Duplication Check


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While your application is reviewed for eligibility and any duplication of benefits, you will be contacted by program inspectors to schedule inspections of your damaged property. These inspections will be used to:

  • Confirm that there are no construction risks
  • Verify that your property was damaged
  • Estimate the cost of remaining repairs

Additionally, all homes are required to undergo an asbestos building survey. Any homes constructed before 1978 are also required to complete a lead-based paint assessment. There is also an environmental inspection that is part of the Environmental Review process. 

Without these completed inspections, ReBuild NC is unable to calculate your award, and you will not be able to move forward in the program.

Damage Inspection

During the damage inspection, a program representative will perform a detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home to determine what repair work remains, as well as what repairs have already been completed. All previously completed repairs will be documented in the Damage Repair Verification (DRV) report. The damage inspector will also create an itemized report of all remaining repair items, called the Estimated Cost of Repairs (ECR). The dollar amounts generated by the DRV and ECR is based on economy/standard-grade materials and are used in your award calculation.

As part of the damage inspection, the inspector will also determine whether an additional structural inspection is needed. For properties located in a Special Flood Hazard Area (also called the 100-year floodplain), the inspector will assess the elevation of the property and whether your home is raised off the ground.

Asbestos Building Survey

All homes must undergo an asbestos building survey. This survey is required by federal law to ensure damaged properties are free of hazardous, asbestos-containing materials that could affect the health of the people who occupy the home.

During the asbestos building survey, the program’s asbestos inspector will inspect your property and take samples to determine whether hazardous materials are present, as well as determine any needs for their disposal.

Lead-Based Paint Assessment

All homes constructed before 1978 are federally required to receive a lead-based paint risk assessment. If your home was built before 1978, the program’s lead-based paint risk assessor will test your paint, take samples of the soil outside, and sample the dust on floors and windowsills inside. The assessor will need access to both the interior and exterior of the home. 

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