Similar to a Pre-Listing Inspection, a maintenance inspection is designed for current homeowners to identify parts of their home that are performing sub-optimally, or that may deteriorating. We can identify problems in and around your home to prevent a small problem from becoming a big, or more costly problem.
A Builder Warranty inspection looks at all the systems warranted by a builder prior to the warranty expiring. Make sure your home is operating optimally before you lose your ability to get the contractor to make the repairs.
Phased Construction Inspection:
A Phased Construction Inspection is a series of inspections performed for home-owners during the construction of a new home. These inspections are intended to ensure that all phases of a new-home construction are performed to the satisfaction of the contract documents. In general, there are four phases:
An inspection of the subgrade and reinforcing steel prior to placement of concrete, or grouting of block walls. We ensure the condition of the subgrade is acceptable to prevent differential settlement of your home, which cause cracks in foundation walls and basement floors.
2) Post Framing/Roof
This is performed after the framing is done, but before the electrical and plumbing are installed. This looks at structural members of the framing and roof to ensure that they are constructed to the requirements of the design drawings.
3) Pre Finished Wall (Pre-Drywall)
We get a look at the major systems before your finished walls goes up. During this inspection, we examine the electrical, plumbing, and any other installed systems. If there are any issues, safety or otherwise, the contractor can remediate them before the walls go up!
We perform this prior to closing to create a punch-list for the home buyer prior to making the final payment to the contractor. This provides some leverage to the home buyer to ensure the contractor properly finishes off the job and turns the home over in perfect working order. The home buyer would receive a full Home Buyer's Inspection report detailing conditions and deficiencies with the home.
Or are you just concerned about the structural stability of a specific area of a home you own, or are interested in purchasing?
For any of these issues, you might need a Structural Inspection. In a Structural Inspection, we will come to your home (or prospective home) and analyze the conditions of the support structures as well foundation.
Once an analysis is completed in our office and we determine the nature of the issue (if there is one), our NYS licensed Professional Engineers would provide you with a report detailing the conditions, and suggested remedial measures for you to provide to your contractor.
Types of inspections We Offer
Home Buyers Inspection:
The purpose of a Home Buyers Inspection is to establish the current conditions and uncover defects of a home and it's systems (electrical, plumbing, etc.) prior to purchase. This generally takes place after an offer has been accepted and usually required by banks to be performed prior to a house closing. The inspection will cover all major systems of a home to characterize the current condition of a home and identify major and minor deficiencies.
It includes a detailed report with photos, an executive summary of general conditions all deficiencies, and access to our NYS Registered Professional Engineer Inspectors for any follow-up questions regarding the report. Be confident that we won't leave you high and dry once the inspection is complete.
For a sample Home Buyers Inspection Report, click below.
In addition to serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties, our home inspectors provide home inspections in Ardsley, Beacon, Blooming Grove, Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Central Valley, Chester, Cold Spring, Cornwall, Cortlandt Manor, Croton on Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Fishkill, Fort Montgomery, Goshen, Harriman, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings on Hudson, Haverstraw, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Hillburn, Hopewell Junction, Jefferson Valley, Larchmont, Maybrook, Middletown, Monroe, Montgomery, Mount Kisco, Nanuet, New Rochelle, New Windsor, Nyack, Orangeburg, Ossining, Peekskill, Putnam Valley, Rye, Scarsdale, Sloatsburg, Somers, Stony Brook, Stony Point, Suffern, Tappan, Tarrytown, Thiells, Tuckahoe, Tuxedo Park, Vails Gate, Walden, Wappingers Falls, Warwick, Washingonville, West Haverstraw, West Nyack, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights.
A Pre-Listing Inspection would be performed by the owner of a home in preparation of listing a home for sale. The inspection itself would be a comprehensive as a Home Buyers Inspection, but the report would only include deficiencies found during the inspection. The advantage of getting a Pre-Listing Inspection for home owners preparing to sell is to identify issues that may arise after the prospective buyer's home inspection, which can cause re-negotiations, costly time-sensitive repairs, or even the deal to fall through.
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