Commercial (retail, office, industrial) buildings
Standards of Practice for Inspections
- Appliances – Built-in
- Ceilings and floors
- Doors (interior & exterior)
- Electrical systems – Service entrance conductors, service panel and branch circuits
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems (including all ducts).
- Lot grading and drainage
- Plumbing systems
- Porches, decks, and carports
- Roof covering/shingles and flashings
- Roof structure and attic area
- Sidewalks and driveways
- Water heater(s)
- Walls and exterior cladding
- Other items listed and required in the “Standards of Practice” of the Texas Administrative Code
Why you should get an inspection on a new home
New construction home inspections can provide assurance that the home has no hidden issues.
11 month home inspections insure issues are fixed prior to warranty expiration.
Pre – purchase inspections allow issues to be identified prior to the close of the sale.
Any causes for concern can be addressed before they result in costly repairs.
Peace of mind.
Before purchasing your home this inspection will allow you to find any issues, needed repairs, or causes for concern with the current state of the home. This is the most common inspection and our reports have saved our clients money by bringing issues to light and giving them the information to renegotiate a better price on the property.
11 Month Warranty Inspections
Most New Construction homes will come with a 12 month builders warranty. With our 11 Month Warranty Inspection, we will inspect the homes components that are covered under your warranty to make sure you are able to get any areas of concern addressed before the expiration of that warranty.
New Construction Inspections
Having a complete and comprehensive walkthrough with a home inspector before the completion of a new home is a valuable decision. It is highly advised to invest in this type of inspection while you have the chance. A contractor may not always have your best interest at heart and its best to lean on the guidance and advice of an unbiased professional concerning your new home. This choice provides you with peace of mind and the potential to save you large sums in your future investment.
Termite (WDI/WDO) Inspections
Many buyers are surprised to learn that there is always a risk of termite infestation or damage regardless of the type of structure. This is because every building will have some wooden components that could always potentially be at risk. Even new homes are at risk for this type of damage so make sure to ask if the home has received any type of termite prevention pretreatment or preventative. New homes can be built with termite resistant wood or treated to prevent future infestation and damage.
We are certified by the State of Texas to inspect for WDI (wood destroying insects) and WDI (wood destroying Insects). We inspect for the following:
- Termite mud tunnels
- Swarming termites (Winged termites)
- Carpenter Ants
- Powder post beetle
- Carpenter Bee activity
Thermal Infrared Inspections
Thermal infrared inspections are a non-invasive and non-destructive approach to proactive maintenance. This proven method allows you to monitor any encroaching failures in electrical or mechanical equipment. This proactive inspection with use of technology is a sensible investment to protect against hazards and give you much less cause for future concerns.
- Quick detection of problems without service interruption
- Documented energy savings
- Increased safety and reduced fire risk
- Significant reduction in unscheduled power outages
- Minimized preventative maintenance and troubleshooting time
- OEM warranty protection
- Reduced insurance premiums
Swimming Pool / Spa inspections
A pool or spa is, of course, a great amenity to any home and provides us with a place to relax and or cool of in the Texas heat. However, if poorly constructed or improperly maintained they can also be a potential risk to the value and stability of your home. We are certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) to perform these types of inspections and are among the few companies that have both our CPO (Certified Pool Operators) and CPI (Certified Pool Inspectors) certifications.
- Pool/spa placement and protection (fences, gates, proximity to electrical outlets)
- Vessel and coping (deck surface condition and coping)
- Equipment (light, GFCI devices, pump, filter, heater, controls, skimmer)
- Equipment operation (operation of the pump, inspect for visible leaks, filter pressure, operation of spa blower)