Reading another thread discussing how a fellow member accidentally damaged a garage door during testing has me wondering what should you be looking at in a garage ?
How do you pressure test?
I do not and will not use a 2x4. I stop it with my hands at about 30" off the floor, and more than once, I could not stop it.
What do you think the 2x4 would have done?
When checking electric do you put it in the electrical section or do you have a special garage section in your report ?
Electrical under the Garage Section
Most door closers seem to be plugged in rather than hard wired, so do you consider that an issue ?
No, that is the manufactures recommendation and standard practice normal install.
How bad do slabs need to be cracked before they also become an issue.
If I can insert a dime in the cracks and/or displacement, it gets noted.
Most garage floors were never sawcut to control wild cracking, therefore a lot of wild cracks can occur.
If the garage is a separate structure do you feel a gutter is always needed ?
Do you test remotes ?
No, and I don’t care if they work or not. More often than not, they are not available anyways.
Plus if the client buys the house, I would recommend a code signal chang on the operator.
If a garage is attached, what extra issues are there to find ?
Fire rating and heating ducts through the firewall and possible attic stairs breaching the firewall and protection to the house.
Boiler rooms are sometimes in the garage, waterheaters, not much gas here to check for the 18", but same applies to the oil firered.
Exit doors. weather stripping, Lighting, door controls, doorbell to entry through garage, exterior lighting, attics, and as much more as come alongs.
If there are no windows does the garage need ventilation ?
That is a debateable issue and up to the client to do what he wants.
My opinion might differ from his requirement or expectations.
Not a defect so left alone.