A failed home inspection contains a list of lengthy and expensive repairs that can make a buyer reconsider purchasing a home. These include structural issues like cracks in the walls and foundation, poor drainage, bad soil, and other dangerous conditions in a home.
Many buyers may be surprised to find that even new homes can fail a home inspection. But it’s common to find minor issues with any home, and it’s expected. Identifying problem areas and documenting the condition of a home protects both the buyer and seller. More minor defects that can easily be repaired with minimal time and resources shouldn’t be considered a failed home inspection.