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A. Inspection was carried out on Tuesday.
The structure is a two storey
residential wood framed house on a stone
foundation and Michigan
basement. Age is approximately 80 years.
The house is located on
a city lot, approximately one quarter
acre or less.
A. Overall squareness and plumbness is
good. Roofing, siding and trim is in
generally good condition.
Main first floor beam (viewable in
basement) has damage from a previous
pest infestation. There is a portion of
this beam with great enough damage
that some repair is necessary. This
portion extends out approximately 10'
from the bearing point on the foundation
Both first floor beams show some
splitting where the floor joist bear in
beam notches. Reinforcement of these
areas is necessary.
Some curling of ceiling panels was
observed in kitchen, above stove. Cause
of this is not readily apparent. Area
showed no staining at time of inspection.
At roof step down to sun room, facial
boaDr is exposed.
B. Condition of house is generally good.
C. Observable portions of foundation did
not show excessive cracking or
movement. Crumbling mortar was present in
a few areas, but not to
an extent that compromises structural
D. Roof planes showed only modest
sagging, The framing members were not
viewable due to lack of attic access, but
the generally good shape of the roofs
indicate that rafters/trusses are
III. Action Items:
A. Required Repairs:
First floor beams: Infestation damaged
region will require repair for structural
stability. This beam also has large
horizontal splitting across the center
The other first floor beam shows minor
splitting at 2 or 3 joist pockets. These
areas should be reinforced in some
manner, for stability.
The design of exact repairs is not within
the scope of this inspection. Due
to the complexity and location of the
damage, a site meeting between the
and a licensed contractor is required
prior to designing a cure.
B. Recommended repairs:
Application of new mortar in foundation
areas where voids exist will extend
its service life.
Flashing at roof step down to sun room is
recommended to prevent decay.
Installation of an attic scuttle is
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