Date 09/07/2011 Address 2007 Old Coach Rd Lexington KYOutside Temp 64°F
Dear Mr. Rose:Included is the report for the recent Moisture Find IR that weperformed on your property. Property Inspectir is proud to assistyou in helping locate your water leaks as well as the extent of yourmoisture issue.This Property Inspectir report is designed to be clear, easy tounderstand and helpful. If there is anything you would like for ourThermographer to explain, or if there is other information you wouldlike, please feel free to call us 877-466-0272 or directly at my cellnumber listed below.We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you.Sincerely,J HarnageJohn Harnage279-282-3194c / 877 SCAN 447Moisture Inspect IR TechnicianUnited Infrared Authorized Infrared ContractorCertified Infrared Thermographer#7926
Understanding Infrared Imagery and ThermographyGeneralThis inspection report reflects the conditions of the property at the time of the surveyonly. Additional or concealed defects or leaks are not included in this report, thereforeno warranty is either expressed or implied, however an earnest effort was made todiscover defects.When an image is taken by our infrared camera, it is recorded on the internal memory ofthe camera and later converted to a digital image file with the assistance of a computer.The image may be then modified in a number of ways to enhance its value to the enduser. In the case of this report, the images were digitized and then adjusted for contrastand brightness before being scaled and placed into our custom program and laterconverted to this PDF file.AnalysisProperty InspectIR was contracted to find underground leakage of your supply line. Oursurvey of the property within the time frame was focused on the main water line into theoffice building. Conditions must present themselves in a manner that the heated waterintroduced over an extended period of time must be imaged steadily to determine thechange in ground temperature. These changes are captured and thousands oftemperatures are reviewed to determine the location of a leak.Every attempt was made to image property according to the Moisture Inspect IRstandard; however, due to circumstances beyond our control this might not have beenpossible. For example, weather conditions, ground temperatures, or underground springsmay hamper the imaging results.RecommendationsProperty InspectIR recommends all areas showing anomalies should be reviewed to findout the cause and repaired. Our recommendations are not intended as criticisms of theproperty, but rather as professional opinions regarding conditions that we found. Conditions which affect performance and life safety issues (if any) are of course, of the highest priority. Areas that leakage was detected should be reviewed and repairs conducted by a licensed plumbing company. Once these typical repairs are completed it is not unusual for other leaks to occur or become more prevalent. You should continue to monitor your water bills and if possible attempt to recoup some of your losses due to the leak, depending on the magnitude of the leak.
OrientationWe will describe the locations of the various features of this property, left or right, etc., asthough we were standing in street looking at the front of building.Information Contained On the Thermographic Report PagesThrough the use of thermal imaging, we have found areas with anomalies. Theseanomalies have been notated on the individual thermographic reports that follow(typically, two per page). Infrared thermographs and visual photographs were takenduring survey. If we did not find a reportable anomaly, we did not create a thermographicreport.InterpretationWhen viewing IR images, anomalies commonly present where the conditions exist and/orwhere our reference (arrows or area boxes) are located. When IR images are taken duringcolder months (winter), the areas of deficient insulation look darker. When IR images aretaken during warmer months (summer), the areas of deficient insulation look lighter. “Moisture Intrusion”*Areas of darker temperatures are generally noted as water intrusion as shown.*In underground leak detection we will introduce heated water to allow the area tobecome hotter than the surrounding areas thus allowing us to detect a change intemperatures.
Location: Rear of propertyWhere: Above right window as indicatedCondition: Temperatures indicate the presence of moisture during imagingRecommendation: Increase gutter slope in area as well as add drip edge Repairs Conducted:Close-up Thermal Photo of area to repaired Repairs Conducted:
Location: Rear of property at middle window upstairsWhere: Interior wall under window ledgeCondition: Areas indicated appeared to be moisture within the wall system. The image tothe left shows presence from moisture penetration above window area. Image to the right isfrom cracked brick on ledge of window and prior to introduction of hot water.Recommendation: Seal brick ledge and conduct repairs to roof drainage in area. Repairs Conducted:Location: Rear of propertyWhere: Brick ledge after introduction of hot water into cracked brick ledgeCondition: Water is free flowing into wall systemRecommendation: Seal brick ledge to help prevent moisture penetration. Repairs Conducted:
Location: Interior of propertyWhere: Kitchen ceiling to the left of sinkCondition: Shows path of hot water infiltration into ceiling area after being introducedupstairs at ledge area.Recommendation: Monitor the area once repairs are made for further penetration. Repairs Conducted:Location: Interior of propertyWhere: Kitchen ceiling to the left of sinkCondition: Shows path of initial hot water infiltration into ceiling area after being introduced upstairs atledge areaRecommendation: Monitor the area once repairs are made for further penetration. Repairs Conducted:
Location: Interior of propertyWhere: Kitchen ceiling to the left of sinkCondition: Areas indicated are moist areas from previous and current moisture penetration.Recommendation: Monitor the area once repairs are made for further penetration. Repairs Conducted:Additional Thermal photos of area
Location: Attic areaWhere: Roof sheathing at area of missing trim on exteriorCondition: Minor moisture penetration at to corner as indicatedRecommendation: Replace trim properly to help prevent moisture penetration. Repairs Conducted:Roof penetration at exhaust. Showed minimal moisture penetration.
Location: Rear of home in crawl spaceWhere: To the right side of sink.Condition: Shows discoloration of wood from previous leakageRecommendation: Monitor the area during ownership for further water penetration as it canlead to long term wood rot. Repairs Conducted: Location: Rear of home in crawl space Where: Directly under kitchen sink. Condition: Floor joist notched for exhaust of furnace system under home Recommendation: The area should have some additional support installed to hel p prevent floor sag in the area.
Location: Crawl space areaWhere: Leading from laundry room areaCondition: Dryer venting has failedRecommendation: Should be replaced and properly supported Repairs Conducted: Location: Attic area Where: Above middle window at rear of home Condition: Roof system showed signs of previous moisture penetration with minor wood rot. Recommendation: Monitor the area after repairs are conducted to gutter system and installation of drip edge.