Downspouts that discharge against foundations overtime can lead to structural failures. Foundations should not sit in constant muddy soft soils
Roof cover is a membrane type and should not have sunk in soft areas. These roofs need maintenance to stay leak free. This roof likely need full replacement and their is likely wood rot underneath.
Crawl space behind the rear attached deck. The flashing between the deck and the house has failed and water is rotting the homes structural framing.
Outside facing the right side of the house. To the right of the garage exterior occupant door stairs. There is a small crack in the foundation wall, and some light staining. In my generalist opinion, this appears to be a typical settlement crack today, but I can not be sure. Cracks can lead to water penetration and hidden moisture damage. These are typically repaired/sealed and monitored. A licensed general contractor should further review and repair or replace as necessary. If any change is noted, contact a certified Structural Engineer.
Noted water stains, wet soils or efflorescence (white salts from evaporated water) on areas of the crawl space foundation walls. Water is penetrating the walls from time to time. This can contribute to high moisture levels in building components, fungal growths and in some cases structural concerns over time. Evidence suggests the cause is poor ground or roof drainage conditions around the outer perimeter of the building. A licensed general contractor or foundation water proofing contractor should further investigate and repair or replace as and if necessary.
Roots in Crawl Space
Crawl space. I noted large, woody roots growing in several areas. These appear to be live. Roots introduce moisture, can attract insects, and can cause structural damage over time. A licensed general contractor or other qualified contractor should remove as necessary. Note: if roots are growing onto, against or through the structure, removal can lead to damage. Contractor should be careful not to damage the structure or any utilities.
Dryer Vent cover missing. This issue leads to rodents and reptiles and other pests living in the crawl space.
Wood Damage exterior.
This is from the chronic overflowing of the roof gutter system. Which is a shame because it has a good underground drain. Please do not neglect your gutters. In North Caroline with trees around home gutters should be cleaned and service twice a year. It will safe you money from expensive water damage. This type of damage is usually going to much worse inside the wall cavity.
Wood Rot Roof
Just below the roof line the siding is rotted. The roof is leaking. More damage will occur without correction. During repairs it is likely repair persons will find hidden damage.
Gutters and Debri
The gutters or gutter guards have debris in places and should be inspected, cleaned, serviced and checked for leaks. The debris in gutters can also conceal rust, deterioration, moisture damage or leaks that are not visible until cleaned and serviced. Contractors should check areas behind the gutters for damage as these area are not visible during the inspection. Check, clean and service all gutters and downspouts.
The stair stringers have been over cut in some areas. Notching is visible from both sides. No damage was noted today but this can lead to future splitting. Monitor for change.
1st floor. Laundry room. The rear exterior entrance door to the deck has a keyed interior dead bolt. This is a hazard. You should not have to search for a key to exit in case of an emergency.
We see this often in neglected homes. The termites have been working here for years. There is likely damage to the structural members of the home. In North Carolina always have your home inspected by a licensed termite contractor once every year. Have them put you on their schedule so you cannot forget. Best insurance you can buy.
Water Stains roof leaking.
This is an extreme example of a neglected roof covering multiple leaks. Roof was patched, covered with sealant and basically unprofessionally repaired over and over instead of replacement
Small cracks in glass can be hard to find. Vip inspectors find broken glass that sellers did not even know about. Obviously broken glass is a safety hazard.
Dishwasher Drain Line
The dishwasher drain line under the sink does not have a drain loop. The drain line for the dishwasher should be installed so a portion of it is as high as possible under the cabinet. This is called a drain loop. A drain loop prevents water from flowing back into the dishwasher if the sink backs up or clogs.
Sink Overflow Drain
Bathroom sinks. Most sink overflow drains are covered with protective material. This should be removed prior to occupancy. Photo is just an example.
All railings are loose from the wall. This is a hazard.
Fireplace. The gas logs have the following issues. They are safety or functional concerns. A gas log installation contractor or the gas utility company should further investigate, verify proper operation or and repair/replace or advise you as necessary. Recommend finding/reading all manufactures supplied user manuals before attempting operation of the appliance. 1. Outside. The fireplace exhaust discharges too close to the patio roof framing. This is a fire hazard.
HVAC Covered With Vegetation
Too much growth around the HVAC unit can cause damage and prevents the unit from being easily checked out by a repairman.
HVAC Air Filters
The air filters at one or more of the air return registers are in need of replacement now. Dirty air filters force the heating and cooling systems to run longer, increasing your utility bills. A qualified person should replace all the air filters. Change the filters monthly.
Lower level. Laundry room and hallway. The HVAC electrical and refrigerant lines are exposed. This is not common. They are usually run through the wall. They are unsightly, and also prone to casual damage. Recommend boxing them in somehow. A licensed general contractor or licensed mechanical contractor should repair or replace as necessary.
The air handler in the Attic. has the following issues. These issue/s could lead to damage to the unit, moisture damage to surrounding materials or high humidity levels and unhealthy conditions for occupants. All should be corrected. A licensed mechanical contractor should further investigate and make any needed repairs or replacements and if the HVAC systems have not been serviced in the last 6 months the repair person should service and inspect all the central heating and cooling systems following the manufacture's recommendations. 1. The primary drain line is not insulated in visible areas. This can cause condensation to build up and sweat on the outside of the line, which can drip down to areas below, causing moisture damage.