SERVICES

We provide many inspection services for Central Alabama and the greater Birmingham area. These have been sectioned to give you an idea of what to expect no matter what type of inspection you need. The first section will be an overview of what we inspect in a standard residential home inspection. This is what we specialize in and where we shine the most. We believe the extensive nature of our standard residential home inspection will suit the needs of the most particular home buyers. If you would like to view a sample report, you can do that here. If you would like to check for availability and get a free quote for your inspection, you can do that here or by clicking "Check Availability" at the top or bottom of this page. The following pictures were all pulled from actual reports.

 
 

RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTION


-AREAS OF INSPECTION-

Roof covering did not extend enough past roof line allowing water to wick into roof decking. Because of this, there is moisture damage ( wood rot ) at roof decking. See interior picture for extent and severity.

Roof covering did not extend enough past roof line allowing water to wick into roof decking. Because of this, there is moisture damage ( wood rot ) at roof decking. See interior picture for extent and severity.

roof covering and structure

Inspector shall inspect the following and report areas of concern:

  • Roof covering materials
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Vents, flashings, skylights, chimney, as well as any and all other roof penetrations
  • Structure and soundness of construction

Exterior

  • The exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim
  • Exterior doors
  • Adjacent walkways and driveways
  • Stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps
  • Porches, patios, decks, balconies, and carports
  • Railings, guards and handrails
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Windows
  • Vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property including drainage locations and possible adverse effects and moisture intrusion at structure.
Drip edge for left side trim is angled back towards house where caulk is missing. Recommend drip edge be adjusted, properly affixed and caulked as needed.

Drip edge for left side trim is angled back towards house where caulk is missing. Recommend drip edge be adjusted, properly affixed and caulked as needed.


Signs of moisture penetration including efflorescence (salt escaping masonry) and high moisture readings at front left of crawlspace. Recommend adding diverter hoses to downspouts and correcting negative grading with landscaping.

Signs of moisture penetration including efflorescence (salt escaping masonry) and high moisture readings at front left of crawlspace. Recommend adding diverter hoses to downspouts and correcting negative grading with landscaping.

Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

The inspector shall inspect and report on moisture intrusion, structural integrity (slab, joists, piers, supports, etc.), movement or differential settling, sump pumps, vapor barriers, etc. as it is observed in the following:

  • The foundation
  • The basement
  • The crawlspace
  • Structural components