Inspection Services

Full Home Inspection

Buying or selling a home or business is a monumental endeavor, and we can help make sure the home inspection portion is complete, accurate, and delivered on time. Our pre-purchase home inspection is conducted in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Texas Real Estate Commission and the Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). It includes a thorough inspection of all major structural and mechanical components of a house. A home inspection will not reveal every concern that currently exists or that ever could exist, but only those material defects observed at the time of the inspection.

Phase Inspection

On a new construction house it is highly recommend to have a third party inspection company inspect the construction of the house at the Pre Dry wall phase.  This is the last point in the construction process where all of the framing, foundation, HVAC, Electrical, plumbing and weather barrier can be visually inspected before getting covered up by finish claddings.  I can most thoroughly inspect the house at this point and unlike many inspectors I have the hands on experience to properly navigate the house at this point to inspect every aspect of it.

Moisture Intrusion

Leaks happen.  Whether it is caused by age of the shingle, drainage issues, or design flaws. I specialize in discovering moisture throughout the structure as well as where it comes from.  Based on the findings of the inspection I then produce a report with efficient and effective repair recommendations to ensure the only water in the house is in the bathtub.

Thermography

Thermal imagining is not a new technology and is becoming a required tool for many reasons.  Thermal technology allows us to see the difference in temperature in the components of the house.  This gives us the ability to perform a much more in depth inspection and allows us the ability to see more than other inspectors and make better conclusions about the performance of the roof, the HVAC, the Electrical  and can even assist in location areas of water intrusion.

Foundations

Most inspectors use indications from the house to determine the performance of the foundation.  We take it a step further by using the Smartleveler Digital water level.  This tool allows us to accurately measure the foundation of the structure for level and report quantifiable data to support our conclusions.  This is immensely beneficial for a homeowner in a number of ways but primarily since we have data about the foundation at the time of inspection we can verify that data at any time.  If the house settles and cracks develop we can come out and remeasure the property to discover exactly how much and where the house has settled.

Commercial

Commercial buildings have many of the same components at residential homes only larger.  With extensive experience in the ADA remodeling field we can ensure not only the property is safe for employees but also for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, This is key for retail office and other locations.  When I inspect your commercial property you will receive information from one of the few inspectors who has done it before.

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Our Full Home Inspection Includes:

Structure

The structural components including foundation and framing.; the floor wall and ceiling structure, the under-floor crawl space, the roof structure and the attic.

Exterior

The exterior wall coverings flashing, and trim; all exterior doors, attached decks, balconies, stops, steps, porches, and associated railings; the eaves, softies, and fascias where accessible from the ground level; the vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building; walkways, patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances.

Roof System

The roof covering, the roof drainage system, the flashing, the skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.

Plumbing System

The interior water supply and distribution systems, including all fixtures and faucets.; the drain, waste, and vent systems, including all fixtures; the water heating equipment, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys; the fuel storage and fuel distribution systems; the drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.

Electrical System

The service drop; the service entrance conductors, cable, and raceways; the service equipment and main disconnects; the service grouping; the interior components of service panels and sub panels; the conductors; the over currant protection devices; a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles; and the ground fault circuit interrupters.

Heating System

The installed heating equipment; the vent systems; flues and chimneys.

A/C System

The installed central and through-wall cooling system equipment.

Interior

The walls, ceilings, and floors; the steps, stairways, and railings; the countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets; a representative number of doors and windows; garage doors and garage openers.

Insulation & Ventilation

The insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces; the ventilation of attics and foundation areas; the mechanical ventilation systems; describe the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.

Fireplaces/Solid Fuel-Buring Appliances

The system components, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

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