A defect survey is a non-invasive, visual inspection of common elements to identify possible defects. This optional service, which is part of a reserve study, documents potential defects and provides guidance as to the merits of conducting invasive investigations. It is best practice to obtain a defect survey prior to or shortly after your association is turned over from Declarant control.
Apart from the condition assessment included with the reserve study, the defect survey further documents the following:
Improper gutter slope
Evidence of water pooling and draining over the side due to improper gutter slope
Concrete sidewalk crack
Undermining of sidewalk due to erosion and lack of adequate ground cover