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Tables of Contents for Inspecting a House
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Introduction
2
2
The Inspection Process
4
13
Professional Courtesy
5
1
The Rules of the Profession
6
2
Creating a System of Inspection
8
3
Tools of the Trade
11
6
The Service Inspection
17
31
The Service Entrance
18
12
The Service Panel
30
18
Siding, Doors, and Windows
48
32
Siding
48
23
Doors
71
4
Windows
75
5
Roofs, Gutters, and Grading
80
20
Inspecting the Roof
81
12
Guttering
93
5
Grading
98
2
Foundations, Structural Supports, and Decks
100
14
The Foundation
100
9
Decks
109
5
Garages, Driveways, and Walkways
114
18
Types of Garages
114
3
Inspecting the Exterior
117
13
Driveways and Walkways
130
2
Basements and Crawl Spaces
132
22
Types of Basements
133
2
Basement Water Damage
135
6
Basement Lighting
141
1
Basement Structural Inspection
141
2
Basement Electrical Inspection
143
1
Basement Plumbing Inspection
144
8
Crawl Spaces
152
2
Utility Room Appliances
154
20
Water Heaters
154
14
Dryers
168
3
Clothes Washers
171
2
Water Conditioners
173
1
Heating and Cooling Systems
174
30
General Inspection
175
5
Gas Burners
180
6
Old Burners
186
2
Electric Forced-Air Furnaces
188
1
Electric Water Furnaces
189
1
Electric Baseboards
190
3
Wood-Burning Stoves and Fireplaces
193
5
Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
198
4
Geothermal Heating
202
2
The Kitchen, Bathroom, and Other Rooms
204
25
The Kitchen
205
15
The Bathroom
220
7
Bedrooms and Hallways
227
2
Water Supply and Septic
229
19
The Water Source
230
14
Septic Tanks
244
4
Appendix CROSS-CONNECTIONS
248
13
Common Cross-Connection Points
252
9
Index
261