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We offer the following types of inspection services. The prices for our services is listed on our Fees page.

Services Provided

  •  Buyer's Home Inspections
    In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to get a professional home inspection. I am trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners, and to identify which require immediate attention. This is the most common inspection performed typically for the real estate transaction.
  •  Seller's Home Inspections
    Seller Inspections (or Pre-Listing Inspections) are normally performed by the Seller prior to listing the home on the real estate market, but it can also be performed while the home is actually listed. The earlier the Seller has this inspection performed, the more time they will have to make needed or wanted repairs. This will reduce the likelihood of a long list of repairs from the Buyer, which in turn will speed up the sale and closing process. All Pre-Listing inspection reports are completed the same day as the inspection and e-mailed or faxed to the client.
  •  New Construction (Phase) Inspections
    In a new home, many things can go wrong during construction and get overlooked. Therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process. There are 3 very important phases of home construction that need to be thoroughly inspected. The first phase is the foundation inspection. This is the very base that your house is built on. If there are issues relating to your foundation, your home's structural integrity will be compromised and will cost thousands of dollars if you find defects at a later date. The second phase is the pre-drywall inspection. This allows the inspection of everything that will soon be hidden by the walls and ceiling finishes. You want this inspected now, because any issues in these walls that is discovered later, will require the walls to be removed. The third and final inspection is performed when the home is complete.

This relatively inexpensive phased inspection protects your purchase, ensures current codes are being met, and guarantees the quality home that you've dreamed about by inspecting the structure before the walls are covered. My complete and detailed new construction inspection will provide an unbiased professional opinion of defects that should be corrected by the builder. Costs for these particular inspections will vary according to the number of visits, so please call for pricing. All reports are completed after each phase and will be completed the same day as the inspection.

  •  New Home Warranty Inspections
    Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new home construction. A warranty inspection is performed prior to the expiration of your newly built home warranty. It is used to take advantage of the features and benefits of your home warranty to assure that necessary repairs guaranteed under your builder's warranty are executed, should I discover any issues or problems. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you out-of-pocket later.
  •  Commercial Inspections (under 6,000 sf)
    A Commercial inspection is a detailed visual inspection of the building's structure and mechanical systems. I will be performing an objective examination of your prospective building and property to assure you that its existing condition meets your approval. Knowing the condition of a commercial building will allow you to budget more accurately and provide for expenditures down the road -- whether it's a new roof, HVAC or simply maintenance or safety-related items.

    Chances are you've either already made a large investment or you're about to and if you didn't have the building inspected before you finalize your closing, you may have to dig further into your pocket later in order to bring the building back up to today's standards. I fully understand that you have a business to run. The last thing you need (as a Buyer or property manager) is surprises. Whether you own, are about to lease, or are purchasing a commercial building, don't wait until you move in to find out what condition the building's systems and components are really in.

    I will slowly walk you through any commercial property and show you what you are actually getting into and what might be required to bring your property into current code compliance.

  •  Bank Loan (Draw) Inspections
    Bank Loan Inspections are required by most all Lending Institutions to determine the amount of work that has been completed at a construction site so that the Borrower (a Construction Company or Home Builder) can draw on their loan. I provide this inspection service to construction lenders. I act as the eyes and ears for Lending institutions that are prepared to commence on a partial payment of a construction loan for residential and commercial buildings. I basically report on the current condition of a construction site by providing Lenders with an accurate snapshot of each building that is under construction or ready for renovation.


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04/20/2008 12:46:53