The EXTERIOR section is not yet complete.

I. The inspector will inspect:
  • the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim;
  • all exterior doors;
  • adjacent walkways and driveways;
  • stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
  • porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports;
  • railings, guards and handrails;
  • the eaves, soffits and fascia;
  • a representative number of windows; and
  • vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. 
II. The inspector will describe:
  • the type of exterior wall-covering materials.
III. The inspector will report as in need of correction:
  • any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails.
IV. The inspector is not required to:
  • inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting.
  • inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. 
  • inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. 
  • inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. 
  • inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. 
  • inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. 
  • inspect for safety-type glass. 
  • inspect underground utilities. 
  • inspect underground items. 
  • inspect wells or springs. 
  • inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. 
  • inspect swimming pools or spas. 
  • inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. 
  • inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. 
  • inspect drainfields or dry wells. 
  • determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

Report prepared by Stephen Prinkey, CPI