Evans Inspection Service
               InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors
      Inspection Standards

Standards for Inspecting the Exterior:

I. The inspector shall inspect:
  •   The siding, flashing and trim.
  •  All exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fascias.
  • And report as in need of repair any spacings between intermediate balusters, spindles, or rails
    for steps, stairways, balconies, and railings that permit the passage of an object greater than
    four inches in diameter.
  •    A representative number of windows.
  •   The vegetation, surface drainage and retaining walls when these are likely to adversely
    affect the structure.
  •   And describe the exterior wall covering.

II. The inspector is not required to:
  •   Inspect geological, geotechnical, hydrological and/or soil conditions.
  •   Inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment.
  •   Inspect seawalls, break-walls and docks.
  •   Inspect erosion control and earth stabilization measures.
  •   Inspect underground items.
  •   Inspect wells or springs.
  •   Inspect solar, wind, or geothermal systems.
  •   Inspect swimming pools or spas.
  •   Inspect septic systems or cesspools.
  •   Inspect sprinkler systems.

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