Highlights of some of the more obvious issues found during inspections.


At first glance I thought there was a fire.

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Stairway to the hospital

These stairs are severely deteriorated and unsafe. The railings are loose and cannot support any weight if necessary. 

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Vegetation growing on the inside

The in the rear of the first floor of this house vines worked their way through several openings in the foundation and back door over the years.

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Limestone deteriorated

Be careful of what products are used to melt ice in winter.

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Romex wire on the outside

There is romex wiring that can be used outside, this is not it. I actually purchased this house and there were multiple electrical issues. 

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Leaking plumbing valves

Leaking plumbing valves in ceiling hidden by sheetrock. Also dripping on furnace exhaust vent (see picture below).

Water leak above flue pipe

Rust hole in furnace exhaust vent due to leaking shutoff valves above (see above picture).

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Formica counter top

Damaged and delaminating due to contacting with excessive standing water.

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Water heater

There is a saying," a home inspector never met a water heater that he liked." Well no one should like this one.

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Plastic utility sink

A nice feature in any basement, however it should not drain into the sump pump pit.

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A very Brady railing.

Popular in the 70's & 80's, this style decorative railing is far from safe due to its low height and the spacing between rungs.

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Sink Hole

Although not part of a standard home inspection we performed on the residence, while the bulkhead was being inspected by a bulkhead contractor, it failed  under the inspector's feet.

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Siding Repair

Homeowner removed deck and had a friend that had left over siding.

Inspection in Point Pleasant.

Air Quality

What does the inside of your air conditioner look like?

Inspection in Belmar.


Concrete sidewalk, cracked, crumbling, safe and beyond repair.

Inspection in Neptune.

Crack in basement floor

Crack runs the entire width of the concrete basement floor. Probable cause was ground under right side of crack not compacted enough before concrete was poured. When a level was placed on it right side of floor was 2 inches lower. Inspection in Point Pleasant

Another angle

The lines on the block wall in the background are level. Notice how the floor slants lower away from the crack. Inspection in Point Pleasant.

Cracked water line

The water was turned off at the street during the time of the inspection. Line is cracked directly after shutoff valve. The water company made several unsuccessful attempts to contact the seller to move and replace the water meter. Inspection in Point Pleasant.

Garage door hits PVC furnace vent

This house was built 3 years ago. Problem  occurred during the construction and was never corrected. The door comes in contact with the pipe and will pass it but have to push on door to get it passed the pipe. Over time the door has wore a small groove in the pipe. 

Garage door hits PVC furnace vent

Unsure how this went unnoticed during the walk through or why it wasn't corrected by the builder. It's a fairly easy fix. and not necessarily a huge concern but more of an everyday annoyance. 


Wood burning stove

Stove was installed at unknown point in time. Besides being a trip hazard the installation raised multiple questions. Recommended further inspection by a licensed or certified professional. 

Wood burning stove