Service Entrance Cables

The SEC was run along the foundation and then under the front entrance slab. I have the following in the report. Would this be OK or should I add something.
Service Entrance Cables
Service Entrance wires from the electric meter to the service panel in the basement were run along the foundation and under the front entrance stone slab. The cable is subject to damage and is a potential safety hazard for shock. Recommend a qualified electrical contractor repair. This may include rerouting the service entrance cables.

Type SE cable cannot be buried. I too would consider them subject to damage even if they didn’t need to be replaced.

Numerous homes I inspect with vinyl siding have weed whacker damage/holes right at about the level of where that wiring is poorly located…

I was thinking along those lines.

Definitely subject to physical damage and needs to be remedied.

Hard to tell from the pictures but the cable already looks like it is worn/cracking

Yup, the outer sheathing is pretty much shot and the whole installation is improper unprofessional work.
I’m surprised the utility company would have allowed that.

Here the distance from the meter box to the panel box has to be kept quite short but obviously that cable was installed some time ago.

Is that a local thing? According to the NEC there is no limit as to the length of SE cable on the outside of a building.

Tell them to have an electrician install a disconnect by the meter and run the cable into the basement to the panel.

Probably local requirement
Here the panel needs to be within 5 feet of the meter, or a disconnect at the meter needs to be installed.

Yes, the local utility company would give me fits back when I was a contractor about it.

I agree, the outer insulating covering is gone exposing the neutral wire stands.

The utility is not responsible for the SEC from the meter to the main panel and yes, a disconnect panel should have been installed at the meter…

Should have been routed in to the basement. I find it hard to believe an electrician installed it.

The way the cable it is kept outside avoids the need for a disconnect.

A disconnect adjacent to the panel is just one way to do it. A wiring method that provided protection from physical damage is another and would not require the disconnect.

Generator 20KW with 81.5 amps per hot leg. Can I get away with 3/0 instead of 4/0 aluminum for a 175 foot run? That’s 163 Amps across both hot legs.

LOL…dude really…you are gonna ask that on a Home Inspector Forum. Alas I might be qualified to answer it but I am choosing not to…lol…for obvious reasons.

I recommend you visit a DIY forum…plenty out there.

I agree with Paul this is not the right place for this type of question. Are you a professional electrician?

LOL…really…you gotta ask that fella…lolololol

I know…I know…just sayin

it’s the " its 163 amps across both hot legs" that convinced me.

          Mind reader. :D