Aja Home Inspections

What to Expect

 

A home inspection takes an average of three to four hours, depending upon the size, age and condition of the home.

A newer large home may only take two hours despite being 4,000 square feet because of few issues with wear and tear. An older 1,000 square foot home may take four hours due to issues of wear on many systems of the home.

Many factors determine the length of the inspection. It is most important that an inspection is thorough regardless of the time it takes.

Some of the points of the inspection include:


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Grounds & Grading

  • Driveway
  • Sidewalks
  • Drainage
  • Retaining Walls
  • Window wells
  • Trees, shrubs and vines near the house
  • Slope problems causing water to run toward the house

 

 

 

Structure Image 

 

Structure

  • Foundation and building support components
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Columns, sills, headers, beams and all supporting structures
  • Ceilings
  • Roof
  • Evidence of settlement, displacement or movement
  • Signs of deterioration or water penetration

 

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Roof

  • Flashing and drip edges
  • Ventilation
  • Plumbing vents and flashing
  • Condition of roof covering
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Evidence of leaking from the underside of the roof
  • Condition of roof sheathing
  • Chimney flashing and clearances

 

 

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Exterior

  • Siding
  • Brick veneer and flashing
  • Trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Chimney
  • Doors
  • Steps and handrails
  • Windows, J channels and flashing
  • Deck and deck supports
  • Patio condition and slope
  • Porch

 

Garage Image 

 

Garage

  • Structure
  • Door and opener
  • Roofing
  • Electrical service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plumbing Image 

 

Plumbing

  • Water Heater
  • Venting
  • Water pressure
  • Drainage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heating and Air Conditioning Image 

 

Heating & Air Conditioning

  • General function
  • Venting
  • Clearances
  • Ductwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basement or Crawlspace Image 

 

Basement or Crawlspace

  • Foundation
  • Drainage
  • Subfloor
  • Ventilation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Image 

 

Electrical

  • General function
  • Grounding
  • Polarity
  • Wiring
  • GFCIs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interior

  • Fireplace
  • Windows
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Other interior rooms
  • Outlet function
  • Heat sources
  • Floors, walls, ceilings

 

 

 

 

 

Attic Insulation and Ventilation Image 

 

Attic Insulation & Ventilation

  • Sufficient insulation
  • Vapor barriers
  • Proper ventilation and airflow