This includes foundation, grading & drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.
What Does a Home Inspection Cover?
What’s Not Covered in a Standard Home Inspection?
Other Home Inspection FAQs
Is a home inspection mandatory?
It’s not mandatory, just highly recommended. With the amount of money people put down for a home, it would not make sense to save $400 to risk a plumbing leak, electrical shortage or major hazard costing you far more down the road.
I’m buying a new build construction. Do I need a home inspection?
Definitely. This is a common myth that new builds have their own inspections and that’s sufficient. While this is true, these can be municipal inspectors that don’t necessarily have construction or building experience. New builds are also being built faster and with less skilled tradesmen nowadays, so there is potential for defects that could go unnoticed for a long time if not spotted by an unbiased third-party.
Can I choose my own home inspector, or do I need to use the one my agent recommends?
We recommend doing your own research, whether your agent gives you a few names or not. You want to hire an inspector that has solid reviews, a professional online presence and is certified through a major home inspection association like InterNACHI or ASHI.
What do I do after you send me the report?
You and your agent should decide on what items you’d like the seller to correct. Then your agent will help figure out if the seller will make repairs before closing or credit you money to make the repairs yourself.
Should I test for Radon in Ohio?
We recommend radon testing in Ohio, as our state falls in the higher range of dangerous radon levels as reported by the EPA.