Chesterfield Home Inspection

We recently performed a home inspection in Chesterfield, VA. As with all of our inspections, we found some deferred maintenance such as deficient caulking, clogged gutters, and trees in contact with the roof.  Trees in contact with with the roof should never be taken lightly. We have found significant damage from tree branches scraping the shingles. Luckily, there was no damage to this roof at the time of the inspection.

Trees in contact with the roof

Trees in contact with the roof. We recommend hiring a professional to trim the branches away from the roof.

Clogged gutters full of water and debris.

Clogged gutters full of water and debris can cause damage to the fascia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also found some interesting defects with the deck and porch. Defects with decks are prevalent during our home inspections.

 

These joists are attached to cantilevered floor, also known as a bump out.This is generally a prohibited installation.

These joists are attached to a cantilevered floor, also known as a bump out.This is generally a prohibited installation.

If the "bump out" is for a chimney, or bay window, you can frame around it. If the "double header" spans more than 6 feet, it will need additional posts-with the proper footings of course.

If the “bump out” is for a chimney, or bay window, you can frame around it. If the “double header” spans more than 6 feet, it will need additional posts-with the proper footings of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you can see the deck was attached to the home without removing the vinyl siding. This area will be more prone to moisture intrusion and deck failure.

Here you can see the deck was attached to the home without removing the vinyl siding. This area will be more prone to moisture intrusion and deck failure.

In this diagram, you can see the proper way install and flash the ledger board-after the siding is removed.

In this diagram, you can see the proper way install and flash the ledger board-after the siding is removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With all of our home inspections we also check for recalled appliances. We believe this an extremely important step to protecting our clients.  The particular recall we found at this property has caused 135 reported fires.  Now our client can get the appliance repaired for free. Click the image below to see more.

 

Click on the image to see how this recall check report benefited our client.

Click on the image, and the expand button in the top right corner to see how this recall check report benefited our client.

As always , our client received a 90-day warranty to help with the items that fail soon after he moves. It’s just another way for us to be there for our clients.

Click here to read more about your Chesterfield Home Inspector

4725 replies

Comments are closed.