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    Default Exterior walkpaths - - Question for Texas boys and girls!

    Last edited by RobertSmith; 12-20-2007 at 03:14 PM.
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    Default Re: Exterior walkpaths - - Question for Texas boys and girls!

    Bubba,

    You can add another category to your report.

    I added "Exterior Walkways" "Driveway" to the report behind where "Porch(s) is located.

    Remember, you can always add to the TREC report, you cannot take away from it.

    By the way, I wouldn't call it "exterior flooring".


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    Default Re: Exterior walkpaths - - Question for Texas boys and girls!

    Robert,

    I've always used this for exterior pavement features, retaining walls, fencing...and wrote the item I was describing

    I. STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
    K. Other Item Comment:

    I agree with Rick, how did you come up with "exterior flooring" for sidewalks or walkpaths?

    Last edited by BARRY ADAIR; 04-06-2007 at 03:39 PM.
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    Default Re: Exterior walkpaths - - Question for Texas boys and girls!

    I had always put these under "Exterior Grading and Drainage" with notations regarding the sepcific features such as;
    • Sidewalks
    • Retaining walls
    • Fencing
    • Trees too close to foundation
    • Railings
    I've never done it, but I wonder if it could be done to create another section 'L' under Structural Systems as "OTHER EXTERIOR COMPONENTS"

    Richard


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    If a report is ever questioned or reviewed under the TREC Complaint process it will go to Enforcement- enforce@trec.state.tx.us
    If you have further questions about reporting or the 7A-0 Report I would contact General Council- DevonB@trec.state.tx.us
    She has always replied to my e-mails in a very timely manner.

    badair http://www.adairinspection.com Garland, TX 75042 TREC # 4563
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    Default Re: Exterior walkpaths - - Question for Texas boys and girls!

    Good advice form Barry, just to be safe!

    I am with Richard and put pathway issues under grading and drainage section just as I would if there were a depression or hole in the soil/yard that might be a trip hazard. IMO, I think that as long as you call it out clearly as a repair item, any of the sections mentioned above would be o.k. but I am not on the TREC committee!

    Interior stairways should be under the floor and ceiling section.

    Eric


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    Default Re: Exterior walkpaths - - Question for Texas boys and girls!

    I put all comments and issues regarding "Paved surfaces" under grading and drainage. Since the SoP doesn't really define what to put under grading and drainage I figure sidewalks, driveways, and other paved surfaces have an affect on site drainage (pro or con).


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