Knowing some of the usual defects inspectors discover during an inspection allows you to be a well informed buyer. Best Value Home Inspection has compiled a list of the top 11 defects found in most homes. Repairs or replacement could cost or save you thousands of dollars. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding possible problems in your home.

Top 11 Defects Per Best Value Home Inspection

  1. Leaking water supply and discharge lines/pipes inside the structure
  2. Defective exterior siding allowing moisture intrusion/damage
  3. Defective flashing/damaged and improperly installed roofing materials possibly allowing moisture intrusion
  4. Exposed wiring and/or defective ground fault circuit interrupter outlets in need of repair and/or upgrading
  5. Proper ventilation and insulation in the attic and crawl space areas
  6. Moisture intrusion with possible organic like growth in the basement and crawl space areas
  7. Damaged floor joists, band boards, sill plates, and main beam areas in the basement and/or crawl space
  8. Structural damage to the foundation, support columns and/or exterior and interior wall areas
  9. Rotted and damaged interior sub flooring mostly due to moisture intrusion or leaking water supply or discharge pipes
  10. Structural damage or defects caused by wood infesting insects
  11. Defects found in HVAC systems and duct work