Basement – When constructing a basement, an inspector should arrive after the concrete is poured into the forms and before the forms are backfilled.
Crawl Space – Once the foundation is built, we are ready to inspect. Ideally, we would like to inspect the crawl space before backfilling occurs.
Slab – Once the exterior foundation walls, plumbing, and gravel are installed call us for an inspection.
New Construction Inspection
It’s a new house, it was well put together! The common misconception with a brand new home is everything was built correctly. Even with today’s stringent building codes, we still find defects with new homes, which will end up costing you money. With our New Construction Inspection we inspect the construction process during foundation construction, framing, and final inspection.
With an inspection performed by Pfeifer Home Inspection, you will feel at ease with the new purchase of your home. We offer a variety of residential inspections to accommodate a potential home buyer or seller.
During the Phase 2 Inspection, we review the newly installed electrical, framing, plumbing, and HVAC system. This inspection is to be schedule before the drywall is attached.
In the last phase of our inspection we will review all the finishing’s inside of the home. Typically, we encourage this inspection before the final walk-through with your contractor.
Buyer Home Inspection
If you are buying a new or older home, the best way to ensure you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of the property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require your immediate attention.
If you are selling a home, you‘ll get the highest price in the shortest time, if your home is in top condition. Almost all sales contracts include a clause regarding the condition of the home called an “inspection contingency“. Buyers will insist on a professional home inspection by an inspector they will hire. If the buyer‘s inspector finds a problem, it can cause the buyer to get cold feet and the deal can often fall. Even the best case scenario when unexpected surprise problems are found can cause delays in closing, sellers paying for last minute repairs, or a renegotiated price on your home. Having a pre-listing inspection, you have the ability to correct problems in advance on your terms, or, you can present the items “as is“ and reflect this in the purchase price. Either way, you eliminate contingencies which will make offer(s) move quickly and smoothly to closing without delays or surprises.
5 Point Inspection
If you need the structure and major components inspected minus the cosmetic fluff, this is the inspection for you.
In this particular inspection we analyze the foundation, roof, attic, electrical panel, and HVAC system (furnace, condensing unit, and hot water heater.) This type of inspection is most commonly used by investors to identify all risks with a home before purchase.