11 NCAC 08 .1106             STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

(a)  The home inspector shall inspect structural components including:

(1)           Foundation;

(2)           Floors;

(3)           Walls;

(4)           Columns or piers;

(5)           Ceilings; and

(6)           Roofs.

(b)  The home inspector shall describe the type of:

(1)           Foundation;

(2)           Floor structure;

(3)           Wall structure;

(4)           Columns or piers;

(5)           Ceiling structure; and

(6)           Roof structure.

(c)  The home inspector shall:

(1)           Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected;

(2)           Enter underfloor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected;

(3)           Report the methods used to inspect underfloor crawl spaces and attics; and

(4)           Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.49;

Codifier determined that agency findings did not meet criteria for temporary rule Eff. October 15, 1996;

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 24, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2005; July 1, 2000.