date: N/A (New)
Boiler: Model No.:1135-611
7) Condition: Good working
Plumbing and laundry
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Water pressure (psi): 65~70 psi (Normal)
Location of main water shut-off valve: By the water meter
Location of main water meter: Garage
Location of main fuel shut-off: By the gas meter
Visible fuel storage systems: N/A
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper, Polyethelene
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
8) The clothes washer and dryer were operated or evaluated. They are brand new and all good working condition.
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Fireplace type: Stone/Masonry
9) The gas fireplace did not respond when the controls were operated. This may be due to the pilot light being turned off, the gas supply being turned off, or any number of other reasons. As a result, these appliances were not fully evaluated. As per the Standards of Practice for both the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) the inspector does not operate gas shut off valves or light pilot lights during inspections.
Recommend consulting with the property owner as to how the fireplace operates or contractor evaluate and repair if necessary.
Basement/Ground floor
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Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
Pier or support post material: Bearing wall
Beam material: Solid wood or steel
Floor structure above: Solid wood joists or Engineered wood joists
10) Finished nicely.
11) All new appliances and should have warranties.
Condition: New and very nice
12) The jacuzzi bathtub and all the bathroom pluming and electrical systems were evaluated and tested. They are all working well and acceptable condition.
Interior rooms
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13) Interior rooms are acceptable condition.
*Windows and doors
*Switches and faucets, receptacles

**(See, General information section)

Photo X-1 Front view of the house. Left side #A
Photo X-2 Defective GFCI receptacle in rear side of the wall. Need to be evaluated and replaced or repaired.
Photo X-3 Defective GFCI receptacle in master bedroom outside front wall. Need to be evaluated and repaired or replaced.
Photo X-4 Exterior faucet is loose. Need to be secured. The hole should be filled or sealed.
Photo X-5 Gas fireplace: The part is loose. Need to be secured.
Photo X-6 Switch should be turn on for the auto thermostat attic exhaust fan.
Photo X-7 Side door threshold: Cement stuck should be cleaned out.
Photo X-8 Attic hatch cover: Need to be refinished.
Photo X-9 2nd floor hallway: Refinish the areas.
Photo X-10 2nd floor hallway: Refinish the areas
Photo X-11 Master bedroom: Refinish the area.
Photo X-12 Gas fire place did not respond when tried on.
Photo X-13 Nice view of the kitchen.

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