ASHI Standards of Practice

4.1   The inspector shall:
  1. inspect :
    1. siding, flashing and trim.
    2. all exterior doors.
    3. attached or adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings.
    4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.
    5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building.
    6. adjacent or entryway walkways, patios, and driveways.
  2. describe :
    1. siding.
4.2   The inspector is NOT required to inspect:
  1. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories.
  2. fences.
  3. geological and/or soil conditions.
  4. recreational facilities.
  5. outbuildings other than garages and carports.
  6. seawalls, break-walls, and docks.
  7. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.


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