Section 1.0 - Structure

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THE HOME GUIDE SYSTEM - SECTION 1.0 - STRUCTURE

STRUCTURE INSPECTION OVERVIEW
The structure is by far the most important part of a home inspection because the safety of the future occupants is at risk.  In most instances, structural problems are expensive to repair, and for this reason most building inspectors pay particular attention to all structural components to determine if any structural deficiencies exist.  The Structural Inspection provided in The Home Guide Inspection Report equips you to perform a complete inspection with typical problem areas listed in a way in which you identify specifics and location and let the cross referencing take care of the rest. A real time saver for sure!
FOUR-PART STRUCTURE INSPECTION FORM
Here are just a few of the many elements covered in the structural inspection: many kinds of foundation types, structural settlement issues, basement, crawl space, wood boring damage and so much more.  Of course the Addendum is available if extra space is needed for the structural inspection notes or, for that matter, any other part of the report.
CROSS REFERENCE GLOSSARY FOR STRUCTURAL INSPECTION
As in each of the topical sections of the Home Guide you will find helpful maintenance tips which are a real benefit for the homeowner.  Most of the time, maintenance recommendations are soon forgotten when you are in the middle of an inspection with a client, or perhaps the client is not in attendance.  Either way, reminding the client of the option to look these up in the future is a great way to express your interest in the importance of preventative maintenance.
EVALUATION SURVEY
The structure section includes a 13 page cross reference glossary with diagrams and actual photos. The client will find this very helpful when reviewing the report. In conclusion the glossary provides accurate descriptions of every item listed on the structural inspection form are easy to read and designed to be a resource that anyone can understand.