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Evans Home Inspections
Serving Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Surrounding Communities
State of Alabama Home Inspector License #
Jim Evans
Tel. No. 770-992-5464
Email: info@tuscaloosahomeinspectors.com

Knowing some of the usual defects inspectors discover during an inspection allows you to be a well informed buyer. Evans Home Inspections 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 Evans Home Inspections

  • 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 Alabama 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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