ive been an inspector for 2 1/2 years at this point with about 125 inspections under my belt in a part time capacity. i have a background in structural engineering and did investigative work when i was in that job as well.
well today i got an angry email from the selling agent trying to call me out on a few items as being inaccurate and esentially being an alarmist. a couple of items are just laughable that she brought them up such as calling out a double tapped breaker and calling out the fact that the oil tank was supported by random stones.
But here is something that she brought up where she may have a point and I wanted to get other inspector opinions and find out what they do. in the inspections that i do, i always measure the stair tread depth and height, being in maine I often see old homes with stairs that are tall and narrow when compared to todays standards and I call it out as such. now keep in mind this is exclusive of varying riser and/or tread dimensions, that to me is a given.
so my question to the group is this…do you call out stair dimensions that do not conform to current building practice?