Week 1 Of DD Flew By! I'm KNEE DEEP In It Now!

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just wanted to keep you all in the loop! The first week was expensive but it's over. Inspection is done and my contractor is crunching numbers for repairs. I've gotten everything I need done and in to my funding partner except the ARV / CMA .

During inspection there were some issues found.  The balconies are not all stable and two need columns under them ASAP!  The floors are not level - I mean it's slanted from a shift in the foundation.  I'm gonna definitely have to tent the building for pests ( little bugs everywhere).  There's termites little termite damage.  One unit has a leak from the window (shoddy repair).  There's a need to upgrade the electrical panel.  The current wattage is way too low.  All of this means that. I get to ask for $$ off of the purchase price.  Of course I'm going to wait until I get the final inspection report and repair costs analysis before I go back to the seller.

I have a question.  Should the inspector have been able to run a scope in the pies or is that something that's not a standard thing inspectors do?  My inspector suggested Thai I have it done, but was not equipped to do it himself and is sending referrals.  Is that standard?  

No, inspectors don't usually scope the pipes, plumbers do.

Well done @Dawn Oree !  Exciting stuff!

It's normal in my experience for the inspector to not scope the sewer pipes.  They will test the drain flow, or try to anyway, but a plumber has the actual camera.   Mine just did a sewer main for me for $75 +time @$80/hr.    

Originally posted by @Steve Vaughan :

Well done @Dawn Oree!  Exciting stuff!

It's normal in my experience for the inspector to not scope the sewer pipes.  They will test the drain flow, or try to anyway, but a plumber has the actual camera.   Mine just did a sewer main for me for $75 +time @$80/hr.    

Yes it is!  It's "Disclosures Week".  I'm going to be reading a LOT this week.  Thanks for the tip Steve!  I'll call in a plumber asap!  

Originally posted by @Wayne Brooks :

No, inspectors don't usually scope the pipes, plumbers do.

 Thanks Wayne!