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ALASKA HOME INSPECTION

SSS Alaska offers fully licensed, boned and insured home and property inspection services. In addition to securing and protecting the investments of banks and lenders we also provide Alaska home inspection services for buyers, sellers and real estate agents.

What We Inspect?

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GRAVEL

Your SSS ALASKA home inspector will review the gravel and the condition of the following components:

Base for driveway not visible for inspection.


SOIL

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the soil and the condition of the following components:

Proper slope
Depressions
Wood to earth contact etc.


ASPHALT DRIVEWAY

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the asphalt driveway and the condition of the following components:

Proper slope
Damage
Settlement
Trip hazards etc.


SIDEWALK

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the sidewalk and the condition of the following components:

Proper slope
Damage
Trip hazards
Settlement, etc.


GARAGE DOOR

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the garage door and the condition of the following components:

Loose/damaged hardware
Operation
Safety reverse if present


GUTTER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the gutter and the condition of the following components:

Proper slope
Damage
Rust
Down spout extensions
Deferred maintenance etc.

ROOF/WALL FLASHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the roof/wall flashing and the condition of the following components:

Rust
Proper installation


WINDOW SILL

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the window sill and the condition of the following components:

Proper slope
Deterioration
Caulking etc.


WINDOW MUNTIN

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the window muntin and the condition of the following components:

Deterioration
Damage
Glazing
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WINDOW FRAME

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the window frame and the condition of the following components:

Damage
Deterioration
Caulking
Operation
Deferred maintenance


WINDOW PANE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the window pane and the condition of the following components:

Cracked or damaged windowpanes
Breached seals
Safety glass where required


SHUTTER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the shutter and the condition of the following components:

Proper operation
Deterioration
Installation

DORMER FLASHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the dormer flashing and the condition of the following components:

Rust
Leaking
Proper installation


WOOD SIDING (HORIZONTAL)

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the horizontal wood siding and the condition of the following components:

Proper installation
Wood deterioration
Deferred maintenance, etc


APRON FLASHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the apron flashing and the condition of the following components:

Rust
Proper installation


COUNTER FLASHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the counter flashing and the condition of the following components:

Proper installation
Rusting and other signs of leaking


GABLE DORMER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the gable dormer and the condition of the following components:

Proper flashings
Correct installation of siding
Signs of water penetration
Proper construction


CHIMNEY CAP

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the chimney cap and the condition of the following components:

Missing parts
Damaged parts
Improper installation
Deterioration
Spalling
Sealing

CLAY FLUE LINER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the clay flue liner and the condition of the following components:

Limited review.
Cracked flue liners
Creosote buildup
Blockage
Spalling


SPARK ARRESTER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the spark arrester and the condition of the following components:

a. Proper installation
Rusting
Damage
DOWNSPOUT

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the downspout and the condition of the following components:

Proper connection
Damage

VALLEY FLASHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the valley flashing and the condition of the following components:

Wear
Deterioration
Proper installation


PLUMBING STACK FLASHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the plumbing stack flashing and the condition of the following components:

Proper installation
Leakage
Deterioration


PLUMBING STACK

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the plumbing stack and the condition of the following components:

Proper height
Damage
Flashing condition

POWER ROOF VENT

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the power roof vent and the condition of the following components:

Proper installation
Function
Leaks, etc.


SLYLIGHT FLASHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the skylight flashing and the condition of the following components:

Proper installation
Visible leaks
Damage
Rust


SKYLIGHT

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the skylight and the condition of the following components:

Damage/cracks or leaks at flashings
Condition of glass
Signs of leakage

ROOF VENT

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the roof vent and the condition of the following components:

Proper installation
Flashing
Damage
Restricted airflow


UNDERLAYMENT (FELT PAPER)

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the underlayment (felt paper) and the condition of the following components:

Located below roof covering
Unable to view during inspection.


ROOF SHEATHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the roof sheathing and the condition of the following components:

Inspected from attic for

Moisture
Stains
Damage
Proper spacing
Delamination, etc.
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CEILING JOIST (WHERE VISIBLE)

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the ceiling joist (where visible) and the condition of the following components:

Proper connections
Damage
Cracking
Splitting etc.


INSULATION

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the insulation and the condition of the following components:

Insulation in recommended locations.


ROOF RAFTER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the roof rafter and the condition of the following components:

Splitting
Sagging
Improper notching etc.

COLLAR TIE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the collar tie and the condition of the following components:

Proper connections
Damage
Cracking
Splitting etc.


LOOKOUT RAFTER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the lookout rafter and the condition of the following components:

Not visible to inspector during a general home inspection


CHIMNEY LINER (METAL)

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the chimney liner (metal) and the condition of the following components:

Usually a limited visual review.
Inspected exterior for signs of damage/disconnections

STUD (GABLE WALL)

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the stud (gable wall) and the condition of the following components:

Limited inspection
Only visible in unfinished areas


RIDGE BOARD

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the ridge board and the condition of the following components:

Inspected from the attic for:

Cracking
Splitting
Insect damage
Wood deterioration


WALL SHEATHING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the wall sheathing and the condition of the following components:

Limited review.
Normally not visible to inspector due to exterior covering.

METAL SIDING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the metal siding and the condition of the following components:

Damage
Proper installation
Loose pieces, etc.
Inspect and describe the exterior wall covering.


FASCIA BOARD

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the fascia board and the condition of the following components:

Moisture damage and deterioration
Proper connections
Inspect the exterior wall coving, flashings and trim


TOP PLATE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the top plate and the condition of the following components:

Moisture damage/deterioration
Inspect the structural components including foundation and framing

WOOD LINTEL

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the wood lintel and the condition of the following components:

Moisture damage/deterioration
Inspect the exterior wall coving, flashings and trim


FELT PAPER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the felt paper and the condition of the following components:

Usually not visible
Inspection of the underside of the roof deck for signs of moisture or damage


INSULATION (WHERE VISIBLE)

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the insulation (where visible) and the condition of the following components:

Coverage at occupied areas
Inspect and describe the insulation in unfinished spaces
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JACK STUD

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the jack stud and the condition of the following components:

Damage
Deterioration
Movement, etc.
FIREBOX

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the firebox and the condition of the following components:

Damage
Damper operation
Creosote buildup
Inspect and describe the fireplace system and components


MANTEL

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the mantel and the condition of the following components:

Signs of pyrolysis
Firebox back drafting
Inspect and describe the fireplace system and components

HEARTH

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the hearth and the condition of the following components:

Proper construction
Signs of back drafting
Inspect and describe the fireplace system and components


EXTERIOR LIGHT FIXTURE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the exterior light fixture and the condition of the following components:

Proper and safe operation and installation.
Inspect a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles


FLOOR FINISH

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the floor finish and the condition of the following components:

Signs of damage

SUBFLOOR

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the subfloor and the condition of the following components:

Moisture damage/deterioration
Sagging


AIR CONDITIONER CONDENSER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the air conditioner condenser and the condition of the following components:

Safe and proper operation
Using normal operating controls
Inspect and describe the central and through-wall cooling equipment


ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the electrical outlets and the condition of the following components:

Tested for proper wire connections and operation
Inspect a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles

DECK BOARDS

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the deck boards and the condition of the following components:

Damage and deterioration
Trip or safety issues
Inspect attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings


DECK BEAM

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the deck beam and the condition of the following components:

Damage
Sagging
Improper notching etc.
Inspect attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings


DECK PIER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the deck pier and the condition of the following components:

Damage
Deterioration
Inspect attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings

HOSE BIB

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the hose bib and the condition of the following components:

Proper operation and flow


LEDGERBOARD

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the ledgerboard and the condition of the following components:

Proper installation
Damage
Deterioration
Inspect the structural components including foundation and framing


DUCTWORK

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the ductwork and the condition of the following components:

Proper connections/insulation
Airflow
Inspect and describe the central, through-wall cooling equipment and heating equipment

FURNACE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the furnace and the condition of the following components:

Proper and safe operation
Excessive rust
Scale
Condition of filter etc.
Inspect and describe the installed heating equipment, vent systems, flues, and chimneys


GRAVEL

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the gravel and the condition of the following components:

Base for slab not visible for inspection


FOUNDATION

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the foundation and the condition of the following components:

Damage movement etc.
Inspect and describe the foundation and framing

FOOTING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the footing and the condition of the following components:

Unable to view
Property components (exterior walls, doors, windows) for signs of movement, etc
Inspect the structural components including foundation and framing


GRAVEL LAYER

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the gravel layer and the condition of the following components:

Base for slab/footings not visible for inspection


BASEMENT FLOOR SLAB

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the basement floor slab and the condition of the following components:

Cracking
Evidence of leaking
Settlement

SUMP PIT

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the sump pit and the condition of the following components:

Proper cover
Debris
Condition
Inspect the drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping


SUMP PUMP

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the sump pump and the condition of the following components:

Proper operation/installation/drainage
Inspect the drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping


BRIDGING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the bridging and the condition of the following components:

Verify bridging is provided and properly installed

DRYWALL

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the drywall and the condition of the following components:

Damage
Signs of movement
Moisture stains etc.
Inspect the walls, ceilings, and floors


DOOR (BI-FOLD)

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the door (bi-fold) and the condition of the following components:

Proper operation
Loose/missing hardware
Inspect representative number of doors and windows


PERIMETER DRAIN TILE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the perimeter drain tile and the condition of the following components:

Normally underground and not visible to inspect
Inspect the vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building

FOUNDATION WATER PROOFING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the foundation water proofing and the condition of the following components:

Unable to view (usually underground)
Area around foundation for efflorescence or water entry


BOTTOM PLATE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the bottom plate and the condition of the following components:

Moisture damage and deterioration
Inspect the structural components including foundation and framing


PORCH FOOTING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the porch footing and the condition of the following components:

Unable to view
Porch components for signs of movement etc.

STAIRS

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the stairs and the condition of the following components:

Loose/damaged/deteriorated components
Safety issues
Inspect attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings


HANDRAILS

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the handrails and the condition of the following components:

Proper connection
Deterioration
Safety issues
Inspect attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings


FLOOR JOIST

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the floor joist and the condition of the following components:

Sagging
Splitting
Improper notching
Deterioration, etc.
Inspect the structural components including foundation and framing

PORCH

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the porch and the condition of the following components:

Ceiling
Walls
Electrical
Doors
Inspect attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings


PORCH RAILING

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the porch railing and the condition of the following components:

Proper connection
Deterioration
Safety issues
Inspect attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings


STEEL LINTEL

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the steel lintel and the condition of the following components:

Rust
Deterioration
Sagging
Damage

WEEPHOLE

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the weephole and the condition of the following components:

Ensure weep holes are provided
Ensure opening is not restricted


DOWNSPOUT STRAP

Your SSS ALASKA inspector will review the downspout strap and the condition of the following components:

Proper connection and support
Inspect the roof drainage system


This page provides examples of the types of items reviewed during an SSS ALASKA home inspection, however, the actual items inspected vary by Alaska property and property location . Any home inspection will only be performed by contract according to defined standards.

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