Buying a home is one of the largest investments you'll ever make. Let us help make sure its the right investment by providing you a thorough review of the condition of the property prior to closing. We'll inspect the physical structure and systems of the house for any areas of concern, ranging from minor maintenance recommendations to costly structural defects and safety hazards. After the inspection, we'll provide a detailed digital report that concisely outlines our findings and even provides a customizable repair request, allowing you to easily select items to negotiate with the seller. Our goal is to help ease the stress of home buying by providing you with the information you need.
Avoid surprises by having a home inspection to uncover any unknown deficiencies before listing the house for sale. Our detailed assessment can help prioritize repair items prior to listing, reduce negotiations and avoid delays in the selling process.
New homes are only as good as the people who built it, and lets face it, mistakes happen. Having a home inspection on your new construction can help catch issues early on and allow the builder to fix them before they become bigger problems down the road. Common inspection finding on new homes include leaks, foundation cracks, improper grading/drainage, and improper wiring.
We always recommend our new construction package, consisting of three inspections at different stages of the process - before drywall goes up, right before closing, and before your warranty expires.
The best time to inspect the guts of the home is before insulation and drywall is installed. This allows us to see what's behind the walls and catch issues before they're covered up. In addition, correcting any problems at this stage of the build is often much easier than waiting until the home is complete.
ONE YEAR WARRANTY INSPECTION
Most builders include a one-year warranty with new homes, allowing time for the house to settle and adjust to normal living conditions. This is a crucial inspection for new homes, since many issues may not become evident until systems are subjected to normal use. It's also the last opportunity to bring any concerns to the builder and have them addressed while still under warranty. We recommend scheduling this inspection at the 11 month mark to give time for necessary repairs.
MANUFACTURED HOME FOUNDATION INSPECTION
For manufactured homes, lenders typically require a permanent foundation certification by a licensed professional engineer to ensure it meets HUD guidelines. We offer manufactured home foundation inspections with our in-house engineer to verify the home meets the guidelines of the Permanent Foundations Guide for Manufactured Housing handbook. We'll evaluate the home's foundation and provide a report to meet the requirements of FHA, VA and other types loans.
HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
We offer maintenance inspections for a regular check-up on your home's structure and systems. This can help protect your investment by proactively identifying issues before they become emergencies and by providing maintenance tips to keep your systems running smoothly.
Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless and radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. It permeates from the soil and concentration levels can vary greatly from one house to the next. To help protect your health, we highly recommend radon testing for any home purchase, using our continuous radon measurement devices.
WATER QUALITY TESTING
It's important to ensure your home has clean water, free of bacteria and harmful contaminants. That's why we highly recommend water quality testing, particularly if your water is supplied from a private well. We'll collect a water sample and submit it to a state certified laboratory for analysis. Results from the laboratory will typically be available within 5 business days.