Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0205 - Structural Components

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe visible structural components including:
(a) Foundation;
(b) Floors and floor structure;
(c) Walls and wall structure;
(d) Columns or piers;
(e) Ceilings and ceiling structure; and
(f) Roofs and roof structure.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Probe or sound structural components where deterioration is suspected, except where probing would damage any finished surface;
(b) Enter underfloor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed or restricted, when entry could damage any property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected;
(c) Report the methods used to observed underfloor crawl spaces and attics; report inaccessible areas; and
(d) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.


Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0205
CCB 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-98; CCB 8-1998, f. 10-29-98, cert. ef. 11-1-98; CCB 2-2000, f. 2-25-00, cert. ef. 3-1-00; CCB 7-2000, f. 6-29-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; CCB 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-00; CCB 6-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-01; CCB 7-2002, f. 6-26-02 cert. ef. 7-1-02; Renumbered from 812-008-0080, CCB 5-2005, f. 8-24-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.350 & 701.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.350 & 701.355

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