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Finding a new home can be exhilarating, but nothing's worse than buying your dream home, moving in, and finding out that there are serious issues. So make sure your experience is a positive one with a Buyers Inspection service from Forefront Inspections.
- Reduce your worries and concerns by getting an unbiased inspection assessing safety, major, and potential issues.
- You'll know the condition of your prospective new home and will be able to make an informed decision.
- Offer the right price based on the true condition of the home.
- Know what to expect once you move in and what to plan for in the years to come.
With a Forefront inspection, you'll receive a detailed, comprehensive report that explains the condition of the home's structural elements, major systems and components. I will answer any questions you may have about your home so you can make your purchasing decision with confidence.
COMPONENTS INCLUDED IN A HOME INSPECTION
Structural Systems-Foundation, Columns, Beams, Truss, Rafters, Joists, Tofu Blocks, Footings, Straps, Anchors, Strong Ties, Slabs, Post Tension, Etc.
Roof Coverings-Tile, Asphalt, Fiber Cement, Slate, Clay, Modified Bitumen, Metal (standing seam, corrugated, aluminum shingle), Wood Shake and Shingle
Gutters and Roof Drainage Systems
Plumbing Systems DWV (drain waste venting)
Electrical Systems-Service, Grounding, Main, Distribution, Auxiliary and Branch Systems, PV, Outlets, AFCI, GFCI, Etc.
Interiors-cabinets, doors, windows, flooring, ceilings, walls, egress/ingress
Appliances-washer, dryer, cooktop, oven, dishwasher, venting systems, microwaves, dishwasher, disposal, doorbell, etc.
Heating Systems-Gas and Wood Fireplaces, Chimney, Heat Pumps, Electrical Radiant, Etc.
AC Systems-Central, Chilled Water, Split, Window Air Conditioning
Insulation & Ventilation-Solar, Whole House, Cross, Upper and Lower, Gable, Eyebrow, Soffit and Ridge Ventilation
Flashings-Drip Edge, Plumbing Vent, PV, Solar, Electrical Service Mast, Step, Z, Roof Penetrations, Etc.
Chimneys-Manufactured, Brick, etc
Flashings & Trim-Z, Drip, Capillary Breaks, EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems)
Entryway Doors & Windows
Garage Door Operators & Safety Devices-pressure and photo sensors
Decks, Balconies and Guardrails
Steps, Stringers, Posts and Handrails
Driveways, Walkways, and Patios
Moisture can cause major property damage and health issues. I use thermal cameras, moisture meters, and my years of experience to verify if there is moisture intrusion. I do my best to identify the source of the moisture with years of experience in plumbing, building, roofing, and grading systems.
Prices are based on the extent of the inspection and if a report is requested
Flir Thermal camera technology allows a non-intrusive view of problems that are unable to be seen by the naked eye (active leaks, missing insulation, electrical issues, plumbing leaks, appliances, etc.). Thermal equipment is used to determine suspect areas.
No additional charge for Thermal inspections if done with the home inspection
Drone inspections are and invaluable tool to inspect roofs and other roof systems. I go on all roof types including (asphalt shingles, concrete tiles, metal, wood shake and shingle, etc) unless it's deemed unsafe. I will only use the drone to enhance my inspection, not as a substitute from physically going onto the roof.
No additional charge for drone inspections if included with the home inspection
Re-Inspection is a revisit to determine if previously identified issues have been completed in a workmanlike manner.
I review the original inspection report and evaluate issues that are in question specified by our customer and Realtor. I will review the issues and provide you with a report which indicates status of the corrected issues and what still needs to be repaired, identified during the original inspection.
Prices are based on the amount of items to re-inspect and the duration
NEW CONSTRUCTION & BUILDERS WARRANTY INSPECTION
Builder warranties expire one year after closing. Our Builder’s Warranty Inspection provides you with a punch list for you to give to your builder before your one-year new home warranty expires. Most new construction buyers don't opt to get the property inspected before they move in because of the warranty, but most of the issues I find will show up and cause issues after the warranty expires.
The Inspection is as detailed and thorough as the home inspection including all of the components of the home plus shared and common areas near the property (if the property has an HOA or AOAO). These areas (exterior, driveways, walkways, exterior siding, fencing, etc.) may not be your responsibility but may effect your property or occupants safety.
Prices are based on the size of the property.