INSPECTION SERVICES

WHOLE HOME INSPECTIONS

When you schedule your home inspection with us, you are hiring experienced professionals. We have extensive training and experience in the building industry. It is our job to not only evaluate the condition of the house’s major systems and structural integrity but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be monitored.

PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

For sellers, a pre-listing inspection can save you a lot of avoidable trouble and stress, and maximize your profit. If you know there are items to fix, you can either repair or disclose them while preparing to list your home. Being forthright demonstrates that you are not hiding anything. Even better, being ahead of the curve with fixes before listing will present potential buyers with the best visual of their dream home. All home inspection services we provide are available for sellers, as they are for buyers.

  • Allows the seller to make repairs before listing the home
  • Helps the seller and/or their agent accurately price the home
  • Great marketing tool
  • Saves the seller money

NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS

We will perform a visual inspection of the construction and residence. A written report will be provided after each inspection. The final inspection takes place when construction is complete. We will provide you with a final written report identifying the defects that we observed.

  • PRE-POUR includes property line encroachment, building layout, check steel content and depth of footings, post-tension cables, plumbing and electrical stub out locations, visible water, and sewer lines.
  • PRE–SIDING phase includes window and door placement, window and door flashings, the functionality of windows, stud and other timber bowing or twisting.
  • PRE-DRYWALL includes rough plumbing and electrical, broken plumbing lines, nicked wiring, inadequate bracing, beams that over span their strength, HVAC duct work, bowed or cut studs, improper flashing, fire blocking, fixture backing.

COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS

If you own or manage a commercial property, it’s your job to make sure the building is safe for your customers and employees. The best way to do this is to get a commercial property inspection. We inspect office buildings, apartment complexes, restaurants, retail stores, storage facilities, and more.

LOG CABIN INSPECTIONS

When you are purchasing a log home, what is fixable and what is alarming? Here are four warning signs to look for during your log home inspection checklist.

  • Insects - Termites are the first thing buyers ask about. Log homes do not necessarily attract termites; those nasty critters love rotten and damp wood, which should not describe a home you are buying. But yes, if the logs touch the ground, you could have a problem.
  • Rot - This is usually caused by constant exposure to moisture. For instance, log homes more than 20 years old tended to be built with shallow overhangs. As a result, the lowest courses of logs get rained on, and even the corners are often dripped upon. These are the most likely places you will find rot.
  • Stain - Water should bead if splashed on to a good coat of stain. But if the coating is deteroriated, you can usually tell by looking at it. Is the stain splotchy? Can you see wood wearing through in places? Is it plain-old ratty looking?
  • Holes - Carpenter bees love logs. They love exposed wood even more. They don’t like stain, though, so a well-treated log home can be resistant. However, exposed ends seem to be the first surface they attack, as well as fascia boards (along the roof edges) and wooden soffits (underneath the roof overhang). Look for perfect half-inch round holes. An occasional hole is inevitable, but if you spot a number of holes, you might have a problem; the bees leave long tunnels inside the wood. Carpenter bees are very difficult to treat, especially if the holes are unreachable. If the log or fascia looks like something took a bite out of it (in other words, a big, irregular chunk is missing), this is probably woodpecker damage.