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Home Inspection Bellevue 2012-0121

 

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue


Client:

 

Address:

 

 

Property Description:

 

Multi-level home

Property age/ size:

Built 1958, 2,320 s.f. per King County Assessor

Occupancy Status:

Occupied

 

Inspection Date:

 

01/21/2012

Inspection Time:

2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. +-

Weather Conditions:

Overcast, 40 deg F +-

 

 

Table of Contents

 


 

Summary of Inspection....................................................................................................... 3

Electrical System................................................................................................................. 5

Plumbing System................................................................................................................. 7

Water Heater....................................................................................................................... 8

Heating System................................................................................................................... 9

Site..................................................................................................................................... 12

Building Exterior............................................................................................................... 14

Garage............................................................................................................................... 17

Living Room...................................................................................................................... 19

Kitchen and Nook............................................................................................................. 20

Upper level Bedrooms....................................................................................................... 21

Upper level Bathroom....................................................................................................... 22

Lower level Bedroom........................................................................................................ 23

Lower level Bathroom....................................................................................................... 24

Hallways............................................................................................................................ 25

Basement Great Room and Storage Room....................................................................... 26

Storage Shed- Bathroom Addition................................................................................... 28

Appendix A:  Electrical Permit Requirement.................................................................... 31

Appendix B: Plumbing Permit Requirements................................................................... 33

Structural Pest Inspection Diagram................................................................................... 34

 

Summary of Inspection

 

All items listed in the Summary of each section are listed below. Additional comments may be written in the body of the report. Please read the entire report. All items listed below should be further evaluated, inspected, modified, and/or corrected by a licensed professional in that corresponding or related trade.

 

WDO refers to “Wood Destroying Organism” as defined by the Washington State Department of Agriculture

 

- Items in this font are general comments throughout report.

- Items in this font are considered a minor cost and/or cosmetic.

- Items in this font are considered a substantial cost an extreme safety concern.

 

 

Electrical System

- Circuit breaker legend is not complete and not all written in English. Unable to verify purpose of each circuit and appropriate sizing of the breakers

- Breakers is double tapped. Recommend review by a licensed electrician

- There are numerous serious electrical issues in the home. Most of these are the result of additional and modifications from the original electrical system. The current condition of this wiring is a violation of the National Electric Code, City of Bellevue permitting regulations, and is a life safety concern including fire, shock, or electrocution

Plumbing System

Water Heater

- Water heater is beyond its anticipated useful life expectancy

Heating System

- Recommend servicing of furnace by a licensed furnace technician and every (2) years thereafter. There is no visible tag that this furnace has ever been serviced. Evidence of condensate leakage near flue inside furnace

Site

- Recommend safety barricade around window well to mechanical room

Building Exterior

- Extreme fall safety hazard at roof area above the storage shed. This area is accessible from the rear patio and has no safety barricades. Fall is 7’ + to a concrete surface below

- Paint at exterior siding is in poor condition at various areas, primarily the West facing wall. Wood rot at the base of the storage shed

- Recommend re-coat roof (bare areas in several areas)

- Ridge ventilation is blocked

- Improper caulking or flashing above the storage shed area

- Handyman repair of flashing and mortar at the chimney

- Extension cord wiring to exterior outlet

Garage

- A substantial amount of electrical wiring has been added to the garage. Per the occupant-installer, there was no electrical permit obtained for this work. There are numerous NEC code violations including exposed junction boxes, improper wire splices, loose wiring, surface mounted wiring, extension cord wiring, non-GFCI protected outlets. The circuit for this wiring is also likely overloaded. This wiring should be reviewed and corrected by a licensed electrician and inspected under an electrical permit by the City of Bellevue. See appendix A

Living Room

- The lower windows of the Living room are at floor level and open to width and height large enough for an adult to fall out. This condition is an extreme safety hazard, primarily with infants and toddlers

- Fireplace damper is removed (full open position)

Kitchen and Nook

Upper level Bedrooms

- Exposed light bulb in closet is a safety hazard

- (3) prong electrical outlets are not grounded at most outlets

Upper level Bathroom

- (3) prong electrical outlets adjacent to the sink are not grounded or GFCI protected

- Shower door will not close due to conflict with tile curb

Lower level Bedroom

- Exposed electrical wires in the N.E. bedroom closet

Lower level Bathroom

Hallways

- Recommend installation of working smoke detectors in all hallways, levels  and bedrooms

- Graspable handrail not installed to basement

- Substantial trip hazard at stair to lower basement due to inconsistent riser height

Basement Great Room and Storage Room

- Evidence of prior moisture intrusion at ceiling area near shed. Recommend continue to monitor

- (3) prong electrical outlets are not grounded at most outlets

- A substantial amount of electrical wiring has been added to the basement including the bathroom addition to the attached storage shed. Per the occupant-installer, there was no electrical permit obtained for this work. There are numerous NEC code violations including exposed junction boxes, improper wire splices, loose wiring, and surface mounted wiring. The circuit for this wiring is also likely overloaded. This wiring should be reviewed and corrected by a licensed electrician and inspected under an electrical permit by the City of Bellevue

- Glazing seal is failed at the sliding glass door

- Damper latch is missing which could result in unexpected closing of the damper during operation

Storage Shed- Bathroom Addition

- Rear storage shed has been added as habitable space. Unknown if an appropriate building permit was obtained from the City of Bellevue. Construction is not consistent will current building codes

 

Electrical System


 

 

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No evidence of over-heating

(note: not all over-heating situation would be visible if not under load)

 

                                                                       

 

Service

 

Type:

Overhead

Meter Location:

Side of house

Voltage:

240

 

 

 

 

Panel

 

 

Location:

Basement mechanical room

Manufacturer:

Murray

Panel Rating:

100 AMP

Main Disconnect:

100 AMP

Serv. wire Size/ Rating:

100 AMP

Sub-panel:

No

Grounding:

Copper to plumbing, limited visibility

Panel Clearance:

30” wide, 3’ in front as required

 

- Circuit breaker legend is not complete and not all written in English. Unable to verify purpose of each circuit and appropriate sizing of the breakers


 

 

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Incomplete circuit legend

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakers/ Wiring

 

 

Type:

Copper romex

Breakers:

- Breakers is double tapped. Recommend review by a licensed electrician


 

 

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Double tapped breaker

 

 

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Breaker in off position

Unknown purpose of this breaker

 

 

 

- The National Electrical Code (NEC) 406.3(D)(3) allows ungrounded (2) prong outlets without a third (grounding) wire, but only IF you install a GFCI receptacle to replace the 2-prong receptacle, or install a GFCI circuit breaker for that circuit, and mark the outlets "GFCI Protected" and "No Equipment Ground"

- Note: Surge suppressors used for computers and other electronic equipment require a properly installed grounding wire to work correctly

- There are numerous serious electrical issues in the home. Most of these are the result of additional and modifications from the original electrical system. The current condition of this wiring is a violation of the National Electric Code, City of Bellevue permitting regulations, and is a life safety concern including fire, shock, or electrocution

 

 

Plumbing System

 

                                   

Domestic Water

 

Supply:

Public water per listing, not included in this inspection

Supply Pipe:

Not visible 

House Piping:

Copper where visible

Pipe Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

Main Water Shut off:

@ basement mechanical room

 

 

 

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Domestic Water Shut off

 

 

 

 

Sanitary Sewer

 

 

Discharge:

Septic system, not included in this inspection

House Piping:

Steel and cast iron where visible

Pipe Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

 

 

 

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Waste lines

 

Water Heater


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Water Heater

 

Location:

Basement mechanical room

Make/ Model:

Richmond s/n 0798158444

Fuel Type:

Electric

Capacity:

50 gallon

 

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

Est. Useful Life new:

12 years

Est. age of heater:

14 years

 

- Water heater is beyond its anticipated useful life expectancy

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

TMP valve:

As per required

Earthquake Straps:

Installed

 

 

 

 

Water Temperature

 

 

Safe water temperature:

120 deg F per industry standards

Measured temperature:

120 deg F @ kitchen faucet

 

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Heating System

 


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Furnace

 

Location:

Basement mechanical room

Make/ Model:

- Manufacturer not noted    manufactured Sept 2005

Fuel Type:

Natural gas

BTUH Input:

75,000

BTUH Output:

- Not noted on furnace

Efficiency Rating:

High-efficiency

 

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

Est. Useful Life new:

25 years

Est. age of furnace:

7 years +-

 

- Recommend servicing of furnace by a licensed furnace technician and every (2) years thereafter. There is no visible tag that this furnace has ever been serviced. Evidence of condensate leakage near flue inside furnace


 

 

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Condensate inside of furnace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat Exchanger

 

Visible Inspection:

No visible defects, limited visibility

Gas detection test:

No gas leak detected

Burner test:

No burner irregularities detected

 

 

 

 

Operation

 

Thermostat:

Programmable @ floor 1 hall

Disconnect:

Switch on furnace

Combustion Air:

Appears adequate

Filter:

Located to left of furnace


 

 

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Furnace filter compartment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flue/ Gas Piping

 

Flue Secure:

Inspected

Flue clearances:

Per requirements where visible

 

 

 

 

Heat Gain

 

 

Rating:

40-70 deg F

 @ return air:

72 deg F

@ nearest register:

106 deg F

           Heat Gain:

34 deg F.-  Heat gain is below specifications of furnace. See comment above about furnace servicing

 

 


 

 

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Temperature measured at return air

 

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Site

                                   


 

Site

 

Grade at structure:

Adequate grade away

Earth to wood contact:

Clearance as required

Vegetation contact:

Negligible

Roof drain discharge:

Surface discharge

 

 

 

 

Driveway

 

 

    Type:

Asphalt

  Condition:

Satisfactory

  Trip Hazard:

None

 

 

 

 

Front walks/ steps

 

 

    Type:

Concrete

  Condition:

Satisfactory

  Trip Hazard:

None

Barricades:

As required

 

- Recommend safety barricade around window well to mechanical room


 

 

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Fall hazard into window well and adjacent

 non-tempered glass window

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear walks/ steps

 

 

    Type:

Concrete

  Condition:

- Limited visibility due to snow and ice

  Trip Hazard:

None

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Overhead Power Lines:

N/A

Retaining Walls:

None that affect structure

Underground Oil Tank:

- Evidence of prior exterior oil tank. Unable to locate vents for a buried tank

Irrigation System:

None visible


 

 

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Oil tank lines in basement

 

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Cracks rear planter

 

Building Exterior

                               

 

General Condition

 

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Exterior doors:

Satisfactory

Windows (ext. cladding):

Satisfactory

 

- Extreme fall safety hazard at roof area above the storage shed. This area is accessible from the rear patio and has no safety barricades. Fall is 7’ + to a concrete surface below


 

 

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No barricade to roof above storage shed

 

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Fall hazard from storage shed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siding

 

 

    Type:

Plywood

  Condition:

- Paint at exterior siding is in poor condition at various areas, primarily the West facing wall. Wood rot at the base of the storage shed

Window/Door Flashing:

Satisfactory

  Caulking:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Deterioration of paint (typical)

 

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Wood rot at base of storage shed

 


 

 

 

 

Roof

 

 

Estimated Pitch:

1-2:12

Material:

Rolled

Layers:

1+

How Inspected:

Traversed the roof   - Limited visibility due to snow and ice

Condition:

- Recommend re-coat roof (bare areas in several areas)

 

- Ridge ventilation is blocked

 

- Improper caulking or flashing above the storage shed area

Ventilation:

Eave and ridge vent

Plumbing Vents:

Satisfactory

Flues:

- Handyman repair of flashing and mortar at the chimney

Flashing:

- See comments above


 

 

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Siding to roof separation is negligible at shed roof

 

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Blocked ridge ventilation

 

 

 

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Roof (typical)

 

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Caulking repair at chimney flashing

 

 

 

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Chimney (typical)

 

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Coating is worn at roof (typical)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gutters/ Downspouts

 

 

Type:

At eaves

Condition:

Satisfactory, minor debris in gutters

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

- Extension cord wiring to exterior outlet

Switches/Lights:

Tested


 

 

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Extension cord wiring to exterior outlet

 

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Extension cord wiring to exterior outlet

 


 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Hose Bibs:

- Not tested

Gas Piping:

Inspected

Garage

 

Type: Attached

                                

 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Space is (substantially) occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Slab:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

Ignition point > above FF:

In compliance where visible

Safety barricade to mech.:

n/a

 

 

 

 

Garage Door

 

 

Type:

Wood roll-up

Springs & Fasteners:

No visible defects

Auto Reverse:

Tested

Photocell reverse:

- None

 

- Current code would require photocell safety device on new installations

Remote openers:

Not present

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

Tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

- A substantial amount of electrical wiring has been added to the garage. Per the occupant-installer, there was no electrical permit obtained for this work. There are numerous NEC code violations including exposed junction boxes, improper wire splices, loose wiring, surface mounted wiring, extension cord wiring, non-GFCI protected outlets. The circuit for this wiring is also likely overloaded. This wiring should be reviewed and corrected by a licensed electrician and inspected under an electrical permit by the City of Bellevue. See appendix A


 

 

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New electrical outlet

 

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New wiring in the garage

 


 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

- Not tested

 

 

 

 

Doors

 

 

Operation/latching:

- Not tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Living Room

                                 


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

- Evidence of prior moisture intrusion at chimney

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

 

- The lower windows of the Living room are at floor level and open to width and height large enough for an adult to fall out. This condition is an extreme safety hazard, primarily with infants and toddlers

Operation:

Tested


 

 

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Windows open at floor height

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Fireplace

 

 

Type:

Masonry wood burning

Tested:

- Fireplace damper is removed (full open position)

Kitchen and Nook

 

Location: Mid-Level

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Appliances

 

 

Dishwasher:

- Not tested

Oven:

Tested

Cooktop:

Tested

Microwave:

Not tested

Ventilation:

Tested

Refrigerator:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Disposal:

Tested

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Fixtures:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected adjacent to the sink

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Upper level Bedrooms

 

Location: Floor 2 (upper level)

                                  


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

 

- Exposed light bulb in closet is a safety hazard

Outlets:

- (3) prong electrical outlets are not grounded at most outlets

Smoke Detector:

- None

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

Appears to meet reasonable egress standards

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Upper level Bathroom

 

Location: Floor 2 (upper level)

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

- (3) prong electrical outlets adjacent to the sink are not grounded or GFCI protected

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

As required

Operation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

Tub/Shower surround:

- Shower door will not close due to conflict with tile curb

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

Lower level Bedroom

 

Location: Floor 1 (lower level)

                               


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

 

- Exposed electrical wires in the N.E. bedroom closet

Outlets:

All visible tested

Smoke Detector:

- None


 

 

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Exposed electrical wires in closet

 

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

Appears to meet reasonable egress standards

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Lower level Bathroom

 

Location: Floor 1 (lower level)

                                  


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Ceiling register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

Tub/Shower surround:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

Hallways

 

Location: All levels

                                   


 

General Room Condition

Visibility:

Space is occupied

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

Smoke Detector:

Tested

 

- Recommend installation of working smoke detectors in all hallways, levels  and bedrooms

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Stairwell

 

Handrails:

- Graspable handrail not installed to basement

Barricades:

As required

Balusters:

As required

Trip Hazard:

- Substantial trip hazard at stair to lower basement due to inconsistent riser height


 

 

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No handrail to basement

Inconsistent riser height

 

Basement Great Room and Storage Room

 

                                  


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is occupied (storage room is substantially occupied)

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

- Evidence of prior moisture intrusion at ceiling area near shed. Recommend continue to monitor

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

- Incomplete

Flooring:

Satisfactory



 

 

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Light fixture hanging in storage room

 

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Wire splice in great room

 


 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Ceiling register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

- Glazing seal is failed at the sliding glass door

Tempered:

As required

Operation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Fireplace

 

 

Type:

Masonry wood burning

Tested:

- Damper latch is missing which could result in unexpected closing of the damper during operation

Storage Shed- Bathroom Addition

 

Location: Basement

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is occupied

 

- Rear storage shed has been added as habitable space. Unknown if an appropriate building permit was obtained from the City of Bellevue. Construction is not consistent will current building codes

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Wood rot and moisture intrusion visible

 


 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

- Under construction. See comments in “basement great room section”

Outlets:

- Under construction. See comments in “basement great room section”


 

 

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Surface mounted electrical wires

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

- None visible

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

n/a

Mechanical ventilation:

- None visible

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

- A substantial amount of plumbing has been added to the remodeled storage shed including waste lines and incomplete domestic water pipes. Per the occupant-installer, there was no plumbing permit obtained for this work. The waste line is no longer visible.  This plumbing should be reviewed and corrected by a licensed plumbing contractor  and inspected under a plumbing permit by the City of Bellevue. See appendix B

 

Functional flow:

- Under construction.

Hot/ Cold:

- Under construction.

Drainage:

- Under construction.

Visible leaks:

- Under construction.

Caulking:

- Under construction.

Toilet Secure:

- Under construction.

Tub/Shower surround:

- Under construction.

                Fixtures:

- Under construction.


 

 

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Waste line is covered by concrete floor

 

 

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Partition separating the new bathroom and remaining storage shed area

 

 

Appendix A:  Electrical Permit Requirement

City of Bellevue

http://www.codepublishing.com/wa/bellevue/?/Bellevue23/Bellevue23.html

 

 

 

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Appendix B: Plumbing Permit Requirements

 

City of Bellevue

http://www.codepublishing.com/wa/bellevue/?/Bellevue23/Bellevue23.html

 

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Structural Pest Inspection Diagram

 

 

Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)

 

Conducive Conditions

(CC)

WDO-AB

Anobid Beetles

 

CC-BG

Bare Ground

WDO-CA

Carpenter Ants

 

CC-CD

Conducive Debris

WDO-DT

Dampwood Termites

 

CC-EM

Excessive Moisture

WDO-MA

Moisture Ants

 

CC-EW

Earth-Wood Contact

WDO-OB

Other  Beetles

 

CC-FC

Failed Caulking

WDO-RF

Rot Fungus

 

CC-IV

Inadequate Ventilation

WDO-ST

Subterranean Termites

 

CC-RG

Restricted Gutter

 

 

 

CC-VC

Vegetation Contact

Inspection Conditions

(IC)

 

 

 

IC-CSA

Crawl Space Access

 

 

 

IC-IA

Inadequate Clearance

 

 

 

 

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