Home & Property Inspections including Structural Inspection - Phoenix Home Inspection

    STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS FOUND DURING OUR PHOENIX HOME INSPECTION SERVICES           


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Foundation Cracks:  These are structural defects that affect the components they support.


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Evidence of Structural Defects:  On the left, the wall has split at the intersecting corner.  On the right, the tile floor has separated from the wall.  Both are due to structural movement.


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Missing Truss replaced with dimensional lumber found during attic inspection:  In this photo, dimensional lumber cross-members were substituted for a missing truss.  Two are broken, which could lead to a sagging roof and failure of roofing materials.  Structural components of a home are designated by a structural engineer.  This is an example of a repair probably not approved by the structural engineer.


 


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Roofing Defects:  Broken tiles, worn and missing shingles, and degraded material that are not apparent from the ground. 


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Evidence of Roofing Defects:  Damaged wood and insulation from water leaks found during attic inspection.


Phoenix Home Inspections, Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Anthem, Paradise Valley, Tempe  Home Inspector Water Stain Problems

Water Leak Evidence:  Biological matter found on wood tacking strip under carpeting adjacent to bathroom.  Stains on wall and base trim adjacent to shower.


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Mechanical and Plumbing Defects:   On the left, there is a disconnected condensation line in attic.  On the right, the ducting is improperly sealed. 

 


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Evidence of a Wood-Boring Insect Infestation:                 Improper Landscape Grading:  Although the grading

  These insects build shelter tubes up a foundation            properly slopes away from the house for drainage, it is

   or across other surfaces to gain access to wood               too high and covers the foundation stem, which allows

which is their food.                                                                    discreet, direct access for wood-boring insects.

Miscellaneous Landscape Drainage Concerns found during Home Inspections:

Home Inspector Problems with Landscape Grading  Home Inspection Problem because Grading Too High

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