Construction Inspections & Education offers a full range of property inspection services to buyers and sellers in Southwest Florida. Each thorough evaluation of a home or commercial property is conducted by a Certified Master Inspector (CMI)® and adheres to InterNACHI’s exemplary Standards of Practice. To make things easier for realtors, we have a Supra Key for convenient access to the home that’s scheduled to be inspected.
Our residential property inspection is a thorough evaluation of a home’s visible and readily accessible components. Thermal imaging is included as necessary to diagnose energy inefficiency inside a home and to identify possible areas of moisture intrusion. A moisture meter may also be used during this process.
We inspect the following areas:
- Foundation & Crawl Space
- Structural Components
- Exterior (siding, doors, windows, fascias, soffits)
- Deck & Patio
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
- Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
- Heating & Cooling Systems
- Plumbing System
- Electrical System
We also offer these services:
Commercial Property Inspection
Our Commercial Property Inspections are an investigative evaluation of a commercial building’s readily accessible components. We’ll assess the condition of the interior and exterior structure as well as any installed mechanical systems, making sure that there are no safety issues or material defects that have occurred over time due to basic wear and tear or neglected maintenance. A thermal imaging check is included as necessary.
This inspection can give a prospective seller a much better idea of their home’s condition and value before they make a listing. We’ll carefully inspect the readily accessible features of the property, educating you on the condition of each component. If we recommend repairs, it’s entirely up to you whether or not you want to go through the trouble of arranging them—either way, having the ability to fully disclose known issues to prospective buyers will increase the chances of successful negotiations.
New Construction Inspection
When it’s almost time for the builder to take you on the final walkthrough of your new home, we recommend seeking out the unbiased opinion of a third-party inspector. We’ll arrive to the property prepared to perform a full evaluation, taking our time to ensure that there were no oversights during the construction process and that there are no defects or safety issues that need the builder’s attention before you move in to the home.
New Construction Phase Inspections
This inspection occurs at several important stages of the residential or commercial construction process. From the pre-concrete pour to the installation of a building’s mechanical systems, we’ll assess the property for any issues that need addressed. This will help to keep the timeline on track and to prevent defective installations that could be a liability for the builder and an expensive headache for the buyer.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
Before the builder’s 1-year warranty is due to expire on your new home, we recommend scheduling this inspection to make sure that the property’s structure is sound and that no deficiencies have emerged within any of the installed mechanical systems. If any issues are discovered, you’ll be able to refer to your warranty to see if a portion of repair or replacement costs are covered—protecting you from having to spend your own money on pre-existing issues.
A 4-Point Inspection is a thorough evaluation of four primary areas of property that’s often required by insurance agencies before they’ll issue a policy on older homes. The inspection will cover the roofing system as well as the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Wind Mitigation Inspection
A good home in Florida needs to be adequately protected from the ravages of wind and rain. This inspection will assess how well a property is protected, taking stock of any wind mitigation implements that are in place. If the home is lacking in wind protection, we’ll make recommendations for any additional measures that should be considered. Aside from being resistant to weather damage, a well-protected home typically qualifies for various insurance credits through the State of Florida.
A Re-Inspection can give you much needed peace of mind after a component is found to be defective in a residential or commercial property inspection. Once repairs have been made, we can return to the property to make sure that new installations have been performed correctly—taking the time to check for any damage, safety issues, or further defects.
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection
This inspection is designed to help homeowners maintain their home’s good condition and preserve or increase its value as the years go on. We’ll do a full evaluation of the property, informing you of any components in need of regular maintenance—whether due to deterioration over time, an emergent safety issue, or simply to avoid bigger projects in the future.
If you’re closing in on an investment property, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s in good enough condition to warrant the transaction. We’ll assess the property’s readily accessible features for any defects that you need to be aware of before negotiating an investment.
If you’re thinking about investing in a foreclosed property, you’ll want to first have a concrete idea of the home’s overall condition. We’ll educate you on the home’s structure and readily accessible systems so that you’ll have a clear idea of what to expect should you commit to a purchase.
Mold can cause serious damage to a home in addition to the multitude of ailments it can lead to for residents who are exposed over long periods of time. This inspection will carefully assess a home for the presence of mold, including a test for areas of concentrated moisture that could facilitate mold development.
Wood-destroying organisms such as termites can be a huge problem for homeowners. It doesn’t take long for an infestation to inflict costly and potentially hazardous damage to a home’s structure. We’ll investigate a home for any signs of pre-existing termite damage or ongoing infestations—keeping you informed so that you don’t commit to an investment without being aware of the repairs that you could be faced with if termite damage is present.
Access to clean water is an essential part of any living space. We’ll take samples from a property’s tap and well to send off for laboratory testing—ensuring that the water is uncontaminated by bacteria and doesn’t carry harmful concentrations of heavy metals.
Lead used to be a common component of paints used in both residential and commercial structures. As the years went on, exposure to lead was found to cause serious health problems—especially in children. If you’re considering investment in an older property, it’s a good idea to have it tested for lead paint.
Chinese Drywall Check
Chinese drywall manufactured in the early 2000s was found to contain toxic materials that could lead to numerous health problems as well as the failure of certain systems inside a home. We’re able to identify whether or not a home’s interior is built with Chinese drywall—giving you the information you need to negotiate repairs with a seller or otherwise take an alternate course of action.
Meth House Inspection
The last thing that any prospective homebuyer wants to do is invest in a home that was used for the manufacture of methamphetamines. Not only could it devalue the property, but there could also be residual chemicals that are hazardous to your health. We’re able to assess a home for any signs of previous methamphetamine production—letting you know if the property needs decontaminated before an investment should proceed.
If you’re selling a home, a roof certification can be a valuable asset to your efforts. We’ll thoroughly inspect the condition of the roofing structure as well as all coverings and penetrations for any defective materials or damage caused by inclement weather. If no repairs are needed, we’re able to certify the roof’s good condition. This will let buyers know that the roof of the home is unlikely to pose any issues in the near future, establishing trust and facilitating a smoother negotiating process.
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Weekend and evening appointments are available upon request.
Construction Inspections & Education is committed to providing attentive property inspection services that will sharpen your knowledge of a home or commercial building’s condition—ensuring that you don’t walk into negotiations without a clear plan for moving forward. Contact us today to request an appointment.