Our company is a fully qualified to perform through and comprehensive residential inspections, we inspect sidewalk, walkways, exterior stairs, patio, deck, exterior walls and windows.
We inspect roof to ensure rafters are not sagging which may proof to be a very expensive repair. We check rubber shingles to identify number of layers on the roof, any roof with more than two layers will require additional expense when time comes to install new shingles. we check drainage systems.
We also inspect garage and driveways to view the house for possible runoff issue due to poor grading. We check sewer trap and water supply line to insure water supply line is copper and not lead as it is the case in so many old homes.
We check the heating system and hot water tank, We check main service electric line and view electric system throughout the house. We inspect structure system of the house, beams columns joists, we check foundation for visible stress and settlement cracks. We inspect interior walls, windows, We also check for termite damage and issue termite certificate when the house is free of any termite evidence.
We provide comprehensive written report in an easy to read essays format and not a check list items. Our company is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau for the past ten years. The followings is a list of main inspection categories.
RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTION DIAGRAM
|1. Gable Stud||21. Double Plate||41. Foundation Footing||61. Building Paper||81. Stair Tread|
|2. Collar Beam||22. Entrance Canopy||42. Paper Strip||62. Pilaster||82. Finish Stringer|
|3. Ceiling Joist||23. Garage Cornice||43. Drain Tile||63. Rough Header||83. Stair Rail|
|4. Ridge Board||24. Facia||44. Diagonal Sub Floor||64. Window Stud||84. Balusters|
|5. Insulation||25. Door Jamb||45. Foundation Wall||65. Cornice Moulding||85. Plaster Arch|
|6. Chimney Cap||26. Garage Door||46. Sill Plate||66. Facia Board||86. Mantel|
|7. Chimney Flues||27. Downspout Shoe||47. Backfill||67. Window Casing||87. Floor Joists|
|8. Chimney||28. Sidewalk||48. Termite Shield||68. Lath||88. Bridging|
|9. Chimney Flashing||29. Entrance Post||49. Window Well||69. Insulation||89. Lookout|
|10. Rafters||30. Entrance Platform||50. Grade Line||70. Wainscoting||90. Attic Space|
|11 .Ridge||31. Stair Riser||51. Basement Sash||71. Baseboard||91. Metal Lath|
|12. Roof Boards||32. Stair Stringer||52. Window Well||72. Building Paper||92. Window Sash|
|13. Stud||33. Girder Post||53. Corner Brace||73. Finish Floor||93. Chimney Breast|
|14. Eave Gutter||34. Chair Rail||54. Corner Stud||74. Ash Dump||94. Newel|
|15. Roofing||35. Cleanout Door||55. Window Frame||75. Door Trim-Casing||95. Plumbing System|
|16. Blind or Shutter||36. Furring Strips||56. Window Light||76. Fireplace Hearth||96. Heating System|
|17 .Bevel Siding||37. Corner Stud||57. Wall Studs||77. Floor Joists||97. Electric System|
|18. Gooseneck||38. Girder||58. Header||78. Stair Riser||98. Sewer System|
|19. Downspout Strap||39. Gravel Fill||59. Window Cripple||79. Fire Brick||99. Structural|
|20. Down spout Leader||40. Concrete Floor||60. Wall Sheathing||80. Newel Cap||100. Termite Inspection|