Types of Inspections
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using an agent, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses. We help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. There is nothing worse than being surprised by your own house when your prospective buyer backs out after their inspector finds something.
In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be. Often the work is contracted out to tradesmen who do not have the same desire for quality as the builder you hired. You would just not believe some of the things we’ve uncovered in new construction. Therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including pre-frame, post-frame (before drywall is hung), and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.
When investing in a business venture it is prudent to have the building condition evaluated the same way you would your home. We can provide commercial inspections for restaurants, administrative centers, office buildings, multi unit apartment buildings and other properties. Our business is to help your business get off to a great start by informing you of exactly what you’re investing in.
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. Contacting us in the 11th hour will help you get things set right. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.
INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT INSPECTION
We can inspect just one area of your home for a smaller fee. For example, you may have questions concerning just the roof. Rather than climbing up there yourself you can use our individual component service. We also strongly suggest crawl spaces be checked whenever possible. We still offer you a written report with color photographs, but limit our review to only the area in question.