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What is Included in Your Limited Septic Inspection

  I do an operating inspection, which examines the accessible and visible parts of the system such as the tank lids, cleanout ports, control box, pumps, effluent level inside the tank. I determine whether it is functioning as intended…
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Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

Building a new home allows you to customize your living space to meet your needs and reflect your own style. You are investing time, energy, and money into the project with the expectation that it will be perfect when you move in. Because this…
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Termite Inspections Explained

Most buyers should add a WDI inspection/report ($95) along with their General Home Inspection.  WDI stands wood destroying insects such as termites, powder post beetles, carpenter bees and carpenter ants. If left undetected, these pests…
Water Testing Inspection

Water Testing and Well Equipment

Inspection of your water well system can help ensure it is operating properly by pointing out small deficiencies before they become major issues. More importantly, a water sample test can protect your health by discovering bacteria or other…
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Funny Inspection Photos

Maybe his regular job was designing water slides and he just does plumbing on the side!     Jenga anyone? Hey, how you doin?               Protective moss…
Cracked Driveway

Concrete: Is It Worth Fixing?

I often run into concrete that is just "done." I note it mainly because it has become a trip hazard. A wise man once told me that there are 2 things certain about concrete: 1. It will crack. 2. I can't remember the second thing. So, if we can…
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Thermal Imaging In My Reports

Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.  Ancillary inspection reports…

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