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When was the last time you went into your crawl space?
Common Issues found during Pre-drywall and New Home Construction Inspections
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Common issues in the first year of a new home
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Termite damaged framing structure at foundation
Steel door with wooden core: Interior of door is rotting
Chimney chase rot caused by the roof debris wicking moisture
Fungal Growth on floor joist from excessive moisture in crawl space
Fireplace flue filled with leaves & not sealed properly is a Fire Hazard
Dryer ducts are clogged & need cleaning: Fire Hazard
Dryer Duct in crawl space does not exhaust to outside: Fire, Health & Moisture Issue
HVAC units too close together reducing air circulation – effects efficiency/lifespan
Unsupported HVAC condensate line – caused air handler to rust
A roof structure truss damaged
Outlets in kitchen not GFCI protected with Open Neutral: Electrical Hazard
2x4 Floor truss joist in crawl space: decayed due to excessive moisture
Efflorescence in crawl space under front door: brick threshold needed repointing. Great environment for termites, decay and mold.
Wire splices not in electrical junction box- DIY handyman wiring – Electrical / fire hazard
HVAC condensate drains into crawlspace: High Humidity: no wonder the crawl space has wet falling insulation, fungal growth, & decay
Paper thin joist: Termite and rot: danger of collapse
Termite tubes on truss floor joists in crawl space
Where do I start with this one? Structural, Pest, Moisture, ….
I see all types of fungal growth: its causes and effects of not dealing with it.
Foundation wall leaning out and effecting the floor structure
Missing fuses is an electrical hazard.
Floors are not level – foundation pier sank in ground due to water in crawl space
Air ducts full of water – Health hazard
Numerous roof leaks: Cracked plumbing boot, torn shingles and caps on roof
New water heater installed improperly - Leaking/broken faucet
Dead tree leaning toward house
Frost forming on HVAC coils – Freon level may be low – Contact HVAC tech
Roof leak causing the decking to rot. No ceiling damage visible YET.
Water damaged window trim
Plumbing boot on roof is leaking: Damaged ceiling below
Bathroom exhaust venting into ceiling: note mold growth
Deteriorated ductwork in ceiling: needs replacing with approved material
Water temperature set too low: Health Hazard due to possible bacterial growth
Chimney has deteriorated mortar
Cracked floor joists - structural issue
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