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I. The inspector will inspect:
  • the foundation;
  • the basement;
  • the crawlspace; and
  • structural components.
II. The inspector will describe:
  • the type of foundation; and
  • the location of the access to the under-floor space.
III. The inspector will report as in need of correction:
  • observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil;
  • observed indications of active water penetration; 
  • observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and
  • any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern.
IV. The inspector is not required to:
  • enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to the inspector.
  • move stored items or debris. 
  • operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. 
  • identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. 
  • provide any engineering or architectural service. 
  • report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

Report prepared by Stephen Prinkey, CPI