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Home inspections & consultation are our only business. We are impartial and work only for you. We have no affiliation with any real estate interest or contracting firm. Our job is to provide you with a comprehensive, fair, independent, objective evaluation. Your interests are our interests before, during, and after the inspection for as long as you own the property.



Inspection Overview

A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of visible problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision. Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection should take between two and one half to three hours on site. The report (performed back at our office) will take another couple of hours. Ideally, you should accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report and have the opportunity to ask questions as the inspection progresses. We will also explain systems and important findings as needed. We take our inspection reports seriously. Our inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of a building. The inspection is based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the building and its components on the date of the inspection. The results of the Home Inspection are not intended to make any representation regarding latent or concealed defects that may exist, and no warranty is expressed or implied. The report includes a clear description of what we've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. If requested, our inspectors will be available for telephone consultation after your inspection.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

Roof: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items. Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items.

Plumbing and Fixtures: Water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components. Interior: Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components.

Heating, Cooling and Electric Systems: Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components. Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.

Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation: Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns.

Environmental Issues

Fireplaces

Overall Structure Exterior: Grading, driveways, sidewalks, decks, retaining walls, siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components.

Swimming Pool Inspections: It is best to obtain independent advice on the pool condition (without any interest in performing repairs.)

Founder, Claxton Walker and namesake of , along with a small group of entrepreneurs, were the original developers of this industry, which we now call Home Inspections. is the oldest continually owned and operated Home Inspection Company in the Mid-Atlantic area.

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