- Inspect all concrete sidewalks, driveways, aprons for tripping hazards (TIP: Any height difference 3/4 inch or greater is considered a tripping hazard).
- Inspect all concrete sidewalks and entryways for proper step heights (TIP: Proper step height is to be within 7 – 8 inch rise. However, there are exceptions within some association properties; please let us know if you have questions).
- Inspect all concrete for hazardous surface defects (i.e. cracks, spalling, etc.)
- Inspect existing concrete caulking at common areas, pools, clubhouses, etc. If defective, remove and replace to properly minimize surface water intrusion.
LANDSCAPE & DRAINAGE (Site Water Issues)
- Inspect landscape surrounding the home/building.
- Grade should be positive to drain surface water away.
- 4 to 6 inches separation between grade/landscape and any siding, brick, etc.
- Inspect all deck, porch, and privacy fence footings. Did they heave with frost during the Winter?
- Inspect all gutters and downspouts.
- Where is the water being discharged?
- Is the discharge location causing an issue (puddling, erosion, frost heave, etc.)?
- Inspect all ground-level windows and window wells
- Is there proper grade separation (4-6 inches) beneath the window?
- Is the well in good condition and properly retaining the outside soils?
- Remove the sump basket lid and inspect the sump pump and piping.
- Run the pump and/or the battery backup system to verify proper function.
- At the exterior, inspect the sump discharge pipe for damage.
- Does the pipe discharge to the surface, or into an approved outlet (storm sewer or daylight). Does the location of sump discharge appear to be creating any drainage concerns?