Closing Inspection

This is the most common of all inspections as it is done on both new construction and resale homes. Our North Carolina licensed inspectors will examine and report on all components of the home. We carefully observe and test the following:

  • Structural Components
  • Roofing System
  • Exterior Components
  • Electrical System
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Insulation and Ventilation
  • Plumbing System
  • Interior Components
  • Appliances
  • Fireplaces
  • and more…

We will report and advise on their condition and potential for failure. We also describe the systems for the buyers and help them with proper operation and location of their elements. We will provide buyers with an education about your purchase.

Our unique system allows us time to carefully guide you through a tour of your house at the conclusion of the inspection allowing you the opportunity to ask questions. Note taking is not necessary as you will receive an extensive narrative report designed specifically for the home. (Not a checklist)

We go beyond the recommended standards because we believe that your buyers want to feel comfortable with their purchase. As an agent you can feel confident that we sensitive to what is truly important in an inspection so as not to burden the buyer with non-essential information.

Our goal is to protect the buyers investment and ensure a smooth transaction for both you as the agent and your clients.

New Construction Pre-Drywall

This is often a forgotten inspection because people don’t feel it’s as necessary as the pre-closing inspection or the 1 year warranty inspection. However, some of the most critical components of your home are hidden behind the walls.

Our Pre-Drywall Inspection evaluates the condition of your new home’s major systems – plumbing, HVAC, electrical, structural – prior to concealment.

The Shape of Things to Come

We conduct Pre-Drywall Inspections just prior to sheetrock installation. Typical issues include cracked and/or warped framing, damaged/crimped ductwork, improper notching of floor joists, and inadequate fire stop material between floors. These types of issues must be identified prior to installation of drywall; after drywall is added, the issues would be difficult to identity and very expensive to repair.

Our New Home Pre-Drywall Inspection is the first of our new construction inspections, which occur at predetermined times in the construction process; other phase inspections include our Pre-Sale or Walkthrough Inspection and our one year builders warranty.

What’s Included

Our New Home Pre-Drywall Inspection includes inspection of the mechanical and electrical rough-ins, including HVAC equipment, structure/framing, and electrical wiring. Our report includes high-resolution digital photos which are useful for reference long after framing has been obscured.

If we identify issues, we provide specific recommendations and next steps.

This inspection is beneficial because it will identify all the issues that could crop up after the drywall is installed including the electrical and plumbing.  Its value lies in the ability to rectify those concerns without having to tear up the drywall later.

Timing is tricky as every component behind the drywall should be complete.  However, we do not want to hold up the builder scheduling the drywall installation.  After you have scheduled your inspection, we should stay in touch while you communicate with the builder regarding timing.

One Year Warranty Inspection

Most builders offer a new construction one-year warranty which covers many aspects of repair and replacement throughout the house.

Now more than ever, homeowners of new construction properties are taking advantage of having a professional home inspection to assist in discovering unforeseen problems affecting their home.  We understand it is typical for various items within your home to change over a year’s time. Whether it is a structural, mechanical or cosmetic issue, it is common for them to develop in a recently built home.

We will work with you to determine whether any of these warranted issues have developed. In turn, a comprehensive, easy-to-read report detailing my findings is prepared for you to provide to your builder. It is then typically the builder’s responsibility to ensure that the items needing remedy will be dealt with appropriately.

Another reason to have a new construction warranty inspection is to receive helpful home maintenance and cost-saving tips regarding various systems throughout the home. Learning how to apply these techniques is important and can help minimize future problems or costly repairs. When you consider the investment you have made in your new home, a professional home inspection is a relatively inexpensive safeguard.

Radon Testing

Radon Is A Radioactive Gas, Every Home Should Have A Radon Test Done To Know The Radon Levels

Each year, it is responsible for more deaths than brain cancer, melanoma, or bone cancer. People in every state and in every country on the globe are exposed to it usually in their own homes. And while there are daily news reports about the quality of drinking water and warnings of pesticides in food, few people know about the simple, yet effective ways to protect themselves from radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.

Radon Gas is naturally produced during the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. You can’t see radon. You can’t smell radon and you can’t taste radon. Unlike carbon monoxide and many other home pollutants, radon’s adverse health effect, lung cancer, is usually not produced immediately. Thus you may be exposed to radon for many years without ever suspecting its presence in your home.

The USEPA action level for radon is 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). The risk of developing lung cancer at 4.0 pCi/L is estimated at about 7 lung cancer deaths per 1000 persons. That is why USEPA and IEMA recommends reducing your radon level if the concentration is 4.0 pCi/L or more.

What do the colors mean?

Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) (red zones) Highest Potential

Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones) Moderate Potential

Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones) Low Potential

The purpose of this map is to assist National, State, and local organizations to target their resources and to implement radon-resistant building codes. This map is not intended to be used to determine if a home in a given zone should be tested for radon. Homes with elevated levels of radon have been found in all three zones. All homes should be tested regardless of geographic location (per the EPA).

Testing is relatively inexpensive, easy and is the only way to know whether you are at risk. It is recommended that a radon test be performed on all home purchases.

Radon inspections can be performed as a stand alone test or in conjunction with any other inspections we offer. Call our office for details or schedule online.

Reports in 24 Hours or Less

With the pace of today’s markets and due diligence deadline’s looming you need your reports fast so you can negotiate before the clock runs out. That’s why we provide you and your clients with your report as quickly as possible.

New Construction Package

Buyers receive a comprehensive pre-drywall, pre-closing, and one year home warranty inspection for one low price. Although we give you a package price you pay at the time of each inspection. Our package simply locks you into the rates quoted.

Each inspections takes between 2-3 hours depending on the size of the home as well as systems to be inspected. After the inspection is complete, I will walk the property with you to review findings and answer questions. A comprehensive report will be provided within 24 hours.

*Package price for homes up to 3000 sq ft. For larger homes please call for pricing.