ASHI Standards of Practice

3.1   The inspector shall

  1. inspect
    1. the structural components including the foundation and framing.
    2. by probing a representative number of structural components where deterioration is suspected or where clear indications of possible deterioration exist. Probing is NOT required when probing would damage any finished surface or where no deterioration is visible or presumed to exist.
  2. describe
    1. the methods used to inspect under-floor crawl space ands attics.
    2. the foundation.
    3. the floor structure.
    4. the wall structure.
    5. the ceiling structure.
    6. the roof structure.
3.2   The inspector is NOT required to
  1. provide any engineering or architectural service or analysis.
  2. offer an opinion as to the adequacy of any structural system or component

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