The Home Inspector Picture Gallery
This rusty car jack is holding up part of the foundation of this Montevallo home.
The Home Inspector squeezes into this crawlspace in Clanton.
The Home Inspector discovered that the retaining wall under this Sylacauga home is leaning.
The Home Inspector found this disconnected HVAC duct in a Jemison crawlspace. There was so much heated air coming out of it that the crawlspace was hot.
The siding on this home in Pelham, AL is badly deteriorated. Water may have entered into the wall.
The electric connections on this water heater in Pelham are not covered. This is a shock hazard.
The vent fan in the bathroom vented ito the attic of this home.
Moss and debris on this roof. The gutters are also filled with debris.
There are multiple roofs on this lake house in Alpine, Alabama.
The Home Inspector will test the gas fire place to see if it can be lit and will stay lit.
The rubber boot on this plumbing stack is deteriorated and is letting water into the house which has resulted in water damage to a wall.
These shingles were installed using the racking method. The shingles appear to be raising along the edge. This will make them more susceptible to wind. A roofer should be contacted to evaluate and repair if needed.
The ground wire is not connected to the ground rod.
The front steps on this home had settled. Homeowner added a course of bricks, which made this step almost 9 inches tall creating a trip hazard.
This roof shows loss of granules, which will result in the degrading of the shingles.
Crack in garage floor shows settlement.
The foundation of this garage is cracked. This crack is severe enough that it should be examined by a structural engineer.
Mulch is pipled up too high against this A/C compressor. This is blocking air flow and is causing the A/C to run inefficiently.
The downspout on this home in Helena's Old Cahaba community is broken and doing more harm than good.
The drain pipe is leaking into this Birmingham crawlspace.
This Bimringham home has a loose gutter.
The Home Inspector found a mushroom in this Hoover crawlspace.
The dryer vent run is more than 25 ft. This is too far to properly vent the hot, moist air from the dryer.
This roof in Hoover is near the end of it's useful life.
Minimal insulation in this Alabaster attic.
There is water damage in this Alabaster crawlspace.
The condensation line is leaking into this Alabaster crawlspace
Termite tubes and termite damage on this floor joist.
The rim joist on this home is so rotted that the floor joist are sitting on the cinder block foundation.
All the ground wires on this panel were cut where they entered into the panel.
This gutter is full of standing water and debris. There is also a tree in contact with the roof.
The faucet in this Calera home should not turn like this.
The foundation of this Montevallo home is deteriorated and sagging.
The crack between the house and driveway indicates movement.
This driveway in Chelsea has shifted away from the house.
Cracks in this Montevallo foundation should be evaluated by a structural engineer.
This home in Montevallo has a major crack in the foundation.
A couple of defects are seen in this picture of an Alabaster crawlspace. The dryer vent is broken and venting in the crawlspace and there is standing water in it.
These unprotected wires in an Alabaster, Alabama home are a safety defect. They should be capped and terminate in a closed junction box.
This Tuscaloosa retaining wall is under a lot of pressure and will eventually fail if not repaired.
There was no heat coming out of the vent so I removed the vent and discovered that there is not duct work going to it.
The deck on this Alabaster home does not have a rail.
The chimney on this Alabaster home is capped and the fireplace cannot be used.
The water pressure in this Alabaster home is very low.
Damaged shingles on this Woodstock home.
This window on a Calera home is cracked.
The hot water in this Chelsea home is reading 128 degrees at the kitchen sink.
The door in this Chelsea home is rubbing the floor.
Pet damage on the steps of this Chelsea garage.
The most common problem in detached garages is electrical splices outside of a junction box.
This is not how you should connect ground wires in the electric panel.
A cake pan is not the proper way to cap off a chimney.
This roof in Adamsville has been patched.
This retaining wall in Calera is dangerous. It is dry stacked concrete blocks and could easily collapse.
This is an example of a cricket, a structure that sheds water around a chimney.
This retaining wall on a Hoover home is badly deteriorated.
The grading on this Alabaster home slopes towards the house resulting in water washing against the foundation.
Some stones on this Calera home have come loose.
The tiles in this Calera kitchen are cracked.
This Alabaster home had several windows with broken thermal seals.
The thermal seal on this Alabaster home has broken allowing moisture between the glass panes.
Both of the flues on this Hoover chimney are capped. You really would not want to build a fire in the fireplaces.
The front steps of this Hoover home are slightly tilted.
The neutral wires on this electric panel are scorched. There is also rust in the panel.
The gutters on this Mountain Brook home are full of leaves and standing water.
The deck on this Alabaster home is barely connected to the deck and is close to collapse.
This sidewalk on this Alabaster home is a trip hazard.
The brick wall on this Centreville home is leaning.
A wire in this Centreville AL electric panel is scroched and should be evaluated by an electrician.
The plumbing in this Montevallo home vents into the attic.
This patio in Greystone is deteriorated and needs repair.
The window frame of this Greystone home is rotted.
The kitchen hood vents in to attic of this Montevallo home.
When small trees grow in your gutters, it's time to clean them out.
This chimney is deteriorating
This wind turbine on the roof is damaged and when it rains water is going into the attic.
This attic does not have enough insulation.
The thermal seal on this Calera Alabama home is broken and the window is foggy.
Pet damage on the window sill of this Calera, AL home.
Pet damage to the door frame of this Calera, Alabama home.
The A/C condensation discharge should be extended away fro the house.
The ground beneath this compressor is being undercut.
Loose flashing on this chimney in West Blocton
Bats in the attic of this Lay Lake home.
The TPR pipe is missing on this water heater.
The ceiling in this Birmingham home is water damaged.
The bottom wire is undersized for the breaker and is a fire hazard.
The bathroom in this Alabaster home vents directly into the attic.
The outlet in this Alabaster home does not have power going to it.
The joists on this Birmingham deck are not hung correctly.
The left rear eye on this stove is inoperable.
The Electric Service wire to this Birmingham home is too low.
The TPR (Temperature Pressure Relief) valve on this hot water heater is leaking.
The siding on this Alabaster home is rotted.
The thermal seal is broken on the window in this Pelham townhouse.
The Home Inspector lights gas logs to ensure they work.
The floor in this Pelham townhouse was not installed correctly.
This downspout has become disconnected and is draining water next to the foundation of this Hoover Condominium.
The HVAC on this Chelsea home needs to be sealed.
Rails should be added to this stairwell.
Rotted wood on this Pinson Alabama door frame.
The Temperature Pressure Relief (TPR) on this Helena Water Heater is leaking.
The thermal seal on the window is this Pelham Condo is broken, causing the windows to get hazy.
The Air Conditioner power supply box for this Hoover Condominium is laying on the ground.
The gutter of this Pinson home is full of debris
This electrical service wire is too close to the deck on this Birmingham home.
The Home Inspector found water in this Jemison crawlspace.
Water in a crawlspace in Jemison.
This asphalt driveway has deteriorated and is near the end of it's useful life.
The Home Inspector discovered a leak in the drain line of this Birmingham home while inspecting the crawlspace.
The gutter on this home in Birmingham needs to be cleaned.
The second floor on this Alabaster home slopes. This needs to be evaluated by a structural engineer.
The wire in this Birmingham home is burnt where it connects to the breaker.
There is a crack in the tub of this Shelby County home.
The window frame of this Alabaster home is rotted.
The gas logs in this Alabaster home work.
There is erosion beneath the deck post of this Alabaster home.
Rotten wood on this garage door frame.
The thermal seal on this window is broken.
Cracked kitchen tiles in this McCalla home.
The gutter on this McCalla home is not draining properly.
The faucet in this Chelsea home is leaking at the handle.
These basement stairs need rails on both sides with ballisters.
The drain pipe on this Birmingham home needs to be repaired.
A trip to the hospital waiting to happen.
It doesn't take a home inspector to see the problem with gutter.
This home in Birmingham is shifting and moving down the hill.
The water heater in this Chelsea home is leaking.
The garage floor of this home dropped and left the walls hanging.
The yellow wire doesn't belong outside.
Not what you want to see in your gutter.
Dangerous wire in a crawlspace.
Not how you support a waste line.
Not what you want to see when you lift the cover.
This really should be enclosed.
This gutter is going to leak.
A high moisture reading on a door frame.
Water is washing away the ground beneath this home in Chilton County, Alabama.
This roof has been patched and means there has been a leak.
Evidence of a roof leak.
This deck rail could fail at any time and needs to be repaired.
Inspecting a roof.
This crawlspace shows evidence of moisture.
Frayed insulation on electrical service wire.
Settlement crack in the sidewalk on this home in Pelham, AL
This deck was not properly attached to the house and is pulling away.
This drain line under the sink is leaking.
The Home Inspector found that some areas of the attic did not have enough insulation in this Pelham Alabama home.
During an attic inspection The Home Inspector found these live electrical wires outside of a junction box.
The Home Inspector found that the TPR (Tempature Pressure Relief) pipe was too short.
This roof in Montevallo is nearing the end of it's useful life.
This chimney liner is cracked and is a fire hazard.
Just 3 of the 6 electrical panels in this Montevallo home.
The burner element on this Calera Alabama home's stove is inoperative and will be reported.
The downspout on this Calera home is dumping water next to the foundation. This led to cracks in the foundation, rotted wood and termites.
This garage floor shows evidence of water entry.
Tree roots have damaged this retaining wall in the back yard of a Homewood Condominium.
The Home Inspector found this dangerous condition in the attic of a Homewood Condo. This is the exhaust vent for a Natural Gas heater.
This Homewood condo has moss on the roof.
This attic in a condominium does not have a firewall between units.
Debris filled gutter.
Active moisture stain in a garage in Hoover.
Kitchen sink faucet leaks.
Receptacle has no electrical current.
The thermal seal is broken in this window and spoils the view.
This Federal Pacific Electrical Panel is a known fire hazard and should be evaluated by an electrician.
HVAC supply duct has come loose and needs to be repaired.
Door and frame show moisture damage.
Bolt has corroded and is not securing the deck to the house.
The steps on this home are not level.
In the crawlspace of a manufactured home in Chilton County, AL.
Uneven bricks in this sidewalk are a trip hazard.
Rotten wood on the eaves.
This downspout is dumping water against the foundation of this house.
There is not rain cap on this chimney. Every time it rains water enters the chimney and fireplace.
Apparent smoke stains on the wall above this receptacle.
Open splice in an attic should be in a junction. box.
Evidence of water in a crawlspace.
Bathroom exhaust vents into the attic. It should vent outside.
A moisture meter indicates high moisture content in this door frame.
Air conditioning line is missing insulation.
Trees in contact with the roof should be cut back.
This receptacle has an improper ground.
Sink stopper is broken.
This HVAC duct is severely restricted. This will decrease the air flow to vents.
This pot in the attic is evidence of a roof leak.
This crack between the tiles will allow water intrusion behind the wall. This should be caulked.
Areas in this attic have very poor insulation coverage.
The thermal seal on this window is broken. Evidence of this is foggy condition between the window panes.
Rotten wood at the base of this post.
Kink in the gas supply line to a hot water heater.
Settlement cracks in the wall of this Birmingham home.
Settlement crack above the door of this home.
Deterioration of wood on the eaves of this older house.
Electrical supply lines are in contact with a tree.
Poor grading. The sidewalk slopes towards the house and will drain water into the basement.
Evidence of animal activity.
This chimney and rain cap are very deteriorated and should should be evaluated by a mason.
Trees in contact with the roof should be cut back.
Outdoor receptacle is missing the weather cover.
Thermal seal is broken. Notice the water vapor on the between the panes of glass.
Splice outside of a junction box in this attic.
Dryer vent is disconnected in the crawlspace.
Wash under the driveway. This could lead to cracks or collapse.
Damage to the soffitt.
Poor grading drains water towards the houses foundation.
Water damage to the soffitt.
Debris filled gutter.
Trees in contact with hosue.
Moss growing in the mortar joints of a chimney. This will cause mortar to deteriorate.
Example of good insulation in the attic.
Excessive moisture in this crawlspace is causing condensation on the HVAC vents.
Junction box in this crawlspace should have a cover on it.
Two wires are connected to one breaker (fourth breaker from the bottom). This condition, known as a "double tap" is dangerous and should be evaluated and repaired by an electrician.
Efflorescence (minerals left behind by water) on this chimney indicates water is entering the chimney.
A/C unit is not level. It should be leveled for more efficient operation.
Multiple roof layers on this old house in Birmingham.
Multiple types of roofing material on this roof.
Cracks in this chimney raincap.
Faucet is missing on this tub. When you turn on the water it shoots out of a pipe in the wall.
Moisture stains - evidence of a roof leak.
Open splice in the attic should be in a junction box.
This electric panel is rusty and missing screws
Rotted wood on this chimney near the roof line.
Bathroom ventilation into attic. This hose should vent to the outside of the house.
Downspout should be extended away from the house.
High moisture content on this door frame.
This chimney in Chilton County appears to have been abandoned.
In the crawlspace The Home Inspector found rotten wood beneath the front of the house.
Evidence of moisture on this foundation wall.
Hot and Neutral wires are reversed on this receptacle.
Moisture damage on the ceiling of this Columbiana Alabama Home.
These stairs need a handrail. This is a safety defect.
That first steps a doozy. This is a safety defect.
This tree needs to be cut back from the roof of this Montevallo home.
Inspecting a roof in Montevallo. These trees need to be cut back.
This deck in Montevallo is not level.
This is not how you support a deck.
Evidence of moisture in this Montevallo Crawlspace.
The TPR pipe on this water heater is too short. It should extend to within 6 inches of the floor.
The insulation on this electrical supply in Pelham is frayed and should be evaluated and repaired by an electrician.
The insulation on this sloped ceiling has slid off. There is now no insulation between the attic and the living space below.
The sidewalk on this Pelham home has settled and now presents a trip hazard.
This deck is not anchored correctly and is pulling away from the house.
This ladder has a broken bottom rung. This should be repaired.
The Home Inspector discovered standing water in this Jemison crawlspace.
The Home Inspector discovered this active leak in a Hoover Town House.
This burned receptacle in a Hoover home needs to be evaluated by an electrician.
This aluminum wiring should be evaluated by an electrician.
The chimney in this Birmingham attic stops short of the roof. You wouldn't want to send smoke and sparks up this flue.
This retaining wall is bowed and leaning.
This is a lesson in why you should use screws made for a panel. It appears a sharp screw punctured the service wire, energizing the panel.
Make sure you have a good foundation.