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					  Precision Home Inspection of America
                         Property Inspection Report
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                         28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown NY
                              Inspection prepared for:
                  Inspection Date: 6/2/2011 Time: 10AM to 12:30PM
                                    Age: 28+ Yrs.
                                    Weather: Clear

                             Inspector: Hank Jaworowski
             License # 16000025764, NYS Pesticde Applicator# T1871824
                                Phone: 631-360-7722
                      Email: hank@precisionhomeinspection.org
Precision Home Inspection of America                          28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

Report Summary
                                             Report Summary

 Thank you for using Precision Home Inspection of America Inc. for your inspection needs. We
 appreciate your business and are confident you will be satisfied with the services we provided.
 Please read through the entire report and review the photographs with any commentary.
 If you have any questions regarding the report, or conditions of the residence please feel free to
 contact us.
 The report is confidential and the exclusive property of the Inspector as an instrument of service. It is
 provided to the Client listed in the report title only for general information on the overall apparent
 visual condition of the inspected systems and components of the structure identified in the report at
 the time of the inspection. In addition, the report may have been prepared for our client's specific
 requirements or restrictions, and may also be unreliable to others due to the potential for variable
 inspection circumstances and the potential for rapidly changing conditions.
 Use or duplication of this report by any unauthorized persons without the express written permission
 of inspector is strictly prohibited, and may be a violation of copyright laws.
 ITEMS ADDITIONALLY EXCLUDED FROM THIS INSPECTION: Sewage disposal systems, below
 grade drainage systems, site features not identified, irrigation and sprinkler systems, pools, radon
 testing, security systems, appliances, and thru-wall air conditioners. See Inspection agreement for
 further limitations and details.
 GENERAL NOTES ABOUT THE INSPECTION-The Inspection and this report only apply to the
 conditions at the time of the Inspection. The information contained in this report may be unreliable for
 other seasonal or environmental conditions, such as changes in the weather (e.g. rain, snow,
 temperature, etc.) or groundwater, and may not be applicable beyond the date of the Inspection as
 conditions sometimes change or become worse within a short period of time. If the Client has any
 concerns, or any conditions not addressed in this report become apparent, the Client shall notify
 Precision Home Inspection of America, Inc. and provide an opportunity to re-inspect conditions. If
 repair or replacement is done without giving Precision Home Inspection of America, Inc. notice and
 the opportunity to re-inspect conditions Precision Home Inspection of America, Inc. shall have no
 liability.
 Precision Home Inspection of America, Inc. are GENERALIST INSPECTORS performing an overall
 visual inspection and visual assessment of readily accessible systems and components of the
 building, and can not practically inspect hidden or inaccessible items, or be specialists with expertise
 in every field related to building construction and maintenance. Precision Home Inspection of
 America, Inc. can also not inspect, evaluate, or report conditions on concealed systems or
 components or those that require disassembly or damage to finishes in order to facilitate inspection.
 Inspections are additionally limited to what can be observed given time restrictions of the inspection
 as well as cost limitations to the Client, and given it is only a visual inspection of readily accessible
 systems and components without the use of specialized tools or equipment.
 Sometimes specialists in various fields are referred to for maintenance and repairs, or for further
 evaluations due to the limitations of an Inspection. Occasionally specialists will find additional defects
 or problems upon further evaluation or disassembly of components. It is beyond the scope of an
 Inspection to perform evaluations in specialty fields or disassemble components or systems, so
 discovery of additional defects after further evaluation by a specialist is possible, particularly if some
 time has passed since the Inspection.
 In addition specialists sometimes disagree with the general findings and recommendations from an
 Inspection, and sometimes prefer replacement over repairs due to liability concerns. It is
 recommended that any such specialist who disagree with opinions or recommendations contained in
 this report put their findings in writing on company letterhead, signed by a person in responsible
 charge. Otherwise the Client must decide how much weight to give each opinion.
 A Home Inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of a residential dwelling, performed for a
 fee,A home inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling. The
 inspection is based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its
 components on the date of the inspection and not the prediction of future conditions.
 A Home Inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those
 material defects observed on the day of the inspection.
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 A material defect is a condition with a residential real property or any portion of it that would have a
 significant adverse impact on the value of the real property or that involves an unreasonable risk to
 people on the property. The fact that a structural element, system or subsystem is near, at or beyond
 the end of the normal useful life of such a structural element, system or subsystem is not by itself a
 material defect.
 An Inspection Report shall describe and identify in written format the inspected systems, structures,
 and components of the dwelling and shall identify material defects observed. Inspection reports may
 contain recommendations regarding conditions reported or recommendations for correction,
 monitoring or further evaluation by professionals, but this is not required.
 We appreciate the opportunity to conduct this inspection for you! Please carefully read your entire
 Inspection Report. Call us after you have reviewed your report, so we can go over any questions you
 may have. Remember, when the inspection is completed and the report is delivered, we are still
 available to you for any questions you may have, throughout the entire closing process.

 Properties being inspected do not "Pass" or "Fail.” The following report is based on an inspection of
 the visible portion of the structure; inspection may be limited by vegetation and
 possessions. Depending upon the age of the property, some items like GFI outlets may not be
 installed; this report will focus on safety and function, not current code. This report identifies
 specific non-code, non-cosmetic concerns that the inspector feels may need further investigation or
 repair.
 For your safety and liability purposes, we recommend that licensed contractors evaluate and repair
 any critical concerns and defects. Note that this report is a snapshot in time. We recommend
 that you or your representative carry out a final walk-through inspection immediately before
 closing to check the condition of the property, using this report as a guide.

 Below you will find in RED, a brief summary of any CRITICAL concerns of the inspection, as they
 relate to Safety and Function. Examples would be bare electrical wires, or active drain leaks. The
 complete list of items noted is found throughout the body of the report, including Normal
 Maintenance items. Be sure to read your entire report!
 For your safety and liability, we recommend that you hire only licensed contractors when having any
 work done. If the living area has been remodeled or part of an addition, we recommend that you
 verify the permit and certificate of occupancy. This is important because our inspection does not
 tacitly approve, endorse, or guarantee the integrity of any work that was done without a permit, and
 latent defects could exist.
 Depending upon your needs and those who will be on this property, items listed in the body of the
 report may also be a concern for you; be sure to read your Inspection Report in its entirety.
 Note: If there are no comments in RED below, there were no CRITICAL system or safety concerns
 with this property at the time of inspection.
 Foundation & Framing
 Page 6 Item: 1      Slab Foundations • Cracks noted on exterior walls, seal all cracks, due to age of
                     & Perimeter Walls house it is very unlikely that cracks will get larger, monitor •
                                          (see picture)
 Page 6 Item: 2      Floor Structure      • Missing bolts for metal support posts • Effervescence (lime
                                          deposit on wall from prior water infiltration) was noted, does
                                          not appear active, monitor • (see pictures) • Floor crack
                                          showing displacement, monitor closely
 Plumbing
 Page 8 Item: 3      Faucets / Fixtures / • Corrosion found on valves • (see pictures)
                     Hose Bibs
 Roof & Roof Structure




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Precision Home Inspection of America                       28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 Page 9 Item: 1    Roof Structure     • Wood joists in roof have a variable width spacing from 16
                                      inches to 30 inches in the attic over the bedrooms. Proper
                                      spacing should be 16 inches. This variable spacing has
                                      caused soft spots on roof. The locations where the spacing
                                      exceeds 16 inches should be reinforced as required. • (see
                                      pictures) • Cracked hip rafter over garage, repair needed.
 Page 10 Item: 3   Flashing & Valleys • Various flashing elements on skylights and static vents have
                                      pulled away from roof surface. Recommend resecuring
                                      flashing to roof. • (see pictures)
 Page 11 Item: 4   Chimney & Roof     • Rubber/metal boots around vent pipes have cracks and are
                   Penetrations       probably leaking. Boots to be repaired/replaced. • (see
                                      pictures) • Typical cracking observed at crown. Recommend
                                      re-crowning. • Ceramic flues are damaged at top of chimney
 Page 11 Item: 6   Skylight & Light   • Cracks on two plastic skylights in front of house.
                   Tubes              Recommend repairing or replacing as necessary. • Secure
                                      down front flashing on one skylight unit • (see pictures)
 Exterior
 Page 15 Item: 1   Siding               • Siding has various peeling and chipped paints that should be
                                        cleaned and re-painted. • (see picture)
 Page 15 Item: 4   Window / Door        • (see picture) • Basement window frames are showing signs
                   Frames & Trim        of rust and will need replacement
 Page 16 Item: 9   Condition of Patio   • Tripping hazards. Recommend repair or replace as needed.
                                        • (See picture)
 Page 16 Item: 10 Stoops & Steps        • Granite pavers are loose and causing tripping hazards • (see
                                        picture)
 Page 17 Item: 12 GFCI Outlets          • Some exterior outlets are GFCI rated and some are not
 Grounds
 Page 17 Item: 1 Driveways &           • Asphalt driveway has some minor cracks. Recommend
                  Walkways             repair. • (see pictures)
 Page 18 Item: 2 Grading & Surface     • The exterior grading is improperly sloped towards the
                  Drainage             foundation. Recommend creating the proper slope away from
                                       foundation to allow for proper drainage.
 Page 19 Item: 3   Vegetation          • Trees too close to structure. Recommend trees be planted
                   Effecting Structure no closer than 10 feet to structure. • Vegetation in contact with
                                       structure. Recommend trimming or removing vegetation away
                                       from structure. • (see picture)
 Page 19 Item: 5   Condition of fence • Gates sometimes not locking correctly • (see picture) •
                                       Portion of chain link top rail mis-aligned • (see picture)
 Basement
 Page 20 Item: 2   Floor Condition      • Molding for engineered flooring needs resetting. • (see
                                        picture)
 Page 23 Item: 8 GFCI's                 • One outlet with no power in TV room
 Heating and Cooling Systems
 Page 24 Item: 1 Heating System         • Oil tank is in ground and we would suggest a pressure test
                                        to determine if tank is leaking
 Page 24 Item: 2   Vents / Flues /      • Chimney has broken flue pipe (as noted in roof section)
                   Chimneys             which should be repaired. • (see picture)
 Page 25 Item: 4   Cooling System       • Return AC filter in hallway should be changed.
 Electrical

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Precision Home Inspection of America                       28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 Page 26 Item: 6   Sub Panels           • The 20 Amp breaker in the sub-panel has a 14 gauge wire.
                                        This wire size is undersized for the 20 amp breaker. The wire
                                        should be a minimum of a 12 gauge wire. • (see picture)
 Page 27 Item: 10 Smoke / CO2           • In NY State CO detectors are know required in all homes.
                    Detectors
 Laundry Room
 Page 27 Item: 2 Washer                • Outlet to washing machine was not GFCI rated
                    Connections
 Garage
 Page 29 Item: 12 Problems found       • GFCI outlet would not trip
 Living area (Living room, Family room, Den, Dining room)
 Page 29 Item: 1 Floor Condition       • Floor in den appears buckled in spots • (see picture)
 Page 30 Item: 4 Sky Light & Light • Cracked plastic / glass pane. Recommend repair by a
                    Tube Conditions    qualified professional. • (see picture)
 Page 30 Item: 9 Material and          • Missing handrails • (see picture)
                    defects
 Page 30 Item: 11 Problems found       • Highhat baffold cover missing in dining room • (see picture)
 Bathrooms
 Page 33 Item: 12 Shower               • Tile on one shower stall is loose and needs repair • (see
                                       picture)
 Page 33 Item: 16 Problems found       • Outlet should be GCFI rated and was not in half bath • (see
                                       picture)
 Pool
 Page 36 Item: 1 Problems found        • Some ceramic tile at water surface are missing and should
                                       be re-installed. • Monitor repaired wall surfaces of pool. • TP
                                       relief valve needs overflow pipe. See photo • Portion of
                                       heater is rusting and should be monitored. See photo




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Precision Home Inspection of America                           28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY


                                                Inspector
 1. Person Inspecting Property
 Inspectors Name: Hank Jaworowski and Lee Jaworowski, PE


                                            In Attendance
 1. Persons In Attendance During Inspection
 In Attendance: People in attendance at inspection were: • Buyer • Buyer's Agent • Listing Agent • Seller


                                      Property Information
 1. Property Information
 Property Information: A modification(s) to the original house may have been made that requires a building
 department inspection and possible permits and CO (Certificate of Occupancy). It is out of the scope of this
 inspection to verify if these items were required and/or obtained. We recommend verifying with your local
 building official and sellers disclosure. • This property faces West • Ranch
 2. Estimated Age
 Estimated Age: This home is approximately 28+ years old.
 3. Levels
 Number of Levels: 1 Story
 4. Occupancy
 Occupancy of house: The property is occupied by the sellers


                                       Weather Conditions
 1. Weather Conditions
 Weather Conditions: Mild temperature 60-75 degrees • Clear


                                    Foundation & Framing
 1. Slab Foundations & Perimeter Walls
 Foundation Type: Poured foundation walls and concrete floor
 Observations: Cracks noted on exterior walls, seal all cracks, due to age of house it is very unlikely
 that cracks will get larger, monitor • (see picture)




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       Crack in foundation wall near boiler is showing signs of previous water intrusion, monitor.
 2. Floor Structure
 Description: Concrete floor in basement, metal posts, wood main support beam, wood floor beams and
 plywood subfloor structure for all floors above basement
 Observations: Missing bolts for metal support posts • Effervescence (lime deposit on wall from prior
 water infiltration) was noted, does not appear active, monitor • (see pictures) • Floor crack showing
 displacement, monitor closely




                        Missing anchor bolts in main metal supports in basement
 3. Wall Structure
 Description: House is constructed with wood framing and sheetrock finish on interior
 Observations: Walls appear structurally sound.
 4. Ceiling Structure
 Description: Solid beams with insulation on top floor ceiling covered with sheetrock on interior
 Observations: Appear to be in satisfactory condition
 5. Crawlspace Condition
 Access Location: No crawlspace



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Precision Home Inspection of America                              28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 6. Foundation & Framing Limitations
 Limitations:
 • Structural components concealed behind finished surfaces could not be inspected.
 • Furniture and/or storage may restrict access to some structural components.
 • Engineering or architectural services such as calculation of structural capacities, adequacy, or integrity are
 not part of a home inspection.
 7. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Install anchor bolts $35 each post
  • Concrete cracks sealed • Costs cannot be determined obtain estimate from qualified contractor


                                                  Plumbing
 1. Water Source
 Water Source: The source for water is a • public System
 Location: Water Meter Location: • Basement
 2. Water Pressure
 Water Pressure: Normal limits
 Observations: Water pressure was found to be within normal limits.




 Water pipe brackets are aluminum and should be               The water meter is located in the basement
            copper to avoid corrosion




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           There are some corroded water valves in the basement that should be replaced.
 3. Faucets / Fixtures / Hose Bibs
 Observations: All exterior faucets and hose bibs tested functioned adequately. • Corrosion found on
 valves • (see pictures)




                    Some basement supply valves are corroded in basement closet
 4. Drain / Waste / Vent (DWV) System
 Materials: The drain, waste and vent piping material was made of • Cast Iron • Plastic
 Observations: The drain, waste and plumbing vent systems in home were functional and no leaks observed.
 5. Water Heating Equipment
 Description: Water heated through boiler and stored in a separate tank
 Capacity: 70 Gallons
 Observations: Manufacturer Burham, Model #Alliance SL70 (4/10)


                                    Roof & Roof Structure


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Precision Home Inspection of America                             28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 1. Roof Structure
 Description: The type of framing of the roof structure is • Rafter construction
 Description: Same as house
 Observations: Wood joists in roof have a variable width spacing from 16 inches to 30 inches in the
 attic over the bedrooms. Proper spacing should be 16 inches. This variable spacing has caused
 soft spots on roof. The locations where the spacing exceeds 16 inches should be reinforced as
 required. • (see pictures) • Cracked hip rafter over garage, repair needed.




  There is a cracked roof rafter in the garage attic Wood joists in roof have a variable width spacing
    that requires a double sided splice with bolts       from 16 inches to 30 inches in the attic over the
            through all pieces as a repair.             bedrooms. This variable spacing has caused soft
                                                         spots on roof. The locations where the spacing
                                                             exceeds 16 inches should be reinforced as
                                                                                required.
 2. Roof Condition
 Materials: The roof is covered with • Architectural asphalt fiberglass shingle. • 1 layer of roof shingle. • Roof
 also appears to have and ice shield membrane beneath the roofing shingles.
 Description: Walked on Roof Surface
 Observations: Roof shingle is in acceptable condition and no leaking observed




     Exposed nail heads should be sealed with                 Some sporing (dark streaks) found on roof
            silicone to prevent leaks.

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 3. Flashing & Valleys
 Description: Closed asphalt shingle valleys
 Observations: Various flashing elements on skylights and static vents have pulled away from roof
 surface. Recommend resecuring flashing to roof. • (see pictures)




 Various flashing elements on skylights and static Various flashing elements on skylights and static
     vents have pulled away from roof surface.            vents have pulled away from roof surface.
      Recommend resecuring flashing to roof.               Recommend resecuring flashing to roof.
 4. Chimney & Roof Penetrations
 Materials: Masonry (Red brick)
 Description: Plastic plumbing vent pipe with aluminum/rubber flashing boot • Static vents • Thermostatic
 roof fan • Skylights
 Observations: Rubber/metal boots around vent pipes have cracks and are probably leaking. Boots
 to be repaired/replaced. • (see pictures) • Typical cracking observed at crown. Recommend re-
 crowning. • Ceramic flues are damaged at top of chimney




    Plastic boots have cracks and are probably           Plastic boots have cracks and are probably
      leaking. Boots to be repaired/replaced.              leaking. Boots to be repaired/replaced.




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    Plastic boots have cracks and are probably      This portion of chimney lacks adequate flashing.
      leaking. Boots to be repaired/replaced.                Install flashing to prevent leaks
 5. Roof Drainage System
 Description: Galvanized/Aluminum • Downspouts discharge below grade.
 Observations: Roof drainage system is appropriate.
 6. Skylight & Light Tubes
 Description: 2-Glass skylights venting • 4-Plastic domed skylights venting
 Observations: Cracks on two plastic skylights in front of house. Recommend repairing or replacing
 as necessary. • Secure down front flashing on one skylight unit • (see pictures)




 Skylight is not clear through which would suggest          Some small cracks on outer most plastic on 2
               fogging inbetween plastic.                         front skylights near front entrance.
 7. Limitations
 Limitations:
 • It is advised to inquire and obtain roof documentation from the previous owner. There normally is always a
 pro-rated material warranty from the manufacturer on the shingle, anywhere from 20-50 years. The installer
 may also offer their own warranty on installation and leakage, which may be transferable.




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Precision Home Inspection of America                            28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 8. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair costs for items involving by a qualified contractor will be: • Skylight
 replacement-$1000-$1500 • Replace plumbing vent boots - $25 • Re-point chimney $200-$400 • Costs
 cannot be determined for ceramic flue replacements obtain estimate from qualified contractor • Costs cannot
 be determined for roof framing repair obtain estimate from qualified contractor


                               Attic / Insulation / Ventilation
 1. Access
 Location: Access to attic found in: • Bedroom closet • Garage
 Description: Viewed from access hatch due to unfinished attic floor.
 Observations: Access to attic was not a problem. • Consider installing pull down stairs for attic access.




   The attic area between the garage attic and house attic is open. Normally the two attics would be
                                   separated by an insulated wall.
 2. Insulation Condition
 Materials: Fiberglass batts
 Depth: 8-12 inches
 Observations: Appears serviceable




                           There is some blown in insulation in the garage attic
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Precision Home Inspection of America                            28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 3. Vapor Retarders
 Materials: Not visible to inspect.
 4. Attic Ventilation
 Description: Attic ventilation consists of: • Gable Vents (normally found on the side walls of the house) •
 Static vents (a vent that sits on the roof shingle and is approximately 12 inches by 12 inches) • Electric
 Thermostatic Powered Vent (a roof vent that has a motorized fan that comes on and off according to the
 temperature in the attic, from the roof it looks like a garbage can cover)
 Observations: Ventilation is adequate
 5. Items found in attic
 Observations: Items found in attic were: • Recessed light canisters • Switches • Outlets • Running wires •
 Air handler for AC
 6. Condition
 Observations: Attic area includes space over garage. We recommend that garage attic space be sectioned
 off from house attic. This will keep house attic space warmer.
 7. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Costs cannot be determined obtain estimate from qualified contractor


                                      Fireplace / Wood Stove
 1. Location
 Location: Fireplace(s) located in: • Family Room
 2. Fireplaces
 Description: Masonry Fireplace • Wood Burning Fireplace
 Observations: Evidence of creosote build up. Recommend annual cleaning of fireplace and chimney's by a
 qualified professional.




     Evidence of creosote build up. Recommend annual cleaning of fireplace and chimney's by a
                                        qualified professional.
 3. Dampers
 Observations: Test operated damper door and appeared serviceable.

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 4. Vents / Flues / Chimneys
 Description: Masonry Chimney
 Observations: Appeared serviceable.
 5. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair costs by a qualified contractor for: • Clean chimney/flue $75-$125


                                               Exterior
 1. Siding
 Materials: Brick • Wood Siding
 Materials: Same as house
 Observations: Siding appears to be installed correctly • Siding has various peeling and chipped paints
 that should be cleaned and re-painted. • (see picture)




   Siding has various peeling and chipped paints     Siding has various peeling and chipped paints
 that should be cleaned, prepared properly and re- that should be cleaned, properly prepared and re-
                      painted.                                          painted.




 A siding board is coming loose from house in rear There is a hole in the wood siding that should be
                                                          repaired to prevent water intrusion.

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Precision Home Inspection of America                            28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 2. Type of Soffits and Fascias
 Description: Wood Soffit with venting panels
 Observations: Soffit appears satisfactory
 3. Exterior Doors
 Description: Fiberglass front door • Sliding glass doors in back
 Observations: Exterior doors are in acceptable condition




                          Small playhouse siding and doors are deteriorated
 4. Window / Door Frames & Trim
 Description: Painted wood trim
 Observations: (see picture) • Basement window frames are showing signs of rust and will need
 replacement
 5. Window Wells
 Description: No window wells found. Recommend installing 1 window well in rear near deck to prevent
 water penetration through window.
 Observations: Bottom of window well should be at least 6 inches below bottom of basement window • Top
 of window well should be at least 4 inches above ground level




  Some basement window frames are rusted and                  A window well should be installed at this
        may need replacement in future.                              basement window in rear
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Precision Home Inspection of America                            28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 6. Type of Deck
 Observations: Painted wood
 7. Condition of Deck
 Observations: Acceptable construction
 8. Type of Patio
 Observations: Brick patio around pool
 9. Condition of Patio
 Observations: Tripping hazards. Recommend repair or replace as needed. • (See picture)




                       Tripping hazards. Recommend repair or replace as needed.
 10. Stoops & Steps
 Description: Exterior stairs and stoop consisted of the following materials: • Granite pavers/concrete
 Observations: Granite pavers are loose and causing tripping hazards • (see picture)




                          Granite pavers are loose and causing tripping hazards
 11. Electrical
 Observations: All lights, outlets, and switches tested appeared to be working properly. Test all at final walk
 through.
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 12. GFCI Outlets
 Observations: Some exterior outlets are GFCI rated and some are not




                           Some exterior outlets are GFCI rated and some are not
 13. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair costs by a qualified contractor for: • Replace existing outlet with GFCI
 outlet-$75 each • Install metal window well in soil with 6 inch stone base-$200 • Install window well plastic
 caps $35-$50 each • Install new basement window frames $250 each


                                                 Grounds
 1. Driveways & Walkways
 Description: Asphalt driveway
 Observations: Asphalt driveway has some minor cracks. Recommend repair. • (see pictures)




 Asphalt driveway has some cracks. Recommend Asphalt driveway has some cracks. Recommend
                     repair.                                     repair.




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 2. Grading & Surface Drainage
 Description: Level grade found • Some garden areas are sloping toward foundation.
 Observations: The exterior grading is improperly sloped towards the foundation. Recommend
 creating the proper slope away from foundation to allow for proper drainage.




  There is a hole in the ground in front of the sprinkler manifold. It should be monitored for a leak in
                                           the sprinkler system
 3. Vegetation Effecting Structure
 Description: Trees • Bushes • Plants
 Observations: Keep vegetation at least 18 inches away from structure • Trees too close to structure.
 Recommend trees be planted no closer than 10 feet to structure. • Vegetation in contact with
 structure. Recommend trimming or removing vegetation away from structure. • (see picture)




 Vegetation in contact with structure. Recommend       Keep vegetation at least 18 inches away from
   trimming or removing vegetation away from                            structure
                     structure.




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    Vegetation in contact with structure. Recommend trimming or removing vegetation away from
                                                 structure.
 4. Type of fence
 Observations: Fencing consisted of: • Chain link • Metal Rail
 5. Condition of fence
 Observations: Gates sometimes not locking correctly • (see picture) • Portion of chain link top rail
 mis-aligned • (see picture)




            Gates not locking correctly                     Portion of chain link top rail mis-aligned
 6. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair costs for items involving by a qualified contractor will be: • Tree pruning
 needed - $200-$500 • Chain link - Fence repair $100-$200 • Gate repair - $100-$200


                                               Basement
 1. Basement type
 Observations: Basement is mostly finished


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Precision Home Inspection of America                          28 Shamrock Court, Muttontown, NY

 2. Floor Condition
 Materials: Concrete • Carpet over concrete • Tile over concrete • Engineered flooring over concrete
 Observations: Flooring in serviceable • Molding for engineered flooring needs resetting. • (see
 picture)




 Molding for engineered flooring needs resetting.       There are cracks in the basement concrete floor
                                                        that should be sealed and monitored for further
                                                          cracking. Use wood wedge to monitor future
                                                                         crack spread.




                Basement floor was a combination of tile, engineered wood and carpet.
 3. Wall Condition
 Materials: Poured concrete, block or brick (unfinished) • Open studded walls • Wood studs covered with
 sheetrock
 Observations: No problems noted




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   There is some evidence of past water leakage            There are a few wall locations in the basement
  into the basement based on this efflorescence                 that show signs of prior water leaks.
                    condition.




                               Storage in basement prevented full inspection
 4. Ceiling Condition
 Materials: Basement ceiling is constructed of: • Sheetrock • Ceiling tiles
 Observations: Basement ceiling in satisfactory • Please note sheetrock or any type of non-removable ceiling
 item in a basement is not ideal for a basement, at one time or another you will have a leak from first floor
 plumbing into basement (most of the water supply and drain lines run across the basement ceiling), in order
 to fix these inevitable leaks you will need to remove ceiling material and repair ceiling material once leak is
 fixed, a removable ceiling product, such as a insulated drop ceiling tile, is ideal for this reason




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  There is Tyvec construction paper over the first    There are a few spots in the basement where the
   floor insulation in the exposed ceiling of the       insulation has not been placed in the ceiling
                      basement.




     There is a location in the basement that has extra floor support for the 1st floor due to a large
         ceramic bathtub in the master bedroom bath, some previous water stains on ceiling.
 5. Door Condition
 Observations: Doors worked properly.
 6. Window Conditions
 Description: Metal Windows • Hopper Windows
 Observations: Windows checked did not have any deficiencies. • At least 1 window appeared to be original
 single pane units, budget for replacement




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                           One window in basement was older type aluminum
 7. Electrical
 Observations: All lights, outlets and switches appeared to be working except as noted below.




                                Loose hanging wires near electrical boxes
 8. GFCI's
 Observations: One outlet with no power in TV room
 9. Emergency Egress
 Observations: Windows in finished basement do not qualify as Egress size (5.7 sq. ft, aprox. size 29 inches
 by 41 inches). Egress is a size that is deemed appropriate for the average person to use as a hatch to climb
 through. We recommend installing at least 1 egress window in any finished basement.
 10. Type of heat
 Observations: Baseboard heat in basement
 11. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair costs by a qualified contractor for: • Install new outlet-$35 each •
 Replace windows-vinyl $200-$250 each


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                             Heating and Cooling Systems
 1. Heating System
 Description: Oil fired hot water boiler
 Energy Source: Electric
 Observations: Manufacturer: Burham, Model #-KV85 • Unit appears to be working normally • Oil tank is
 in ground and we would suggest a pressure test to determine if tank is leaking




     The 2 oil tanks are located underground. Suggest having each unit pressure tested for leaks.
 2. Vents / Flues / Chimneys
 Description: Flue from heating unit to chimney is made of • Metal
 Observations: Chimney has broken flue pipe (as noted in roof section) which should be repaired. •
 (see picture)




                   Chimney has broken ceramic flue pipes which should be repaired.
 3. Heating Distribution Method
 Description: Baseboard heaters
 Observations: Appear serviceable.



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      There is some corrosion on this circulator pump that should be monitored for future leaks.
 4. Cooling System
 Description: 2-Split HVAC System including Compressor and Air Handler (Compressor is located outside
 and Air Handler is normally located in the attic or could be part of hot air furnace)
 Energy Source: Electric
 Observations: Manufacturer: Carrier, Model #-38TSA060300 & 38TSA030330 • Appears serviceable •
 Return AC filter in hallway should be changed.
 5. Cooling Distribution Method
 Description: Ducts In Attic Space
 Observations: Appears serviceable
 6. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair costs by a qualified contractor for:


                                                Electrical
 1. Size Of Service
 Description: 200 Amp Service
 2. Service Drop / Lateral
 Description: Service Lateral (underground)
 Observations: Service lines connections appear serviceable.
 3. Service Entrance Conductors (SEC)
 Description: Copper service entrance wires.
 Observations: Appears serviceable
 4. Service Equipment and Main Disconnect
 Location: Meter box is in good condition
 Location: Main disconnect is in main electric panel in the form of a breaker which is normally located at top
 of panel
 Observations: Visually no problems found



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 5. Main Panel
 Location: Main electric panel is located in the: • Basement
 Observations: No problems found, wires were correctly sized and breakers were in good condition




  No problems found in main panel, wires were correctly sized and breakers were in good condition
 6. Sub Panels
 Location: Sub panel is located in the: • Basement
 Observations: The 20 Amp breaker in the sub-panel has a 14 gauge wire. This wire size is
 undersized for the 20 amp breaker. The wire should be a minimum of a 12 gauge wire. • (see
 picture)




  The 20 Amp breaker in the sub-panel has a 14 gauge wire. This wire size is undersized for the 20
                                                amp breaker.
 7. Service Grounding / Bonding
 Description: Main ground for electrical service is located on: • Water meter pipe • Metal rod in ground
 Observations: Appears serviceable
 8. Breakers & Fuses
 Description: Main service box consists of • Breakers
 Observations: Wires and breakers appear correctly sized


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 9. Wiring Method & Type
 Description: switches, outlets
 • Wiring throughout residence consists of:
 • Non Metallic Cable "Romex"
 Description: Copper
 Observations: No problems found on visual wiring.




                    A loose wire needs to be set into a junction box with a cover.
 10. Smoke / CO2 Detectors
 Location: Smoke detectors found in: • Basement
 Observations: In NY State CO detectors are know required in all homes.
 11. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Costs cannot be determined obtain estimate from qualified contractor


                                          Laundry Room
 1. Location
 Location: 1st Floor
 2. Washer Connections
 Observations: Drain and water supply lines to washing machine worked properly • Outlet to washing
 machine was not GFCI rated
 3. Dryer Connections
 Observations: Dryer operated electrically with a 220 line
 4. Sinks & Faucet
 Observations: All drain and supply lines worked properly
 5. Plumbing
 Observations: Plumbing materials in good condition




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 6. Lights, Switches, Outlets, GFCI
 Observations: All lights, outlets, and switches tested appeared to be working properly. Test all at final walk
 through.
 7. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair cost by a qualified contractor for : • Install new GFCI outlet-$75 each


                                                  Garage
 1. Location
 Location: Attached • 2 car
 2. Floor Condition
 Materials: Concrete
 Observations: Cracks noted




                           Monitor cracks in garage floor, appear to be minor.
 3. Wall / Fire Wall Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: Walls appear to be in good condition
 4. Ceiling Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: No problems found
 5. Fire Door to house
 Observations: No problems found
 6. Garage Vehicle Doors
 Description: Metal
 Observations: Serviceable
 7. Garage Vehicle Door Parts
 Observations: Garage door tracks and and springs are in good condition


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 8. Garage Door Opener
 Description: Chain Driven
 Observations: Operated
 9. Garage Door Opener Safety Features
 Observations: Laser and downward force safety features operated correctly
 10. Window Conditions
 Description: Double Hung Windows
 Observations: No problems found
 11. Lights, Switches, Outlets, GFCI
 Observations: All lights and switches tested appeared to be working properly. Test all at final walk through.
 12. Problems found
 Observations: GFCI outlet would not trip
 13. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Costs cannot be determined obtain estimate from qualified contractor • Install new GFCI
 outlet-$75 each


      Living area (Living room, Family room, Den, Dining room)
 1. Floor Condition
 Materials: Hardwood • Ceramic
 Observations: Floor in den appears buckled in spots • (see picture)




           Floor in den needs refinishing                       Floor in den with fireplace is uneven
 2. Wall Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: Appears to be in good condition
 3. Ceiling Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: Appears to be in good condition

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 4. Sky Light & Light Tube Conditions
 Observations: Cracked plastic / glass pane. Recommend repair by a qualified professional. • (see
 picture)
 5. Door Condition
 Observations: Solid wood paneled doors
 6. Window Conditions
 Description: Wood with vinyl exterior • Wood Windows • Double Hung Windows • Casement
 Observations: Appears serviceable.
 7. Closet Condition
 Observations: Appear to be in good condition
 8. Stair location
 Observations: Stairs were located at: • Basement to first floor




                                   The basement stairs needs a handrail
 9. Material and defects
 Observations: Missing handrails • (see picture)
 10. Lights, Switches, Outlets, GFCI
 Observations: All lights, outlets, and switches tested appeared to be working properly. Test all at final walk
 through.
 11. Problems found
 Observations: Highhat baffold cover missing in dining room • (see picture)
 12. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair cost by a qualified contractor for: • Skylight repair/replacement- $1000-
 $1500


                                                  Kitchen

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 1. Floor Condition
 Materials: Ceramic tile
 Observations: Good condition
 2. Wall Condition
 Materials: Drywall • Wall Paper
 Observations: Appears serviceable.
 3. Ceiling Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: Appears in good condition.
 4. Door Condition
 Observations: Doors appear to work correctly
 5. Window Conditions
 Description: Wood Windows • Casement
 Observations: Windows tested worked properly
 6. Cabinets
 Observations: Good condition
 7. Countertops
 Observations: Good condition
 8. Sinks & Faucet
 Observations: Good condition and functional
 9. Plumbing
 Observations: No leaks
 10. Soap Dispenser
 Observations: Test operated correctly.
 11. Dishwasher
 Observations: Brand: Bosch • Went through cycle and no leaks evident.
 12. Cook Top
 Observations: Brand: Thermador • Cook top operated correctly.
 13. Oven(s)
 Observations: Oven operated correctly.
 14. Range Exhaust Vent
 Observations: Fan and light appeared to operate correctly.
 15. Manufacturer
 Observations: Manufacturer- Sub-Zero
 16. Condition
 Observations: Unit appears to working properly, test at final walk through

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 17. Lights, Switches, Outlets, GFCI
 Observations: All lights, outlets, and switches tested appeared to be working properly. Test all at final walk
 through. • GFCI outlets on counter top near sink were working properly
 18. Problems found
 Observations: No problems found


                                                Bathrooms
 1. Location
 Location: 3 Full baths • 1 Half bath
 2. Floor Condition
 Materials: Ceramic tile
 Observations: Serviceable
 3. Wall Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: Serviceable
 4. Ceiling Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: Serviceable




                                        Patched ceiling in bedroom closet
 5. Door Condition
 Observations: Working properly
 6. Window Conditions
 Description: Wood window with vinyl exterior covering • Double Hung Windows
 Observations: Serviceable
 7. Cabinets
 Observations: Good condition


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 8. Countertops
 Observations: Good condition
 9. Sinks & Faucet
 Observations: No leaks found
 10. Plumbing
 Observations: Plumbing materials are in good condition and installed correctly
 11. Tubs
 Observations: Good condition
 12. Shower
 Observations: Appears to be in good condition and no problems found except as noted below • Tile on one
 shower stall is loose and needs repair • (see picture)




                             Tile on one shower stall is loose and needs repair
 13. Toilet
 Observations: All toilets functioned properly
 14. Bath Fan
 Observations: Tested and operated correctly.
 15. Lights, Switches, Outlets, GFCI
 Observations: All lights, outlets, and switches tested appeared to be working properly. Test all at final walk
 through.
 16. Problems found
 Observations: Outlet should be GCFI rated and was not in half bath • (see picture)
 17. Approximate Repair Costs
 Observations: Approximate repair cost by a qualified contractor for: • Install new GFCI outlet-$75 each


                                                 Bedrooms
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 1. Location
 Location: 5 bedrooms on first floor
 2. Floor Condition
 Materials: Flooring in bedrooms consisted of: • Carpet • Hardwood
 Observations: Good condition
 3. Wall Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: No damage to walls.
 4. Ceiling Condition
 Materials: Drywall
 Observations: No damage found.
 5. Door Condition
 Observations: Solid wood doors • No problems with bedroom doors.
 6. Window Conditions
 Description: Wood Windows • Wood window with vinyl exterior covering • Double Hung Windows
 Observations: Windows tested worked properly.
 7. Closet Condition
 Observations: No problems with bedroom closet doors.
 8. Lights, Switches, Outlets, GFCI
 Observations: All lights, outlets, and switches tested appeared to be working properly. Test all at final walk
 through.


                                                      Pool
 1. Problems found
 Materials: Inground of gunite construction
 Materials: Sand filter • Oil fired hot water heater for pool.
 Observations: Pool filter appears to be running correctly • All metal supports holding ladder and diving
 board were in good condition • Some ceramic tile at water surface are missing and should be re-
 installed. • Monitor repaired wall surfaces of pool. • TP relief valve needs overflow pipe. See photo
 • Portion of heater is rusting and should be monitored. See photo




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 Portions of oil fired heater are rusting and should   There is an electrical sub-panel for the pool
                     be monitored.




  TP relief valve needs overflow pipe. See photo       The pool has a sand filter and an automatic
                                                                       chlorinator




                                   Some small tiles at top are loose.


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 2. Approximate repair costs
 Observations: Contact qualified contractor for repair estimate




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