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We recommend you take the following steps to ensure a smooth home purchase: 1. Report: Please be sure to read the entire report carefully. If you have questions about this report or the on-site inspection please call our office and leave a message for your inspector. He will call back at his first opportunity. 2. Follow-Up Repair Request: Consult your real estate professional and/or attorney to decide if you wish to request credits from the seller or have the seller repair/replace any issues identified in your inspection report. Be sure this is done promptly. Your Agreement of Sale stipulates the time period within which requests must be made. If repairs are provided by the seller, be sure to obtain documentation for the repairs made from the respective professionals hired to perform the work. Review them carefully and verify the condition of the repairs and their function as applicable prior to closing. 3. Pre-Settlement Walk-Through Inspection: Just prior to settlement you will have an opportunity to conduct a " walkthrough" inspection of the house. During this time be sure to examine the house carefully. There may be defects that your inspector could not observe due to personal goods storage, carpeting, wall hangings, etc. Also conduct a check of all plumbing fixtures and appliances... .except the air conditioning system unless weather conditions permit. Thank you for allowing Tri-County Inspections to have been of service... best and wishes to you and your family in your new home.

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Attached is the inspection report for your new home. Your report will be helpful to you in understanding the overall condition of your home. It documents current conditions of its systems and components and has recommendations for repairs, improvements and maintenance.

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Inspection Number: XXXXX Inspection Address: Xxxxx lane Xxxxx, PA

TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial APPROXIMATE AGE: New

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, low to mid 70s ATTENDED: Buyer & Selling Agent STATUS: Unoccupied

PROPERTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Not Applicable INSPECTION DATE: September 05, 2007

INSPECTOR: William H. Kibbel III PA Compliant; ASHI® #6520 NJ License #24G100038400 NOTE: , This Report summarizes our findings for subject property on the day of the inspection and are based on our visual observations of the structure only. , If the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement is not provided, Tri-County shall not be liable for any damages or claims for the discovery and/or assessment of any condition identified or disclosed on the Property Disclosure Statement. , This report does not represent an opinion on the value of the home nor do we advise whether or not you should purchase the property. , Because settlement typically occurs well after the inspection and conditions may change, Tri-County strongly urges that you check all major systems, appliances, and bathroom fixtures during your presettlement walkthrough. Furnishings and personal possessions may have limited our access and visibility. , Tri-County Inspection Co., Inc. does not offer a guarantee or warranty. , Be sure to obtain a wood destroying insect certification from an exterminator since this is not part of our inspection.

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Inspection Number: XXXXX Inspection Address: Xxxxx lane Xxxxx, PA

EXTERIOR ROOF:

A gable type roof was noted. Due to the steep pitch of the roof, I did not walk on it. The roof was observed from ground level. Fiberglass shingles were installed. I found some damaged and punctured shingles near the roof edges in a few areas. This may be due to equipment that was fastened to the roof system to apply the stone veneers and/or stucco coatings of the home. I recommend any punctured or damaged shingles be replaced at this time. Typical of fiberglass roofing systems, some minor repairs may be needed throughout the life of the roof.

Over the front porch, a rubber membrane roof system was installed. I recommend the construction debris be cleared from this roof.

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FLASHINGS: The neoprene vent collars were installed around the plumbing vents. Where visible, aluminum flashings were provided where roofs meet walls.

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Inspection Number: XXXXX Inspection Address: Xxxxx lane Xxxxx, PA

CHIMNEY:

SIDING:

FOUNDATION:

A poured concrete foundation is provided and found to be in satisfactory condition. FASCIA, SOFFITS, EAVES: These were capped in aluminum and were in satisfactory condition where visible. EXTERIOR TRIM, DOORS, WINDOWS:

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Because vinyl framed windows are installed, the exterior wood trim was limited. Above the rear basement entry door, I found a damaged piece of molding that has been patched with putty. I recommend the damaged trim be replaced.

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The house is of frame construction. Manufactured stone veneer and a stucco coating was installed for exterior wall coverings. The stucco coating was found to be satisfactory. Behind one of the shutters, there were gaps in the joints in between the stones that should be filled with mortar.

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Aluminum K type gutters were installed. The gutters were found to be satisfactory and secured. I recommend all downspouts be extended to discharge at least 4 feet away from the foundation. Builders typically only provide "splash blocks".

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GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS:

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A metal vent system, inside of a frame enclosure with stucco surrounding the enclosure, was provided. This vents the fireplace. I recommend the interior of the vent system be checked at least annually before each season's use of the fireplace and be cleaned when needed.

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Also, there were no pressure treated boards installed below the rear exterior door thresholds to support them properly where they extend beyond the wall or foundation of the home.

SCREENS AND STORMS: Insulated glass was installed. Be sure that all screen panels are present at settlement.

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PORCHES, DECKS, PATIO: Two front covered concrete porches were provided. Final grading has not yet been completed. If the main front porch ends up being 30 inches or more above grade, a railing will need to be installed.

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The rear wood deck was found to be in satisfactory condition. WALKS & DRIVEWAY:

GARAGE:

DRAINAGE AND GRADING:

Final grading has not yet been completed. Be sure to maintain a positive slope of the soil away from the foundations around the perimeter of the home.

There is an in-ground propane storage tank. We do not determine the size or evaluate the condition of the tank.

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OTHER EXTERIOR:

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The three overhead doors were found to be in satisfactory condition. Three automatic garage door openers were provided and were found to be operational. The door locks should be removed. The safety reverse features were functional but should be tested monthly. Be sure to obtain the controllers at settlement. For more information on garage door opener safety and maintenance, please download: www.dasma.com/PDF/Publications/Brochures/B-Safety2pg.pdf

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The concrete walk was found to be in satisfactory condition. The asphalt driveway is only the base coat and not the finished surface.

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INTERIOR ATTIC:

Access into the attic is by way of a hatch. The roof structure was still found to be in satisfactory condition. No signs of active leaks were observed.

A ridge vent and vented soffit panels were provided for roof system ventilation.

Blown-in cellulose insulation was used throughout much of the attic. Fiberglass batt insulation was installed over the master bedroom and bathroom. Insulation was missing over and near the attic access hatch. The hatch itself was also warped and there was no gasketing/weather stripping installed. There was another area of missing insulation in the attic, as well.

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INSULATION:

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BATHROOMS:

LAUNDRY:

KITCHEN:

A cabinet door was missing, another was damaged and one was loose. There was some tile work being completed at the time of the inspection. The propane range was not properly secured and supported and was not flush with the adjacent counter tops. KITCHEN APPLIANCES:

WALLS AND CEILINGS: Sheetrock was used throughout the house. I recommend any paint or spackle touch ups be made as direct by the home owner.

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The propane range and electric ovens were operational. Thermostatic controls and individual microwave features are not part of the inspection. The vent fan was functional but has not been ducted to the exterior. The dishwasher was tested, but we do not run through all the cycles. It did fill and drain properly.

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When installing a washer and dryer, I recommend stainless steel reinforced hoses be installed to the washer, and a metal dryer vent be provided. It will need annual cleaning.

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Four and a half bathrooms were provided. All fixtures were functional and water pressure and drainage were adequate. In the master bathroom, tile was chipped at the edge of the tub and there was no caulking where the tub meets the tile. Also in this bathroom, the left sink stopper would not operate. No signs of active leaks were observed.

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FLOORS:

Double hung and casement style windows were noted. A representative number were checked and were found to be in working order. The doors in both the entryways and closets were found to be functional, where provided. Some upstairs doors are missing, not completely installed and some sliding door guides were not provided. Some door knobs were also missing. The door to the master bedroom toilet room also needs to be trimmed as it hits the tile floor. TRIM, STAIRS, RAILINGS:

Baseboard, window, and door trim were all of the colonial style. A broken piece of molding was found above the master bathroom doors and should be replaced. The stairs and railings were found to be satisfactory. FIREPLACE:

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BASEMENT:

I re-evaluated the I-joist floor structure and found that the split flange has not yet been repaired. Also, blocking panels have not been installed above the main beams below bearing and non-bearing walls. The other repairs

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A prefabricated propane fireplace system was provided in the family room. There were no batteries installed for the ignition and the transformer has not yet been connected. As a result, I could not operate the fireplace. I recommend the installation be completed and this be made to operate during the pre-settlement walkthrough.

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WINDOWS AND DOORS:

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Oriented strand board subflooring was provided. Carpeting, wood flooring and tile flooring was used throughout the home. No floor covering has yet been installed on the stairs to the second floor from the kitchen. I also found many nails in the carpeting of the master bedroom.

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recommended from the pre-drywall inspection have been completed.

AIR QUALITY/MOLD/MILDEW: Mold and/or mildew can be found in any environment. Mold spores can enter buildings through the air and be transported by people and animals. Presence of mold does not always present a health problem. There are very few case reports that molds inside buildings can cause unique or rare health conditions. Some people, however, are sensitive to certain molds. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to detect or test for mold, mildew, or other air quality concerns. No fee is being charged for such testing and Tri-County's insurance coverage expressly excludes coverage for inspection, detection, or testing for mold, mildew, or any other air quality concerns. Inspection for mold, mildew, and indoor or outdoor air quality should be

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There was some dampness and an area of standing water in the basement. A sump pump system was installed. There was no electrical outlet installed to operate this pump. A second sump pit was provided with standing water in the pit. This is also the pit where the condensation discharges from the heating and cooling equipment. I recommend a second pump system be installed.

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There were 2 openings through the floor without proper draft-stopping.

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performed, detected, and evaluated by other qualified and insured specialists of the customer's choice and hire. To our knowledge, only an industrial hygienist is qualified to perform tests to determine the presence of molds or other air quality issues that may be considered a health concern and no maximum contaminant levels have been established to determine remedial action. We do offer the following advice to limit mold growth and exposure: 1. Keep the humidity level of the building below 40 percent. 2. Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months. 3. Be sure the building has adequate ventilation, including the kitchen, bathrooms, crawl space, or any other enclosed spaces. 4. Add mold inhibitors to paints before application. 5. Clean bathrooms or any damp areas with mold killing products. 6. Use a bleach solution to clean any impervious surfaces where molds may have formed. 7. Remove or replace previously wet carpets, upholstery, or other absorbent surfaces as needed. Much of the information stated above is from the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency. You can contact the above agencies for more information about mold and other indoor air quality, or visit the EPA website at www.epa.gov.

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SYSTEMS ELECTRICAL:

A representative number of switches and receptacles were checked throughout the house. AFCI and GFCI protection should be tested monthly. HEATING:

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Two propane direct vent furnaces were provided. These were both found to be operational at the time of the inspection. The heat exchangers cannot be checked without dismantling the units. I recommend service contracts for this type of equipment whereby they are serviced, checked, and cleaned annually and the heat exchangers and venting systems are checked prior to each heating season.

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An underground 400-amp 120/240 volt aluminum service was provided. The main distribution equipment is located near the right rear corner in the basement. Copper was evident throughout the branch circuits. The circuit breakers were compatible with the size conductor being used. Many of the neutral conductors were not properly installed on their own individual terminals. All neutral conductors need to be individually connected to separate terminals not used for any other conductor.

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One section of the venting systems, at the elbows near the furnaces, were not properly supported. I recommend additional brackets/hangers be installed.

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Two humidifiers were installed. The water supply tubing has not yet been connected to the water supply. Be sure to maintain these humidifiers properly and as directed by the manufacturer as these can cause corrosion to furnace components and effect air quality of the home.

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Two zones of heating and cooling are provided. The heat distribution consisted of air diffusers. Adequacy and uniformity of the air flow is not determined by this inspection. It is quite likely that the dampers and diffusers will need adjustment to balance the air flow.

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There were no filter covers installed and I found dust and some debris inside the fan compartments. All 4 filter covers need to be installed and I recommend professional service and cleaning of both systems. I also recommend upgrading the filters and be sure to change the filters monthly.

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COOLING:

HOT WATER:

A propane 75 gallon water heater was provided. This was not fired up at the time of the inspection and I only obtained tempered water at the fixtures throughout the home. I recommend having this operational so a presettlement check of hot water distribution can be performed. Be sure to check the temperature of the thermostat and adjusting according to family needs. If water temperatures are set to exceed 125 degrees, anti-scalding devices are recommended to be installed on all faucets. PLUMBING:

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PVC drain and vent piping was provided. One section of drain piping in the basement, which appears to be from the laundry area, was not pitched properly and this should be corrected. Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) water supply tubing was installed. The tubing was found to be in satisfactory condition. A hose bib at the front of the home however,

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The temperature difference between the intake and the exhaust duct at the left unit was 20 degrees and at the right unit was 19 degrees. Normal operation is typically between 15-20 degrees. Be sure to change the upgraded filters monthly during the cooling season. Also be sure to keep vegetation and debris away from the outdoor condensing units, maintain them in a level position and maintain insulation on the refrigerant lines. I also recommend service contracts for the cooling equipment whereby the systems are serviced, checked, and cleaned annually prior to each cooling season.

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Two air conditioning systems were installed. There were no traps installed on the condensation drains. There were numerous air leaks where the evaporator coils are located above the two furnaces.

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An alarm system is installed. I recommend contacting the original installer for operating procedures. Be sure to change the codes. Maintain smoke detectors on every level of the house and in every bedroom. Check and replace the batteries on a regular basis. Smoke detectors suspected of being older than six years should be updated. At least one carbon monoxide detector should be installed. Door locks, keys, and deadbolts should be changed.

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On-site sewage disposal system was provided. We do not evaluate this system or its related equipment as part of this inspection. I did find that there is no septic tank alarm which is typically required.

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was not secured. The "T" handle was missing at the manifold in the basement. Again, the tubing to the humidifiers has not yet been installed. Water pressure and drainage was adequate and no signs of active leaks were observed at the time of this inspection. As we discussed, I recommend cleaning any debris that may be present at the aerators of the faucets when taking possession of the home.

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Builder's List: 1.

Replace any damaged or punctured shingle tabs on the roof and remove the debris from the porch roof. Provide extensions or splash blocks at the downspout terminations.

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Replace the damaged trim above the basement entry.

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Install railings at the front porch if the final grade elevation is more than 30 inches below the surface of the porch. Install a finish coat to the driveway. Remove the locks from the overhead garage doors. Complete the grading.

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Complete the insulation in the attic including over the hatch and replace the warped hatch with the one that has gasketing/weather stripping. Replace the chipped tile in the master bathroom and caulk the tub where it meets the tile. Have the left sink stopper in the master bathroom made operational. Make the repairs and completions to the kitchen cabinets. Have the propane range properly installed at the same elevation as the adjacent counter tops.

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Install supports below the rear exterior door thresholds where they extend beyond the wall and foundation.

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Point the gaps in the stone veneer behind the one front shutter.

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Complete the kitchen exhaust fan vent system.

Complete the floor covering of the kitchen stairs. Complete the installation of doors and hardware and trim the door at the master bathroom toilet door. Replace the broken piece of moulding above the master bathroom doors. Complete the installation of the propane fireplace and have it operational before settlement.

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Install blocking panels in between the I-joist above the steel beams in the basement where needed as indicated by the manufacturer's installation instructions.

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Install an outlet for the existing sump pump. Install a second sump pump system. Properly install the neutral conductors on their own individual terminals in both electric panels. Service and clean the furnaces and install filter covers. Properly support the intake and the exhaust piping for the furnaces. Complete the water supply to the humidifiers. Install the traps to the condensation drains for the air conditioning systems. Correct the air leaks at the cooling/heating equipment.

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Install proper draft-stopping at the 2 openings through the floor, above the basement.

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Repair the split flange of an I-joist in the basement.

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Provide hot water for the pre-settlement walkthrough. Repitch the one section of drain in the basement. Provide the T-handle to the water supply manifold. Install a septic tank alarm. Secure the front hose bib.

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