In both new and older homes and commercial properties, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have a professional building inspection. We are licensed by New York State and trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.
In today's market, you need every advantage to sell your home or commercial building at the price you set. Whether you are selling your property on your own or using a realtor, it is always prudent to have a professional home inspection. Having a pre-sale real estate inspection can help keep your property competitive and prepare you for negotiation.
What is covered in an inspection?
- Exterior facade of the property including trim and fascia
- Walks, driveways, patios, decks
- Foundation walls and structure
- Evidence of termites
- Plumbing and hot water system
- Heating systems
- Central air conditioning systems
- Electrical system
- Windows, skylights, and doors
- Attic, roof, and insulation
- Interior walls, ceilings, floors
- Garage or carport
In a new home or commercial building, the quality of construction may not be what it used to be some years ago. Therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality property that you've dreamed about.
Court Expert Witness
We are qualified as a court expert witness for construction litigation. We have experience in arbitration, mediation, and resolution of building deficiency and damage conflict.
Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property which can alert you to possible problems.
We use the Neighborhood Environmental Report (NER) as a quick and easy way to check for environmental issues that might be on a property or in the surrounding area and may indicate a cause for concern. We can provide the report in conjunction with our other services, such as a real estate or mold inspection, or on its own.
With the NER our inspector looks for a property's proximity to things like:
- Leaking underground storage tanks
- Hazardous waste sites
- "Superfund" sites
- Department of Defense Sites
- "Meth Labs"