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                  PROPERTY INSPECTION REPORT


 Prepared For:              [Type Client's Name(s) Here]
                                                               (Name of Client)


 Concerning:                [Type Inspected Property Address Here]
                                            (Address or Other Identification of Inspected Property)


 By:                        Kenneth Larson / TREC #5702                                               4/12/2010
                          (Name and License Number of Inspector)                                           (Date)


                            N/A
                          (Name, License Number and Signature of Sponsoring Inspector, if required)



The inspection of the property listed above must be performed in compliance with the rules of the Texas
Real Estate Commission (TREC). The inspection is of conditions, which are present and visible at the time
of the inspection, and all of the equipment is operated in normal modes. The inspector must indicate which
items are in need of repair or are not functioning and will report on all applicable items required by TREC
rules. This report is intended to provide you with information concerning the condition of the property at the
time of inspection. Please read the report carefully. If any item is unclear, you should request the inspector
to provide clarification. It is recommended that you obtain as much history as is available concerning this
property. This historical information may include copies of any seller's disclosures, previous inspection or
engineering reports, reports performed for or by relocation companies, municipal inspection departments,
lenders, insurers, and appraisers. You should attempt to determine whether repairs, renovation, remodeling,
additions or other such activities have taken place at this property. Property conditions change with time and
use. Since this report is provided for the specific benefit of the client(s), secondary readers of this
information should hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet their specific needs and to
obtain current information concerning this property.


                    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY INSPECTOR
Note to clients: Upon downloading or printing this report from e-mail, some users have found that some of
the checkmarks in the boxes are not marked; this is due to the fact that their computers may not have the
correct fonts installed. Should your report lack these checkmarks or have any other flaws please contact us
immediately for a faxed copy. Austin Structural Inspections recommends that only professionally licensed
contractors complete any repairs listed, prior to closing. The inspection does not include any destructive
testing or dismantling. It is possible that in the process of repair, items may be discovered that were not
apparent to the inspector at the original time of inspection. Inspectors cannot be held liable for such hidden
defects client(s). This report is prepared exclusively for the above named Client(s). It cannot be transferred
to or used by any other parties in any form. Client(s) gives permission for the Inspector to discuss report
findings with real estate agents, lenders, specialists, or repair persons for the sake of clarification. Additional
pages may be attached to this report. Read them very carefully. This report may not be complete without the
attachments. Comments may be provided by the inspector whether or not an item is deemed in need
of repair. Additional information may be obtained at our website: www.austinstructural.com


Promulgated by the Texas Real EstateCommission ((TREC) P.O. Box 12188, Austin, TX 78711-2188, 1-800-250-8732 or
(512) 459-6544 (http:\\www.trec.state.tx.us). REI 7A-0
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                                 I.   STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

                             A.   Foundations (If all crawl space areas are not inspected, provide an explanation.)
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. The foundation performance opinion stated below
                                      neither in any way addresses future foundation movement or settlement, nor does
                                      it certify floors to be level. Soil in the Central Texas area is known to be unstable
                                      and unpredictable. Should you have present or future concerns regarding the
                                      foundations condition, you are strongly advised to consult with your builder and/or
                                      a licensed Professional Structural Engineer for further evaluation
                                      Type of Foundation:             Slab             Pier and Beam
                                      Pier and Beam Crawl Space:  Accessible  Not Accessible
                                      Comments (An opinion on performance is mandatory.):
                                      Foundation Performance:  Performing /  not performing as intended

                             B.   Grading & Drainage
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. During heavy rains, the accumulation of water on this
                                      lot may be unavoidable. An evaluation of soil stability is beyond the scope of this
                                      inspection. Client is advised to keep soil levels 6”-8” from top of slab and
                                      graded away to promote positive drainage and prevent water from ponding around
                                      the foundation. High soil are a conducive condition to wood destroying insects
                                      Gutters / Rain Diverters:           Yes             No
                                      Ground drains away from home:  Yes                  No
                                      Evidence of water penetration:      Yes             No
                                      Comments:

                             C.   Roof Covering (If the roof is inaccessible, report the method used to inspect.)
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. Roof materials have a limited service life and may
                                      require spot repairs should leaks develop prior to replacement. Roof maintenance
                                      is an ongoing process and includes keeping the roof free of tree debris, replacing
                                      any loose, damaged, or missing shingles, and sealing any gaps at flashing
                                      materials. This report neither addresses future roof leaks nor does it certify the
                                      roof to be leak-free. A roofing specialist should be consulted about any concerns
                                      over roof covering life expectancy or the potential for future problems.
                                      Roof Condition:  New  Average               Aged – replacement recommended
                                      Roof Observed from:           Roof            Ladder          Ground
                                      Type of Roof Covering:        Asphalt composition  Metal             Tile
                                                                    Cedar Shakes            Built Up /Modified / Bitumen
                                       Evidence of previous repairs to flashing / skylights / other penetrations
                                      Comments:




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                             D.   Roof Structure & Attic (If attic is inaccessible, report the method used to inspect.)
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector cannot enter an attic with less than 5’
                                      (feet) of vertical clearance, or where he reasonably determines that conditions or
                                      materials may be unsafe. Insulation covering structural, mechanical, or electrical
                                      components may preclude inspection of these items. The inspector will report
                                      his/her attic inspection point.
                                      Attic observed from:  Attic  Access opening                  No access
                                      Attic ventilation:       Soffit  Exhaust ports  Gable  Ridge vents
                                       Wind Turbine(s)  Power Turbine(s)  None Evident
                                      Evidence of water penetration:         Yes  No
                                      Sufficient insulation:                 Yes  No
                                      Approximate Depth of Attic Insulation:         inches
                                      Comments:


                             E.   Walls (Interior & Exterior)
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector cannot determine the condition of wood
                                      or structural components hidden within wall cavities. No opinion as to the
                                      condition of the wood, structural members, vapor barriers, insulation, or other
                                      components in hidden areas is implied or intended by this report.
                                      Exterior construction:       Wood           Masonry
                                      Masonry:  Brick             Stone          Stucco          EIFS
                                      Siding:      Masonite  Hardiplank  Vinyl                   Wood          Other
                                      Trim:        Good           Average        Damaged
                                      Eaves:       Good           Average        Damaged
                                      Fascia:      Good           Average        Damaged
                                      Soffits:     Good           Average        Damaged
                                      Comments:

                             F.   Ceilings & Floors
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector cannot determine the condition of
                                      structural components in hidden ceiling or floor cavities. No opinion as to the
                                      condition of the wood, structural members, or other components in hidden areas is
                                      implied or intended by this report.
                                      Steps / Stairways:  Good            Average          Damaged
                                      Railings:           Good            Average          Damaged
                                      Floor coverings:  Carpet            Tile             Vinyl          Laminate
                                      Floors:             Concrete  Wood
                                      Comments:




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                             G.   Doors (Interior & Exterior)
                                      Interior:          Good           Average        Damaged
                                      Exterior           Good           Average        Damaged
                                      Overhead:          Good           Average        Damaged
                                      Comments:

                             H.   Windows
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector does not inspect or comment on the
                                      presence or condition of storm windows, awnings, shutters, or other security
                                      devices or systems. Only a representative number of accessible windows are
                                      checked for operation during this inspection. Failed thermal seals in insulated
                                      windows are not always detectable, depending upon atmospheric conditions or if
                                      they are particularly dirty or otherwise obstructed.
                                      Type:       Metal             Vinyl          Wood
                                      Style:      Single pane  Double pane insulated
                                      Condition:  Good              Average        Poor
                                      Screens:  Yes                 No
                                      Safety glass installed in hazardous locations:  Yes         No
                                      Comments

                             I.   Fireplace/Chimney
                                      Note: Specific Limitations. TREC Limitations. The inspector is not required to
                                      inspect or comment on the adequacy of the draft or performance of a chimney, or
                                      chimney structures located more than 8’ (feet) above roofline. Freestanding wood
                                      burning stoves are beyond the scope of this inspection.
                                      Type of fireplace:  Masonry       Metal Insert  Wood stove/insert
                                      Attic Firestop:     Accessible  Not accessible
                                      Chimney Cap:        Present       Not present
                                      Gas Valve / Logs:  Present        Not present
                                      Observed from:      Ground        Roof            Inside attic
                                      Damper:             Good          Average         Damaged
                                      Screen doors:       Good          Average         Damaged
                                      Comments:

                        J.   Porches, Decks and Carports (Attached)
                                      Decks:     Good           Average          Damaged
                                      Handrail:  Good           Average          Damaged      Missing
                                      Supports anchored properly:  Yes            No
                                      Wood to ground contact:      Yes            No
                                      Comments:




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                             K.    Other
                                       Cabinets:  Good             Average        Damaged
                                       Driveway:  Good             Average        Damaged
                                       Walkway:  Good              Average        Damaged
                                       Comments:



                                 II.   ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

                             A.    Service Entrance and Panels
                                       Note: Specific Limitations. TREC Limitations. The inspector is not required to
                                       determine the service capacity amperage or voltage or the capacity of the
                                       electrical system relative to present or future use or requirements; conduct voltage
                                       drop calculations; or determine the insurability of the property; or determine the
                                       accuracy of breaker labeling. The inspector will inspect the service entrance
                                       cables and report any deficiencies in the insulation, drip loop, service line
                                       clearances and separation of conductors at weather heads.
                                       Underground Service:  Overhead Drop Service: 
                                       Wire Type(s) found in Main and Sub Panels:  Copper             Aluminum
                                       Breakers labeled:  Yes  No
                                       Comments:


                             B.    Branch Circuits - Connected Devices and Fixtures (Report as in need of repair
                                       the lack of ground fault circuit protection where required.):
                                       Branch circuit wiring:  Copper  Aluminum
                                        Random inspection of outlets / switches performed
                                       Branch circuit wiring is:  Grounded 3 wire  Ungrounded 2 wire
                                       Smoke Detectors:  Living Rm  Hallways  All Bedrooms
                                       Detectors Hardwired together:          Yes  No
                                       Carbon Monoxide Detectors:             Yes  No
                                       GFCI protection at:  Kitchen;  Bar;  Bathroom;  Laundry;  Pool/Spa light
                                       Ceiling Fans:        Good  Out of balance / not working  N/A
                                        Whirlpool;  Garage (note for freezer use);  Exterior outlets (below 5'6")
                                       Comments:




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                                 III.   HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

                             A.     Heating Equipment
                                        Note: Specific Limitations. The system fan, burner, and heat exchanger are not
                                        readily available for inspection without disassembly of the unit. Because we do not
                                        disassemble equipment, the condition of the system interior is unknown. If the
                                        system does not have a documented history of regular cleaning and maintenance,
                                        servicing by a licensed HVAC technician will be required. Recommend annual
                                        cleaning and service by licensed HVAC technician. The inspector will describe
                                        the type of heating system and its energy sources and inspect each unit.
                                        Type and Energy Source:  Gas                  Electric      Propane
                                        Furnace is: Fully accessible  Partially accessible  Not accessible
                                        Location:  Closet            Attic           Exterior
                                        Condition:  Good             Average         Damaged
                                        Evidence of rust:  Yes  No
                                        Gas Shut Off Valve:  Present  Accessible  Not Present and/or Observable
                                        Branch Line:  Iron / Flex  Copper  Other
                                        Comments:


                             B.     Cooling Equipment
                                        Note: Specific Limitations. The system fan and evaporative coil are not readily
                                        accessible for inspection without disassembly of the unit. Because we do not
                                        disassemble equipment, the condition of the system interior is unknown. If the
                                        system does not have a documented history of regular cleaning and maintenance,
                                        servicing by a licensed HVAC technician is required. Recommend annual
                                        cleaning and service by licensed HVAC technician. The inspector will not
                                        pressure test the system coolant or determine the presence of leaks; or operate
                                        setback features on thermostats or controls. The inspector will describe the type
                                        of cooling system and its energy sources and inspect each unit.
                                        Type and Energy Source:  Gas               Electric        Other
                                        Location:  Closet            Attic        Exterior
                                        Electric disconnect installed:  Yes        No
                                        Drain pan float switch:       Yes          No
                                        Condensate line insulated:  Yes            No
                                        Condensate line terminate:  Outside        Unknown
                                        Temp differential between 15 – 20 degrees:  Yes             No
                                        Condition:  Good             Average      Damaged
                                        Evidence of rust:  Yes  No
                                        Comments:




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                             C.    Ducts and Vents
                                       Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector will not determine the efficiency,
                                       adequacy, or capacity of the systems; determine the uniformity of the supply ducts;
                                       determine the types of materials contained in insulation, wrapping of pipes and
                                       ducts, jackets, boilers, and wiring; operate venting systems unless ambient
                                       temperatures, or other circumstances, in the reasonable opinion of the inspector,
                                       are conducive to safe operation without damage to the equipment or operate a unit
                                       outside its normal operating range. Tip: Seal the plenum, duct hubs and
                                       evaporator coil seams with aluminum tape or HVAC ductwork mastic for a
                                       possible savings in energy consumption of as much as 35%.
                                       Condition:  Good             Average         Damaged
                                       Comments:



                                 IV.    PLUMBING SYSTEM

                             A.    Water Supply System and Fixtures
                                       Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector cannot operate any main, branch, or
                                       shut-off valves; inspect any system that has been shut down or otherwise secured;
                                       inspect any components that are not visible or accessible; inspect any fire sprinkler
                                       systems; inspect the quality or the volume of the water; determine the potability of
                                       any water system; inspect water conditioning equipment; inspect solar water
                                       heaters, determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices, operate free standing
                                       appliances; inspect the gas supply system for leaks.
                                       Type of supply:  Copper  Galvanized Iron  PVC/CPVC  Polybutylene
                                       Commodes:          Good  Average           Damaged
                                       Tubs/showers:  Good  Average               Damaged
                                       Sinks/faucets:  Good  Average              Damaged
                                       Anti Siphon / Back Flow / Air Gap(s):  Present  Not Present
                                       Comments:


                             B.    Drains, Wastes, Vents
                                       Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector cannot operate any clothes washing
                                       machine connections, shut off valves, or drain lines at the washer connection.
                                       Type of waste lines:  PVC  Iron  Tile  Other
                                       Comments:




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                             C.   Water Heating Equipment (Report as in need of repair those conditions specifically
                                      listed as recognized hazards by TREC rules.)
                                      Note: FYI: Recommended draining and flushing unit once per year to reduce
                                      deposits / noise, and extend life of unit. Homes left vacant for extended periods of
                                      time may have a buildup of hydrogen sulfide gas inside the water tank. This gas
                                      causes an unpleasant “rotten eggs” odor. Generally flushing the unit a few times
                                      will alleviate this problem. If problem persists contact a licensed plumber for
                                      further evaluation of the water heater.
                                      Type and Energy Source: Gas  Electric                Other
                                      Tank size:  20  30  40  50  65  80  Other
                                      Location:  Garage  Attic  Closet
                                      T & P Valve:  Operated Not operated because would cause leaks or is not safe
                                      Safety Pan and Drain Installed:        Yes            No
                                      Gas Shut Off Valve:  Present  Accessible  Not Present and/or Observable
                                      Branch Line:  Iron / Flex             Copper         Other
                                      Garage Unit(s):       Physically Protected             Yes  No
                                      18 inch Floor Clearance:  Yes  No
                                      Comments:



                             D.   Hydro-Therapy Equipment
                                      Note: FYI: Environmental testing of whirlpools is beyond the scope of this
                                      inspection. Health problems have been noted and directly linked to the bacterial
                                      growth in the distribution lines of the equipment. Recommend that the
                                      manufacturer be consulted for further maintenance and cleaning instructions prior
                                      to use. For more information visit: www.whirlpoolcouncil.com
                                      GFCI:     Present         Not Present
                                      Access Cover:  Available  Accessible  Not Available and/or Accessible
                                      Comments:



                                 V.   APPLIANCES

                             A.   Dishwasher
                                      Back flow prevention:    Visible  Not visible
                                      Runs through cycle:      Yes      No
                                      Evidence of leaks:       Yes      No
                                      Comments:




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                             B.   Food Waste Disposer
                                      Comments:

                             C.   Range Hood
                                      Vent:  Recirculates Air    Vents to Exterior  Vent not Present
                                      Comments:

                             D.   Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops
                                      Type of Range:        Electric    Gas
                                      Type of Oven:         Electric    Gas
                                      Anti-tip device installed:   Yes  No
                                      Gas line accessible:         Yes  No
                                      Oven light works:            Yes  No
                                      Oven temp within 20 degrees when set at 350:    Yes  No
                                      Comments:

                             E.   Microwave Cooking Equipment
                                      Heats cup of water:  Yes  No
                                      Comments:

                             F.   Trash Compactor
                                      Comments:

                             G.   Bathroom Exhaust Fans and/or Heaters
                                      Vents to outside:  Yes  No
                                      Windows:           Yes  No
                                      Comments:

                             H.   Whole House Vacuum Systems
                                      Comments:

                             I.   Garage Door Operators
                                      Door Operated:      Manually  Automatic door controls
                                      Electronic sensors located 4 ½” – 6” above garage floor: Yes       No
                                      Unit operational:  Yes  No
                                      Comments:

                             J.   Door Bell and Chimes
                                      Comments:




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                             K.    Dryer Vents
                                       Vents to:  Outside          Attic            Unknown
                                       Comments:

                             L.    Other Built-in Appliances
                                       Comments:



                                 VI.    OPTIONAL SYSTEMS

                             A.    Lawn Sprinklers
                                       Note: Specific Limitations. TREC Limitations. The inspector is not required to
                                       inspect the automatic function of the timer or control box; the rain sensor; or the
                                       effectiveness and sizing of the anti-siphon valves or backflow preventers.
                                       The inspector will operate all zones or stations on the system in the manual mode.
                                       Control Panel located in:  Garage  Utility Room  Outside
                                       Full yard coverage: Yes  No
                                       All heads working:  Yes  No
                                       Comments:

                             B.    Swimming Pools and Equipment
                                       Note: Specific Limitations. The inspector will describe the type of construction and
                                       inspect the pool or spa. He will report deficiencies in the drains, skimmers, valves,
                                       filter tank or pressure gauge. He will not fill the pool, spa or hot tub with water. He
                                       will not determine the presence of sub-surface water tables or determine the
                                       presence of sub-surface leaks. The inspector will not dismantle or otherwise open
                                       any components or lines. He will not uncover or excavate any lines or other
                                       concealed components of the system.
                                       Type of pool/spa construction:  Gunite  Fiberglass  Vinyl
                                       All surfaces acceptable:  Yes  No
                                       Steps/Equipment acceptable:           Yes  No
                                       Drains/skimmers acceptable:           Yes  No
                                       Mechanical equipment acceptable:  Yes  No
                                       GFCI protection available:            Yes  No
                                       48” high fence around area:           Yes  No
                                       Comments:




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                             C.   Outbuildings
                                      Comments:

                             D.   Outdoor Cooking Equipment
                                      The inspector will inspect each unit and describe its energy source.
                                      Type and Energy Source:  Gas  Electric               Other
                                      Gas Shut Off Valve:  Present  Not Present and/or Observable
                                      Branch Line           Iron / Flex  Copper            Other
                                      Comments:

                             E.   Gas Lines
                                      Comments:

                             F.   Water Wells (A coliform analysis is recommended.)
                                      Type of Pump:
                                      Type of Storage Equipment:
                                      Comments: Due to city/county restrictions in certification, we no longer
                                      inspect this item. Contact city/county agency responsible for certification.

                             G.   Septic Systems
                                      Comments: Due to city/county restrictions in certification, we no longer
                                      inspect this item. Contact city/county agency responsible for certification.

                             H.   Security Systems
                                      Comments: Consult with service as to condition of equipment per
                                      service contract.

                             I.   Fire Protection Equipment
                                      Comments:




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                                    IMPORTANT AGREEMENTS AND LIMITATIONS

Purpose: This is a one-time inspection of the subject property to identify and disclose visually observable major
deficiencies of the inspected systems and items at the time of inspection only. Our comments are meant to educate and to
provide our Client(s) with information about the areas in which the building or home may be deficient. Our intent is not to
require every item below to be corrected by the seller. The buyer, seller, and their agents should use this report merely as
a tool toward negotiation of a purchase and sell agreement. Homes do not “Pass” or “Fail” an inspection.

This inspection is not to be technically exhaustive nor is it considered to be a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied,
regarding the conditions of the property. Any particular concern of the Client(s) must be brought to the attention of the
Inspector before the inspection begins. The written report will not substitute for Client(s) personal attendance during the
inspection. It is virtually impossible to fully profile ANY structure with ANY reporting system unless the Client(s) attends
and participates in the inspection itself, the Client(s) will have no chance of gaining all of the information that is offered.
Inspection reports are valid for the date and time of the inspection only. Re-inspection charges apply for any additional
trips to the property.

Scope & Exclusions: This is a visual inspection only. We cannot see into, or behind, walls and we will not attempt to
report on systems, items, or conditions that are not readily accessible. We do not disassemble anything. We do not
inspect for any environmental issues such as RADON GAS, LEAD PAINT, FORMALDEHYDE, UREA, MOLDS, FUNGUS,
SOIL CONTAMINATION, MICROWAVE RADIATION, or any other types of contaminants or microbiological organisms.

We do not inspect for building code compliance, building value, appraisal or cost estimates, soil analysis, adequacy of
design, underground pipes or drains , capacity, efficiency, size, value, flood plain location, termite, pest or other real property
destroying organisms, or habitability. Detached structures are not included in the inspection unless specifically agreed
upon by both the inspector and the client. The above list of exclusions is not all inclusive. The Inspection report may
comment on the exclusions noted above in a general fashion without incurring responsibility for the exclusions noted
above in whole or part.

We do not move furniture, rugs, paintings, or other furniture. There is no responsibility expressed or implied for latent
defects, or for defects not reasonably observable at the time of inspection, or for defects that would require the removal of
major or permanent coverings for observation. No representation is made as to the future performance of any item.
Inspection of water wells, septic systems, security systems, or fire protection equipment (other than smoke detectors) will
not be inspected where state /city / county codes, special training, or certification may be additionally required.

We do not hold ourselves to be specialists for any particular item; nor are we engineers. We are a general real estate
inspection company.

Dispute Resolution: In the event a dispute arises regarding this inspection, the purchaser agrees to notify (inspector) so
as to give a reasonable opportunity to reinspect the property prior to the disputed conditions being altered, modified, or
improved. Client(s) further agrees that the Inspector can either reinspect the property or can employ others (at his
expense) to reinspect the property, or both. The Client(s) agrees that any claims for failure to accurately report the
visually discernible conditions of the Subject Property, as limited above, shall be made in writing and reported to the
Inspector within ten (10) business days of discovery
.
Any dispute, controversy, or claim concerning the interpretation of this agreement, or arising from this inspection and
report, including claims for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation shall
be resolved informally between the parties. The Inspector’s liability for mistakes, errors or omissions is limited to a refu nd
of the fee paid for this inspection and report. The Client(s) agrees to immediately accept a refund of the fee as full
settlement of any and all claims which may ever arise from this inspection. Upon The Client’s receipt of the refunded fee,
from the Inspector, this Contract shall be considered null and void and any contractual relationship between The Client
and the Inspector shall terminate. Upon contract termination, The Client(s) shall return all original documents, and copies,
pertaining to this agreement


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In the event that an agreement cannot be attained, the dispute shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration.
Arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association except that the parties
shall select a single Arbitrator, who is familiar with the home inspection industry, unless otherwise agreed to in writing.
The Arbitrator shall conduct summary judgment motions and enforce full discovery rights as a court would, as provided in
civil proceeding by legal code. Should such a need for arbitration, mediation, and/or litigation arise, the inspector retains
the right to collect all expenses incurred for defense, from the client or party, should the inspector be found innocent of
negligence, errors, and/or omissions.

This report is prepared exclusively for the Client(s) named and is not transferable to anyone in any form. Any
unauthorized copying or distribution of the Inspection Report, in whole or part, is prohibited. One copy of the Inspection
Report is provided to The Client. Additional copies of the Inspection Report are available, to The Client, for a cost of
$25.00 each. The Inspection and Inspection Report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential, exclusive use
and possession of The Client. However, the Client may photocopy and provide a copy of the entire Inspection Report to
the current seller or buyer of the property, the real estate agent representing the Client or the Client’s lender (toward the
sale or purchase of the Subject Property noted above), ONLY. Any copies of the Inspection Report shall be made of the
entire report. No warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, are provided to any person or organization other than
the Client.

By my signature below, or the acceptance of this report, I acknowledge that I have read this agreement and limitations
and the attached report, and that I understand the terms and conditions and I agree to be bound by these.

This report is your invoice. Dated:
Inspection fee: $
Inspector/License #: Kenneth Larson / TREC #5702
Buyer(s):




Present During The Inspection:

 Seller                          Seller’s Agent                           Seller did not attend entire inspection

 Buyer                           Buyer’s Agent                            Buyer did not attend entire inspection


 Time Started:          Time Ended:
 Home Occupied:                Vacant: 
 Outside Temp: above:  / below:  60° degrees
 Weather Condition: clear:  rainy: 




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                                           Homeowner Maintenance Tips
Upon Taking Ownership

After taking possession of a new home, there are some maintenance and safety issues that should be addressed
immediately. The following checklist should help you undertake these improvements:

1. Change the locks on all exterior entrances, for improved security.
2. Check that all windows and doors are secure. Improve window hardware as necessary. Security rods can be added to
    sliding windows and doors. Consideration could also be given to a security system.
3. Install smoke detectors on each level of the home. Ensure that there is a smoke detector outside all sleeping areas.
    Replace batteries on any existing smoke detectors and test them. Make a note to replace batteries again in one year.
4. Create a plan of action in the event of a fire in your home. Ensure that there is an operable window or door in every
    room of the house. Consult with your local fire department regarding fire safety issues and what to do in the event of
    fire.
5. Examine driveways and walkways for trip hazards. Undertake repairs where necessary.
6. Examine the interior of the home for trip hazards. Loose or torn carpeting and flooring should be repaired.
7. Undertake improvements to all stairways, decks, porches and landings where there is a risk of falling or stumbling.
8. Review your home inspection report for any items that require immediate improvement or further investigation.
    Address these areas as required.
9. Install rain caps and vermin screens on all chimney flues, as necessary.
10. Investigate the location of the main shut-off for the plumbing, heating and electrical systems.



                                                  Regular Maintenance


                                                           Weekly

Check that the soil around the perimeter of the house is clinging lightly to the edge of the foundation. If there is any space
between the soil and the concrete, the soil is too dry and you should increase the frequency with which you water. The
foremost cause of foundation failure throughout Texas is lack of moisture control and maintenance by homeowners.
Periods of dry weather occur in all seasons. Inspect this item weekly.


                                                           Monthly

1. Check that fire extinguisher(s) are fully charged. Re-charge if necessary.
2. Examine heating/cooling air filters and replace or clean as necessary.
3. Clean gutters and downspouts. Ensure that downspouts are secure, and that the discharge of the downspouts is
   appropriate.
4. Remove debris from window wells.
5. Carefully inspect the condition of shower enclosures. Repair or replace deteriorated grout and caulk. Ensure that
   water is not escaping the enclosure during showering.
6. Check below all plumbing fixtures for evidence of leakage.
7. Repair or replace leaking faucets or showerheads.
8. Secure loose toilets, or repair flush mechanisms that become troublesome.




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                                                       Spring and fall

1.    Examine the roof for evidence of damage to roof coverings, flashiness and chimneys.
2.    Look in the attic (if accessible) to ensure that roof vents are not obstructed.
3.    Check attic area for evidence of leakage, condensation or vermin activity. Level out insulation if needed.
4.    Trim back tree branches and shrubs to ensure that they are not in contact with the house. Especially the roof.
5.    Inspect the exterior walls and foundation for evidence of damage, cracking or movement.
6.    Watch for bird nests or other vermin or insect activity.
7.    Look at overhead wires coming to the house. They should be secure and clear of trees or other obstructions.
8.    Ensure that the grade of the land around the house encourages water to flow away from the foundation. There
      should be a 6”-8” clearance between soil and masonry/siding to prevent water from seeping into the home.
9.    Inspect all driveways, walkways, decks, porches, and landscape components for evidence of deterioration, movement
      or safety hazards.
10.   Clean windows and test their operation. Improve caulking and weather-stripping as necessary.
11.   Watch for evidence of rot in wood window frames. Paint and repair windowsills and frames as necessary.
12.   Test all ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) devices, as identified in the inspection report.
13.   Shut off isolating valves for exterior hose bibs in the fall, if below freezing temperatures are anticipated.
14.   Inspect for evidence of wood boring insect activity. Eliminate any wood/soil contact around the perimeter of the home.
      Do not store wood near or around the home.
15.   Test the overhead garage door opener, to ensure that the auto-reverse mechanism is responding properly.
16.   Clean and lubricate hinges, rollers and tracks on overhead doors.
17.   Replace or clean exhaust hood filters.
18.   Clean, inspect and/or service all appliances as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.


                                                           Annually

1. Replace smoke detector batteries.
2. Have the heating, cooling and water heater systems cleaned and serviced.
3. Have chimneys inspected and cleaned. Ensure that rain caps and vermin screens are secured.
4. Examine the outside of electrical panels, wiring and electrical components for evidence of overheating. Ensure that all
   components are secure. Flip the breakers on and off to ensure that they are not sticky. (for safety reasons, do not
   remove covers to electrical panels unless licensed to do so)
5. If the house utilizes a well, check and service the pump and holding tank. Have the water quality tested.
6. If the property has a septic system, have the tank inspected (and pumped as needed).
7. If your home is in an area prone to wood destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, etc.), have the home inspected
   by a licensed specialist. Preventative treatments may be recommended in some cases.




                                          Prevention Is the Best Approach
Although we’ve heard it many times, nothing could be truer than the old cliché "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure." Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your house in great shape. It also reduces the risk of unexpected
repairs and improves the odds of selling your house at fair market value, when the time comes.




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