In A Home Inspection Report, What Does That Comment Mean & Should I Be Concerned? Duane Serrano Tri-Star Inspection Services 408-266-2706
What Is A Property Inspection? A visual overview of the home on the day of inspection by a Certified ASHI Inspector Discloses the major and minor concerns Compliments the qualities of the home Organizes the information into a written report
An Inspector Looks For Concerns In The: Structure Electrical HVAC Plumbing Crawlspace / Slab Kitchen Interior Exterior
What Are The Advantages Of A “Pre-Listing Inspection”? Puts you in the “Drivers Seat” Helps you decide what to fix, what not to fix and what will be just information The more you know about the home, the more you are prepared for the buyer that comes along
Roof framing collar ties have been partially removed in the attic which is jeopardizing the structural integrity of the roof structure.
A rafter has been cut for what appears to be the installation of the attic furnace.
Evidence of a past fire exists in the attic. Check with others regarding the history of this fire.
A paper wasp nest exists in the attic-appears to be abandoned-recommend removing.
A live paper wasp nest exists in the crawlspace under the family room-recommend having removed by a qualified bee expert.
Signs of past or present wood borer activity exists in the crawlspace-check the pest report.
A floor joist has been cut for the tub drain assembly making the tub not properly supported.
A floor joist has been cut for the installation of the ducting making the living room floor not supported properly.
A ½” wide vertical crack exists in the basement wall located under the dining room-monitor.
Horizontal foundation cracks exist at the rear & left elevations under the kitchen-have further inspected by a qualified engineer or a qualified foundation expert.
A pier & post have been added under the front entry way & the installation does not meet proper building standards-FYI.
A sump pump has been improperly installed & does not appear to operate-recommend having further inspected by a qualified contractor.
Signs of past standing water exist in the crawlspace.
Standing water currently exists in the crawlspace.
Metal anchors have contact with pressure treated wood & the anchors are rusted, corroded & appear to have lost structural integrity-have further inspected by a qualified engineer.
Various foundation vents have been sealed closed or are partially blocked by insulation.
Signs of improper ventilation, water intrusion, heavy condensation, moisture damages & organic growth exists under the room additions-have further inspected by a qualified environmental company, a qualified engineer & check the pest report.
Once in a while, good things are found in a crawlspace.
15 Years Experience Inspecting Homes in the Santa Clara Valley Performed over 7000 Home & Building Inspections Certified ASHI Member General Contractor Lic. #579397 www.TriStarInspections.com Duane Serrano 408-266-2706