Sec. Structural System  

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  • A. A home inspector shall visually inspect the structural system, including the structural components including foundation and framing.

    B. Probing.

    (1) A home inspector shall probe a representative number of structural components where deterioration is suspected or where clear indications of possible deterioration exist.

    (2) Probing is not required:

    (a) If it will damage any finished surface; or

    (b) Where no deterioration is visible.

    C. A home inspector shall describe the structural system, including the:

    (1) Foundation, and report the methods used to inspect the under-floor crawl spaces and basements;

    (2) Floor structure;

    (3) Wall structure;

    (4) Ceiling structure; and

    (5) Roof structure, and report the methods used to inspect the attic.

    D. A home inspector is not required to:

    (1) Provide any engineering service; or

    (2) Offer an opinion as to the adequacy of any structural system or component.