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Types of Inspection services offered by HomeWright, Inspections, L.L.C.

Standard Home Inspection:

Standard Home inspections offer a comprehensive inspection of existing homes, consisting of a visual inspection of your home from roof to foundation. The goal of this inspection is to objectively identify material defects in the systems, structures and components of the home, in adherence to ASHI Standards. This means that our inspectors will inspect the readily accessible systems and components of the house, including the structural system, roof system, exterior, plumbing system, electrical system, heating system, air conditioning system, insulation & ventilation, interior, and fireplaces. Our inspectors will report on those systems and components inspected which, in the professional opinion of the inspector, are significantly deficient or are near the end of their service lives. Our inspectors will also endeavor to provide a reason why, if not self evident, the system or component is significantly deficient or near the end of its service life. In addition, our inspectors will include their recommendations to correct or monitor any deficiencies noted in the inspection report. Our inspection reports are computer generated and accompanied by digital photographs. In addition, our reports are backed by inspectors that are professionally certified and have many years of experience.

Radon Testing:
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. HomeWright is certified to perform Radon Testing by the national Environmental Health Association ( NEHA). The Environmental Protection Agency, Surgeon General and The Centers for Disease Control recommend that all homes be tested for radon. Click here for more information about Radon.

New Construction Inspections:
New Construction Inspections are performed during the various phases of the building's construction. Phase inspections may include Footing & Foundation, Framing, Final and Warranty Inspections.

Footing and Foundation Inspections are crucial phases in the home building process. Footing inspections include: a general overview of the lot site, footing layout, soil compaction in the trenches, footing width and depth consistency, rebar sizing and spacing, etc. Foundation Inspections takes place after the concrete is poured, and before the framing process has begun. If the foundation is of reinforced concrete this is done after the forms have been removed as the foundation walls are setting up or curing, and prior to the backfilling of the trenches. Aspects evaluated include: the placement and condition of parameter drain tiles, and footing drains, evidence of cracks other than curing cracks, pad footing layout and placement , extreme blow out deformation of the foundation walls, and a general overview of the slab and plumbing rough-in's.

Framing Inspections take place after the frame of the home has been erected and the rough-ins, and layout for the homes major systems have been completed. This phase is performed prior to the installation of insulation at the wall and roof cavities. At this point in construction, your home inspector can observe all of the structural elements such as the beams, girders, posts, piers, pilasters, bearing and partition wall framing, duct work , mechanical, electrical, and plumbing runs, exterior cladding application, roof cover installation, truss, and/or rafter framing, etc. We look for evidence of improper installation practices, poor or incomplete point load distribution, and structural defects and the like.

Final Walk Through Inspections take place after the home has been completed. At this point, your inspector will examine all of the homes major systems, and cosmetic issues that are apparent at that time. This phase is similar to a standard resale inspection.

Warranty Inspections take place before the one year warranty on a new construction home has expired, usually at about the 11th month in the home. These inspection reports provide homeowners with a punch out list of home issues to be addressed by the builder while it is still the builder's responsibility to take care of the repairs. Warranty inspections cover all of the items covered in a standard inspection, as well as cosmetic issues that are not caused by the homeowner.

Partial Inspections/Consultations:
This is an inspection done only on a specific part of the home. They can include a single element to be evaluated, or multiple, “ala cart”, elements as need. A roof inspection, for example, might fall into this category, as would an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) inspection.

Maintenance & Pre-Sale Inspections:
This type of inspection is conducted for those who would like to know more about their present home. This is excellent for individuals who have been in their home for a number of years and may be worried about hidden safety hazards and want to maintain their home properly. This type of inspection would be very beneficial for those who have recently purchased their home without a pre sale inspection or for sellers who wish to discover existing problems before listing their home.

Employee Relocation Council Compliant Inspections:
We also provide Employee Relocation Council compliant Inspections, and Radon testing. Call 301-482-1138 or 1-888- 814-0507 for more information.

To learn more about HomeWright Inspections, L.L.C. and our services, visit the links at the top left of our web site. To schedule your inspection, call us at 301-482-1138 or click here to schedule online.

 

 
 

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