Just a few examples of what we look for. Click on the photo to enlarge, and to read the comments. 

We overlay arrows & text in the actual report. 
GARAGE DOOR ISSUES
GARAGE DOOR ISSUES

These old wooden garage doors are very heavy, and more times than not, rotten. Frame finger joints tend to separate. They often show misalignment when closed and sag when up. Best to replace these with a good quality aluminum door.

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POOR QUALITY ROOF CONVERSION
POOR QUALITY ROOF CONVERSION

This home had wood shakes originally. The roofer tore those off, but left the spaced boards, and then installed plywood on top. The new plywood was poorly installed, very few fasteners, and no permit was pulled. Regardless of what your roofer tells you, this type of material change requires a permit. So you don't end up with this.

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SOIL, FOUNDATION PROBLEMS
SOIL, FOUNDATION PROBLEMS

This poor front porch assembly sunk over the years. It's unsafe, and needs full replacement. Often times, older home foundation areas are either undersized, or not well built. Soil is a factor and must be prepared properly.

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GARAGE DOOR ISSUES
GARAGE DOOR ISSUES

These old wooden garage doors are very heavy, and more times than not, rotten. Frame finger joints tend to separate. They often show misalignment when closed and sag when up. Best to replace these with a good quality aluminum door.

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS. Our inspection provides industry-leading review of all the major systems. They EXCEED the Standards of the two leading national organizations. Why? Because minimum standards don't cut it.  

We understand the importance of catching the concerns the first time- so you can make the important fact-based decisions you need to, before closing. This keeps YOU in the driver's seat and can help with negotiations. We use Horizon software- a state of the art platform designed to provide highly professional, easy to use reports. Our inspections and ethics exceed the minimum requirements set forth by the two popular national organizations, due to an adherence to the higher standards set forth in HAHI, and out of a higher level of care for the client. Our typical full service inspection covers *review of:    

  • ROOFING 

  • EXTERIOR & GROUNDS

  • STRUCTURAL 

  • ELECTRICAL 

  • PLUMBING

  • INTERIORS

  • APPLIANCES

  • INSULATION & VENTILATION

  • HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)

*Except where not applicable in a condominium setting. 

Also provided, at no extra charge: 

  1. Temperature readings (Hot water, refrigerators, attics, air conditioning supply & return, etc.)

  2. Moisture testing for suspect areas

  3. Thermal imaging for suspect areas.

  4. Drone photography (Houses and townhouses- airspace, weather & association permitting)

  5. Additional photos as needed for your use. 

We spend whatever time is necessary to do the job right. NO rushed inspections, NO vague comments, NO guesses, and MORE photos than you might care to see. All neatly arranged in an electronic report .pdf format that is easy to use and understand. Buy, or sell with confidence. 

 

It's your day, your inspection. We want you there!

 

Our inspector invites the Client to attend the inspection, so you have the best possible understanding of the home you are buying or selling. It's better if you are there, because discussing our concern in person (and showing it to you) will help you understand things much better. And, it's a great way to spend some time in your home you may not have otherwise, before you close. (COVID-19 CDC / social distancing guidelines apply. The inspector is fully vaccinated).

 

After delivery of the report, the inspector stands ready to assist with questions or concerns. The goal is to help you make an educated decision, on what is most likely the largest financial transaction in your lifetime. Seasoned buyers will appreciate our candor, and experience.  

 

We respect everyone's time and prefer to do it right. 

 

We provide a review of the inspection after we complete it, however we do not produce reports on site like some following the inspection. Why? We don't want to hold everyone up. And, we prefer to spend more time on the report, so we can provide an even more responsible report. Our reports are generally available in 24-48 hours, and again, our client is welcome to attend the inspection. Rush services are available for a reasonable additional fee. 

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REPORT SAMPLES, ACTUAL INSPECTIONS

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1.) Older condominium

2.) Newer condominium

3.) Older house 

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