Types of Home and Property Inspections
General Home Inspections
A thorough review of a home. Defined as a non-invasive, visual only inspection of the readily accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify significant defects of the homes specific systems and components defined by the State Standards. There is no pass or fail and the resulting home inspection report is a comprehensive document that outlines the inspectors opinion of the conditions of these components and areas of the home. The inspector walks the exterior, not all but many roofs are accessed, attics where allowable area accessed, the interior of the home is walked, the basement or crawlspace is accessed and checked and the systems such as electrical/plumbing/ heat and air are reviewed.
Commercial Building Inspections
A commercial building inspection, or property condition assessment (PCA), is a visual examination of the physical structure and major systems of a building used for commercial purposes.
An environmental site assessment is a report prepared for a real estate holding that identifies potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities. The analysis, often called an ESA, typically addresses both the underlying land as well as physical improvements to the property.