We inspect the structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology. I typically spend, on average, around 3 hours covering each area thoroughly. As a state licensed Certified Professional Inspector, I adhere to a comprehensive set of standards to unsure your piece of mind.
During the inspection, I will take the time to explain my findings, point out important maintenance items and answer all your questions.
Following my evaluation I will send you an easy to read report including high resolution photos and videos. I know you are excited to get the results so I will send those to you within 24 hours gauranteed. Usually the same day
Many insurance companies require this for older homes. The "four point inspection" covered in this limited inspection include the four vital systems of the home: The roof, electrical, Plumbing and HVAC. This inspection identifies their components, determines their age, and assesses their overall condition
Many homeowner's insurance companies offer incentives for homes that have certain wind protection systems. A wind mitigation inspection can provide the verification you need to receive the credits and discounts. We offer a free wind mitigation inspection with every inspection.
No home is perfect, not even a new one. After your home is built, I will inspect it to confirm that the work was done properly and according to your specifications and contract. I will create a punch list for your contractor of any deficiencies so the home is done right when you move in. Then, on the 11th month, re-inspect to make sure no items need to be addressed before the 1 year warranty expires.
If you're selling your home, let me inspect it before you even list it. A move-in Certified Sellers Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them giving you time to obtain reasonable repair estimates, avoid 11th hour delays, eliminate the risk of losing a buyer and justify your full asking price.
If you are selling or buying a manufactured home, then most likely a foundation certification will be required.
We have partnered with the engineers at MFD Home Certifications, US, LLC to provide a turn-key foundation certification service.
For your convenience, I can arrange for the following inspections through our non affiliated partners.
Manufactured Homes are built from 1976 and on when the HUD standards became effective. The HUD standards improved the quality, safety, and energy efficiency of the homes. The most recent HUD standards are dated September 1996.
A manufactured home (formerly known as a mobile home) is built to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD Code) and displays a red certification label on the exterior of each transportable section. Manufactured homes are built in the controlled environment of a manufacturing plant and are transported in one or more sections on a permanent chassis.
The current HUD Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured housing is dated September of 1996. The guidelines specify many things in regards to the construction of Manufactured Homes. Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards mandate federal standards for design, construction, and installation of manufactured homes to assure the quality, durability, safety, and affordability of manufactured homes.
HUD issues and enforces appropriate standards for the construction, design, performance, and installation of manufactured homes to assure their quality, durability, affordability, and safety. The construction and safety standards preempt state and local laws that are not identical to the federal standards; they apply to all manufactured homes produced after June 15, 1976.
The statute generally prohibits selling, leasing, or offering for sale or lease, homes that do not meet the standards. Civil and criminal penalties may be sought for violations of the statute.
Elite Home Inspection Services can provide you with the foundation certifications to meet these requirements.