house has a skeleton that gives it support, shape, and a framework for outer coverings. This structure is called the frame. Though some new homes utilize steel framing, most houses built since the 1920s are made out of wooden beams, floor joists, wall studs, roof rafters, and related components.  Some modern homes are made of SIP’s (Structurally Insulated Panels).   

9 Point Inspection of Structure

  1. Siding
  2. Beams & Columns
  3. Windows
  4. Window Wells
  5. Outside Stairs not part of Deck
  6. Facia
  7. Soffit
  8. Eves
  9. Doors

Site is most often concerned with location; it is related to the verb situate “to locate” and situation “a position.” A building site is the place where the building is, or will be, located. And also included everything around the site.

10 Point Inspection of Site

  1. Paving Condition
  2. Gutters & Downspouts
  3. Patio
  4. Painting & Calking
  5. Fences & Gates
  6. Retaining Walls
  7. Hose Bibs
  8. Proper Water Drainage
  9. Utility Service
  10. as Service

Lots of different kinds of Siding

Lots of different Beams & Columns inside & outside of a Home

Outside Window Well

Lots of different outside stairs not attached to a deck

Sample Paving

Proper drainage of Gutters & Down Spouts very Important

Lots of different Patio’s. This one has a Pergola.

Lots of different Retaining Walls

Proper Drainage Very Important

Meter Box from Power Company

Gas Meter