From a distance it looked like a nice shed.
New siding, new windows and doors.
And fresh paint.
What's not to like?
But before going in I had a look around the exterior.
Looking at the support beside the door with the platform I sure didn't like what I saw!
Unstable, erratic, including materials that are not pressure treated and would not last.
Unfortunately all five supports along the rear wall looked like this one!
Same unstable structure, same improper materials.
Crawling underneath I could see similar construction.
The shed is dangerously supported. They were looking to level it, without thought for anything else apparently. I would not go inside! And I did not want my clients to go inside either.
Who knows how long the shed has been this way, but we don't need a problem during a home inspection, for sure!
My recommendation: home inspector and client safety is an important thing during a home inspection. Perhaps the number one thing. If we all went inside, could this shed topple over with enough weight in some places inside? I don't know. But for sure we will not take that risk. We played it safe.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560