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Site / Grounds Inspection



Before the home inspection begins, the property on which it sits will first be examined for proper land grading, water drainage and utility service connections.

Site Drainage

Most issues with moisture in basements and crawlspaces are caused by poor site drainage. The drainage pattern of land adjacent to the structure will be observed. For effective drainage, the ground should slope away from all sides of the building. The ground should also slope away from window wells, outside basement stairs and other areas. Downspouts, surface gutters and drains should direct water four to six feet away from the foundation.


Utility Services

All of the utility services leading into the home's structure will be visually examined, including the electrical, water and gas services, any service shutoffs, the sewer line cleanout and the location of the fuel storage tank (if applicable). The types of utility service, the entrance location along with their current conditions will also be reviewed.

We also look at many more items including...
  • Decks
  • Porches
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Layout
  • Bulkheads
  • Stairways
  • Beach fronts
  • Fencing
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Sheds
  • Docks

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