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Buyer Inspection

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When you place an offer to purchase a home, it generally provides a due diligence period for you to complete any inspections that you would like to have done. Using this time to obtain a professional whole house inspection can give you a way out of the contract if major problems are found and you feel that you cannot correct them, or the seller is unwilling to negotiate.

A house inspection is designed to disclose defects in the home that materially affect its resale value, livability, and most of all safety. It will not point out cosmetic deficiencies as they do not affect the safety and functionality of the home. An inspection will also give you tips on maintenance for your home systems that can save you a lot of money in the future. A professional inspection will thoroughly look at every facet of the home, from the exterior foundation and roof to the interior and all the major equipment that run that home. This includes one attached or detached garage or carport as well. Additional garages, sheds, or outbuildings are not included in an inspection but can be added for an additional fee.  

Seller (Pre-Listing) Inspection

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Selling you home can be a stressful and difficult task. Obtaining an inspection of your home prior to listing it for sale can give you an advantage and save you time and money during the process. 

A home inspection can find any defects in your home that you may not have been aware of and will show up on any inspection that a potential buyer would get after placing a contract to purchase on your home. This can give you the opportunity to correct these defects before potential buyers even seen the home for the first time. 

Most home buyers elect to have an inspector take a close look at the home before closing on the deal. Having a comprehensive report available along with repair receipts before an offer is accepted can also give the buyer confidence in the home and they can make the choice to waive the inspection contingency in the contract. This speeds up the buying process and you will not have to hurry to find a qualified repair contractor in a short amount of time.  

New Construction Inspection

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Purchasing a newly constructed home can feel like you are beginning with the perfect home, although that is not always the case.  A “Certificate of Occupancy” is issued by your local building department, but city and county building inspectors usually do not have the time to thoroughly check the property before issuing this document. Having an objective expert perform a complete inspection can be a valuable tool to uncover missed or improperly installed items. 

While the builder that you have chosen may be reputable, they often subcontract items such as the foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical, etc. to smaller companies that are looking to get the job done fast. The builder has so many homes going up at the same time, that they do not have the ability to check up on these subcontractors for every home. If your builder does not allow a private home inspector on site, it is a major red flag that should raise some difficult questions.

A New Construction Home Inspection is typically completed in two phases. The first part is done once the house is under roof, trades are complete with their work, and before the drywall is installed. This gives us the opportunity to look at the construction practices used and verify that they are done correctly. The second phase happens just prior to the final walk through. We look to ensure that the finished home is functioning as designed and nothing was missed. This gives you the opportunity to have the builder make corrections before you sign the closing documents. 

Home Warranty Inspection

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 A home builder typically offers a one-year warranty on a newly constructed home. This covers the repair or replacement cost for many items that tend to malfunction. Most of these problems do not become visible until the home and its systems are used for a period of time. Having a home warranty inspection performed before the end of this warranty can point out these covered issues and fully optimize your warranty. We will examine your warranty along with the home to identify items that should be covered and corrected by the builder. This saves you time and money before these issues become completely your responsibility. 

Home Inspections

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Commercial property inspections are known as Property Condition Assessment and follow the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM E2018-08) standards for inspection. Commercial walk through surveys are similar to residential inspections, and Rock Solid Inspections will look closely at hazardous areas, concrete flatwork, the foundation, exterior finishes, roof, HVAC systems, plumbing, and electrical systems. This assessment will identify unsafe or non-functioning and conspicuous defects as well as significant deferred maintenance of the building. A clear and concise report is presented within 48 hours of the survey, which includes detailed photographs and recommendations for corrections as necessary. 

Light commercial properties are typically less than 20,000 square feet in size and a maximum of three stories tall. These properties are often storefronts, churches, daycare facilities, offices, restaurants, multi-unit housing, and various other low-rise buildings. Rock Solid Inspections understands that your business needs to look at the bottom line and maintain profitability. With a professional walk through survey, you will have a true picture of the building’s condition so that you can make a sound decision for your business.