Inspections

Custom Home and Commercial 

All inspections are done by Certified ASHI Inspectors (American Society of Home Inspectors) to insure the quality of your customized home inspection. Our Inspections are a comprehensive full home inspection analysis report of areas visible to inspection, which has been designed particularly for home-buyers.

The report covers a variety of areas that buyers and sellers are normally not aware of until after the purchase.

By having an inspection report it could help protect both parties from possible legal liabilities. Not only will the report identify problem areas, but also an awareness of how your future home is constructed

There is an average of 30 to 45 pages of report, up to 25 plus different sections, and consist of numerous items, which are inspected. The report is NOT MERELY GENERIC INSPECTION OR A CHECK OFF SHEET,, but a Customized home analysis report, which is designed for easy identification.

A lot of thought and preparation has been put into our inspection reports so that the average home-buyer would be aware of not only any structural problems which could exist, but also the overall condition, construction and quality of the home.


WE HAVE COMPLETED OVER 9,500 INSPECTION REPORTS.


IF YOUR LENDER REQUIRES A PEST REPORT

ALL OUR INSPECTIONS INCLUDE A PEST REPORT BY A LICENSED PEST APPLICATOR

The Home Inspection Report is a full Computer Generated detailed report which states not only the condition, but also the types of materials used, such as framing joist, insulation R-Values to note energy efficiency, heating, electrical, plumbing and many other items that went into building this structure. This report is designed to inform the buyer of the condition and integrity of the components that have been used to construct your future home.

This is a visual evaluation of reasonably accessible areas of the structure, not intended to be a structural or engineering report. Home Inspection analysis reports include, but are not limited to:

  • FULL PEST & DRY-ROT INSPECTION: To include but not limited to; visual dry-rot damage, general pest and structural pest inspection. Refer to pest control and mold investigation section.
  • ATTIC & ROOF INSPECTION: To include but not limited to; type and condition of roofing material, roof sheathing, roof/attic framing, moisture, evidence of fungal growth, ventilation and attic/roof insulation.
  • BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE: The inspectors use the International Residential Codes (IRC) and CODE CHECK as reference points only and not for code compliance.
  • CABINETS: To include but not limited to; type of cabinets, condition of cabinets, countertops and all built-in appliances.
  • CHIMNEY/FIREPLACE: To include but not limited to; masonry fireplaces, wood stoves, zero-clearance fireplaces, zero-clearance gas fireplaces, pellet stoves, chimneys, chimney draft, hearth extensions and surrounds. Also check wood stoves and fireplaces are equipped with an exterior air supply to assure proper fuel combustion.
  • CRAWL-SPACE/FOUNDATION: To include but not limited to; type of foundation, depth of foundation, settlement, cracks & erosion, water seepage, drainage around foundation, type and size of floor joist, type of sub-floor decking, type and size of bearing supports, bottom plate, anchor bolts, visqueen ground cover, moisture, floor joist and/or foundation insulation, pipe insulation, crawl-space clearance, evidence of fungal growth, foundation ventilation, insects and sump-pump if applicable.
  • EXTERIOR/INTERIOR DOORS: To include but not limited to; type and size of doors, condition of doors, hardware on doors, fit and weatherstripping.
  • ELECTRICAL: To include but not limited to; visual inspection of the exposed wiring and plug receptacles, Service size, voltage, amperage, grounding, polarity, wiring material, loose/hanging exposed wiring, ground fault interrupter (GFCI), circuit breakers and fuses.
  • GENERAL STRUCTURE: To include but not limited to; visual for asbestos and lead, exterior wall framing, insulation, floor covering, interior wall and ceiling finish, interior trim, built-in cabinets, stairs, fireplaces, evidence of moisture, evidence of mold, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and vacuum system.
  • GUTTER SYSTEM: To include but not limited to; types of gutters, downspouts, elbow extensions, drainage away from foundation and leakage at gutter system.
  • HOME SAFETY INSPECTIONS: To include but not limited to; guard railing on open sides of stairways, raised floor areas, balconies and porches, hand railing, gripping surface, spacing between balusters, tread width & height, smoke detectors, carbon Monoxide detector, tempered glass panels where needed, egress codes, tempered glass panels and ground fault interrupter (GFCI) be located in areas that have potential of electrical shock.
  • HVAC SYSTEM: To include but not limited to; age of system, energy efficiency rating, check basic operations, check for exterior air supply to assure proper fuel combustion and reduce risk of carbon monoxide gas build-up and type of ducting if applicable.
  • MOLD/FUNGAL GROWTH (VISUAL ONLY): To include but not limited to; visual inspection a accessible areas for fungal growth. Note some fungal growth can take different forms and be characterized as allergens, pathogens and/or toxic gens which can provoke allergic or could represent a serious health threat on a large segment of the population. Most fungal growth flourish in the presence of moisture which form of cellulose materials, such as wood and drywall and are potentially toxic- genetic. For a more detailed mold inspection and testing if necessary, suggest consulting (D. Quinn Const., Inc.) a Certified (ACAC) Residential Mold Inspector/ESA CMIA Certified Mold Inspector and Assessment. Refer to mold investigation section.
  • OPERATION OF BUILT-IN APPLIANCES: To include but not limited to; general operations of built-in appliances.
  • PLUMBING: To include but not limited to; visual inspection of plumbing areas, type of plumbing water pipes, waste pipes, waste pipe drainage, water pressure, leaks, surge bang, refrigerator plumbing, mineral deposits, pipe insulation and lift stations in applicable.
  • EXTERIOR: To include but not limited to; type of siding, condition of siding, exterior flashing, exterior trim, soffit/eve’s, earth/wood contact and vegetation to structure.
  • WEATHERIZATION/INSULATION: To include but not limited to; air infiltration around door and windows, loose or tight fit of doors and windows.
  • WINDOWS: To include but not limited to; type of windows, windows condition, windows glazing, tempered glass panels (where required per safety standards), window tint, screens, caulking, latches, window operations, storm windows, skylights and egress building standards.
  • WOOD DECK & PATIO: To include but not limited to; type of patio, check patio for cracks, type of decking, condition of decking, deck joist, bearing support for deck structure, type of deck railing, check deck railing for building safety standards, stairs and patio covers.
  • ROOM BY ROOM INSPECTION: To include but not limited to; complete inspection of each room.

 

Our Company believes that each new house purchased is considered as your new dream home. For this reason, the integrity of each report is very important to us and that is why we put you first.