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Inspection Details

A full inspection includes a thorough evaluation of the following areas and systems:


  • Roof – Roof surfaces and flashing, gutters and downspouts
  • Foundation – Exterior walls, grading
  • Exterior Surfaces – Siding and trim; doors and windows
  • Attached Structures – Decks, porches, attached garage, stairways and landings
  • Other – Driveway/pavement, sidewalks, chimney structure


  • Roof – Rafters, trusses, sheathing, ventilation, insulation, floor joists
  • Foundation (basement/crawl space) – Walls, floor, visible girders, columns and posts, floor joists, headers, sub-floor and sills; waterproof integrity of dwelling
  • Electrical – Main electrical service, main distribution center; interior wiring; wiring to heating system and major appliances; lights and receptacles
  • Heating Systems – Furnaces and heat pumps, heating fuel systems including oil, gas and electric; water and steam systems, supplementary heating devices, including baseboard and solid fuel stoves
  • Central A/C Systems – Exterior compressor; refrigerant lines and line insulation; air handler and ducts; condensate lines
  • Interior Plumbing System – Water heater; water piping, waste and drain piping; plumbing connections and water pressure; plumbing fixtures in all bathrooms, including sink, bathtub/shower, and toilet; kitchen sink and garbage disposal
  • Interior Surfaces – Walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows
  • Major Appliances – All built-in items including range/stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, trash compactor, washing machine and dryer

Click on the graphic to your left to view the virtual home inspection tour provided by the American Society of Home Inspectors.