New Construction Inspections
Phase I: On the pre-pour inspection, we are checking to make sure that what is on the ground matches what is on the blueprint for the home. We are especially focused on the items of structural integrity and compliance with local municipal codes. We are checking for debris or roots in excavation, the integrity of the vapor barrier, straightness, sleeving, and appropriate spacing of post-tensioning cables, grade beam wall dimensions, proper sleeving and installation of rough plumbing penetrations, apparent form brace strength, proper sill anchor installation and spacing, and reinforcing bar patterns, to verify installations are in accordance with the engineering plan and specifications.
Phase II: This occurs prior to the builder installing the insulation and drywall. In this Inspection, we look at the plumbing, electrical wiring, duct installations, and also the roof structure and surface. We look at the structural frame, Inspecting for problems such as:
Unbolted sill plates, over spanned members, inadequate roof supports, under built bearing walls, improper notching and boring, severed plates, damaged joists, and improper fire stops to name a few.
NOTE: The client must notify us before insulation and drywall are installed.
Final (Pre-closing): The final inspection of the build process is performed after all construction and trades are finished but before closing. The final inspection is a thorough and detailed visual inspection of the current condition of the home's components to include: foundation, grading, roof, roof structure, interior/exterior walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, fireplace/chimney, electrical systems, heating equipment, cooling equipment (temperature permitting), plumbing system, water heating equipment and built-in kitchen appliances
Add on periodic Site Check: Periodic site checks can be performed to assess the progress and conditions of the build.
Builders Warranty / 11-month Inspection
Don't pay for your builder's mistakes! Reveal potential deficiencies that may have been overlooked and provide you with the necessary documentation you may need in order to submit warranty claims.
Home Owner Pre-Listing Inspection
A seller's Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you're dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price.
Home Buyer Inspection
A visual, non-invasive examination of the homes accessible structure, systems, and components. While a home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions, and cannot reveal every concern that exists, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
Real Estate Investor Inspection
Is the home ready for tenants? Find out what repairs need to be performed before your next tenants take possession of the property.
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection
Don't let your homes deferred maintenance list get away from you. An annual home maintenance inspection can help provide you with a To-Do list of those often forgotten maintenance tasks as well as help with budgeting and planning to ensure the longevity of your home.
Custom inspections for 1 - 4 family dwellings.
These unique properties have special components like common areas, fire separation between units, shared plumbing (water heater, plumbing supply, and drains), shared electrical (electrical panels), common walls and roofs which all need to be inspected to provide a complete picture of the overall conditions of the unit.
3rd Party Remodel / Room Addition Inspection
Whether your remodeling your kitchen or adding on a bedroom to your home, be sure the job was done right so that you don't have any surprise headaches down the road.
Manufactured / Mobile Home Inspection
Is your home on stable ground? Let me do the dirty work of crawling under the home to inspect structural piers, anchor system, plumbing, insulation and ductwork in addition to all of the standard components of all homes.
Add - On Services
Septic Inspection - We offer 2 types of septic Inspections.
A Maintenance Inspection - used to locate system components, describe how the system functions and how it can be maintained regularly.
A Functional Inspection - used primarily during property transfers, includes a maintenance inspection, usually requires the tank(s) to be pumped as well as dye testing.
Pool & Spa - Optional pool and spa inspections evaluate the current condition of all accessible pool components.
Water Well - Routine inspection of a water well system can help ensure it is operating properly, prolong its useful life, and protect your investment. Most importantly, inspections can protect your health by discovering issues that could result in water quality problems presenting a health risk.
WDI - A WDI Inspection is a written report of an inspection on a home, where visible and accessible evidence of infestation or damage by wood destroying insects is documented.
Included FREE with every inspection:
Water level elevation measurements
Lawn sprinkler systems
Pier & Beam / Crawlspace
Re-inspections to verify repairs within immediate service area