An Exterior Inspection is a proactive approach to identifying moisture intrusion points of entry and exterior maintenance/repair items. Exterior systems play a critical role in the longevity of the home. From the foundation, to the apex of the roof, the home’s building envelope encompasses all aspects of the structure.
An exterior inspection provides photos and descriptions of the outside of a property. It documents the home or property from a distance to get an overview as well as closer photos to show issues. An exterior property inspection covers the property's front, sides, and rear, and the surrounding area.
The inspector is going note the material type (vinyl, brick, wood, stucco, aluminum, etc.) and check for signs of rot, misalignment, curling, bowing, potential cracking, paint bubbling, rust, and acceptable clearance between wood siding materials and the ground.
Yes! During a home inspection, our inspectors will evaluate every part of the home. One of the key areas that an inspector will look at is the foundation. The foundation and any crawl spaces attached to it will get inspected.
Poor landscaping, uneven grounds, and poor surface drainage can be very harmful to the structural integrity of a home. The inspector will check for signs of standing water, if the grounds are graded to draw water away from the house, the general state of the landscaping, if any trees or branches are touching the house or hanging over the roof, and the general state of any exterior features such as fences, detached garages, etc.
When we inspect the exterior of a house, we are not providing an architectural service. We are not practicing the art and science of building design for the construction of any structure. We are not commenting upon the use of the space within or the surrounding structures, or the design or design development, or the preparation of construction contract documents, or the administration of the construction contract. We are strictly adhering to the InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice.