New Home Inspection
New home inspections play an important role when
After an occupancy permit has been issued for your home, and the electrical power, water supply, gas supply (if applicable), and other additional equipment have been turned on, it is advisable you request a new home inspection. You will want to have the inspection completed prior to closing, so any defects can be brought to the builder’s attention. This allows the builder
What’s Included in the Inspection?
Site: A check of the site grading & drainage, retaining walls, walkways, driveways, patios, decks, porches, fencing, gates.
Structure: An evaluation of the exterior walls, parapets, trim, chimney, foundation, slabs
Attic/Roof: Review of access provisions, insulation, ventilation, framing, roof surface, flashing, penetrations, drainage, overhangs, gutters & downspouts.
Garage: Evaluation of the overhead vehicle door, automatic opener, fire separation.
Plumbing: A review of the accessible main piping, distribution piping, waste & vent piping, fuel system, water heater, laundry connection.
Heating/Cooling: A check of the type, condition, distribution/duct system, filters, thermostat.
Electrical: Evaluation of the service entrance, system capacity, panels, circuitry, wiring, outlets & switches.
Interior: Review of doors, windows, flooring, walls & ceiling, fireplace, closets, stairs.
Kitchen: Looking at cabinets & counters, sink, faucet, garbage disposal, dishwasher, range, oven, some built-in appliances.
Bathrooms: A check of cabinets & counters, sinks, faucets, tubs, showers, toilets, ventilation.
A pre-purchase inspection should be performed by a licensed inspector to weigh your decision on the purchase of an existing home. Home purchase contracts will often contain a provision for a home inspection and certain stipulations concerning the condition of various home systems and components. Protect your investment by arming yourself with the knowledge you will obtain with a thorough pre-purchase home inspection offered by Timber and Stone Home Inspection.
Before you place your home on the market, allow me to assist you in performing a pre-listing inspection. This inspection will address possible maintenance issues, major and minor defects, safety concerns which may make the process of selling your home quite time-consuming. As well with this pertinent knowledge of your home, the direction needed may enhance its value and the time it takes to sell. Protect your investment and improve your awareness of your home with an inspection by Timber and Stone Home Inspection.
Many insurance companies require a 4-Point Inspection for homeowner’s insurance and renewals for an existing policy on an older home. The “four points” covered in this limited inspection include the four vital systems of the home: the roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. This inspection identifies their components, determines their age, and assesses their overall condition.
Septic System Inspection
A functional flow evaluation of the septic system will be checked during the inspection. If applicable to the specific septic system, a visual examination of the transfer tanks will be performed. Any issues during the functional flow evaluation and or during the visual examination I can and will advise you on some further steps to take to remedy the problem.
Private Well Inspection
Private wells that are constructed properly are usually safe, but problems can occur that can introduce contaminants into the water supply. I’ll check your private well for basic structural issues and take a sample to test it for lead, microbial pollutants, and dangerous chemicals upon the customer’s request.
HVAC Video Inspection Scope
An HVAC scope is a video inspection of the HVAC supply and
Sewer Video Inspection Scope
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank. A lateral sewer line is a privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer line, HOA tap, or septic tank. Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of. For example, if there is a damp depression in the lawn above the sewer line, or if there is backflow into the home, or if contaminants have been discovered in the potable water supply, a sewer scope inspection can be critical to identifying and confirming these problems, which must be addressed immediately.
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