Property and Site
As I am driving up to the home and through the neighborhood, I observe the general terrain of the area, making notes of prevailing drainage paths in the areas that surround. The surrounding yard is observed to learn of there are any areas that are draining toward the home. Effective water drainage and control is probably the most crucial element in safeguarding the health of your home. Stairs and walkways around the home are inspected for safety and condition. Although I don’t inspect retaining walls for their structural integrity, I do comment on any conditions that should be monitored based of the level of seriousness and proximity to the home.