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Overview
Complete
26 Oct 2018 / Adam Alexander / Dianna Stevens
Home Inspection Checklist
Inspection score
96.12%
Failed items
4
Created actions
0
Property Address
4003 Paloma Cir, Austin, TX 78734, USA
Conducted on

26th Oct, 2018

7:01 AM +08

Prepared by
Adam Alexander
Prepared for
Dianna Stevens
Failed items
4
Audit / Grounds
No branches or bushes touching the house or overhanging the roof
No
Notes
Tree on the eastern side of the house is overhanging the roof.
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Audit / Exterior Surfaces
Adequate clearance between ground and wood siding materials; no wood-to-earth contact
No
Notes
Clearance not adequate. No wood to earth direct contact but almost touching.
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Audit / Exterior Surfaces
No stains on exterior surfaces
No
Notes
At the back of the house is this painting of a cat and the noticeable shoe print apart from the stains on the white wall.
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Audit / Roof
Composition tiles / shingles: no curling, no cupping, no loss of granulation particulate, no broken, damaged or missing shingles, no more than two layers of roofing
No
Notes
South side roof show signs of curling and damage.
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Audit
4
96.12%
Grounds
1
88.89%
Proper yard drainage away from house
Yes
No evidence of standing water
Yes
No leaks from septic tanks or leech fields
Yes
Yard, landscaping, trees and walkways in good condition
Yes
No branches or bushes touching the house or overhanging the roof
No
Notes
Tree on the eastern side of the house is overhanging the roof.
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Exterior structures (fences, sheds, decks, retaining walls, detaches garages) in good condition, no evidence of termite damage or rotted wood
Yes
Railings on stairs and decks are adequate and secure
Yes
Driveways, sidewalks, patios, entrance landings in good condition, and pitched away from structure
Yes
Downspout drainage directed away from structure
Yes
Structure
100.00%
Side of house appears straight, not bowed or sagging
Yes
Window and door frames appear square (especially bowed windows)
Yes
Visible foundation in good condition - appears straight, plumb, with no significant cracks
Yes
Ridge and fascia board lines appear straight and level
Yes
Exterior Surfaces
2
75.00%
Adequate clearance between ground and wood siding materials; no wood-to-earth contact
No
Notes
Clearance not adequate. No wood to earth direct contact but almost touching.
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Siding: no cracking, curling, loose, rot or decay
Yes
Masonry veneers: no cracks in joints, no broken, spalling, or flaking components
Yes
Stucco: no large cracks (discuss all stucco cracks with a professional inspector)
Yes
Vinyl or aluminium siding: no dents, damage, no bowing or loose siding
Yes
No vines on surface of structure
Yes
Exterior paint or stain: no flaking or blisters
Yes
No stains on exterior surfaces
No
Notes
At the back of the house is this painting of a cat and the noticeable shoe print apart from the stains on the white wall.
Photos
REFERENCE: No stains on exterior surfaces [This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]
Windows, Doors, and Wood Trim
100.00%
Wood frames and trim pieces are secure, no cracks, rot or decay
Yes
Joints around frames are caulked
Yes
No broken glass (window or storm panes) or damaged screens, no broken double-paned, insulated window seals
Yes
Muntin and mullion glazing compound in good condition
Yes
Storm windows or thermal glass used
Yes
Drip caps installed over windows
Yes
Roof
1
85.71%
Exterior venting for eave areas: vents are clean and not painted over
Yes
Gutters: no decay or rust, joints sealed, attached securely to structure, no bending or sagging, no sections of gutter or downspout missing, gutters clean, no mud deposits
Yes
Chimneys: straight, properly flashed, no evidence of damaged bricks or cracked joints, mortar/cement cap in good condition
Yes
Composition tiles / shingles: no curling, no cupping, no loss of granulation particulate, no broken, damaged or missing shingles, no more than two layers of roofing
No
Notes
South side roof show signs of curling and damage.
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Wood tiles / shingles or shakes: no mould, rot or decay, no cracked/broken/missing shingles, no curling
N/A
Flat roofs: no obvious patches, no cracks or splits, minimal blisters/"alligatoring" and wrinkles, no silt deposits (indicates improper drainage), sealed tar at flashings
N/A
Flashing around roof penetrations
Yes
No evidence of excess roofing cement/tar/caulk
Yes
Soffits and fascia: no decay, no stains
Yes
Attic
100.00%
No stains on underside of roofing, especially around roof penetrations
Yes
No evidence of decay or damage to structure
Yes
Sufficient insulation and properly installed insulation (moisture barrier installed closest to the heated area of the house)
Yes
Adequate ventilation, clear path into attic for air entering through soffit vents, adequately sized gable end louvers, all mechanical ventilation operational
Yes
No plumbing, exhaust or appliance vents terminating in attic
Yes
No open electrical splices
Yes
Interior Rooms
100.00%
Floors, walls and ceilings appear straight and plumb and level
Yes
No stains on floors, walls or ceilings
Yes
Flooring materials in good condition
Yes
No significant cracks in walls or ceilings
Yes
Windows and exterior doors operate easily and latch properly, no broken glass, no sashes painted shut, no decay; windows and doors have weather-stripping, "weep holes" installed
Yes
Interior doors operate easily and latch properly, no damage or decay, no broken hardware
Yes
Paint, wall covering, and paneling in good condition
Yes
Wood trim installed well and in good condition
Yes
Lights and switches operate properly
Yes
Adequate number of three pronged electrical outlets in each room
Yes
Electrical outlets test properly (spot check)
Yes
Heating/cooling source in each habitable room
Yes
Evidence of adequate insulation in walls
Yes
Fireplace: no cracking or damaged masonry, no evidence of back-drafting (staining on fireplace façade), damper operates properly, flue has been cleaned, flue is lined
Yes
Kitchen
100.00%
Water flow in sink adequate
Yes
No excessive rust or deterioration on garbage disposal or waste pipes
Yes
Built-in appliances operate properly
Yes
Cabinets in good condition: doors and drawers operate properly
Yes
Working exhaust fan that is vented to the exterior of the building
Yes
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ("GFCI") protection for electrical outlets within 6 feet of the sink(s)
Yes
Dishwasher: drains properly, no leaks, baskets, door spring operates properly
Yes
No leaks in pipes under sinks
Yes
Floor in cabinet under sink solid, no stains or decay
Yes
Bathrooms
100.00%
Working exhaust fan that doesn't terminate in the attic space
Yes
Adequate flow and pressure at all fixtures
Yes
Sink, tub and shower drain properly
Yes
Plumbing and cabinet floor under sink in good condition
Yes
If sink is metal, it shows no signs of rust, overflow drain doesn't leak
Yes
Toilet operates properly
Yes
Toilet stable, no rocking, no stains around base
Yes
Caulking in good condition inside and outside of the tub and shower area
Yes
Tub or shower tiles secure, wall surface solid
Yes
No stains or evidence of past leaking around base of bath or shower
Yes
Miscellaneous
100.00%
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors where required by local ordinances
Yes
Stairway treads and risers solid
Yes
Stair handrails where needed and in good condition
Yes
Automatic garage door opener operates properly, stops properly for obstacles
Yes
Basement or Mechanical Room
100.00%
No evidence of moisture
Yes
Exposed foundation; no stains no major cracks, no flaking, no efflorescence
Yes
Visible structural wood: no sagging, no damage, no decay, no stains, no damage from insects, sills attached to foundation with anchor bolts
Yes
Insulation at rim/band joists
Yes
Crawl Space
100.00%
Adequately vented to exterior
Yes
Insulation on exposed water supply, waste and vent pipes
Yes
Insulation between crawl space and heated areas, installed with vapor barrier towards heated area
Yes
No evidence of insect damage
Yes
No evidence of moisture damage
Yes
Plumbing
100.00%
Visible pipes: no damage, no evidence of leaks, no signs of stains on materials near pipes; drain pipes slope slightly down towards outlet to septic/sewage system
Yes
Water heater: no signs of rust, vented properly, sized to produce adequate quantities of hot water for the number of bedrooms in the house.
Yes
Water pump: does not short cycle
Yes
Galvanized pipes do not restrict water flow
Yes
Well water test is acceptable
Yes
Hot water temperature between 118 - 125 degrees Fahrenheit or approximately 50 degrees Celcius
Yes
Electrical
100.00%
No aluminum cable for branch circuits
Yes
Visible wiring: in good condition, no "knob-and-tube" wiring, no exposed splices, cables secured and protected
Yes
Service panel: adequate capacity, all cables attached to panel with cable connectors; fuses or breakers are not overheating
Yes
Heating/Cooling System
100.00%
Appears to operate well throughout (good air flow on forced hot air systems)
Yes
Flues: no open seams, slopes up to chimney connection
Yes
No rust around cooling unit
Yes
No combustion gas odour
Yes
Air filter(s) clean
Yes
Ductwork in good condition
Yes
No asbestos on heating pipes, water pipes or air ducts
Yes
Separate flues for gas/oil/propane and wood/coal
Yes
Completion
Comments and observations
This house appears to be well maintained by the previous owner. The only concerns found were on the roof, where there are overhanging branches and appears to be some curling, and the back of the house, where there is a cat painted on the white wall and some other stains.
Name and Signature of Inspector
Adam Alexander
24th Oct, 2018 3:04 PM +08
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