When you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, a professional home inspection gives you all the information you need to know about potential problems. East Alabama Home Inspectors has the knowledge and expertise needed to uncover any issues that could become a major headache. A home inspection will look at:
As a home buyer, you want to be aware of any problems that need immediate attention. As a home seller, you need to know if there’s anything you should fix before listing your home. Our home inspectors will point out the worst defects first and color code any safety hazards that are found. Contact East Alabama Home Inspectors to feel confident in your next home purchase.
A typical crack is noted in the driveway and highlighted within the green rectangle. It is recommended that this crack be monitored over time, if severity increases to greater than 1 inch in width or 1 inch in height differential from one side to the other, at that time further evaluation and remediation is recommended by a qualified concrete contractor to eliminate the safety hazard(tripping).
The blue rectangle denotes the need for regular maintenance. As part of regular maintenance all vegetation should be maintained a minimum of 24 inches away from the HVAC condenser units as it places an increased work load on the unit and can degrade the unit, leading to a shortened life span for the unit and decreased HVAC/energy efficiency and higher utility costs.
The green arrows delineate a minor crack in the patio. It is recommended that this crack be monitored over time, if severity increases to greater than 1 inch in width or 1 inch in height differential from one side to the other, a safety hazard has developed and further evaluation and remediation is recommended by a qualified concrete contractor.
In the yellow rectangle minor rot of the soffit and fascia is noted. To prevent further degradation of the wood material in this area we recommend remediation by a qualified carpenter or qualified handyman and then proper sealing from moisture intrusion with silicone/caulk and a quality exterior paint.
The area highlighted in blue in the photo points out the need for regular maintenance. All vegetation should be maintained a minimum of 12 inches away from the exterior of the building envelope to prevent the deterioration of the construction material. All construction materials are deteriorated over time by moisture and plants hold moisture against building materials.