Here are some pictures taken during my inspections of actual defects or conditions that effect the value, functionality and/or safety of a home.  Most are not easily accessible or not obvious, but a home buyer needs to be aware of these issues, their severity and how to deal with them in order to make a well-informed decision.

Excessive shimming

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Moisture intrusion

Deteriorated structural members

Unsupported beam end

Damaged subflooring

Rotted deckboards

Condition of plumbing lines

2

Foundation failure

Crawlspace ventilation blocked

Excessive foundation settelment

Separated main heating duct

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Water in electrical panel

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