PO Box 21290 Columbus, Ohio 43221-1290
Do-it Yourself Home Inspection
Many homeowners can perform a basic walk-through home inspection on their own. We have
provided a condensed checklist for you to print and use if would like to “Do-It Yourself”. This
inspection checklist is not intended to be a substitute for a professional whole house inspection. It
can provide a good frame of reference for the overall condition of the major components in your house.
Once the checklist is complete, and you still have some specific questions on a selected item, please
call CMJ Engineering for assistance.
Any major changes to the property?
Agreed upon modifications or repairs completed?
Receipts/Warranties/Guarantees provided by repair
Termite inspection completed
Driveway, Sidewalks and Retaining Walls appear
Trip Hazards, Cracking in Walkways, Driveway or Steps?
Patios, Decks or Porches appear serviceable?
Patio, Deck or Porch, cover serviceable?
Exterior Steps and Railings, safe and secure?
Fences and Gates appear serviceable?
Signs of soil movement around building?
Ponding or Flooding?
Exterior Walls free of cracks, or other visible defects?
Eaves, Soffit and Trim appear serviceable?
Overgrown Landscaping too close to building?
Hose, Faucets and Sprinklers serviceable?
Always seek professional advice if you have any questions
This condensed checklist is provided to as a courtesy by CMJ Engineering, Ltd.
Your Residential Engineering Experts.
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