We perform inspections for all types of residential dwellings.
- Pre-Settlement Report (City)
- Existing Homes
- New Construction
- Construction Monitoring
- Investment Property
- Framing Inspections
- Pre-listing Inspections
- Warranty Inspections
- Single Item Inspections
We provide inspections for all types of residential dwellings. If you are buying an existing home, a new home, or building a new home, it is important that you have it inspected by a code certified Home Inspector.
Most people assume that if a home is new construction, it is automatically built properly. This assumption has caused many people nightmares after investing their hard earned money into a house that has structural defects, improperly installed components, and materials that were undetected prior to purchase. Improper installation could possibly void some manufacturer's warranties that transfer to the home owner at purchase. A home inspection by a code certified Home Inspector will give you the information about your prospective purchase that will allow you have peace of mind that your investment is properly constructed. Construction practices and interpretation of codes requirements on site often vary and in many cases lead to code violations that may go undetected by the county or city inspectors. Due to the scope of their inspection and case load, City or County inspectors do not detect all code violations nor do they have enough time to do the type inspection of a professional Home Inspector. We average 2 to 4 hours per inspection, compared to 15 minutes for the City or County inspectors.
We conduct two types of construction monitoring inspections; (1) 2 phases which includes the framing at rough-in stage before any drywall is installed and the final inspection when all phases are said to be complete. (2) 3 phase construction monitoring includes the foundation before any backfill has been installed as well as site preparation plus the framing and final. With the 3 phases, we basically take it from start to finish. This program requires a minimum of 8 trips to the site during the construction process. Our consulting services are included in both construction monitoring programs. No matter which construction monitoring program you choose, you will need to discuss your plans with us before any construction. This will allow us to advise you on other issues concerning your homes construction that might make your home more comfortable and convenient for you.
Condominiums, Town Houses, and Duplexes:
Condominiums, Town Houses, and Duplexes have additional code requirements. If you are buying one of these dwellings, make sure you have it inspected by a certified Home Inspector.