This is Paul Ferris with A-Action Realty Inspection Services. Today I am in Allen, Texas doing a Phase II inspection. That’s an inspection where the house has been dried in the exterior but the drywall has not yet been put up in the interior.
During a Phase II inspection we can look at the systems of the home that are behind the drywall and inspect them to make sure that everything is good to go before they put the drywall up.
One of probably the most important things we’re looking at is to make sure that the garage and exterior is properly fire blocked from the rest of the house. This orange foam stuff is fire cocking, you can see its all on those edges there but then if you look in this cavity here they forgot and missed a part of it. Also, where wires goes through the top plate they foam that and over here you can see they accidentally missed a couple holes. They’ll need to come back and touch up before they put the drywall on.
This house has the water lines filled with water for pressure testing and as you can see here there is a leak in the supply line here in the garage. Let’s zoom in and see if we can see the drip, it was dripping pretty good earlier, there you go. And also here in the hall bathroom there’s evidently a leak somewhere in the tub system and also the master bathroom had a little bit of leak earlier today, it was a little wetter than it is now but it is also leaking on the outside of the house.
Another thing we look for is to make sure the plumping and wires are properly protected from the drywall nails or screws. So you can see that metal plate there protects this plumbing stack from the nails or screws same thing with these metal plates they protect the wires.
All the drywall off, we can get a really good look at the duct system to make sure there is no excessive sagging or that the ducts are properly stretched out. On the exterior of the house we make sure that the windows are properly flashed. That the vapor barrier between the brick and foundation is in place and is in good shape with no huge rips or tears in it. And then in the moisture barrier of the wall itself we make sure that any penetration to the wall is properly sealed.
So that concludes our tour of this phase 2 home if you need your new or your existing home inspected please call us at 972-572-4500. Thanks for watching!