Existing Home Inspection

Texas inspector performs an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of the house and describe to you their condition. Our detailed 80-100 page written report lists areas of concern as well as suggestions for improvement. Armed with the information we provide you can confidently make your purchasing decisions.

We will investigate all visible and readily accessible interior and exterior areas of the property. We will identify and determine the current condition of at least 1700 different system components in the average house, including, but not limited to:

Major Systems and Components

  • Foundations*
  • Monolithic Slabs-On-Grade
  • Post-Tension Slabs-On-Grade
  • Piered Slabs-On-Grade
  • Screeded Slabs-On-Grade
  • Walk-Out Basement Configuration
  • Full Basement Configuration
  • Lot Drainage
  • Swale Configuration
  • French Drains
  • Ravine, Creek, Lake Lot Configurations
  • Retaining Walls and Drains
  • Roof Covering Type, Installation and Condition**
  • Roof Flashings
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Roof Structure
  • Attics
  • Roof Framing
  • Roof Bracing
  • Roof Decking
  • Attic Insulation
  • Attic Ventilation
  • Attic Stair Units
  • Exterior Walls
  • Brick and Stone Veneer
  • Weep hole Placement
  • Lintel Sizing, Placement and Condition
  • Siding Installation and Condition
  • Exterior Paint Condition
  • Exterior Sealant Placement and Condition
  • Water Penetration
  • Interior Walls
  • Drywall Condition
  • Paneling Condition
  • Windowsill Condition
  • Stairs and Railings
  • Tread/Riser Sizing Ratio
  • Rail Height and Opening Requirements
  • Ceiling Condition
  • Floors
  • Tile Floor Condition
  • Vinyl Floor Condition
  • Wood Floor Condition
  • Laminate Floor Condition
  • Doors
  • Door Condition
  • Door Operation
  • Door Hardware Condition
  • Door Fire Rating
  • Door Emergency Egress Requirements
  • Door Weatherstripping Placement and Condition
  • Garage Overhead Door Condition
  • Overhead Door Hardware Condition
  • Overhead Door Opener Condition
  • Opener Safety Device Requirements
  • Windows
  • Window Placement
  • Window Condition
  • Window Operation
  • Window Hardware Condition
  • Window Safety Glass Requirements
  • Window Thermal Pane Condition
  • Window Emergency Egress Requirements
  • Window Screen Condition
  • Decks
  • Deck Condition
  • Deck Handrails
  • Deck Steps
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Patios
  • Balconies
  • Balcony Condition
  • Balcony Surface Drainage
  • Balcony Flashing
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Supply Plumbing Pressure Reading
  • Plumbing Fixture Condition and Operation
  • Shower Stall Condition
  • Shower Door Condition and Operation
  • DWV Piping Type, Sizing and Condition
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Heater Type, Sizing, Installation and Condition
  • Hydro-Therapy Tub Installation, Condition and Function
  • Electrical Systems
  • Service Entrance Type, Sizing and Condition
  • Main Distribution Panel Type and Condition
  • Circuit Breaker Type, Sizing and Condition
  • Arc-Fault Circuit Protection Devices
  • Ground-Fault Circuit Protection Devices
  • Sub-Panel Type and Condition
  • Receptacle Types, Spacing, and Function
  • Lighting Fixture Types, Location and Function
  • Fireplaces
  • Masonry Firebox and Chimney Sizing and Condition
  • Metal Firebox and Chimney Sizing and Condition
  • Flue Presence and Operation
  • Chimney Cap and Screen Condition
  • Gas Log Starter Condition and Operation
  • Chimney Fire Blocking
  • Chimney Fresh Air Inlets
  • Heating Equipment
  • Furnace Type, Sizing, Installation and Condition
  • Air Conditioners
  • A/C type, Sizing, Installation and Condition
  • Air Distribution Duct Installation and Condition
  • Built-In Appliances
  • Oven Type, Installation, Condition and Function
  • Range Type, Installation, Condition and Function
  • Cook top Type, Installation, Condition and Function
  • Dishwasher Installation, Condition and Function
  • Disposer Type, Installation, Condition and Function
  • Exhaust Fan Installation, Condition and Function
  • Bathroom Heater Installation, Condition and Function
  • Compactor Type, Installation, Condition and Function
  • Wine Cellar Installation, Condition and Function
  • Ice maker Installation, Condition and Function
  • Gas Line Condition
  • Termite (WDI) Reports
  • Termite Infestations, Active and Previous
  • Carpenter Ant Infestations, Active and Previous
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Sprinkler Control Panel Condition and Operation
  • Sprinkler Valve Operation
  • Sprinkler Anti-Siphon Device Type and Condition
  • Outdoor Cooking Equipment (Built-In)
  • Appliance Lifts (Optional)
  • Detached Buildings (Optional)
  • Evaporative Coolers (Optional)

*(WE DO NOT INSPECT PIER AND BEAM FOUNDATIONS OR CRAWL SPACES)

**The Inspector is not required to and may not physically walk on some roof surfaces. All roof surfaces will be inspected from a ladder at the edge of the roof (if the inspector deems this safe using a 16-ft. ladder), and through the use of binoculars while standing on the ground. The Inspector is not required to determine or report the age or life expectancy of any roof coverings. Roofs that cannot be accessed directly by the inspector may have defects that are not visible from the ground or roof’s edge. The roof covering opinion stated below in no way addresses the property’s insurability. This report neither addresses future roof leaks nor does it certify that the roof is leak-free. It is unreasonable to expect that it can be ascertained if a roof leaks under any weather conditions based upon a limited visual inspection during a one-time site visit. You are strongly advised to consult with a shingle or roof covering manufacturer-certified roofing contractor for further in-depth evaluations during every conceivable weather condition prior to the end of any time periods associated with the sale or purchase of this property.