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Residential Inspections

A Building Specs Residential Home Inspection is a beneficial service for both home buyers and sellers. A buyer is able to purchase with confidence and a seller is able to troubleshoot any potential problems prior to going to settlement, decreasing the chance that a sale will fall apart if the buyer finds something that they may have overlooked.

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commercial property

Commercial Inspections

Commercial Inspections are provided by Building Specs to help investors and property managers better evaluate a property they may be ready to purchase or lease to make sure that they are getting good value.

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Consulting

Building Specs provides a variety of consulting services for investors, property managers, builders, and other home inspection companies. Whether your building your own home or your an inspector adding IR Services, Building Specs has the expertise to assist you.

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Specific Inspections

Building Specs not only performs full inspections, we also offer specific inspections for area of your property that you may feel need attention. Examples include basement or crawlspaces inspections, foundation inspections, roof inspections and many more.

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Insurance Inspections

Insurance companies are experiencing denying coverage and canceling policies at an alarming rate, due to growing concerns with moisture related claims, mold and insurance policies being canceled. Building Specs is offering a way to help reduce or prevent claims due to neglect.

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Litigation Support

Sometimes court cases are an unfortunate outcome in today's real estate, building, and property management transactions. With our more than 20 years of experience in the inspection industry, Building Specs may be able to assist you should litigation arise.

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Pool & Spa

Building Specs offers Pool & Spa Inspections. These inspections are performed on open and operating pools. During the inspection the inspector will look at the over all condition, the shell and body, coping, decking, filtration, pumps, heater, electric, the pool fill and accessories.

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pier

Pier & Bulkhead

Building Specs Pier & Bulkhead Inspections include the inspectors report on the overall condition, style, support pilings, frame, concrete, stairs, recepticles, hose bibs, bulkhead, trip hazards, boat house, and boat lift. With this report the inspector will note futher evalution and repairs that are recommended by a pier expert or bulkhead grading specialist.

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Pre-Listing Inspections

Building Specs is one of the innovators of
Pre-Listing Inspections. The seller can list the house with more confidence as to some of the concerns that may arise during a home inspection. By listing various issues the purchaser will be making a more informed offer on the property and will be less likely to come back and renegotiate disclosed items. This may also help purchasers to feel more at ease as to the seller's willingness to disclose.

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new construction

Pre-Drywall Inspections

Building Specs provide additional piece of mind when purchasing a new house with our pre-drywall inspection. There are various inspections available including framing and exterior components. Typically we will inspect the exposed framing members for quality and improper modifications during construction. We will evaluate the window and door installation when accessible per manufactures specifications.

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Final Walk Through

During the final stages of building your new home, Building Specs can be requested to perform a final walk through inspection. Like a typical residential inspection our inspectors will report any items that may be essential for repair prior to meeting with your business for their final punch out list.

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townhomes

Property Management

Insurance companies are now denying coverage and canceling policies at an alarming rate, due to growing concerns with moisture related claims, mold and insurance policies being canceled. Building Specs is offering a way to help reduce or prevent claims due to neglect.

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historic home

Historic Home Inspections

Don't shy away from these beautiful historic treasure homes. Purchasing and restoring one of these homes can be a very rewarding experience. However doing so without a home inspection and fully knowing what is going to be involved can be a very costly mistake. There are many of these properties to chose from so it is best to select the right one for you.

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asbestos

Asbestos Inspections

Asbestos has been linked to types of lung cancer and becomes a risk when in a friable state (easily crumbled and air bourne) Asbestos may be found on hot water heat plumbing lines for insulation, transite siding, insulation in attics, ie vermiculite or zonolite, transite floor ducts, wet wrap on ductwork and 9x9 flooring tiles.

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fire placeCarbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas produced from incomplete combustion and may be found from any burning fuel such as gas, oil, automobiles, wood and coal. Exposure to this gas can lead to nausea, headaches, flue like symptoms and even death.

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EIFS Inspection

EIFS Inspections

Exterior Insulated Finishing Systems, Dryvit, Synergy , USG and other clad systems which have a history of moisture infiltration concerns and structural damage and may need a more comprehensive evaluation than a standard home inspection can offer. There are special installation requirements to be aware of with these systems and special needs for an EIFS inspection.

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Click here "The How and Why of EIFS Moisture Inspections."

lead paint

Lead & Lead Paint Inspections

Lead is a heavy metal used in many materials and products before the health risks were known. Lead is a toxin (poison) that can harm people, especially young children. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk because their bodies are still developing. A young child‘s exposure to lead can cause learning and behavioral problems and possibly damage their brains, kidneys, and other organs.

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mold

Mold Inspections

When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. Some molds have potential health implications with some individuals. Surface sampling and air sampling may be performed. Sampling is performed to IESO standards.

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Radon Zone Map

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Click Here to visit the EPA website and look at radon levels throughout the country, your state, and county to get an idea of the level of danger in your area.

Radon Inspections

According to the EPA, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Test's are conducted using the state of the art EPERM, utilizing an Electret instead of charcoal canisters. Results can be obtained usually within 24 hours. Some offices may offer continuous monitors.

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septic

Septic Inspections

Certifications are available utilizing open access evaluation which is recommended instead of only dye tracers.

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well water

Well Water Inspections

Well Water Testing is available including standard bacteria, chemical, lead, copper and specific toxins.

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