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Inspection Types

Home Inspection

HIA’s 1,600+ point inspection exceeds the standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors, the oldest and most respected association in the industry. A 40-90-page report with pictures, with a summary separated into five major categories is emailed the same day of your home inspection. (Sample report)

We thoroughly inspect all major components of the property and advise clients about any future anticipated maintenance as well as any safety related items. A standard home inspection includes a full evaluation of all of the following:

  • Exterior walls, Siding & Trim
  • Roof and Gutters
  • Furnaces and AC Units
  • Electrical System
  • Water Heaters
  • Kitchens & bars (including appliances)
  • Foundation & Structure
  • Grading & Landscaping
  • Driveways & Sidewalks
  • Decks, Patios & Porches
  • Stairs & handrails
  • Grounds & Retaining Walls
  • Attics, Ventilation & Insulation
  • Interior Floors, Walls & Ceilings
  • Doors and Windows
  • Plumbing Systems & Fixtures
  • Bathrooms
  • Basements, Crawl spaces & Slabs
  • Sump Pumps
  • Garages & Carports

Consultation / Walk & Talk / Major systems inspection

If you are in a competitive bidding situation and don’t want to spend money or time for a full inspection, we offer a one-hour, consultation that will uncover any potential show-stoppers. We inspect the exterior walls, roof, foundation, attic, HVAC systems, plumbing system, electrical service and panel – verbal only, no report – $299

Pre-drywall / New home

A pre-drywall inspection is very important time in the construction process – it is the last possible time to find defects, improper construction techniques or safety hazards. Once the drywall is installed, all existing problem will be hidden. These defects will eventually show up and result in big expenses and inconvenience. The builder’s warranty lasts only one year. Since homes are built much faster these days, it is becoming more common for deficiencies to go unnoticed. Most people are under an impression that the county building inspectors will uncover all defects, however, due to staff shortage, most county inspectors spend only few minutes at each lot. We devote between two to three hours on site, inspecting all components of the house and its systems. We take photos of all defects we find and provide you with a detailed report that you can forward to the builder for repairs. (Sample Report)

We can uncover the following:

  • Improper load transfers, missing lateral supports
  • Damaged, Moldy, or Improperly Cut framing
  • Improperly installed house wrap
  • Improper Protection for plumbing pipes
  • Improperly installed beams and headers
  • Missing Air Seal
  • Missing Fire Stopping
  • Improper Protection for wires
  • Improper sealed, secured or damaged ducts
  • Foundation Damage
  • Defective or Missing Materials
  • Potential Water Intrusion Areas

Final Inspections (to furt patri pod Pre-drywall / New home)

Avoid potential headaches and potential repairs BEFORE moving into your new home! We perform a final inspection once your builder is 100% finished, BUT, before your settlement!

One-year Warranty Inspection (to furt patri pod Pre-drywall / New home)

Call us before your One-year builder’s warranty expires and avoid getting stuck with undetected defects that your builder should repair! Identify problems with a third-party inspection that documents all problems you’ve found since you moved in, as well as any other issues that you may not be aware of.

Pre-listing inspection

Considering selling your home? Get the benefit of eliminating any problems, before you put your home on the market! We will help you reveal any potential problems with your home that might come up during a home inspection, delaying your transaction or losing a potential buyer altogether. You will be able to resolve any problems at your own schedule.   Armed with this information, you will be in a better position to sell your home faster at and at a highest possible price.  And, you will save thousands of dollars when negotiating your contract!

We will help you:

  • reduce time on the market
  • Avoid unexpected issues which could delay or void a sale completely
  • Give you time to make repairs at reasonable costs, because you will have time to get several estimates
  • Add selling points to your listing
  • Reassures the buyer that your home was well maintained
  • You can also offer the professional report to your potential buyer that will make your home stand out

Maintenance inspection

We all take our cars for an annual maintenance, but our biggest, investment doesn’t receive that same treatment until there is a larger problem that could have been avoided or at least limited. A Maintenance Inspection will help you prioritize any needed repairs, that if neglected, could result in more damage and as a result, more $$$.  We will create a roadmap for future upkeep by identifying areas of overdue, improper or inadequate maintenance. Be proactive in protecting your biggest investment!

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