The following are included as live onboard links in the Reminder Windows of the InterNACHI Narrative Library TREC 7-6 template:

I Structural Systems

A. Foundations
  • Crack Analysis
  • Field Guide to Crack Patterns in Buildings: Hardback, by Harry S. Audell, 70 pages, 28 crack model illustrations with photos and explanations, plus tables, diagrams and text. A book, not a download! Follow the link to see detailed content. Out of print. Contact
  • View the standards for wood foundation construction here
B. Grading and Drainage
  • Common Inspection Concerns
C. Roof Covering Materials
D. Roof Structures and Attics
  • Inspecting the Roof Structure Exterior
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Inspecting Conventional Roof Framing
  • Inspecting Truss Roof Framing
  • Roof Sheathing
  • Roof Structure Ventilation
  • Attic Utility Checklist
  • Attic Thermal Envelope
  • H-clips are not always required
  • Evaluating Fire Damage
  • Encountering Bats
Potential Hazards of Radiant Barrier Sheathing
  • Radiant barrier sheathing Study 1
  • Radiant Barrier sheathing  study 2
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)
  • Inspecting Brick Walls
  • Inspecting Fiber-cement Siding
  • Inspecting Composite Siding
  • Inspecting Vinyl Siding
  • Inspecting Manufactured Stone veneer
  • Inspecting Wood Siding
  • 2021 Firewall Code
  • Brick Industry Association
F. Ceilings and Floors
  • Inspecting Floor Structures
G. Doors (Interior and Exterior)
  • Inspecting Interior Doors 
H. Windows
  • Inspection of Window Interiors;
  • Thermal Pane Window Failure
I. Fireplaces and Chimneys
  • Texas Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-burning Appliances Code 2013
J. Stairways (Interior and Exterior)
  • Stair Checklist
  • 2021 International Residential Code 
  • Using The IRC, you can look up stairway provisions for your state here. Stair provisions are located in Building Planning, chapter 3.
K. Porches, Balconies, Decks, and Carports
  • Inspection Concerns

II. Electrical Systems

  • 2020 Texas Electrical Code
A. Service Entrance and Panels
  • Inspecting the Service Drop
  • Service Clearances can Vary!
  • Inspecting Service Panels
  • Electrical Grounding
  • Electrical Bonding
  • 2023 National Electric Code 
  • Federal Pacific Stab-loc Circuit Breaker Hazards- J. Aronstein  (3,000 panels studied)
  • Zinsco Electrical Panels (history and Inspection recommendations)
  • Sub-panel: Floating Neutral Bus Bar
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures
  • Inspecting Branch Wiring
  • GFCI Location History
  • Testing GFCI Receptacles
  • Ungrounded 3-prong Outlets
C. Other
  • Inspecting Photovoltaic Systems (video)

III. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2016 Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-burning Appliances Code
A. Heating Equipment
  • Find the date of manufacture using the serial number.
  • Gas Furnace Inspection Checklist
  • Gas Furnace Operation;
  • Calculating Adequate Combustion Air;
  • Furnace Efficiency;
  • Venting High-Efficiency Combustion Appliances Into Masonry Chimneys;
  • By-Passing Unfamiliar Thermostats;
  • Carbon Monoxide;
  • Identifying A Cracked Heat Exchanger;
  • 2015 IFGC
B. Cooling Equipment
  • Inspecting Air-conditioning Systems
  • Find the date of manufacture using the serial number.
  • Temperature Stratification in Multi-story Homes
  • AC Warranty
C. Duct Systems, Chases, and Vents
  • Inspecting HVAC Ducts (article)
D. Other
  • Inspecting Mini-Splits

IV. Plumbing Systems

A. Water Heating Equipment
  • 2018 National Plumbing Code
  • Residential Code of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
  • Water Heater Inspection Checklist
  • Find the date of manufacture using the serial number
  • Temperature/Pressure Relief (TPR) Discharge Pipe Regulations
  • Water Heater Backdrafting; 
  • Why Water Tanks Leak
  • Discolored Hot water
  •  Rumbling, Cracking, Popping Sounds
  • Electric Water Heater
B. Gas Distribution Systems and Gas Appliances
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2020 LP Gas Code
  • Gas Pipe Distribution Materials
  • Inspecting CSST

V. Appliances

G. Garage Door Operators
  • Garage Opener Inspection
H. Dryer Exhaust Systems
  • Inspecting Dryer Exhaust (article)
I. Other
  • Refrigerator Inspection (article)

VI. Optional Systems

A. Landscape Irrigation (Sprinkler) Systems
  • Inspecting Residential Lawn Irrigation Systems (article)
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment
  • 2021 Swimming Pool and Spa Code
D. Private Water Wells (A coliform analysis is recommended.)
  • D. Inspecting Private Water Wells (article)
E. Private Sewage Disposal Systems
  • 2012 Private Sewage Disposal Code