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Report Identification: ANY St., Your City, TX 77XXX

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Additional pages may be attached to this report. Read them very carefully. This report may not be complete without the attachments. If an item is present in the property but is not inspected, the "NI" column will be checked and an explanation is necessary. Comments may be provided by the inspector whether or not an item is deemed in need of repair.

I=Inspected I NI NP


NI=Not Inspected

NP--Not Present R=Not Functioning or In Need of Repair Inspection Item


    • A.

      Foundations (if all crawl space areas are not inspected, provide an explanation.)

Comments (An opinion on performance is mandatory.): Pier and beam foundation appears to function , but several conditions are in need

of repair. Perimeter support beam showed signs of moisture and deterioration at back

opening. Full extent of deterioration not visible or readily accessible. Suggest opening all vent areas and have qualified foundation technician/engineer examine adjacent beams for moisture and deterioration. If deterioration of perimeter beam is widespread, this is likely to require significant cost to repair. Loose electrical wires visible under house – safety hazard. Ground under house was wet to touch and drainage was not directed away from

structure – repair. Space between structure and ground was less than 18 inches – repair. Access was inadequate – repair. Ventilation was not screened to keep animals out – repair. Several vents blocked – repair.

  • B. Grading and Drainage

Comments: PT valve for water heater directed under structure – safety hazard. Gutters missing. Gutters/down spouts do not direct water at least five feet from structure. “R801.3 Roof drainage. In areas where expansive or collapsible soils are known

to exist, all dwellings shall have a controlled method of water disposal from roofs that will collect and discharge all roof drainage to the ground surface at least 5 feet (1524 mm) from foundation walls or to an approved drainage system.” [Emphasis added] Several areas sloped toward the house. Drainage should be directed away from

foundation – repair. A minimum of 4 inches clear space should be provided between brick walls [6

inches for other wall coverings] and ground surface. Low spots near foundation promote ponding – change contour to create proper

drainage away from structure. AC condensate drain directed to East side near structure – redirect to drain away

from structure.

  • C. Roof Covering (If the roof is inaccessible, report the method used to inspect.) Comments: Roof covering inspected by binoculars. Asphalt shingles appear to be near the end of their useful life. Some shingles lifted – repair. Original design was apparently wood shingles, which have been replaced with plywood sheathing and asphalt shingles.

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