3 – Attic, Insulation, and Ventilation
3.7.1 – Exhaust System Vents
BATHROOM FAN EXHAUSTS INTO ATTIC

The bathroom vent duct terminated in the attic and did not vent to the exterior of property.

 4 – Exterior
4.4.1 – Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim
CRACKING – MINOR
THROUGHOUT PROPERTY

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.

4.10.1 – Window Wells
Window Wells 1
WINDOW WELLS SETTLING
ONE OR MORE

Settling in the ground causing window wells to slope. Recommend a qualified contractor for reevaluation repair as necessary.

4.11.1 – Walkways
Walkways 1
CRACKING – MINOR
FRONT

Minor cracking was visible on the walkway(s) in areas. Monitoring is the minimum recommendation. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

4.12.1 – Vegetation, Grading & Drainage
Vegetation, Grading & Drainage 1
DENSE VEGETATION
FRONT RIGHT

Dense vegetation was present around the house in areas.  This condition limited and restricted my visual inspection.  Dense vegetation and landscaping up against or near the house foundation and exterior walls may be prone to water penetration and insect infestation. Trimming, pruning, and some landscaping are recommended by a qualified contractor

4.12.2 – Vegetation, Grading & Drainage
Vegetation, Grading & Drainage 2
TREE LIMBS CONTACT ROOF
FRONT

The tree limbs that are in contact with the roof or hanging near the roof should be trimmed. Evaluating trees lies beyond the scope of the general property inspection.

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

4.12.3 – Vegetation, Grading & Drainage
Vegetation, Grading & Drainage 3
WATER PUDDLES

Water puddles were on the ground surface near the house’s foundation.  Water puddling or ponding suggests the ground surface is not properly sloped away from the foundation.

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

4.14.1 – Exterior Faucets (Hose Bibs)
Exterior Faucets (Hose Bibs) 1
SIGNIFICANT LEAK – KNOB
BACK

The outside water faucet had a significant leak from the knob/handle when the water pressure gauge was attached. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

4.17.1 – Exterior Foundation Wall
Exterior Foundation Wall 1
BULGING OR BOWING
BACK LEFT

The exterior foundation wall was bulging or bowing. Further analysis by a licensed structural engineer is recommended. Axium recommends our premier partner – Level Engineering. They can be contacted at 720-706-8540 or online at www.axiuminspections.com/structural-engineer.

4.17.2 – Exterior Foundation Wall
Exterior Foundation Wall 2
CRACKS – AT CORNER(S)
BACK RIGHT

The exterior foundation wall had cracks at the corner. 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.

4.17.3 – Exterior Foundation Wall
Exterior Foundation Wall 3
Exterior Foundation Wall 4
Exterior Foundation Wall 5
CRACK – VERTICAL
ONE OR MORE THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY

The foundation had vertical cracks in areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary before your inspection objection deadline.

4.17.4 – Exterior Foundation Wall
Exterior Foundation Wall 6
SIGNS OF REPAIR

The exterior foundation wall had signs of repair. Recommend inquiring with the current sellers for more information. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified contractor if the quality of work is poor.

 5 – Attached Garage
5.4.1 – Floor
Floor 1
Floor 2
SPALLING

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

 6 – Interior, Doors, Windows
6.5.1 – Windows
Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3
PEELING PAINT
ONE OR MORE THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY

The window had peeling paint.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

6.11.1 – Fireplaces Gas/LP
Fireplaces Gas/LP 1
CLEANING NEEDED

The fireplace had a build-up of soot or creosote within the firebox. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate further and clean as needed.

 7 – Kitchen
7.12.1 – Food Waste Disposer
Food Waste Disposer 1
MISSING WIRING CLAMP

The food waste disposer was missing the wiring connector (clamp and bushing).  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 8 – Laundry
8.15.1 – Installed Heat Source
Installed Heat Source 1
OBSTRUCTED

The register was obstructed and did not get the proper heat. Recommend a qualified contractor for reevaluation and repair as necessary.

 9 – Bathroom
9.5.1 – Floors
Bathroom floors 1
Bathroom floors 2
CARPET BY SHOWER, TOILET AREAS

Carpeting was used as a floor covering material in the tub, shower, and/or toilet areas. The carpet is bound to get wet from steam/vapor from the shower, splashing, and water dripping off a body. Carpet tends to act as a sponge and soak up the moisture, which gives mildew and molds an opportunity to grow and spread. Recommend a qualified contractor to evaluate and replace the floor covering materials as needed.

 10 – Bathroom 2
10.3.1 – Exhaust Fan
NOISY

The bathroom exhaust fan was noisy when on.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

10.10.1 – Drain Waste and Vent System
Drain Waste and Vent System 1
Drain Waste and Vent System 2
LEAKING
LEFT SINK

The sink drain pipe was leaking at the time of inspection.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 15 – Water Heating Equipment
15.4.1 – Expansion Tank / Valve
Expansion Tank / Valve 1
NOT SECURED

The expansion tank was not properly secured. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

15.13.1 – Water Temperature
Water Temperature 1
WATER TEMPERATURE HIGH

The water temperature was higher than the acceptable range of 120-130 degrees. We recommend adjusting the water heater thermostat.

 16 – Heating
16.1.1 – Heating System Information
Heating System Information 1
BEYOND TYPICAL LIFE EXPECTANCY

Due to the year of manufacture, the heating system is assumed to be near the end of its expected service life. Regular maintenance and monitoring of its condition are recommended. Budgeting for repairs and future replacement is recommended. A qualified contractor should evaluate to clean, service/repair/replace as necessary, and certify the unit if possible.  InterNACHI’s Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes

 17 – Cooling
17.1.1 – Cooling System Information
Cooling System Information 1
BEYOND TYPICAL LIFE EXPECTANCY
2000

Due to the year of manufacture, the cooling system is assumed to be near the end of its expected service life. Regular maintenance and monitoring of its condition is recommended. Budgeting for repairs and future replacement is recommended. A qualified contractor should evaluate to clean, service/repair/replace as necessary, and certify the unit if possible.  InterNACHI’s Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes

17.3.1 – AC Compressor
AC Compressor 1
UNIT IS NOT LEVEL

The exterior compressor unit was not level. Over time, this may result in noisy fan operation, damage to the fan bearings, and a shortened fan lifespan, or it may result in movement of the compressor housing which can cause leaks in refrigerant lines resulting in expensive service. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 19 – Structural Basement
19.3.1 – Foundation Wall
Foundation Wall 1
Foundation Wall2
Foundation Wall 3
MINOR CRACKS

There were minor to moderate cracks in the basement foundation wall. These cracks should be sealed to prevent moisture intrusion and monitored for further movement. Further analysis by a licensed structural engineer is recommended. Axium recommends our premier partner – Level Engineering. They can be contacted at 720-706-8540 or online at www.axiuminspections.com/structural-engineer.