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Homebuyers or sellers can use this checklist to determine what work needs to be done on a home.
While this form provides a good overview of areas and issues that may cause potential issues, a
professionally conducted home inspection will provide a more comprehensive report and may be
required to fulfil a condition of a real estate transaction.
EXTERIOR HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Good
Repair
Replace
GROUNDS & YARD
Tree roots or vines not encroaching on building
Grade, walkways and drive slope away from house
Driveway sealed and crack-free
Walkways sealed and crack-free
Even, safe and level walkways
Outdoor steps level and safe
Window wells free from obstructions
Plastic window well covers in place
Fencing well-maintained and waterproofed
Garage structure well maintained
Garage doors painted, free from damage
Entrance apron (garage floor under door) crack-free, level
Garage door opener functional
Floor crack-free and level
Electrical outlets functional
Other sheds & buildings in good repair
ROOF & CHIMNEY
No hail and water damage
Shingles: no deterioration
Eaves: no deterioration
Sufficient Roof ventilation in place
Chimney: no crumbling brick
Homebuyers or sellers can use this checklist to determine what work needs to be done on a home.
While this form provides a good overview of areas and issues that may cause potential issues, a
professionally conducted home inspection will provide a more comprehensive report and may be
required to fulfil a condition of a real estate transaction.
EXTERIOR HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Good
Repair
Replace
GROUNDS & YARD
Tree roots or vines not encroaching on building
Grade, walkways and drive slope away from house
Driveway sealed and crack-free
Walkways sealed and crack-free
Even, safe and level walkways
Outdoor steps level and safe
Window wells free from obstructions
Plastic window well covers in place
Fencing well-maintained and waterproofed
Garage structure well maintained
Garage doors painted, free from damage
Entrance apron (garage floor under door) crack-free, level
Garage door opener functional
Floor crack-free and level
Electrical outlets functional
Other sheds & buildings in good repair
ROOF & CHIMNEY
No hail and water damage
Shingles: no deterioration
Eaves: no deterioration
Sufficient Roof ventilation in place
Chimney: no crumbling brick
Chimney flue liner and cap: no cracks or deterioration
Flashing: no deterioration
Eaves: cover
Facia: no deterioration
Facia: adequate ventilation
Eaves trough: clean of debris
Downspouts: clean of debris, sealed at connections
Splash blocks in place beneath downspouts (to drain away from building)
Drain connection to downspouts sealed and clear of debris
EXTERIOR OF BUILDING
Aluminium, vinyl, steel siding: No dents, stains, missing pieces
Stucco walls: Cracks, deterioration, stains
Wood Exteriors: Water damage, rot, termite or insect damage
Weep holes in masonry
Brick masonry: deterioration
Masonry window and door sill joints: cracks/deterioration
Mortar joint deterioration (bricks)
Flashing above doors and windows in good repair
Foundation: check for evidence of moisture seepage or cracks
Cement parging - deterioration
Check for corner cracks (poured cement foundation)
Wood post foundation deterioration or evidence of insects
Porches or Verandas: Check for deterioration and animal damage
Porch roof shingles, sheathing, soffits, guardrails, handrails and supports
Exterior paint in good repair
Wood decks treated with water-proof stain
Exterior Caulking:
Present around windows
Present around doors
Present around openings
Present where the building meets the foundation
Present at trim
Present around roofing
DOORS & WINDOWS
Screens on each window and in good repair
Entrance door, frame, threshold, hardware all working
Casement windows – cranks in good repair
Windows and frames are in good repair, open and close easily
Moisture and mildew-free
ELECTRICAL OUTSIDE
Exterior lighting all in working order
GFI (Ground Fault Intercept) installed
Surface and underground wiring operational
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