This is just a sample of the NJ Home Inspection report. The report is in a booklet type and the report can be sent to your attorney and your realtor, if needed.  The report can also be sent via EMAIL if you wish.

 

Home Inspection

       Report

Property Address

104 Kimberly Street

Pompton Plains, New Jersey 07444

Prepared for: John Doe

Prepared by: Foresight Consulting

9 Walnut Court

North Haledon, NJ 07508

973 942-3061

General Information

Report Number : 06-6877

Inspection Date: June 2, 2007

Property Information

Address : 104 Kimberly Street

City, State : Pompton Plains , New Jersey 07444

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Client Information

Client : John Doe

Address : 12 Mountainview Ave

City, State : Hawthorne , New Jersey 07506

Phone : 973 555-5555

E-Mail : jdoe@aol.com

Attorney : P. DeMarco, Esq.

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Inspection Company

Foresight Consulting

Phone : 973 942-3061

E-Mail : foresight1@optonline.net

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Conditions

Present : Buyer and Agent

Age of Bldg : 1962

Type : Split level Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 1/2

Weather : Sunny

Temperature: 68

Foresight Consulting     01-6877

 

Inspection Report

9 Walnut Court North Haledon, NJ 07508         973 942-3061

Inspection Date: June 2, 2007         Inspector: Keith Salviano NJHI #: GI 369

Submitted for the sole use of:

John Doe

12 Mountainview Ave

Hawthorne, New Jersey, 07506

.

Location of Inspection Site:

104 Kimberly Street

Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 07444

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An inspection of this single family, split level style structure was conducted on the said date by

Foresight Consulting Services, Inc. Many aspects of the property were inspected, including

structural components, site conditions, utilities, and systems. The report contains observations

concerning each aspect that was evaluated, including some conditions that may require attention.

The report also provides many suggestions and recommendations to help you in maintaining and

improving this property now and in the future. The report is intended to provide you with a better

understanding of the conditions, as observed at the time of the inspection. This report should not be

construed as a warranty or insurance policy, a summary is enclosed, but the report should be fully

read.

Read the entire document carefully. Please contact us if you have questions about any of the details

of this report, or if there is anything you don't understand. Where deficiencies have been indicated

and there is some uncertainty as to what remedial measures may be required, you should call our

office and consult with a competent contractor in a timely manner to determine the scope and cost of

repair. Foresight, would like to thank you for the opportunity of serving you.

IMPORTANT: Scope of Inspection

This report represents an effort to present a fair evaluation of the overall condition of the premises

and systems at the time of the inspection. This report has been prepared to fulfill FCSI's obligations

under the Evaluation Agreement previously agreed to by the parties. The presence or absence of

pests, such as rodents, insects, and wood damaging organisms is not part of this scope of work.

Excluded aspects and inspections are detailed in the signed Evaluation Agreement.

This report offers an opinion only as to those portions of the premises and systems that were easily

accessible and could be evaluated by a strictly visual walk-through inspection. The inspection

procedure and this report complies to the "Standards of Practice" of the New Jersey Home

Inspection Advisory Committee, N.J.A.C. 13:40-15, which defines the duty and the standard of care

to be exercised by this profession in conducting an inspection.

 

Definitions

Key to Checklist

Acceptable:     Item is adequate with no significant defects.

Marginal:         Item is generally acceptable, but will require repair or servicing.

Defective:        Item is unacceptable or poor and in need of repairs or replacement.

Not Inspected: Item not inspected and or is not in scope of work.

EXTERIOR COMMENTS

Note: Real Estate brokers, owners, buyers, or any parties other than the client who contracted for

and paid for this report are hereby notified that any use of this report by them for any purpose related

to the sale or purchase of this property is not permitted unless the approval of Foresight Consulting

is given as well as the approval of the original client.

Driveway

Acceptable    Driveway: Asphalt - The driveway has been capped with another layer of

asphalt. Sealant applied annually for aesthetic purposes and may prolong the life

of this installation.

Walks/Entrance

Marginal        City Sidewalk: Concrete - A few of the slabs are not level and can cause a

tripping hazard.

Acceptable    Front Walkway: Paving stones

Marginal         Front Entrance: Brick and masonry - The front entrance does not have railings

                        for safety.

Acceptable    Garage Entrance: Concrete

Acceptable    Walkway: Stepping stone and masonry

Acceptable    Patio : Concrete - The patio has been divided with plastic strips as control

                        joints.

Grading

Acceptable     Landscaping: Add some topsoil, seeding and trim shrubs and trees

Acceptable    Grading: Minor slope

Acceptable    Hose Bibs: Gate

Acceptable    Fences: Board on board

Acceptable    Walls: Stone

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Maintaining a slope away from the foundation walls will help lessen water accumulation around the

building during a rainfall and help to insure a dry interior. Depressions can be filled with additional

topsoil, however, under no circumstances should wooden portions of the structure be in contact with

the ground. Grading in areas away from the building was not comprehensively evaluated about

drainage. Underground sprinkler systems are not evaluated. Play Sets, fence ownership, sheds, out

buildings, hot tubs, spas, pools and any electric support is not part of this inspection and outside the

scope of our services.

Shrubs, trees, and vines should be trimmed and prevent contact with the building. This helps to

insure adequate ventilation and prevent excessive dampness that will lead to rot and deterioration.

 

No investigation or evaluation was performed to locate any above or underground tanks, such as oil,

gas, propane, or chemical tanks, which might be present, or to determine their integrity, condition, or

legality. If an oil tank or tanks are present, it is recommended that the tank or tanks and soil be

tested. Oil tanks have become a major issue lately, so please refer to the later part of this report for

more information.

Deck

Acceptable    Material : Pressure treated and PVC

Acceptable    Framing : 2x8

Acceptable    Foundation: 6x6 Posts on masonry

Marginal         Railings/Stairs: Loose spindles

Marginal         Electrical : Install GFCI

.

Gutters/Downspouts

Acceptable    Gutters: Aluminum

Acceptable    Downspouts: Aluminum

The purpose of a gutter system is to collect rain and snow from the roof and divert it away from the

foundation walls. This means keeping gutters cleaned out and sloped, installing splash blocks,

above ground extensions or underground piping and building up the grade so that the roof and

surface water is diverted away from the building. Avoid letting leaders discharge close to the

building as this can increase the chance of water penetration through the foundation.

Debris should be removed periodically to eliminate clogging and overflow. This should be done at

least twice each year.

Fascias/Soffits/Trim

Acceptable    Fascias: Aluminum and Wood

Acceptable    Soffits: Vinyl

Acceptable    Trim : Aluminum capping, vinyl and wood

.

Exterior trim components including those around windows, doors, soffits, and fascias are prone to

opening and weathering at seams and joints. Trim work should be inspected occasionally, caulked,

and sealed as necessary to remain watertight. materials underneath aluminum and vinyl trim was not

visible and condition could not be determined.

Doors/Windows

Acceptable    Entrance Door: Composite

Acceptable    Utility Door : Wood

Acceptable    Rear Door : 2 Glass sliders

.

Acceptable    Windows: Double hung - Double glazed

Acceptable    Windows: Casement - Double glazed

Acceptable    Window: Skylight - Double glazed

.

Windows may require occasional maintenance to insure a tight seal around the framing. Putty or

caulking can be renewed where needed as a normal maintenance task.

The operation and condition of a representative number of doors and windows will be evaluated

during the interior portions of this inspection. An audit of the storms and/or screens was not

conducted. They should be inventoried before closing. The owners should install all the units to aid

this procedure. Dead bolts for the exterior doors are a security feature; cylinder locks for the doors

should be changed.

Siding

Marginal       Material: Grooved cedar shakes - The grooved cedar shingle siding seems to

be generally adequate. The siding is very susceptible to cracking and heaving.

The shingles are cedar shingles that are grooved. The cedar shingles require

more attention than a common sanded shingle. The siding is beginning to show

excessive wear on the left side and rear portion of the home and the siding will

require refinishing and some sections replaced. Wood shingles should be

stained on a regular basis for aesthetic reasons. Wood shingles can be painted;

however, paint sometimes peels from wood shingles as moisture escapes from

the shingles. Staining is preferred.

Acceptable    Material: Brick veneer - The mortar used in brick work varies, and mortar

repairs are far more common than repairs to the brick itself. When cleaning the

siding, it is recommended that a small area be done first, to ensure a satisfactory

result. The bricks should be chemically cleaned as an alternative to

sandblasting.

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Maintaining the siding is important to preserve a watertight, draft free home. The siding should not

come in contact with the grading and should be about 8 inches from the soil. If siding touches

grading or masonry, wood rot might exist and replacement of the siding may be required.

.

Acceptable    Foundation: Masonry block

Marginal        Cracks: A garage wall. The cracking noted is at the front corner where the

                       downspouts discharges too close and the water might have undermined the

                       footing and repairs needed.

.

The foundation inspection is limited to the visible areas as observed in date of the inspection some

settlement cracks were noticed. In some cases, vegetation and shrubs obstructions may exclude

certain areas from being viewed. The foundation will be further inspected form the interior, where

accessible.

Roof

Main Roof

Method of Inspection: On roof

Type: Gable

Acceptable    Material: Asphalt 3 tab shingle

Approx. Age: The roof is composed of asphalt shingles that are made by impregnating mats of either

organic felt material or fiberglass. The shingles appear to be relatively new and are in acceptable

overall condition.

Acceptable    Vents: Metal & PVC

.

It is recommended that the building department be contacted about permits that have been obtained

for the roof and home. This can aid in determining the life expectancy. The building department can

also be addressed on any permits that have been issued for this building. A conventional three tab

shingle roof has an overall life expectancy in the range of 20-25 years, and dimensional shingle roof

about 25-30 years, according to industry standards.

If further evaluation is desired, or recommended by FCS, you should contact a specialized roofing

contractor.

Chimney

Acceptable Material: Brick and masonry

Acceptable    Flue / Cap: Clay

Acceptable    Flashing: Aluminum

The interior of the flue is not evaluated as part of a standard building inspection. Evaluation of these

areas requires a specialized contractor. Flues should be professionally cleaned. Professional

chimney firms have special equipment capable of inspecting the length of the flue. An inspection of

this type should be considered especially for older homes or those installations with soot build up or

when changing to another type of fuel. The flashings should be periodically inspected during heavy

rainfall and sealed as required to remain watertight.

Masonry chimneys may require repairs to the concrete capping and mortar joints that are exposed to

weather. The need for maintenance of this type is often not apparent from the ground.

Garage

Type of Structure: Attached Car: 2

Acceptable    Overhead Doors: Insulated aluminum

Acceptable    Opener: Two automatic openers

Acceptable    Interior Door:

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Drywall

Acceptable    Flooring: Poured concrete

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts outlets and ceiling fixtures

 

INTERIOR COMMENTS

Living Room

Acceptable    Floor : Carpet, over wood

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint

Acceptable    Doors : Hollow core style

Acceptable    Windows: Bay

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    HVAC: Register for heat and AC

.

Dining Room

Acceptable    Floor : Wood

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint

Acceptable    Doors : Glass slider to deck

Acceptable    Windows: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    HVAC: Heating system register

.

Kitchen

Acceptable    Floor : Ceramic tile

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint and wallpaper

Acceptable    Doors : Glass slider to deck

Acceptable    Windows: Casement

Acceptable    HVAC: Register for heat and AC

.

Acceptable    Counter Tops: Granite style

Acceptable    Cabinets : Wood

Acceptable    Sink/Fixtures: Stainless Steel

Acceptable    Electrical : 120 volts outlets and ceiling fixtures

Acceptable    Plumbing : Galvanized and PVC

Acceptable    Cooking Appliances: Gas countertop with gas wall oven

Acceptable    Microwave : Above stove

Acceptable    Ventilator : Above stove

Acceptable    Dishwasher: Operational

Acceptable    Disposal : Switch at countertop

Only the built-in appliances are regularly evaluated as part of a Foresight Consulting inspection.

This normally does not include the refrigerator. Kitchen appliances are complicated mechanical

devices with many internal parts. The appliances were evaluated by operating them, as would a

homeowner and by visual inspection and no disassembly was attempted. Foresight Consulting

cannot predict the useful life of these appliances. It is recommended that you get the manufacturer's

information booklets and warranties, if available.

A home is unique and complex, some insurance companies offer a home warranty for mechanical

and major appliances that can be purchased.

Family Room

Acceptable    Floor : Wood

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint

Acceptable    Doors : Hollow core style

Acceptable    Windows: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts outlets and ceiling fixtures

Acceptable    HVAC: Register for heat and AC

.

Fireplace

Family Room Fireplace

Type: Wood burning

Acceptable    Material: Masonry

Acceptable    Damper: Metal

Acceptable    Hearth : Masonry

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Installations of this type are not operated to evaluate their performance during an inspection. Flues

should be professionally cleaned on a regular schedule based on the frequency of use. In most

cases, only a limited portion of the flue is visible and surfaces will be obscured by soot. Professional

chimney firms have special equipment capable of inspecting the length of the flue, this is also true

for the main flue. An inspection of this type should be considered especially for older homes or those

installations with excessive soot or creosote build up.

Entrance/Hallway

Acceptable    Entrance: Composite style

.

Bedroom Hallway

Acceptable    Floor: Wood

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paneling and wallpaper

Acceptable    Doors: Hollow core style

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    Closet: 2 singles

.

Acceptable Stairs Rails: Wood stairs with handrails

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Smoke detectors and CO monitors are not inventoried nor inspected. They are required safety

devices; however, working units should be maintained at the proper locations on each level. They

should be tested regularly and batteries replaced as required. It is suggested that you check with

local fire code officials about any regulations concerning devices of this type or the installations of

fire extinguishers. It is recommended to locate CO monitors for safety reasons.

Every family should develop and periodically review their personal family fire plan. How do you get

out safely in the event and where do you meet outside the dwelling? You may want to contact your

local fire department for general fire safety information.

Bedrooms

Front Right Bedroom

Acceptable    Floor : Carpet

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint

Acceptable    Doors : Hollow core style

Acceptable    Windows: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    Closet : Double

Acceptable    HVAC: Register for heat and AC

.

Front Left Bedroom

Acceptable    Floor : Carpet

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paneling

Acceptable    Doors : Hollow core style

Acceptable    Windows: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    Closet : Single

Acceptable    HVAC: Register for heat and AC

.

Rear Left Bedroom

Acceptable    Floor : Wood

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint

Acceptable    Doors : Hollow core style

Acceptable    Windows: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    Closet : Walk In

Acceptable    HVAC: Register for heat and AC

.

Master Bedroom

Acceptable    Floor : Carpet, over wood

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint and wallpaper

Acceptable    Doors : Hollow core style

Acceptable    Windows: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    Closet : 2 Doubles, 1 walk-in

Acceptable    HVAC: Register for heat and AC

.

Bathrooms

Main Bathroom

Acceptable    Floor: Ceramic tile

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint and tile

Acceptable    Door: Hollow core style

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volt GFCI

Acceptable    Counter/Cabinet: Wood

Acceptable    Sink/Basin: 2 wash basins and cabinets

Acceptable    Faucets/Traps: PVC trap, metal drain

Acceptable    Toilet: Porcelain

Acceptable    Tub/Surround: Fiberglass tub and ceramic tile surround

Acceptable    Tub/Shower Diverter: Operable

Acceptable    Ventilation: Exhaust fan

Acceptable    Heat Source: Register for heat and AC

.

Half Bathroom

Acceptable    Floor: Ceramic tile

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Acoustical tile and paint

Acceptable    Door: Hollow core style

Acceptable    Window: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts outlets and ceiling fixtures

Acceptable    Sink/Basin: Pedestal

Acceptable    Faucets/Traps: PVC

Acceptable    Toilet: Porcelain

Acceptable    Heat Source: Register for heat and AC

Acceptable    Ventilation: Exhaust fan and window

.

Master Shower Bathroom

Acceptable    Closet: Single small

Acceptable    Walls/Ceiling: Paint and tile

Acceptable    Door: Hollow core style

Acceptable    Window: Double hung

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts outlets and ceiling fixtures

Acceptable    Floor: Ceramic tile

Acceptable    Counter/Cabinet: Wood

Acceptable    Sink/Basin: Acrylic

Acceptable    Faucets/Traps: PVC trap, metal drain

Acceptable    Toilet: Low Profile

Acceptable    Shower/Surround: Fiberglass pan and ceramic tile surround with glass doors -

The shower is an installation which is more prone to leakage than other

bathroom units. When leakage occurs, repairs can be significant. The shower

was operated for an extended period, and those areas which might be affected

were inspected for indications of leakage.

Acceptable Shower Diverter: Operable

Acceptable Ventilation: Exhaust fan and window

Acceptable Heat Source: Register for heat and AC

.

Surfaces subjected to wet conditions should be well caulked, grouted, and sealed as necessary to

maintain them in a waterproof condition. This is important maintenance and will help to prevent

leaks and deterioration of materials behind these surfaces. The water was only activated for a brief

period and severe damage to underlying surfaces may occur in a relatively short period. The tub

and or shower stall should be re-inspected prior to obtaining your purchase because leaks can

develop in a very short period.

Glass enclosures are often for tubs and showers. Glass surfaces along with wet and slippery floors

could obviously be hazardous, and this aspect should be considered about such installations.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) electrical outlets are a significant safety improvement. They

are required for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, and outside outlets.

 

Attic/Insulation

Method of Inspection: Inside the attic

Acceptable    Roof Framing: 2x8

Acceptable    Sheathing: Roof board

.

Acceptable    Ventilation: Gable, ridge, and power ventilator

Acceptable    Insulation: Fiberglass

Acceptable    Insulation Depth: 6"

.

Water penetration: No

.

The wall voids are inaccessible. The amount and type of wall insulation, if any, could not be

determined. Present recommended energy efficiency standards call for at least six inches of

insulation above the ceiling.

Water penetration through the roof or flashings is dependent on both weather and seasonal

conditions. Signs of water penetration during dry weather is often difficult to observe or nonexistent.

Previous water penetration also may leave visible stains that do not indicate present leakage.

As a note, inspect attic, storage, and basement areas for leaks and condensation prior to purchase

and make sure that the insulation is not against the electrical boxes. The presence or absence of

pests, such as wood damaging organisms, mice, rodents, or insects was not performed. The owner

or tenant should be asked about pest infestations of any kind.

 

Basement

Acceptable    Foundation: Masonry block

Acceptable    Cracks : A few vertical cracks

Acceptable    Floor / Slab: Concrete

Acceptable    Girder : 3 2x10's

Acceptable    Joists : 2x8

Acceptable     Posts : Lally columns

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volts

Acceptable    Sump Pump: Submerged

.

Water penetration: No

.

As a note, proper grading is an important consideration when dealing with dampness or wet

basements. Efflorescence and water stains noted on the foundation walls may indicate a moisture

problem. Predictions about water penetrations are based on indications and conditions at the time of

the inspection. Seasonal conditions often cannot be accurately forecasted based on a single

inspection. It is highly advised that you contact the occupants or owner before obtaining your

procurement. You should obtain disclosure and or history information regarding any water

penetration. This can provide more information concerning any previous incidents or water

penetration. There are occasional instances where the weather conditions conspire to create

exceptional events, especially when melting ice seals the ground and excessively high water table.

These conditions can cause water penetrations in any basement or crawlspace and should be

addressed. Moisture related conditions, whether at the interior of exterior of the building, client

should consult a qualified mold testing company prior to close.

Heating

Heating System

Manufacturer:  Rheem Description:   The portions of the combustion chambers which are visible

appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection. Operating and safety controls

were installed and controls were not tested. Some corrosion was observed, however, it appears to

be within normal limits for he age of the unit. The sealant around the flue transition piece should

always be well caulked. The ductwork was not inspected for dirt, leaks, mildew or dust. The air filter

should be changed or replaced every 30 to 60 days to provide air circulation and help protect the

system. A furnace of this type usually has an overall life expectancy 20 years prior to the need for

replacement.

.

Type of Unit : Hot Air BTU's: 120,000

Zone : 1 Age/Year: 1997

Fuel Type : Natural gas

Acceptable    Operation : Appears functional at time of inspection

Acceptable    Exchanger: 5 Burner

Acceptable    Motor : Blower

Acceptable    Distribution: Metal and flex ductwork

Acceptable    Draft Control: Automatic

Acceptable    Flue Pipe : Single wall

Acceptable    Safety Device: Limit switches

Acceptable    Filter : Disposable

Acceptable    Thermostat: Programmable

Acceptable    Humidifier : April-Aire

.

Internal access in the unit is limited and this evaluation is based on external visual inspection only.

Automatic safety controls were not operated nor evaluated and no components were disassembled.

Thermostatic controls were not checked for accuracy and the safety or shutdown systems are not

tested. Only the main unsecured access panels were opened. The heat exchanger is mostly hidden

from view; it cannot be fully examined and the condition can not be determined without being

disassembled. Your fuel supplier or a heating contractor should perform a more rigorous inspection

and maintenance. A gas leak test was not performed. It is recommended to locate a CO monitor for

safety features.

It is recommended that the equipment be inspected, cleaned, and maintained by a qualified

contractor to insure operation. The company should secure a maintenance policy before obtaining

the residence.

Air Conditioning

Compressor AC System

Manufacturer : Rheem

Approx. Age : 1997 Size of Unit: 42,000

Acceptable    Operation : Appears serviceable - The compressor unit is located outside the

home was inspected externally. The freon lines require to be insulated and a

disconnect switch is required for servicing the unit. The overall life expectancy of

the unit of this type is approximately 15 years.

Acceptable    Disconnect : Breaker disconnect

Acceptable    Refrig. Lines: Serviceable condition

Power to Unit: 240 volts Temp.Differential: Not tested

.

Evaporator Location:  Furnace -  The evaporator unit is located inside the ductwork above the

furnace. The ductwork is the same as the furnace and the evaporator unit located inside the plenum

can not be seen. Cool air was noted, however, the AC system should be activated during warmer

days and for a more prong period. The unit can be evaluated to determine if the home is adequately

cooled.

Manufacturer : Rheem

Approx. Age : 1997 Size of Unit: 42,000

Acceptable    Distribution: Metal and flex ductwork

Acceptable    Motor : Same as heating system

Acceptable    Condensate: Electric pump, PVC - The condensed water from the evaporator

discharges into a small reservoir with a pump. The pump is relatively inexpensive

and is easily replaced and is prone to failure. The pump discharges should be to

the exterior. The system should be inspected, cleaned and maintained.

Acceptable    Thermostat: Programmable

.

Plumbing

Supply Line: Municipal source Material: Copper

Acceptable    Main Shutoff : Basement

Acceptable    Water Lines : Copper

Acceptable    Drain Pipes : Galvanized, cast iron, copper and PVC

Acceptable    Main Cleanout: Accessible

Acceptable    Vent Pipes : PVC, copper, and galvanized

.

 

Water Heater

Acceptable    Manufacturer: Kenmore

Type: Natural gas Gallons : 50

Year: 2002 Life Exp.: 7-10 years

Acceptable    Flue Pipe : Single wall

Acceptable    Safety : PVC

.

Most piping in the building is concealed in walls, ceilings, underground, and could not be visually

inspected. Shut off valves other than the fixtures themselves were not operated because they are

operated infrequently and may leak. Globe valves should not be operated on a continual basis

because they tend to leak more than a common ball valve. The safety valves and controls are not

tested because they might not reset. The municipality should be addressed about the facilities

associated with this building. Water temperature should be maintained at a reasonable level.

Excessive temperature is hazardous, inefficient, and tends to reduce the useful life of the water

heater. It is recommended that you adjust the temperature once you move in, to the level you desire.

Foresight Consulting wishes to remind you, every home requires a certain amount of ongoing

maintenance, such as unclogging drains, servicing heating and A/C system, water heater, etc. This

home will be no exception and it is suggested that you budget for regular maintenance and repairs.

The drain lines do clog or drain slowly over time because of the use and will require maintenance

and professional cleaning. The owner or occupant should be addressed on the plumbing repairs,

service, and cleaning of the waste system.

Laundry Connections

Acceptable    Washer Connection: Single lever

Acceptable    Washer Drain: Drains to laundry tub

Acceptable    Electrical: 120 volt GFCI

Acceptable    Tub Drain: PVC and metal

.

Acceptable    Dryer Vent : Metal flex

Acceptable    Dryer Supply: Black iron and metal flex pipe

.

Any laundry appliances that may be included in the sale are normally not evaluated within the scope

of an inspection. The condition and future life expectancy of such units cannot be predicted or

guaranteed. The dryer vent pipe should be cleaned routinely as recommended by the appliance

manufacturer.

Electrical

Acceptable Serviceline: Overhead conduit

Garage Electrical

Acceptable Manufacturer : Square D

Amps: 200 Volts: 240/120

Main Disconnect:  Yes   The main disconnect is present, but was not operated.

Acceptable    Breakers: Copper and Aluminum

Acceptable    Ground : Present at all components necessary

Acceptable    Outlets : Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) electrical outlets are a

significant safety improvement. They are required for bathrooms, kitchens, and

outside outlets.

Acceptable    Wire Material : Copper

Acceptable    Aluminum Wire: Entrance only

Acceptable    Cable Type: Romex and BX

.

The wiring configuration from the main and sub-panel system to the outlets, switches, and

appliances were not tested. Almost all the wiring is concealed in walls, ceilings, and cannot be

visually inspected. All extension cords should be removed. A representative number of outlets,

fixtures, and switches were operated.

The main service line and major appliance feeds are often aluminum wire, this is acceptable and a

standard practice.

A ground wire across water meters, hot water sources, and an exterior rod is now a recommended

practice.

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Please use the enclosed "Preclosing Inspection Checklist" to help you at your final inspection before

taking possession of the property. It is recommended that you compare the condition of the building

to the described condition in this report and the preliminary report. Please contact us if you notice

any discrepancies. Remember, however, that certain aspects may have changed subsequent to the

inspection and could be different from noted in this report. The municipality should be addressed

about the facilities associated with this building.

A summary may not represent all items that may be of concern to you. Please read and review the

entire report including important limitations of this inspection.

 

Special Concerns

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

This inspection is undertaken for the purpose of determining the condition of the building as constructed. It

can not be determined what materials may have been used in the construction of this building, or if

environmental hazards, such as electromagnetic radiation, lead, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, Radon,

fungi, mold, playground equipment, etc. may be present. Hazardous materials such as asbestos will be

pointed out where the inspector is reasonably certain of their presence. However, no attempt to analyze any

of the constituents of construction materials, floor tiles, paint or decorating materials can be undertaken.

Please be aware that in light of current issues on mold/fungi in buildings, any comment in this report that

indicates water damage, water stains or plumbing leaks should be considered as possible areas of mold

growth. Mold and asbestos testing is not included in this inspection process

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS:

No deliberate investigation was performed to locate any above or underground tanks, such as oil, gas or

chemical storage tanks, which might be present, or to determine their integrity, condition or legality. This has

become an specially significant issue considering recent changes to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and

Control Act. Usually it places the responsibility for any discharge of hazardous substance, including heating

oil and other petroleum products, past or present, on the owner of the property when discharge is discovered.

That responsibility can be reduced or eliminated by performing an adequate oil tank inspection and soil testing

in this regard at the time the property is acquired. Under no circumstances should this report be construed to

address this topic in any thorough or exhaustive manner, or to certify this property to be free of contamination

due to any prior or ongoing discharge or petroleum or other chemicals. Above ground storage containers are

also beyond the scope of the inspection.

RADON TESTING:

If you have not contracted for a radon test with a NJ DEP certified tester, we recommend that you consider

testing. Radon is considered a serious health hazard. Foresight Consulting can provide RADON TESTING

for this building, if desired. If you have contracted for a radon test with us, the results will be reported

separately. Further information is available by calling the New Jersey DEP Radon Hotline: 1-800-648-0394.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS:

The visible damage found may not show live activity, however, when damage is found, it should be

understood that some degree of damage is hidden and live activity could be present in the structure. The

building has closed walls, fixed, and insulation in the lower and upper levels of the structure, and there is

limited, to no accessibility to all wood framing for inspection. It should be understood that even though the

finished walls, ceilings, and floors may no show evidence, there could be hidden damage concealed in these

areas. This report is indicative of the condition of the structure on the date of the inspection only and is not to

be construed as express or implied warranty or guarantee against latent, concealed or future wood destroying

insect infestation and defects. If the structure has been treated, we recommend obtaining records relating to

prior inspections also contact treating company to transfer warranty.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these issues, please contact us for assistance. Also discuss

the environmental issues and the usual precautions with your attorney.

FORESIGHT CONSULTING CAN HELP ARRANGE FOR RADON MITIGATION, SEPTIC, MOLD, OIL TANK, ASBESTOS, LEAD, PAINTED SURFACES, AND WATER TESTING. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION IN THIS REGARD.

 

Preclosing Inspection Checklist

A preclosing check list is enclosed for a walk through to help with inspecting the building

John Doe

104 Kimberly Street

Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 07444

. Prior to obtaining the home, you should return to the property and conduct a Preclosing Inspection to confirm the condition of the property. Use the same

1 Are the windows operable?                                  Yes [ ]  No [ ]

2 Are there any loose cables or uncovered boxes?  Yes [ ]    No [ ]

3 Are there any broken windows?                             Yes [ ]   No [ ]

4 Is the security/intercom/vacuum operable?            Yes[ ]  No [ ]

5 Have the handrails been removed or loose           Yes [ ] No [ ]

 

These are just a couple of the many items that will be listed.

Signature and Date of Preclosing Inspection _______________________________________________________

 

Summary

Walks/Entrance

City Sidewalk: Concrete - A few of the slabs are not level and can cause a tripping hazard.

Front Entrance: Brick and masonry - The front entrance does not have railings for safety.

Deck

Railings/Stairs: Loose spindles

Electrical : Install GFCI

Siding

Material: Grooved cedar shakes - The grooved cedar shingle siding seems to be generally

adequate. The siding is very susceptible to cracking and heaving. The shingles are cedar

shingles that are grooved. The cedar shingles require more attention than a common sanded

shingle. The siding is beginning to show excessive wear on the left side and rear portion of the

home and the siding will require re-finishing and some sections replaced. Wood shingles should

be stained on a regular basis for aesthetic reasons. Wood shingles can be painted; however,

paint sometimes peels from wood shingles as moisture escapes from the shingles. Staining is

preferred.

Foundation Cracks: A garage wall. The cracking noted is at the front corner where the downspouts

discharges too close and the water might have undermined the footing and repairs needed.

 

 

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