Pre-Purchase or Buyer’s Inspection
Although not our only service, we are daily and primarily engaged in providing a pre-purchase inspection to many buyers. It is our goal to inspect your future home, and report to you clearly and concisely using color photos for clarity, as needed. In general, we want you to know what we know when we inspect your property. It is the manner and methods we use to inspect and report that we feel set our services high above any others you could choose.
Structural inspection is often a confusing term used by relocation companies and mortgage lenders. On some occasions, the term is used when in fact, a full home inspection is being requested. A structural inspection in Eagle Eye Home Inspections company terminology refers to an evaluation of the visible load-bearing members of a building. This is often requested by a lender following a Wood Destroying Termite Report (WDIR or “termite inspection”) that has listed a previous or present infestation or high moisture content of the wooden structural members. This has been a “free” service provided for our clients if we have previously inspected the property. Not all home inspectors provide this service and many add an additional charge when they do.
If you want to sell your property for the best price, and peace of mind then, a pre-listing inspection is for you. Nothing is more frustrating than to receive a contract for sale with a contingent of a satisfactory home inspection, and the inspection disclose a defect that was not disclosed to the buyer and the buyer backs out of the contract. We have often felt great empathy for sellers who could have saved a sale if they had only had a “pre-listing” inspection that would have disclosed the damaged roof or floor frame damage to them prior to accepting the offer. Many sellers would like to make the repairs and complete the sale but often cannot do so and sell the property at the “agreed” price. It is only then that they wish they had only known about the defect earlier.
This frustration can be prevented by having us inspect your home before you list the home with a Realtor® or sell the home yourself. Not only will you receive a full home inspection and report, we will also offer suggestions for improvement and answer questions that may help you sell your home faster. You will have the option of making corrections to your home, and having a disclosure to give the buyer and can enter into a contract for sale knowing that any “major”, visible defects are known, repaired or disclosed.
If you are planning to have your home custom built and want the satisfaction of knowing you will get the quality and price you contracted for, then a construction-in-progress inspection is for you. You will have a licensed, professional home inspector and contractor working for you as a consultant during the construction of your home.
Many pitfalls in custom building start in the beginning. If you are not able to take the time off from your job during the construction period and have contracting expertise, do not try building the home yourself. In most instances you will not save money and the quality will not be in the final product. Choose a professional licensed Contractor to build your home.
Our construction-in-progress inspection consists of a review of your plans, specifications and contract before you make a commitment to a contractor, depending on your desire for our involvement. We can also offer consulting time for you to ask questions and we can offer suggestions. Our typical service includes our making four inspections to the job site.
Additional inspections are also available.
Cooperation by the builder will be essential to assure that we can schedule inspections timely.
If your prospective property is large or small, you will receive the same courteous and professional service.
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the US. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon is especially high in areas where granite is present.
Local Radon Gas Testing History........Our home county, Guilford, has a lower incidence (typically only 1 of 10 homes tests unsafe) of high readings. However, a few homes tested in this same county have tested at 25.0 and 30.0 pCi/l (picoCuries per liter). [The EPA has stated that readings above 4.0 pCi/l should be abated or reduced.] For that reason, we recommend testing any home in these counties regardless of the type of structure. High radon gas readings are prevalent inside homes with crawl spaces and “on slab” construction as well as basement structures. Those counties further to the north and west of Guilford County tend to have a higher incidence of high readings. We provide home inspection services in the state of North Carolina including the following counties: Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham, Randolph, and Davidson.