Austin Inspection Services
Since 1989
Serving Austin, Central Texas and Surrounding Areas
State of Texas Licensed Real Estate Inspector
Phone 512-458-6666
Email: info@austininspectionservices.com


Knowing some of the usual defects inspectors discover during an inspection allows you to be a well informed buyer. Austin Inspection Services has compiled a list of the top 10 defects found in most homes. Repairs or replacement could cost or save you thousands of dollars. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding possible problems in your home.

Top 10 Defects Per Austin Inspection Services

  • Leaking Polybutylene fresh water plumbing pipes visible inside the crawl space
  • Defective hardboard siding. This is a moisture and installation related defect. Common brands of siding are Texas Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, and Masonite
  • Cracked and blistering shingles allowing leaks visible inside the attic
  • Defective ground fault circuit breaker interrupter outlets in bathrooms, kitchen, garage, and outside
  • Visible open wire connections in the crawl space and attic
  • Leaking or loosely mounted toilets
  • Rotten floor joist and band joist at the front and rear door areas visible inside the crawl space
  • Cracked or broken concrete block piers inside the crawl space
  • Wet and damp crawl spaces
  • Cracks in the furnace heat exchanger allowing carbon monoxide to filter inside the house


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