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Home Inspection Defects

Here is a list of the most common defects found in a home inspection:


  • Roofing - Brittle or curling shingles.


  • Structural - Rotted wood, cracked rafters


  • Foundation - Separations, cracks, wet basement.


  • Interior Walls - Cracks, stains.


  • Electrical - Overloaded circuits, faulty wiring, improper outlets/grounding.


  • Furnace - Cracks in heat exchanger, improper venting.


  • Windows / Doors - Rotted sills, defective sashes, weather-stripping.


  • Plumbing - Leaks, drips, faulty valves, faulty gas lines.



Defects

Defective Roof and Chimney

Defective Roof and Chimney

Defective Roof and Chimney

Faulty Roof and Chimney

In need of a new roof and flashing to prevent leaks.     Mortar on chimney needs to be replaced to add strength to chimney and to prevent water and ice damage.

Rotted Support Post

Defective Roof and Chimney

Defective Roof and Chimney

Basement Support Post weakened

This post supports the main beam of the house.  The weakened post will cause the house to sag in the middle and cause major home issues.

Improper Wire Connections

Defective Roof and Chimney

Improper Wire Connections

Faulty wiring, knob and tube wiring

All wire connections should be enclosed in the junction boxes.  There should never be any exposed wire connectors because they can fall off and expose live wires.  The knob and tube wire is recommended to be replaced.

Weakened Floor Joist

Wooden support Post in Crawl Space

Improper Wire Connections

weakened floor joist, cracked floor joist, floor joist

The floor joist was improperly notched for the plumbing which caused the joist to break.  The floor above is now weakened and will sag.

Faulty Hot Water Heater

Wooden support Post in Crawl Space

Wooden support Post in Crawl Space

hot water heater, faulty hot water tank, faulty hot water heater

Poor ventilation of the water heater caused flame rollout, which is scorching outside of the burner door.  This can cause a fire or carbon monoxide to enter the home.

Wooden support Post in Crawl Space

Wooden support Post in Crawl Space

Wooden support Post in Crawl Space

home main beam support,  faulty main beam support, faulty house support

The support for the main beam of the house is improperly installed.