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Hindsight Property Inspections LLC

http://www.hindsightinspections.com
evang@hindsightinspections.com
(765) 238-8855
Inspector: Evan Glaser
Indiana License #: HI01900021
InterNACHI ID #: NACHI19022024

General Home Inspection

Client(s):  John Doe
Property address:  1065 NW 7th St.
Anywhere, In 47300
Inspection date:  Friday, March 29, 2019

This report published on Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:46:16 PM EDT

This report is the exclusive property of Hindsight Property Inspections LLC and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

Table of Contents

General Information
Roof
Exterior
Grounds & Drainage
Foundation
Heating & Cooling
Plumbing
Electrical
Attic
Kitchen & Laundry
Bathrooms
Interior Rooms
Garage & Carport

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General Information
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Customer File #: 20190329-01
Customer: John Doe
Address: 1065 NW 7th St.
City, State, Zip: Anywhere, In 47300
Phone: 765-265-1698
Fax:
Email: jd89@gmail.com
Send report to: Client
Main entry faces: West
Estimated age: 15-20
Unit Type: Single Family Home
Stories: 1
Space below grade: Slab
Soil condition: Wet
Weather: Overcast/Rain
Temp: 55°
Unit occupied: Yes
Client present: Yes
People present: Owner
Comment: ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN REFLECTS THE CONDITION AS OF TODAY'S DATE.
1) This report has been prepared for the sole and exclusive use of the client indicated above and is limited to an impartial opinion which is not a warranty that the items inspected are defect-free, or that latent or concealed defects may exist as of the date of this inspection or which may have existed in the past or may exist in the future. The report is limited to the components of the property which were visible to the inspector on the date of the inspection and his opinion of their condition at the time of the inspection.
Main roof age: Newer
Other roof age: N/A
Inspection method: Rooftop
Roof coverings: Asphalt Shingle Dimensional
Roof layers: 1
Ventilation: Ridge Vent/Soffitt Vent
Chimney: Fuel Burning Appliance
Chimney flue: N/A
Gutters: Aluminium
2) Both sides of the dormer on the front of the house were not properly flashed where the fascia meets the roof decking. The sub fascia is visible and will promote rot. This will allow for the roof to leak. Recommend a reputable roofing contractor.
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Photo 2-1 Missing step flashing
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Photo 2-2 Missing step flashing
3) The trim on the dormer on the front of the house is starting to deteriorate and the joints were not sealed with an exterior grade, paintable caulking. This will continue to rot if not properly addressed. This could also allow for roof leaks. Recommend a reputable contractor.
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Photo 3-1 Exposed joints
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Photo 3-2 Rotting trim
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Photo 3-3 Deteriorating trim
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Photo 3-4 Exposed joint
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Photo 3-5 Exposed joint
4) Nails were exposed on the left ridge of the roof. There was caulking present, but it was applied thin. This will allow for the roof to leak if not monitored. Recommend a reputable roofing contractor.
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Photo 4-1 Exposed nails
5) Rust is developing on the furnace exhaust located on the left rear of the roof. This will continue to rust if not properly maintained. Recommend a reputable licensed HVAC contractor.
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Photo 5-1 Rust on exhaust
6) Nails were popping out from the trim on the dormer on the front of the house. This will allow for water to enter behind the trim, promote rot, and allow for the roof to leak. Recommend a reputable contractor.
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Photo 6-1 Popped nails/exposed joint
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Photo 6-2 Popped nails
7) The gutters had debris in them where trees were located. This will clog the gutters and will not allow for water to properly shed away from the roof and the house. Recommend having the gutters cleaned out bi-annually by a trained professional.
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Photo 7-1 Debris in gutter
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Photo 7-2 Debris in gutter
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Photo 7-3 Debris in gutter
8) There was a popped nail on the far bathroom vent on the back left side of the roof. This will allow for the roof to leak if not addressed. Recommend a reputable roofing contractor.
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Photo 8-1 Popped nail, far vent
9) Pictures of the roof looking down from the top ridge.
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Photo 9-1 View of roof
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Photo 9-2 View of roof
10) The shingle was cut in order to fold it where the ridge meets the roof hip. It was then sealed with a silicone caulking. This seems to be a standard practice. Recommend a reputable roofing contractor or a reputable licensed home inspector to conduct a maintenance check yearly to monitor the condition of the caulking.
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Photo 10-1 Cut shingle w/ silicone
Siding type: Vinyl
Veneer type: Brick
Trim/fascia type: Aluminium
Door type: Steel Entry
Window type: Double Hung/Fixed
Window material: Vinyl
Type of electrical service: Service Lateral
11) The electrical cover on the rear of the house, under the patio, was cracked. This will allow for water to enter into the outlet and potentially cause electrical shock or worse. Recommend a reputable licensed electrical contractor.
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Photo 11-1 Broken outlet box
12) There is an exposed joint on the left garage door. This will allow for water and pest infestation. Recommend caulking with an exterior grade silicone sealant.
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Photo 12-1 Missing caulking
13) Garage door on the right was missing caulking. This will allow for water and pest infestation. Recommend re-caulking with an exterior grade silicone caulking.
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Photo 13-1 Missing caulking
14) The window on the right side of the house is missing caulking. This will allow for water and pest infestation. Recommend re-caulking with an exterior grade silicone caulking.
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Photo 14-1 Missing caulking
15) The hose bib on the rear of the house, by the patio, was loose from the mortar. It was also installed with drywall screws. The screws should be exterior grade or deck screws. This will allow for water to enter behind the mortar and continue to deteriorate. Recommend a reputable contractor.
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Photo 15-1 Loose hose bib
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Photo 15-2 Rusty screws
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Photo 15-3 Loose hose bib
16) The leaves were piled against the house. This will allow for water and pest infestation into the foundation. Recommend disposing of leaves away from the foundation.
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Photo 16-1 Leaves against house
17) The back garage door had some missing/peeling paint. The other side was missing caulking. This will allow for water and pest infestation. Recommend re-painting with an exterior grade paint and re-caulking with an exterior, paint grade caulking.
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Photo 17-1 Chipped paint on door
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Photo 17-2 Missing caulking on door
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Photo 17-3 Chipping paint on door
18) The gas fittings on the natural gas meter were developing rust. If not addressed, the fittings will continue to rust and could begin to leak. Recommend re-painting with an exterior grade, rust-oleum type paint.
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Photo 18-1 Natural gas meter
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Photo 18-2 Rust on gas fittings
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Grounds & Drainage
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Walks & Steps: Concrete
Patio: Concrete/Stone Pavers
Location: Rear
Porch: Concrete/Covered
Location: Front
Driveway: Concrete
Retaining wall: Stone
20) There was vegetation in direct contact with the house/foundation in the front, right, and rear of the house. This will promote water around the foundation and pest. Recommend a reputable contractor cut back tree limbs 2-3' away from the house and roof. Recommend trimming bushes so that they are not in direct contact with the masonry or window.
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Photo 20-1 Vegetation against house
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Photo 20-2 Vegetation against house
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Photo 20-3 Tree close to roof
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Photo 20-4 Bush close to house
Foundation
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Basement access location: N/A
Foundation walls: Slab
Floors: Concrete
Joist and Spacing: N/A
Beams: N/A
Piers: N/A
Subfloor: N/A
Insulation: N/A
21) As of today's inspection, the foundation and all of its components are in good, working condition.
Heating & Cooling
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# Heating Units: 1
Heating Types: Lennox
Heating ages: August 2002- 17 yrs
Thermostat Location: Living Room
Heating Fuels: Natural Gas
Gas Shutoff Location: Meter Outside Left
Distribution: Forced Air
Duct Insulation type: Flex Duct
# Cooling Units: 1.Lennox
Filter: 19.5×19.5×1
A/C Types: Condenser Unit
A/C age: October 2002- 17 yrs.
22) The romex wire for the furnace, in the garage, is not in conduit. The wire could become damaged and result in electrical shock or worse. Recommend a reputable licensed electrical contractor.
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Photo 22-1 Missing conduit
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Photo 22-2 Missing conduit
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Photo 22-3 Missing conduit
23) The compressor inside of the A/C unit is covered in rust. This is an indication that the A/C system is near the end of its serviceable life. Recommend a reputable licensed HVAC contractor.
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Photo 23-1 Rust on condenser
24) The pipe insulation on the A/C line is deteriorating. Recommend replacing old insulation with new.
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Photo 24-1 Deteriorated pipe insulation
25)  The thermostat wire sheathing is cracking/deteriorating on th A/C. It appears that the wire has been repaired in the past with electrical tape. This is a temporary solution. Recommend a reputable licensed HVAC contractor.
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Photo 25-1 Deteriorated wire insulation
Water supply represented as: Copper/Municipal
Waste system represented as: Municipal
Waste/vent pipes: PVC
Supply pipes: Copper
Pipe insulation type: N/A
Water shutoff location: Garage
Well location: N/A
Septic location: Municipal
DHW Manufacturer: Bradford White Corp.
DWH Gallons: 40
DWH Age: 2015- 4 yrs
DWH Fuel type: Natural Gas
26) As of today's inspection, the plumbing system and all of its components are in good, working condition.
Electrical
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Amps: 200
Volts: 120/240
Main box location: Garage
Main shutoff: Garage
Main service conductor: Aluminum
Branch circuit wiring: Copper
Grounding:
Ground fault protection at: GFCI Outlets
Main box type: 1. Siemens
Wiring type: Branch Circuit
27) There were two circuits in one breaker. This is known as a double tap and could be a potential fire hazard. Some breakers are designed to hold two wires , but is recommended that each circuit have their own breaker. Recommend a reputable licensed electrical contractor.
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Photo 27-1 Double tap
# of Attic areas: 1
Access locations: Garage Ceiling
Access by: Attic Stairs
Framing: 2x4 Truss
Sheathing: OSB
Insulation: Fiberglass Blow-in
Appx. Average Insulation Depth: 7.5"=R19
28) The deck in the attic, above the garage, is not properly supported. Someone could break through the sheathing if not careful. Recommend a reputable contractor.
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Photo 28-1 Sheathing not supported
29) Pictures of the attic.
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Photo 29-1 Attic
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Photo 29-2 Attic insulation
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Kitchen & Laundry
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30) There is an active water leak from the supply pipe under the kitchen sink. This will continue to leak, damage the cabinet and promote mold. Recommend a reputable licensed plumbing contractor.
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Photo 30-1 Active water leak
31) I took a picture behind the washer and dryer to view behind. I noticed what looked like a water spot/stain on the wall. I did not observe an active water leak due to limited access. Recommend a reputable licensed plumbing contractor evaluate further.
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Photo 31-1 Possible water stain
# of half baths: N/A
# of Full baths: 2
32) The exhaust vent in the master bath is accumulating dust. The dust will prevent moisture from leaving the bathroom and reduce the serviceable life of the vent if not cleaned. Recommend cleaning the vent/filter occasionally for maximum efficiency.
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Photo 32-1 Dust in exhaust
33) The closet door in the master bath did not latch when closed. This could be due to the door being out of square, normal settlement of the home, etc. Recommend a reputable contractor.
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Photo 33-1 Door doesn't close
34) There was no caulking around the shower fittings in the master bathroom. This will allow for water to enter into the wall and promote rot and mold. Recommend caulking with a tub surround grade caulking.
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Photo 34-1 Missing caulking
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Photo 34-2 Missing caulking
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Photo 34-3 Missing caulking
35) There was a gap in the floor in the guests bathroom. This will allow for water to enter underneath and de-laminate the finished vinyl floor. Recommend a reputable contractor.
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Photo 35-1 Space between flooring
36)  The caulking in the guest bathroom around the counter top is deteriorating. This will allow for water to enter behind the cabinet and promote rot and mold. Recommend re-caulking around the counter top with a water resistant caulking.
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Photo 36-1 Caulking deteriorating
Interior Rooms
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Rooms inspected: Bedrooms, Dining Room, Office, Entranceway, Family Room, Living Room
Walls & ceilings: Sheet Rock
Floors: Carpet, vinyl, laminate
# of Wet bars:
# of fireplaces/woodstoves: 1. Natural Gas
37) As of today's inspection, the interior rooms and all of their components are in good, working condition.
Garage & Carport
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Location: Left/Attached
38)  The garage was not inspected due to limited access.
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Photo 38-1 Unable to inspect garage
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Photo 38-2 Unable to inspect garage