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Inspection Overview

A home cannot fail an inspection. It is not our position to pass or fail a home. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. We welcome you to accompany your inspector during the consultation or to be present for the overview, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspector will be more than happy to discuss your report after you have received it, if needed.

A thorough home inspection will include aspects of many of the following, as set forth by The Texas Real Estate Commission. 

~ Foundation Systems (slab on grade types and raised pier and beam types)

~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)

~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)

~ Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, sinks, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)

~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)

~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)

~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)

~ Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, masonry materials and other visible exterior related components)

~ Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)

~ Environmental Issues
~ Decks and Porches
~ Fireplaces
~ Overall Structure

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