Home Inspection Services

An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:

  • The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
  • Major and minor deficiencies
  • Any major expenditures necessary
  • What to watch out for
  • Helpful home preservation tips
  • Safety concerns
  • And much more

Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Couple in Front of House

A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

New Construction Inspections

Home Construction

New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections

Home Inspection

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.

Investor Property Inspections

Handing Over Keys

Includes Multi-Unit Housing

Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant’s departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.

Seller Certified Home Program

House For Sale

(Pre-Listing Inspections)

Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.

Stucco/EIFS & Roof Inspections

(Properly Known as Building Envelope Condition Inspections)

I am a member and active participant in the following:

Building Science Associations Expert Sessions and Symposium (by invitation); Building Envelope Science Institute Building Envelope Inspector (BEC-2 # Pa0148); Certified Building Envelope Investigator; Building Science Thermographer;  Certified Exterior Design Institute Inspector (pa #86);  The Institute of Roofing, Building Envelope & Water Proofing Professionals; ASHI( #202732);  The Roberts Consulting Group (aka windowleaks.com); The Institute of Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration; Moisture Free Warrantee; The EIFS Industry Members Institute; and a Certified AAMA INSTALLATION MASTER (window and Doors)

I can help identify water intrusion related problems, sometimes before they are visually apparent – and more importantly, help determine why they occur.

I have many types of moisture meters, specialized testing equipment, infrared cameras, and fiber optic cameras to get the job done. More importantly, I have the experienced eye of 50 years in the industry (and three generations of my family), as well as specialized ongoing training to help identify water intrusion and condensation issues before they cause severe damage. What is even more important is that I can help determine the causes and suggest appropriate repair methods to correct these conditions effectively. It typically isn’t the “stucco”, but more often is various defects in the design, engineering, or implementation of the building’s envelope, which includes the roofing, windows, and transition and termination points of the various components of the exterior of the building.

Poorly engineered, designed, and installed stucco, flashing assemblies, windows, lath, and roof systems are plaguing the construction industry today.  Let me help find these potential problems for you or your client. These specialized inspections can be done independent of a basic home inspection or in combination with a full ASHI home inspection.

Call: Craig D.Tillman/Tillman Inspections at:

[email protected]

Contact Information

Tillman Inspections 610-457-2977 610-525-0270 [email protected]

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