Realtors Choice Home Inspections

Inspection Services

What to Expect

Whether you’re buying or selling a home or making improvements to your current home, there is an inspection you need to gain useful and valuable information. Let me help educate and arm you to make the best informed decision for you and your family.

Gain knowledge about the current state of the home and how to protect and ensure proper life expectancy of each system by routine maintenance:

  • Site characteristics (grading, drainage, paving)
  • Roof and it’s components
  • Building envelope
  • General exterior
  • Building frame and support
  • Basement/crawlspace
  • Attic
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Life safety/fire protection

Expect to learn all about the exterior and interior components during your commercial inspection. When completed, the inspection will leave you feeling empowered and confident to make the right decision for any commercial transaction in your future. Some areas covered are:

  • Site characteristics (grading, paving, utilities)
  • Building envelope and structural frame
  • Roof and it’s components
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Transportation systems throughout the building
  • Life safety/fire protection
  • Other interior and exterior elements

Certain inspections can be an add-on to a home or commercial inspection or a completely stand-alone inspection in itself. Those types of inspections include the following:

  • New Construction
  • Thermal imaging
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Pool/spa/sauna/hot tub
  • Lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems
  • Drone surveying
  • Home energy audits
  • Wood-destroying insects
  • Structural inspections

Being a licensed Professional Engineer specializing in structures allows me to help the homeowner in more ways than a typical home inspector would normally be able to do. Areas in which my services might be beneficial are:

  • Structural investigations for foundation movement
  • Structural repairs from deficiencies found in a home inspection report
  • Exterior decks
  • Home additions
  • Home renovations
  • Custom home design
  • Retaining wall design
  • Construction Administration
  • Permitting
  • Owner’s Representative

Buyer's Home Inspection

Comprehensive home inspection for the prospective buyer to alert and inform you about common defects in the home so you fully understand the investment and commitment you are about to make. Watch the short videos at the bottom of the page to gain more insight of what’s to come on your inspection and what happens after.

Seller's or Pre-Listing Home Inspection

For the prospective seller, this is a great way to get ahead of potential closing deal headaches by fixing repairs brought up in a typical home inspection. Having these problems fixed before a potential buyer sees the house allows the house to present better and saves precious time when attempting to sell your house. Please be aware that most home buyers will still have their own home inspection performed even if one has been done by the home owner. 

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Commercial Inspection

For the prospective buyer or tenant, this inspection will give you the knowledge to make the best informed decision to ensure your tenants or employees have a well functioning and safe place to work. This is a more involved process than a typical home inspection and sometimes a site visit is necessary before the full inspection can take place (also known as a walk through inspection). 

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New Construction Inspection

With the growing use of technology and sophisticated systems within our homes, it’s more necessary than ever to ensure a home is built the right way. New construction home inspections are tailored for every major milestone a house sees while it’s on its way to becoming a home. Grading/underground utilities/site preparation, foundation/basement construction, structural framing and roof construction, mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in’s, and insulation and drywall rough-ins and finals are all inspections that make sure all components and systems are installed correctly and that the house is a safe and well functioning home when the client moves in.

Thermal Imaging and Home Energy Audit

If you think your home isn’t as efficient as you think it should be, then you need this type of inspection the most. With a thorough investigation via thermal imaging and data collection of the major mechanical and electrical systems of the home, an energy report can be produced to show deficiencies throughout the home and suggest ways to improve efficiency which will drive down overall energy costs for the home and save you money. You can watch the video below to learn more or go HERE for Department of Energy information. 

Structural Engineering

Utilizing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), International Building Code (IBC), and ASCE-7, I can assure you that your building will be designed to take into account all code and safety parameters set in place by your local authority having jurisdiction. Using advanced computing software and finite element analysis models I can produce a high quality design tailored to fit your wants and needs, no matter how big or small. By sticking to my mission statement and core values, it will be evident that the client is first and foremost showcasing itself through my design.