What is wrong with my steps. The buyer wants them fixed.
I try and be very fair when it comes to inspecting a home for a buyer. I know that there are certain minor things the buyer is going to take care of.
Then there are these things that need to be in the report that will actually save a life or help you as a seller in not getting sued by a family member or friend.
Case in point:
The front steps are not the same height.
The rear steps are not the same height.
The heights of the steps are from 7.25 inches to 8.25 inches.
Off as much as One full inch.
That was not as much a concern for me as the height of the steps platform. These were at 32 inches above grade.
Take a look at the front Patio area. There is no handrails and no railings on the front concrete patio.
You can clearly see the steps are not the same in height.
With the addition of the hand rails and railings. You would be to code for the insurance to cover you if someone did have a fall.
On the rear steps. there is a different story.
Here the owners or buyers need to install a hand rail for the steps. But they are limited where to place the rails.
On this set of steps. A handrail needs to be installed on the home at both sides of the steps. I asked if Grandma and Grampa ever comes over for a cookout.
The buyers told me yes they do. I told them then we don't want them falling because of no handrails.
These new handrails and railings I recommended will satisfy the insurance requirements. Better safe than sorry later.
This is why you always get a "Full Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.
Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586
Have a great day every one.