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4.2.1 Exterior: Driveways – Major Cracking – Driveway

There were signs of indications of major cracking on the driveway. This condition could be a trip hazard. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.2.2 Exterior: Driveways – Moderate Cracking – Driveway

There were signs of moderate cracking on the driveway in areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.2.3 Exterior: Driveways – Spalling – Driveway

The driveway surface was spalling in areas. This condition will continue to degrade if not corrected. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

4.3.1 Exterior: Garage Door Exterior – Damaged – Weather Stripping

The exterior of the garage door has damaged weather stripping. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.3.2 Exterior: Garage Door Exterior – Weathered

The garage door exterior was weathered and needs to be painted and sealed. A qualified contractor should evaluate then repair or replace as advised.

 

4.4.1 Exterior: Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim – Cracking – Minor

Siding showed cracking and or damage in one or more places. Recommend monitoring, and if the problem exacerbates, a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.4.2 Exterior: Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim – Damaged – Siding

The siding and/or trim was damaged in areas of the exterior.

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.4.3 Exterior: Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim – Seal Gaps at Intersections

Gaps at intersections of the siding, trim, and door and window openings, as well as any other holes in the siding, should be sealed with an appropriate sealant to prevent water penetration into the wall system. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

4.4.4 Exterior: Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim – Swollen – Moisture Intrusion

The siding/trim had a swollen appearance due to moisture intrusion. 

Recommend a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

 

4.4.5 Exterior: Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim – Weathered/Faded

The siding and trim was weathered and needs paint and sealing. A qualified contractor should evaluate then repair or replace as advised.

 

4.5.1 Exterior: Eaves, Soffits & Fascia – Weathered

The eave components were weathered and need paint and sealing. A qualified contractor should evaluate then repair or replace as advised.

 

4.8.1 Exterior: Electrical Outlets – Missing Weatherproof Covering

The exterior electrical outlet was missing a weatherproof covering. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.10.1 Exterior: Window Wells – Window Wells Missing Covers

Window Well(s) lacked covers and may represent a danger to small children and may trap pests. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

4.10.2 Exterior: Window Wells – Window Well Not Secured

Window Wells were poorly installed and inadequately secured to the side of the home foundation and may fail unless steps are taken to properly secure it. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary according to current standards.

 

4.12.1 Exterior: Vegetation, Grading & Drainage – Negative Grading

The property had areas of neutral or negative drainage, which will route runoff from precipitation to the foundation.  Excessive moisture content in soil supporting the foundation can cause foundation and other structural damage from undermining, heaving or settling, depending on soil composition, moisture content and other conditions.The ground around the property should slope away from all sides, ideally 6 inches for the first 10 feet from the house foundation perimeter. Downspouts, surface gutters and drains should also be directing water away from the foundation. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary according to current standards.

 

4.13.1 Exterior: Sprinkler System Supply Line – Corroded – Sprinkler Supply Valves

The lawn sprinkler system supply valves appeared to be corroded and/or leaking at time of inspection. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair/replace as necessary according to current standards.

 

4.14.1 Exterior: Exterior Faucets (Hose Bibs) – Drips at Knob (Back)

The outside water faucet drips at the knob when turned on. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.16.1 Exterior: Gas Meter, Gas Shut-Off – Minor Rust

Pipes had minor surface rust at the gas meter. Monitoring and contacting a qualified professional to further evaluate for repairs is recommended

 

4.17.1 Exterior: Exterior Foundation Wall – Crack – Settlement

The exterior foundation wall had settlement crack(s.) A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. Axium recommends our premier partner – Level Engineering. They can be contacted at 720-706-8540 or online at www.axiuminspections.com/structural-engineer.

 

4.18.1 Exterior: Exterior Vents – Missing Screen

One or more vent was missing a screen. A damaged vent assembly can allow entry of water, air, or rodents into vent ducts or home.  Recommend a qualified contractor to evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

4.18.2 Exterior: Exterior Vents – Vent Flap Stuck Open (Left)

The dryer vent had a flap that was stuck open. This may allow rodents or insects to enter the interior.  Recommend qualified contractor should evaluate and clean, repair or replace as necessary.

 

4.20.1 Exterior: Railings & Handrails – Missing Paint

Paint was missing in areas. 

Recommend a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

 

4.20.2 Exterior: Railings & Handrails – Deteriorated

A handrail was deteriorated or damaged at the time of inspection. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed. 

 

4.21.1 Exterior: Roof Drainage – Downspouts & Extensions – Missing – Extensions

Downspout(s) are missing extensions. This condition may cause problems by introducing excessive amounts of moisture to the soil beneath the foundation. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

4.21.2 Exterior: Roof Drainage – Downspouts & Extensions – Reconnect Extension

Downspout(s) need to have extensions reconnected. This condition may cause problems by introducing excessive amounts of moisture to the soil beneath the foundation. Excessive moisture in soil supporting the foundation can affect its ability to support the weight of the structure above and may cause foundation damage from soil movement. When moisture is introduced to the foundation it could also cause possible mold growth. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 

5.2.1 Attached Garage: Occupant Door – Not Verified Fire Rated

The door between the garage and the living space could not be verified as a fire-rated door. This may be a fire hazard. The door between the garage and the house should be a solid wood door at least 1-3/8 inches thick, a solid or honeycomb-core steel door at least 1-3/8 inches thick, or a 20-minute fire-rated door. This means that should a fire occur in garage, the occupant door does not afford protection until firemen arrive. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

5.4.1 Attached Garage: Floor – Cracked – Common

The concrete floor in the garage was cracked. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

 

5.5.1 Attached Garage: Vehicle Door – Damage – Weather Stripping

The weather stripping at the garage door is damaged or insufficient. 

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

 

6.3.1 Interior, Doors, Windows: Floors – Wear and Tear

The floors showed signs of minor damage and wear – particularly in high traffic areas.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

6.4.1 Interior, Doors, Windows: Doors – Damaged – Door

More than one door was damaged.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

6.4.2 Interior, Doors, Windows: Doors – Rubs Frame (Back Bedroom)

An interior door rubs at the door frame when closing. This may mean the door or frame is out of square or that hinges may not be installed properly. 

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

6.5.1 Interior, Doors, Windows: Windows – Glass Broken/Cracked (Basement)

The window had a cracked or broken glass pane.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

6.5.2 Interior, Doors, Windows: Windows – Screens Damaged/Missing (Front Bedroom)

Some windows had damaged or missing screens.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

6.7.1 Interior, Doors, Windows: Electrical Fixtures & Switches – Damaged – Switch Faceplate (Master Bedroom)

The switch faceplate was damaged. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

6.8.1 Interior, Doors, Windows: Stairways & Railings – Loose – Handrail

At the interior stairs, the handrail was loose.  A fall or injury could occur if not corrected. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

6.10.1 Interior, Doors, Windows: Installed Heat Source – Supply Register Cover Missing/Damaged (Back Bedroom)

The supply register cover was missing or damaged.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

7.2.1 Master Bathroom: Doors – Loose Trim

The inspector observed a piece of loose trim. A qualified contractor should evaluate then repair or replace as advised.

 

7.12.1 Master Bathroom: Plumbing Fixtures – Loose in Wall – Shower Arm

A shower supply arm was loose in the wall.  This will cause caulking/sealant to deteriorate at an accelerated rate and may allow water to enter the wall. Over time, this could potentially put added stress on the plumbing connections and develop a leak. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace it as necessary. 

 

7.12.2 Master Bathroom: Plumbing Fixtures – Spins – Tub/Shower Control

The shower/tub control lever or knob did not have a lever stop at the off position and continually spins.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

7.12.3 Master Bathroom: Plumbing Fixtures – Improperly Configured

The control knobs were not configured properly. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised.

 

7.13.1 Master Bathroom: Toilets – Loose At The Floor

The toilet was loose at the floor. This condition typically is caused by loose bolts or nuts and/or missing floor seals. Loose toilet can result in leaks, water damage, and mold, as well as damage to the toilet, water supply lines, bolts, and drainage pipes. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

7.14.1 Master Bathroom: Tub, Shower Area – Missing/Damaged Grout

Tiles on the wall in the bath/shower area had missing or damaged grout.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

7.14.2 Master Bathroom: Tub, Shower Area – Sealant – Multiple Areas

Some caulking and/or grout in the tub & shower area was missing, loose, old, or poorly done.  Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and re-seal as needed.

 

8.8.1 Upstairs Bathroom : Electrical Fixtures & Switches – Not Working – Bulb

One or more bulbs was not working in the bathroom at the time of inspection.

Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed. 

 

8.14.1 Upstairs Bathroom : Tub, Shower Area – Caulk – Tub Top

The tub/shower area had deteriorated or missing sealant (caulking or grout) where the shower wall rests on the tub and/or at the inside corners. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

9.5.1 En Suite Bathroom : Floors – Floor Not Sealed At Edge

The floor covering was not sealed at the edges and may allow moisture intrusion.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

9.9.1 En Suite Bathroom : Cabinets & Counters – Caulking – Back Splash

The counter top needs caulking with silicone along the back splash.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

9.9.2 En Suite Bathroom : Cabinets & Counters – Loose – Hinges

Cabinet door hinges were loose at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

 

9.12.1 En Suite Bathroom : Plumbing Fixtures – Whistling

The supply line (behind the wall or at a fixture connection) whistled intermittently when more than one plumbing fixture was operated. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed. 

Whistling or squealing water pipes generally results from water being forced through a smaller opening than the plumbing components were designed for. This is may be due to: water pressure too high, worn plumbing components, mineral build-up, or other issues that could only be discovered by dismantling the plumbing components.

 

9.12.2 En Suite Bathroom : Plumbing Fixtures – Seal Tub Spout

The tub spout lacked sealant at the wall. This condition could allow moisture to penetrate the wall. A qualified contractor should evaluate then repair or replace as advised.

 

10.13.1 Half Bathroom : Toilets – Loose At The Floor

The toilet was loose at the floor. This condition typically is caused by loose bolts or nuts and/or missing floor seals. Loose toilet can result in leaks, water damage, and mold, as well as damage to the toilet, water supply lines, bolts, and drainage pipes. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

11.5.1 Kitchen: Floors – Wear and Tear

The floors showed signs of minor damage and wear – particularly in high traffic areas.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

11.6.1 Kitchen: Cabinets & Counters – Loose – Hinge

The cabinet hinge was loose and not securely fastened.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

11.9.1 Kitchen: Faucets Fixtures – Faucet Not Secured at Mount

The sink faucet was not soundly secured to the counter and was loose or weak at the mount. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed. 

 

11.13.1 Kitchen: Dishwasher – Control Panel Damaged

The dishwasher control panel was illegible or damaged.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

11.13.2 Kitchen: Dishwasher – Not Secured

The dishwasher was loose and not properly secured to the counter top or cabinets. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

11.16.1 Kitchen: Mounted Microwave – Damaged

The microwave was damaged.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

11.17.1 Kitchen: Refrigerator – Damaged

The refrigerator was damaged.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. 

 

14.2.1 Electrical: Distribution Panels – Missing – Circuit Labels

The circuit labels were missing, partial, or illegible at the electrical distribution panel. The circuit labels provide information describing the locations each individual circuit breaker provides power too. 

Recommend a qualified contractor verify the breakers and accuracy of any existing labeling as necessary.

 

15.1.1 Plumbing: Main Water Shut-Off Valve – Corroded – Valve

The main water shutoff valve was corroded.

The valve is not and was not operated during the scope of a home  inspection.

Recommend a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

16.1.1 Water Heating Equipment: General Information – Older Than 10 Years

The water heater was at or beyond its warranty and/or expected life expectancy.   

The water heater age was determined by the photo included in this report. According to the U.S. Department of energy these major appliances are intended to run for between 8 and 12 years. Be advised that every water heater will age differently relative to the following life span factors: water quality, mineral buildup, frequency of flushing, volume of water utilized, size of tank, brand and quality of water heater. Although it was operating at the time of the inspection, the inspector can not determine the remaining life of the water heater.

 

17.1.1 Water Heating Equipment 2: General Information – Older Than 10 Years

The water heater was at or beyond its warranty and/or expected life expectancy.   

The water heater age was determined by the photo included in this report. According to the U.S. Department of energy these major appliances are intended to run for between 8 and 12 years. Be advised that every water heater will age differently relative to the following life span factors: water quality, mineral buildup, frequency of flushing, volume of water utilized, size of tank, brand and quality of water heater. Although it was operating at the time of the inspection, the inspector can not determine the remaining life of the water heater.

 

17.9.1 Water Heating Equipment 2: Exterior Condition/Leakage – Damaged

The water heating equipment was damaged. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

18.1.1 Fireplace or Stove: Fireplaces Gas/LP – Could Not Locate Controls

The fireplace controls (wall switch, remote control, or other methods of igniting flames) could not be located. Recommend asking sellers to verify the safe and proper operation of the fireplace. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

19.6.1 Heating Upstairs: Cabinet – Corroded, Rusted

The heating system cabinet was corroded, rusted or damaged in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

20.6.1 Heating Main: Cabinet – Corroded, Rusted

The heating system cabinet was corroded, rusted or damaged in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 

21.1.1 Cooling: Cooling System Information – Label Worn Out

The manufacturing label on the system was worn out and illegible. This is an indication of old age, or prolonged exposure to harsh elements. Recommend a qualified contractor further evaluate and repair or replace.

 

21.3.1 Cooling: AC Compressor – Air Flow Restricted

Air flow to the air-conditioner condenser coils was restricted by vegetation, dirt, or debris. The unit should be cleaned and anything restricting air flow in or around the air conditioner should be removed in order to maintain cooling system efficiency and avoid problems from overheating of the compressor.

 

21.3.2 Cooling: AC Compressor – Inadequate Clearance – Restricted Air Flow

The air conditioner unit did not have proper clearance and the air flow was likely restricted. This may result in inefficient operation. 

 

22.1.1 Cooling 2: Cooling System Information – Label Worn Out

The manufacturing label on the system was worn out and illegible. This is an indication of old age, or prolonged exposure to harsh elements. Recommend a qualified contractor further evaluate and repair or replace.

 

22.2.1 Cooling 2: AC Refrigerant Lines – Damaged Insulation

The air-conditioner refrigerant suction line (large, insulated) has damaged or missing insulation in areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair/replace as necessary.

 

22.3.1 Cooling 2: AC Compressor – Inadequate Clearance – Restricted Air Flow

The air conditioner unit did not have proper clearance and the air flow was likely restricted. This may result in inefficient operation. 

 

23.8.1 Structural Basement: Vapor Barriers – Vapor Barrier Damaged

The vapor barrier was damaged in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.