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

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I=Inspected I NI NP


NI=Not Inspected

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

D. Roof Structure and Attic (if the attic is inaccessible, report the method used to inspect.) Comments: Front section of roof showed some visible bowing. Ridge board did not extend below cut ends of rafters – repair. Rafters were 2x4 lumber instead of 2x6. Insulation thickness nominally 0 inches to 4 inches. Several areas with thin or no insulation should be filled in. Attic flooring does not provide the minimum 30 inch access at least 3/4 inch thick to and in front of mechanical equipment – repair. M1305.1.3 Appliances in attics. Attics containing appliances requiring access shall be provided with an opening and a clear and unobstructed passageway large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance, but not less than 30 inches (762 mm) high and 22 inches (559 mm) wide and not more than 20 feet (6096 mm) in length when measured along the centerline of the passageway from the opening to the appliance. The passageway shall have continuous solid flooring in accordance with Chapter 5 not less than 24 inches (610 mm) wide. A level service space at least 30 inches (762 mm)deep and 30 inches (762 mm) wide shall be present along all sides of the appliance where access is required. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), where such dimensions are large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. Facia boards rotted and with gaps – repair. Roof vent covers corroded, patly missing – repair. Cover on attic access door warped – repair.

  • E. Walls (interior and Exterior)

Comments: Exterior: Several holes and cracks should be patched or sealed. Wood trim and siding rotted, warped, gapped and generally open to elements –

replace. East wall showed a visible bulge. North West corner showed signs of movement in excess of 1/2 inch relative to

adjacent window – repair. This could be an indication of additional damage inside wall. The only way to be sure of extent of damage is to open wall for further inspection. Expansion joints in brick walls not present. AC service line entrance probably open with signs of animal infestation – repair.

Interior: Several holes should be repaired. Large holes under sinks – repair. Hole in East wall at bottom of window showed signs of deterioration of structure

under window – repair. Full extent of damage can only be determined by opening wall area. Signs of patching in several walls. Small cracks over doorways and windows – repair and monitor for future


  • F. Ceilings and Floors

Comments: Floor furnace with loose grill in front hall – trip hazard. Kitchen floor covering missing in several areas – trip hazard. Water stains and deterioration in several areas – repair. Significant bowing in dining area – repair. Significant bowing in front upstairs bedroom, possibly from weight of ceiling fan.

Ceiling structure is 2x4 with no support over long span across front bedroom – repair. This appears to be a significant safety hazard. Floor around toilets showed signs of water and deterioration – repair. Signs of patching in several rooms.

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