Exterior Inspection Standards

The inspector should:

  • inspect the siding, brick, stone, and/or stucco
  • inspect the exterior trim
  • inspect the visible flashing
  • inspect the exterior doors
  • inspect the decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, railings
  • inspect the eaves, soffit, fascia
  • inspect the vegetation adjacent to the home
  • inspect grading, surface drainage adjacent to the home
  • inspect retaining walls adjacent to the home
  • inspect the walkways, patios, driveways
  • describe how exterior was inspected

The inspector is not obligated to:

  • inspect the screens, shutters, awnings
  • inspect any fences, boundary walls
  • inspect any geological and soil conditions
  • inspect any recreational facilities (pools, spas, etc.)
  • inspect any outbuildings
  • inspect any seawalls, break walls, docks
  • inspect any erosion control devices