"A good home inspection... can save you $1,000's.
It's definitely money well spent."
-Bob Vila, BobVila.com - Hire A Home Inspector Before You Buy
What Our Clients Have to Say…
Jared (Facebook review) ~
John was responsive and thorough, both in his reporting and explanation of issues he discovered. I was initially reluctant with his pricing, but the adage "you get what you pay for" certainly applies. I would use him again in the future.
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Buying a new home is exciting... but are you making the right decision? With Artisan you'll get a fully detailed report and, we back it up with the best warranties in the business!
In other words, You're Covered:
Call us 10am-6pm
Monday to Saturday.
24 Hour Reporting
You'll get a prioritized, color-coded, report with photos.
State Of The Art
Spectoscope, Thermal Cam & more... you're covered.
Your Report Includes...
A complete visual inspection of the property covering all
12 Building Systems and Hundreds of Individual Components.
1. Building Exterior
Siding, trim, window exteriors, exterior doorways and storm doors, hose faucets, main water valves, electrical outlets, building attachments, sewer cleanout, foundation drainage system, etc.
2. Balconies, Decks & Porches
Construction type, framing, deck covering, railings, stairs, support posts, settlement issues, attachment to house, safety glazing near walkways or stairs, etc.
Roof slope, covering material, covering overhang, roof sheathing, existence of appropriate flashing type related to building siding, vent and flue penetrations, etc.
4. Landscaping & Hardscaping
Driveway, walkways, safe walking areas and trip hazards, retaining walls, tree placement and affect on building components, vegetation, grading slope and drainage, etc.
5. Building Structure
Foundation, basement and or crawlspace, lower level moisture concerns, floor framing and subfloor components, wall framing, ceiling framing, roof framing and proper support, etc.
6. Room Components
Windows, doors, safe installation of cabinets, emergency exits, stairs & halls, doorways, floors, wall, ceilings, trim work, outlets, lighting, appropriate ventilation, water intrusion, etc.
7. Built-In Appliances
Current working order, proper installation, general condition, listing with RecallChek for manufacturing recalls and hazardous condition concerns, etc.
Proper service entry, grounding and bonding, safe shutdown method present, electrical panel and wiring size issues, presence of unsafe aluminum wiring, outlets, switches, lighting, presence and functioning of ground fault and arc fault protection, presence of unprofessional/unsafe repairs or add-ons, etc.
9. Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Location and proper installation, maintenance and general condition, current functional condition, proper venting, proper distribution, presence of hazardous conditions, etc.
Locations of water shutoffs, piping materials, waste water system materials and problems, faucets, sinks, toilets, potential frozen pipe issues, sufficient water flow to multiple fixtures such as shower and toilet running at the same time, etc.
11. Insulation & Ventilation
Attic ventilation related to roof wear and life span, crawlspace ventilation related to moisture problems, visible subfloor and attic insulation, potential back drafting of furnaces and fireplaces resulting in noxious gases entering the living area, etc.
12. Fireplace & Chimney
Proper installation and issues related to unsafe back drafting, moisture intrusion into chimneys that can shorten the chimney lifespan, proper materials to prevent corrosion from acidic vent gases, etc.
13. Additionally: Complete Photos & Diagrams
Annotated photos of problems found to demonstrate current conditions, and repair diagrams to show best practices for repairing specific items... so they're fixed right the first time.
Meet Your Inspector
John has been in and all around the Construction & Real Estate Industries
for more than 30 years.
What does this mean for you?
In a word, perspective. Because he's seen the industry through so many sets of eyes, not only does he know what to look for, he knows how to give you the real world knowledge you'll need to make an informed decision.