Nick and I are putting together what you might call a library of defect photos, a highly-organized, extensive library of photos covering all the home systems. Each photo will have a multiple choice quiz. It will be available on the InterNACHI website as a reference for those needing help in identifying what they find during inspections, or wondering what to say about a condition they find. All photos will be credited.
In addition to an explanation of the condition(s) shown, subject photos will also include a narrative example suggesting how an inspector might comment on the condition in an inspection report, and with some, illustrations or photos will be included that help make the point more clearly or show conditions that are related, yet different.
I have tons of roof photos, although if you have something unusual please send it along. Otherwise, we need good, clear photos of problems in all the home systems and their major components, including those that might not be common all over North America, like indications of buried oil tanks, photos taken on inspections of historic homes, or photos related to requirements unique to areas subject to seismic activity. Photos of conditions that are easy to miss are especially good.
If you have information or an explanation about a photo you send- particularly if the cause of the deficiency shown [FONT="]might not be obvious to newer inspectors, please include them. Support photos [FONT="]will be helpful too. For example, if you ha[FONT="]d an attic photo of roof framing in such bad condition that it might collapse when walked, but it looked fine from [FONT="]the outside, [FONT="]being able to show both photos would help make [FONT="]the point.[/FONT][/FONT] [/FONT] [/FONT]
High resolution is better than low resolution for this project. We can use anything 640x480 or bigger.
This is a major project that we expect will be very beneficial to inspectors. Thanks for your help!
Please send [FONT="]photos, permission for use, and any [FONT="]additional information[/FONT] to: email@example.com