Truss Uplift

Truss uplift is a phenomenon common in homes built with roof trusses. If a house suffers from truss uplift, the top floor ceilings literally lift off the interior walls in the winter. They drop back down in the summer. Needless to say, this is a tad disconcerting to the homeowner. At first glance, one might assume that the floors have settled. Actually the ceiling has gone up – sometimes creating…

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Radon Testing

Radon Testing

Radon Is A Radioactive Gas, Every Home Should Have A Radon Test Done To Know The Radon Levels Each year, it is responsible for more deaths than brain cancer, melanoma, or bone cancer. People in every state and in every country on the globe are exposed to it usually in their own homes. And while there are daily news reports about the quality of drinking water and warnings of pesticides…

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One Year Warranty Inspection

One Year Warranty Inspection

Most builders offer a new construction one-year warranty which covers many aspects of repair and replacement throughout the house. Now more than ever, homeowners of new construction properties are taking advantage of having a professional home inspection to assist in discovering unforeseen problems affecting their home.  We understand it is typical for various items within your home to change over a year’s time. Whether it is a structural, mechanical or…

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Pre-Listing Inspection

Pre-Listing Inspection

Have a new listing? You want your clients house to be ready for the scrutiny of potential buyers. You certainly do not want contracts on your clients home to fall through because of potential unknown issues.  Here are three reasons to have VSW inspect your home prior to putting that For Sale sign in the front yard: Identify defects and make repairs ahead of time. By identifying possible defects early…

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Pre-Closing Inspection

Pre-Closing Inspection

This is the most common of all inspections as it is done on both new construction (the pre-closing inspection) and resale homes. Our Internachi certified inspectors will examine and report on all components of the home. We carefully observe and test the following: Structural ComponentsRoofing SystemExterior ComponentsElectrical SystemHeating and Cooling SystemsInsulation and VentilationPlumbing SystemInterior ComponentsAppliancesFireplacesand more… We will report and advise on their condition and potential for failure. We also…

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New Construction Pre-Drywall

New Construction Pre-Drywall

This is often a forgotten inspection because people don’t feel it’s as necessary as the pre-closing inspection or the 1 year warranty inspection. However, some of the most critical components of your home are hidden behind the walls. Our Pre-Drywall Inspection evaluates the condition of your new home’s major systems – plumbing, HVAC, electrical, structural – prior to concealment. The Shape of Things to Come We conduct Pre-Drywall Inspections just…

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Over 20 Years Construction Experience

Over 20 Years Construction Experience

Our inspectors have years of experience in the construction field which gives us a greater knowledge of systems than other inspectors. Understanding the construction industry allows us to more efficiently and knowledgeably inspect the homes components and provide your clients with a report that highlights the items of true concern.

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New Construction Package

Buyers receive a comprehensive pre-drywall, pre-closing, and one year home warranty inspection for one low price. Although we give you a package price you pay at the time of each inspection. Our package simply locks you into the rates quoted.Each inspections takes between 2-3 hours depending on the size of the home as well as systems to be inspected. After the inspection is complete, I will walk the property with…

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Ten Common Reasons for Roof Leaks

Roof leaks can cause significant damage to a home if the underlying cause isn’t discovered and repaired promptly. Since water can travel outward from the point where a leak occurs, it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Check your roof for some of the most common causes of leaks to stop an existing leak or to prevent future problems. Age Roofing materials deteriorate with age and become less…

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