of Inspection services offered by HomeWright, Inspections, L.L.C.
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 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 are
performed during the various phases of the building's construction.
Phase inspections may include Footing & Foundation, Framing,
Final and Warranty Inspections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
& 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.
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
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.