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Inspection Gallery 

Here are a few pictures showing some of the inspection items we have noted during actual pre-purchase home inspections in eastern Ontario.

 

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AC condenser not level or covered

AC condenser not level or covered to protect from ice and snow damage.

Chimney cap deteriorating

Chimney cap deteriorating - may allow water entry into chimney.

Broken sub-floor.

View of subfloor from basement - edge of board has broken creating a soft spot in the floor.

Abandoned conductor in electrical distribution box.

Abandoned conductors in the electrical distribution box.

Vent grill damaged and may not open or close properly.

Vent grill damaged and may not open or close properly.

Shingles lifting on roof.

Shingles lifting on roof. This may become an entry point for water.

 Crumbling along edge of driveway and foundation.

Some cracks in parging on foundation, likely caused by moisture seepage.

 Roof flashing lifting from shingles.

Roof flashing lifting from shingles becomes a potential water entry point.

 Mold on tiles at corner of bathtub.

Mold on tile at corner of bathtub may indicate poor ability to vent moisture from bathroom.

 Retaining wall leaning.

Wooden retaining wall starting to lean into the driveway.

 Front steps settling ?

Crack at edge of front steps and house wall may indicate settling of the front porch.

 Flacking foundation parging.

Flacking foundation parging may not indicate any serious issues but should be pointed out.

 Interesting distribution wiring.

Interesting distribution wiring - definately not aligned with the electrical code.

 

More holes in roof flashing.

More gaps in roof flashing, which will become entry areas for wind-driven rain.

 

Level of attic insulation.

Almost 20 inches of attic insulation. The right amount is critical for comfort and heating efficiency.

 Broken door bell button.

A broken door bell button is not a big deal, more like a small nuisance.

GFI breaker would not trip.

This GFI protected plug would not trip during testing and needs to be replaced

 No ground connection.

Tester shows no ground connection on this electrical receptacle - a safety hazard. 

Wasp nests in the attic.

Evidence of wasps or hornets in an attic indicates an opening that should be fixed.

Old hornets nest.

Hornets nest in ceiling corner of the front porch can be a nuisance but is not a defect.

Evidence of rodents.

Evidence of rodents in a basement bulkhead needs to be investigated.

 Open junction box.

Open electrical junction box just needs a new cover to remain safe.

 

Disconnected garage door closer.

Disconnected garage door closer on inside entry door is a safety hazard and needs to be fixed.

 

 Exposed wiring connections.

Exposed wirining connections are a safety and fire hazard and need to be protected by a junction box.

 

Call us at (613) 795-8282 and let's discuss how we can help with your Home Inspection needs.