We will probe or carefully sound exterior porches, doors and window facings, baseboards, and hardwood flooring, being careful not to deface finished wood when probing. We will examine all known or suspected joints, cracks or expansion joints in the foundation and unusual blistering in paint or wallboard surfaces. Discoloration or staining on walls or ceilings may indicate water leaks that can decay wood and aid termite infestation.

We will especially inspect where plumbing or utility pipes enter the foundation or flooring. Check the floor covering for raised or split areas. Carefully examine the plumbing, particularly in bathrooms on slab construction. Examine areas underneath or close to earth-filled porches, patios, planters and bathrooms for water leakage and termite damage.