Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses that allow buyers to inspect the property physically (usually at their expense). This inspection provides a comprehensive review of the infrastructure of the property. Which inspections to order is usually a matter of observation and knowledge of what is critical to a particular region or area.


Below is a list of the three most common types of inspections.


Structural Pest Control

This inspection uncovers any active infestation by wood-destroying organisms. Section I on the report deals with active infestation and includes items that need immediate attention. Lenders usually want the work performed prior to funding the loan. Section II on the report will be items that could cause infestation and, if not corrected, could cause damage.


Physical Inspection

This inspection encompasses roof, plumbing, electrical, heating, and any other accessible area of the structure. A detailed report will be written with recommendations for repair or for further inspection by a specialist.


Geological Inspection

An inspection of the soil conditions and the stability of the ground beneath the structure can be performed by a geological engineer. You can access city records in order to research the property and its proximity to known fault lines.


Some Other Common Inspections

- Water Conservation

- Well and Septic

- Hazardous Materials

- Zoning and Building Permit

- Compliance

- Contractors Home Inspection

- Chimney Inspection

- Heating and Air Conditioning

- Structural Engineer

- Energy Audit

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