Types of Inspections Available

Full Home Inspection Report

A beautiful, clean cover page begins the inspection report. An informative Summary will condense any found issues into a easily-read overview, followed by an informative Full report that includes descriptive photos, helpful illustrations and an easily read report.

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Summary Only Inspection Report

Some Situations call for a "Just Give me the Bottom Line" approach. These Clients are looking for the major details in a quick overview. I use this report as a Instant Field Report that can be left with the Client upon completing the Home Inspection, and then follow up with a full report available on the Web*.

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(*For those Clients that do not have Web access, I will happily deliver this Full Home Inspection Report within 24 Hours.)


Pre-Purchase Inspections

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you'll ever make. And it's a decision that will affect you for years to come. The process can be extremely stressful and confusing. And of course, there is always considerable risk involved when making such a large purchase decision. A professional home inspection will significantly reduce your risk and help make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful. We enjoy helping our clients in this process and providing critical information and superior customer service are our highest priorities.

A pre-purchase inspection is performed before the purchase of a property. It is usually completed after a formal offer is made. You should make sure that a pre-purchase contingency is in the sales contract. A pre-purchase inspection will reduce the risk of costly surprises and help in budgeting future costs associated with maintaining the home. The ultimate benefit of a pre-purchase inspection is that you will have a sound basis on which to make an informed decision regarding your investment in the home.

We encourage our clients to accompany us during the inspection. You should feel free to ask any questions you may have during the inspection process. The inspector will point out problems and explain them to you. Plus, we will provide routine maintenance tips needed to keep the house in top condition. This will help you to get the most benefit from the inspection and gain the best understanding of the systems that make up your home and how to maintain it.

After the inspection is completed, you'll receive a comprehensive report that is easy to understand. All critical information identified during the inspection will be included in the report. Armed with the information provided in our report, you can make your decision with confidence. 

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New Construction Inspection

The Chattanooga area continues to experience record growth in new home construction. If you are purchasing a brand new home, here are some of the reasons you should have the home inspected.

The building process is complex.
There are a large number of uncertainties when building a home. Was there adequate supervision and quality control?  Was there enough money in the budget to buy proper materials or hire the best contractors?  Did one subcontractor's work unintentionally compromise another's?  For these and other reasons, mistakes happen.

Municipal inspections are less reliable.
The volume of work given to municipal building departments does not allow for adequate time at the building site. A private inspection firm has the liberty to thoroughly inspect each aspect of the home. Many times municipal inspectors spend less than an hour on the job site during the entire building process, usually 10 minutes at a time. FULL DISCLOSURE HOME INSPECTION averages 2.5 to 3.5 hours.

Defects can be seen before they're concealed.
If you hire us before the drywall is installed, we are able to view systems concealed by walls and ceilings, including plumbing, electrical, and structural components.

Builders often fix what we find.
If defects are found early enough, there's a higher likelihood that the builder will correct them. 

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One-Year Builder's Warranty Inspection

Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. During the first year of home ownership, the buyer generally develops a "punch list" of items for the builder to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye so it is prudent to retain a home inspector to help you prepare a thorough list of items to submit to the builder while the home is under warranty and the repairs are the responsibility of the builder. 


Spending a little now could save you a lot later!!"