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                         PROPERTY INSPECTION REPORT
Prepared For:              Client
                           (Name of Client)
Concerning:                Houston, TX
                           (Address or Other Identification of Inspected Property)

By:                        Greg Genser – TREC Professional Inspector License #2962               April 2009
                           (Name and License Number of Inspector)                                (Date)

This property inspection report may include an inspection agreement (contract), addenda, and other information related to
property conditions. If any item or comment is unclear, you should ask the inspector to clarify the findings. It is important
that you carefully read ALL of this information.

This inspection is subject to the rules (“Rules”) of the Texas Real Estate Commission (“TREC”), which can be found at
www.trec.state.tx.us.

The TREC Standards of Practice (Sections 535.227-535.231 of the Rules) are the minimum standards for inspections by
TREC-licensed inspectors. An inspection addresses only those components and conditions that are present, visible, and
accessible at the time of the inspection. While there may be other parts, components or systems present, only those items
specifically noted as being inspected were inspected. The inspector is not required to move furnishings or stored items. The
inspection report may address issues that are code-based or may refer to a particular code; however, this is NOT a code
compliance inspection and does NOT verify compliance with manufacturer’s installation instructions. The inspection does
NOT imply insurability or warrantability of the structure or its components. Although some safety issues may be addressed
in this report, this inspection is NOT a safety/code inspection, and the inspector is NOT required to identify all potential
hazards.

In this report, the inspector will note which systems and components were Inspected (I), Not Inspected (NI), Not Present
(NP), and/or Deficient (D). General deficiencies include inoperability, material distress, water penetration, damage,
deterioration, missing parts, and unsuitable installation. Comments may be provided by the inspector whether or not an item
is deemed deficient. The inspector is not required to prioritize or emphasize the importance of one deficiency over another.

Some items reported as Deficient may be considered life-safety upgrades to the property. For more information, refer to the
Texas Real Estate Consumer Notice Concerning Recognized Hazards, form OP-I.

This property inspection is not an exhaustive inspection of the structure, systems, or components. The inspection may not
reveal all deficiencies. A real estate inspection helps to reduce some of the risk involved in purchasing a home, but it cannot
eliminate these risks, nor can the inspection anticipate future events or changes in performance due to changes in use or
occupancy. It is recommended that you obtain as much information as is available about this property, including any
seller’s disclosures, previous inspection reports, engineering reports, building/remodeling permits, and reports performed
for or by relocation companies, municipal inspection departments, lenders, insurers, and appraisers. You should also
attempt to determine whether repairs, renovation, remodeling, additions, or other such activities have taken place at this
property. It is not the inspector’s responsibility to confirm that information obtained from these sources is complete or
accurate or that this inspection is consistent with the opinions expressed in previous or future reports.

Items identified in the report do not obligate any party to make repairs or take other action, nor is the purchaser required to
request that the seller take any action. When a deficiency is reported, it is the client’s responsibility to obtain further
evaluations and/or cost estimates from qualified service professionals. Any such follow-up should take place prior to the
expiration of any time limitations such as option periods. Evaluations by qualified tradesman may lead to the discovery of
additional deficiencies which may involve additional repair costs. Failure to address deficiencies or comments noted in this

Promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) PO Box 12188, Austin, TX 78711-2188, 1-800-250-8732 or
(512) 459-6544 (http://www.trec.state.tx.us). REI 7A-1                                  (10/2008)
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report may lead to further damage of the structure or systems and add to the original repair costs. The inspector is not
required to provide follow-up services to verify that proper repairs have been made.

Property conditions change with time and use. For example, mechanical devices can fail at any time, plumbing gaskets and
seals may crack if the appliance or plumbing fixture is not used often, roof leaks can occur at any time regardless of the
apparent condition of the roof, and the performance of the structure and the systems may change due to changes in use or
occupancy, effects of weather, etc. These changes or repairs made to the structure after the inspection may render
information contained herein obsolete or invalid. This report is provided for the specific benefit of the client named above
and is based on observations at the time of the inspection. If you did not hire the inspector yourself, reliance on this report
may provide incomplete or outdated information. Repairs, professional opinions or additional inspection reports may affect
the meaning of the information in this report. It is recommended that you hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection
to meet your specific needs and to provide you with current information concerning this property.

                           ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY INSPECTOR
This report is prepared exclusively for the use and benefit of the above named client only, in strict accordance with the
terms and conditions of the Property Condition Inspection Employment Contract, which are incorporated herein by
reference. There will be no consultation with secondary readers of this report unless client has made this fact known to
Cypress Inspections.

The inspection is a non-destructive, non-intrusive inspection performed in a limited period of time. All items not
specifically named in this report together with those located below grade, within ceilings and walls, behind cover plates,
under floor and wall coverings, or otherwise hidden from readily accessible view are specifically excluded. If the client
feels a more in-depth and thorough inspection of a particular item and/or system is needed, a qualified specialist in that field
should be consulted for further evaluation. If the house is occupied at the time of inspection, it is possible that visible
defects may have been concealed. Once the owner/occupant vacates the property, any visible defect that becomes apparent
should be reported to you, the client via an updated Seller’s Disclosure Notice form.

Items or systems identified in the “D” column of this report as “Deficiency” should always be referred to a qualified
professional in that field who must completely reexamine the entire item or system to determine the appropriate coarse of
repair to ensure that the installation and operation is in an approved manner. It is possible that an item inspected may have a
mark in the “Deficiency” column but the comment may be a “Note”, which is for information purpose and not in need of
immediate repair in the sole opinion of the inspector, which may vary from yours or that of other professionals. When
damage, discolorations, spots or stains are observed and relate to water penetration, fungal growth is possible. Further
evaluation by a qualified specialist licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services in mold assessment is
advised.

This is not a code-compliance inspection but the report may contain some references to the International Residential Code
for One & Two Family Dwellings (IRC) and NFPA 70 National Electric Code (NEC) as support for the inspector’s
opinion, which will be in italic print. The photographs included in this report are intended to illustrate some, but not all of
the defects and to clarify the text information in the report. All photographs taken may not be included in this report. The
photographs are not intended to be all-inclusive or to describe all conditions noted on the property.

Property is    New     Pre-owned     Occupied      Vacant. All utilities   were on      were not on.
Present at inspection   Buyer/representative    Buyers Agent      Seller/representative    Listing Agent
Documents provided to inspector     Sellers Disclosure    Previous Inspection Report      Architectural drawings
Weather conditions during inspection. dry, 70's°, House faces south




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                   I. STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
                   A. Foundations
                      Type of foundations(s): Appears to be slab on ground
                      Comments:
Foundation performance: The foundation is performing its intended function, as I do not observe evidence of excessive
deflection and/or differential movement with the foundation that interferes with the usability and serviceability of the
supported structure, in the sole opinion of the inspector.

Note: Uneven moisture content of soil around the foundation perimeter may adversely affect foundation performance.
Therefore; In areas of expansive or collapsible soils, dwellings should have a complete, controlled method of water disposal
(gutters) from roofs that will collect and discharge all roof drainage to the ground surface at least 5 feet from the foundation
perimeter.

                   B. Grading & Drainage - Comments:


                   C. Roof Covering Materials
                      Type(s) of Roof Covering: Asphalt shingle
                      Viewed From: Accessing rooftop
                      Comments:
1.   A random sampling of shingle nails revealed some nails are underdriven and crooked, which can be a source of water
     penetration into the building. Further random sampling of shingle nails revealed many nails are installed in and/or above
     the self-adhesive strip, which is called high nailing; an unsuitable installation that could reduce the strength of the seal and
     result in a lack of adhesion and cause the shingles to be vulnerable to blow-offs. Shingle nails should be located below the
     self-adhesive strip in the shingle manufacturer’s specified nail location. See detail below. Due to the poor installation of
     fasteners I am unable to determine if a minimum of six (6) nails per shingle are installed.




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2. Open ends of ridge cap shingles face the south and should be installed with the open end away from the prevailing wind.




3.   Valley shingles are loose.




                      Valley shingles loose

4.   Vertical sidewall flashing is incorrectly installed. (2000 IRC R905.2.8.4 Sidewall flashing) - Flashing against a vertical
     sidewall shall be by the step-flashing method.

5.   Flashing at the horizontal wall-to-roof area is incorrectly installed. (2003 IRC R903.2 Flashing) - Flashings shall be
     installed in such a manner so as to prevent moisture entering the wall and roof through joints in copings, through
     moisture permeable materials, and at intersections with parapet walls and other penetrations through the roof plane.
     (Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual) - Where flashing is installed at a horizontal wall-to-roof, the approved method of
     installation is; 1) Apply asphalt plastic cement to the backside of the sidewall flashing to adhere to the roof and walls, 2)
     Nail flashing over cutouts in shingle coarse below, 3) Apply trimmed shingles with asphalt plastic cement over the
     flashing.




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                  D. Roof Structure & Attic
                     Viewed From: Entering attic
                     Approximate Average Depth of Insulation: 0-11.25 inches
                     Approximate Average Thickness of Vertical Insulation: 0-3 inches
                     Comments:
1.   Client is purchasing a new home and there is rust/corrosion to the hinges and springs at the pull down attic stairway.

2.   Ceiling insulation thickness is insufficient or uneven at several locations and should be a minimum thickness throughout
     the attic of R-30 or approximately 11.25 inches.

3.   Ceiling joists do not provide a continuous tie across the building where parallel with rafters. Where ceiling joists are
     perpendicular to rafters, a rafter tie system is missing that will provide a continuous tie across the building. (2003 IRC
     R802.3.1 Ceiling joist and rafter connections) - Ceiling joists and rafters shall be nailed to each other in accordance with
     Tables R602.3(1) and R802.5.1(9), and the assembly shall be nailed to the top wall plate in accordance with Table
     R602.3(1). Ceiling joists shall be continuous or securely joined where they meet over interior partitions and nailed to
     adjacent rafters to provide a continuous tie across the building when such joists are parallel to the rafters. Where ceiling
     joists are not parallel to rafters, subflooring or metal straps attached to the ends of the rafters shall be installed in a
     manner to provide a continuous tie across the building, or rafters shall be tied to 1-inch by 4-inch (25.4 mm by 102 mm)
     (nominal) minimum-size cross ties. The connections shall be in accordance with Table R602.3(1) or connections of
     equivalent capacities shall be provided. Where ceiling joists or rafter ties are not provided at the top plate, the ridge
     formed by these rafters shall also be supported by a girder designed in accordance with accepted engineering practice.
     Rafter ties shall be spaced not more than 4 feet (1219 mm) on center. See details below for proper rafter tie installation.



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                         Details showing methods of rafter tie installation for joists perpendicular to rafters

                  E.      Walls (Interior & Exterior) - Comments:
1.   Several interior wall holes need repair.

2.   Interior wall penetrations (electrical boxes, plumbing pipes, etc) of the thermal building envelope only are not sealed in an
     approved manner. (2003 IRC N1102.1.10 Air leakage) - All joints, seams, penetrations; site-built windows, doors, and
     skylights; openings between window and door assemblies and their respective jambs and framing; and other sources of
     air leakage (infiltration and exfiltration) through the building thermal envelope shall be caulked, gasketed,
     weatherstripped, wrapped, or otherwise sealed to limit uncontrolled air movement.

3.   Fiber cement trim that extends out past exterior walls located above the exterior rear doorway shall have the flashing
     located above the trim. See detail below or visit www.jameshardie.com for proper installation detail.


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4.   (Brick Industry Association (BIA) Technical Notes #7 & 2003 IRC R703.7.5) - Flashing that extends to the surface of the
     wall has not been installed above steel lintels in the brick veneer above window frame and doorway openings. (2003 IRC
     R703.7.6) - Weep holes that are installed shall be installed immediately above flashing only.

                  F.     Ceilings & Floors - Comments:
Interior ceiling penetrations (air ducts, electrical boxes, etc) in the thermal building envelope are not sealed in an approved
manner. (2003 IRC N1102.1.10 Air leakage) - All joints, seams, penetrations; site-built windows, doors, and skylights;
openings between window and door assemblies and their respective jambs and framing; and other sources of air leakage
(infiltration and exfiltration) through the building thermal envelope shall be caulked, gasketed, weatherstripped, wrapped, or
otherwise sealed to limit uncontrolled air movement.




               Penetration in ceiling is not sealed

                  G. Doors (Interior & Exterior) - Comments:
Installation of exterior front doorway is incomplete. A bedroom door is missing.

                  H. Windows - Comments:
1.   Window frame trim is loose at several locations, which reveals that flashing has not been installed at the window frames.
     Failure to flash and seal window frames will result into water penetration into the building.




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                No flashing at window frame




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2.   Screens are not installed on operable window frames.

3.   The performance warranty on all openable windows may have been compromised and therefore voided by the window
     manufacturer due to holes being drilled in the sill area for security alarm contacts. Consultation with the window frame
     manufacturer is advised for further evaluation and interpretation of their performance warranty.

                  I. Stairways (Interior & Exterior) - Comments:

                  J. Fireplace/Chimney - Comments:

                  K. Porches, Balconies, Decks, and Carports - Comments:
Rear porch support posts should be installed on a pedestal or otherwise raised above the concrete to prevent water damage to
the base of posts. Fiber cement siding at posts is in contact with the concrete flatwork and a minimum clearance of 2 inches
should be provided between the materials. Visit www.jameshardie.com for proper installation of siding.




                  L. Other - Comments:
1.   There are large gaps beneath the wood gate and fencing that could allow animals or other critters to pass through.




                         Large gap at gate

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2.   Wood form boards at the A/C pad, front walkway and driveway should not be in contact with the building, as this is a
     conducive condition for wood destroying insects.

                   II. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
                  A. Service Entrance and Panels - Comments:
1.   Note: The electrical service is 100-ampere, 120/240-volt, single-phase system.

2.   A corrosion inhibiting joint compound/anti-oxidant is missing for all aluminum conductor terminations. A corrosion
     inhibiting joint compound/anti-oxidant should be applied to all aluminum conductors beneath the terminations, not on top.

3.   Nonmetallic-sheathed cables are not installed in an approved manner as connectors, not bushings shall be installed where
     the cables enter the cabinet. (2005 NEC 312.5(C)) - Where cable is used, each cable shall be secured to the cabinet,
     cutout box or meter socket enclosure.




                 Cables not attached to cabinet

4.   The most recent Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Standards of Practice require that I report as deficient the lack of
     Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection (AFCI), as TREC considers AFCI’s a life-safety upgrade to the property. All 120-
     volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere branch circuits supplying outlets installed in dwelling unit family rooms, dining
     rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, or similar rooms or areas
     shall be protected by a listed arc-fault circuit interrupter, combination-type, installed to provide protection of the branch
     circuit.

5.   A bonding jumper has been attached from a service equipment-grounding terminal to a foundation rebar in the garage
     wall cavity. Even though many municipalities require this bond, this is a misinterpretation to NFPA 70, 2005 NEC 250-
     52(A)(3) for using the rebar as a concrete-encased electrode and as such could cause a shock and safety hazard to persons
     and property. For a concrete-encased electrode to be used, the foundation and/or footings must be in direct contact with
     the earth, while our foundation systems have 6 mil (0.006 inch; 152 µm) polyethylene or approved vapor retarder between
     ground and concrete (IRC R506.2.3). Failure to disconnect the bonding jumper will allow a parallel current path from a
     faulted appliance to the electrical system neutral to pass through an individual. An article in the March 2006 issue of
     EC&M (Electrical Construction & Maintenance) further stated that a foundation rebar should not be used as a grounding
     electrode when a vapor barrier is installed.

                  B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures
                     Type of Wiring: Copper
                     Comments:
1.   Outdoor Ground Fault Current Interrupter (gfci) protected devices and outlets shall be listed and labeled as gfci protected.
     The exterior front porch receptacle outlet cover is broken.

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2.   Outlet boxes in kitchen walls are set back too far and extension rings should be installed to provide proper clearance.
     (NEC 314.20 and IRC E3806.5) - When installed in walls of noncombustible material, the box shall be installed so that
     the front edge will not be set back from the finished surface more than .25”. When installed in walls of combustible
     material, the box shall be installed so that the front edge of the box is flush with the finished surface.




                   Outlet box set back too far

3.   (NEC 320-23 and IRC E3702.2.1) - Nonmetallic-sheathed cables (romex cables) for 120/240-volt wiring systems located
     in attic spaces within 7 feet of the access opening or across walkways shall be protected from physical damage in an
     approved manner.

4.   There is a switch located in the attic behind the clothes dryer booster fan that is not identified. (NEC 110-22) - Each
     disconnecting means should be legibly marked to indicate its purpose; the marking shall be of sufficient durability to
     withstand the environment involved.

5.   Lighting outlets are not operating at several locations including attic, family room, hallway and bedroom. A light fixture
     is missing outdoors.

6.   Proper working clearance has not been maintained for the electric access panel at the air condensing unit. (2005 NEC
     Table 110.26(A)(1) Working Spaces) - A minimum working clearance of 3-feet should be provided.

7.   Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of each
     bedroom. Note: Smoke alarms are not accessible from floor elevation, therefore were not operated via the test button.

8.   Security alarm contact installation is incomplete at exterior doorways.

As of September 1, 2008 Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has adopted the 2008 National Electrical
Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state thereby establishing the NEC 2008 as the "minimum standard" for all electrical
work in Texas that is covered by the Act. Any non-exempt electrical work started on or after September 1, 2008, in the
unincorporated areas of Texas must be installed in accordance with the NEC 2008. For purposes of clarification, the “start” of
electrical work is the day the electrician begins installing electrical materials or equipment within the residential building
structure. Therefore;

1.   (2008 NEC 406.11) - All 15 and 20-Ampere receptacles shall be tamper-resistant.

2.   (2008 NEC 406.8) - All 15- and 20-Ampere, 125- and 250-Volt non-locking receptacles installed in wet or damp
     locations shall be Weather-Resistant Receptacles.

                 III. HEATING, VENTING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
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                  A. Heating Equipment
                     Type of System: Forced air type system
                     Energy Source: Gas
                     Comments:
The system is operating and performing its intended function of heating, in the sole opinion of the inspector. However,
deficient item(s) were observed including;

1.   The electrical junction box inside the cabinet is missing a cover.




                          Missing cover

                  B. Cooling Equipment
                     Type of System: Central, forced air type system and electric.
                     Comments:
The system is operating and performing its intended function of cooling, in the sole opinion of the inspector. The temperature
differential between the supply and return air at the registers with the use of a Raytek Minitemp Thermometer is 17°.
However, deficient item(s) were observed including;

1.   When the primary condensate drainpipe has an opening located between the coil and P-trap, a cap should be installed on
     the drainpipe opening. The lack of a cap will allow conditioned air to enter the attic and unconditioned, unfiltered air to
     enter the system.

                  C. Duct System, Chases, and Vents - Comments:
1.   During operation of cooling cycle air supply temperature is about 6-degrees higher some areas of the home than others.
     Balancing of the air supply system maybe needed.

2.   The thermostat cable should not be in contact with the gas vent pipe.

                  IV. PLUMBING
                  A. Water Supply System and Fixtures
                     Location of water meter: Near street/walk
                     Location of main water supply valve: outside front bedroom
                     Static water pressure reading: 60 PSI
                     Type of water supply lines: CPVC or PVC
                     Comments:
1.   All water supply piping located in the attic is not insulated.
2.   Water supply piping that passes through the exterior garage wall is loose.

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3.   Hallway bathroom – Sufficient clearance for toilet has not been maintained. (2003 IRC R307) - A minimum space of 30
     inches in width should be provided; a minimum clearance of 15-inches from center of toilet to a cabinet, bathtub and/or
     wall should be provided.




                  B. Drain, Wastes and Vents - Comments:
                      Type of drain, waste & vent pipes: PVC
The right master bathroom sink drainpipe is leaking.

                  C. Water Heating Equipment
                     Energy Source: Gas
                     Capacity: 40 Gallons
                     Comments:
1.   Client is purchasing a new home and there is rust/corrosion to the water heater and gas supply piping.

2.   Water heater is installed in a hazardous manner in the garage. (2003 IRC M1307.3.1 Protection from impact) - Appliances
     located in a garage or carport shall be protected from impact by automobiles.




3.   The temperature and pressure safety relief valve (t&p) drainpipe should extend lower towards the finished grade. (2003
     IRC P2803.6.1 Requirements of discharge pipe) - …The discharge pipe shall be installed so as to drain by gravity flow
     and shall terminate atmospherically not more than 6 inches (152 mm) above the floor…

                  D. Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment - Comments:
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                  V. APPLIANCES
                  A. Dishwasher – Comments:

                  B. Food Waste Disposer - Comments:
Installation is incomplete.

                  C. Range Exhaust Vent - Comments:
An exhaust duct routed to the outdoors is not installed for the range exhaust vent. (2003 IRC M1502.1 General) - Range hoods
shall discharge to the outdoors through a single-wall duct. The duct serving the hood shall have a smooth interior surface,
shall be air tight and shall be equipped with a backdraft damper. Ducts serving range hoods shall not terminate in an attic or
crawl space or areas inside the building.

                  D. Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens - Comments:

                  E. Microwave Oven - Comments:

                  F. Trash Compactor - Comments:

                  G. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters - Comments:

                  H. Garage Door Operator(s) - Comments:

                  I. Doorbell and Chimes - Comments:

                  J. Dryer Vents - Comments:
1.   Attic access and flooring to the clothes dryer booster fan is improper. (2003 M1305.1.3 Appliances in attics) - …The
     passageway shall have continuous solid flooring in accordance with Chapter 5 not less than 24 inches (610 mm) wide. A
     level service space at least 30 inches (762 mm) deep and 30 inches (762 mm) wide shall be present along all sides of the
     appliance where access is required…

2.   An identifying label indicating a booster fan is installed is missing in the laundry room. (2003 IRC M1501.3 Length
     limitation Exceptions: 1) - Where a clothes dryer booster fan is installed and listed and labeled for the application, the
     maximum length of the exhaust duct, including any transition duct, shall be permitted to be in accordance with the
     booster fan manufacturer's installation instructions. Where a clothes dryer booster fan is installed and not readily
     accessible from the room in which the dryer is located, a permanent identifying label shall be placed adjacent to where
     the exhaust duct enters the wall. The label shall bear the words "This dryer exhaust system is equipped with a remotely
     located booster fan."




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