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Systems Approach
  For the purposes of inspection and evaluation, all buildings can be broken down into their component systems. This method of analysis helps to identify areas of concern and put them into perspective. During the course of our inspection, the following areas will be considered:

Foundation
The foundation will be checked for type and visible condition, including evidence of damage, deterioration or settling. We will examine accessible crawl areas.

Structure
The structure will be examined for adequacy of exposed framing, significant damage or deterioration, related settlement and building modifications. The inspection will include a thorough check of exterior and interior surfaces, floor condition, attic framing and insulation.

Plumbing/Heating
We check for type and condition of supply and waste lines, including drains, vents and traps. Visible leakage or weaknesses in the system will be noted. The water heater and heating system will be analyzed for type and condition.

Electrical
The electric service and branch wiring, where visible, will be checked for capacity and condition. Unsafe electrical practices (unprotected conductors, ungrounded plugs, faulty wiring) will also be pointed out.

Roof
During the inspection, the type of roof will be identified and its condition assessed. Visible signs of leakage will be noted and discussed. Conditions of gutters, downspouts, flashing and rain caps will also be noted.

Non-system Checkpoints
These are the items that do not fit conveniently into the other five classifications. Our inspection includes a visual examination of fireplaces, patio and sidewalks, fencing and retaining walls.

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We welcome the questions and concerns of our clients and address them as we walk through the building together. After participating in our on-site inspection and reviewing our comprehensive and straightforward report, you can confidently enter the final stages of an informed purchase.

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These are the items that do not fit conveniently into the other five classifications. Our inspection includes a visual examination of fireplaces, patio and sidewalks, fencing and retaining walls.

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