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Home Inspection Services Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and the Corridor

Our goal at In Depth Home Inspections LLC is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the condition of your potential new home. Our inspection process covers a wide range of areas including the foundation, roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. After our inspection, we provide a detailed report outlining any defects found in the property. You'll receive a computerized report normally available within 24 hours that is easy to read and understand.

Components Inspected in the home.


STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS including the foundation and framing.

1. The methods used to inspect under-floor          

    crawlspaces and attics.

2. The foundation.

3. The floor structure.

4. The wall structure.

5. The ceiling structure.

6. The roof structure.


1. Wall coverings, flashing, and trim.

2. Exterior doors.

3. Attached and adjacent decks, balconies,                   stoops, steps, porches, and their                                   associated railings.

4. Eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from     the ground level.

5. Vegetation, grading, surface drainage,  and               retaining walls that are likely to  adversely affect       the building.

6. Adjacent and entryway walkways, patios,  and         driveways.


1. Roofing materials.

2. Roof drainage systems.

3. Flashing.

4. Skylights, chimneys, and roof  penetrations.


1. Interior water supply and distribution                            systems including fixtures and faucets.

2. Interior drain, waste, and  vent systems including     fixtures.

3. Water heating equipment and hot water                

    supply systems.

4. Vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

5. Fuel storage and fuel  distribution systems.

6. Sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related



1. Service drop.

2. Service entrance conductors, cables, and  


3. Service equipment and main disconnects.

4. Service grounding.

5. Interior components of service panels  and sub


6. Conductors.

7. Over current protection devices.

8. A representative  number of installed lighting

    fixtures,  switches, and receptacles.

9. Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault

    circuit interrupters.


1. Installed heating equipment.

2. Vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

3. Distribution systems.


1. Central and permanently installed cooling  


2. Distribution systems.


1. Walls, ceilings, and floors.

2. Steps, stairways, and railings.

3. Counter tops and a representative  

    number of installed cabinets.

4. A representative number of doors and  windows.

5. Garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle  door


6. Installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking

    appliances, microwave ovens, dish washing

    machines, and food waste grinders by using

    normal operating controls to activate the primary



1. Insulation and vapor retarders in  unfinished


2. Ventilation of attics and foundation areas.

3. Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar  

    exhaust systems.

4. Clothes dryer exhaust systems.


1. Fuel-burning fireplaces, stoves, and  fireplace


2. Fuel-burning accessories installed in  fireplaces.

3. Chimneys and vent systems.

Brick ledge cap
Rusting duct work
Sink drains
Broken door
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