Exterior Inspection

Axiom will inspect:

  • the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim;
  • all exterior doors;
  • adjacent walkways and driveways;
  • stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
  • porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports;
  • railings, guards and handrails;
  • the eaves, soffits and fascia;
  • a representative number of windows; and
  • vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property,
  • where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

    We will describe:

  • the type of exterior wall-covering materials
  • We will report as in need of correction:

  • any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails.
  • What is not inspected or required (see Standards of Practice):

  • inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting.*
  • inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing.
  • inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions.
  • inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment.
  • inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks.
  • inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures.
  • inspect for safety-type glass.*
  • inspect underground utilities.
  • inspect underground items.
  • inspect wells or springs.
  • inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems.
  • inspect swimming pools or spas.
  • inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools.
  • inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems.*
  • inspect drainfields or dry wells.
  • determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.
  • *some exceptions are made

    Our service areas

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    Axiom Home Inspection is based in Southeast Oakland county, making us centrally located for the Metro Detroit Area. We inspect homes in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties.

    Please give us a call even if you're outside this area. We will make every effort to accommodate you and your inspection needs. All clients should have the opportunity to receive a quality inspection.