Exterior Home Inspections

 As part of this complete service, we perform an exterior home inspection — a thorough examination of all the outside structures and components of a home including the garage.

Exterior Home Inspections


We leave no stone unturned when it comes to evaluating your home’s exterior. At part of our services, our home inspection includes:


Roof Inspection

  • Covering

  • Drainage

  • Flashings

  • Penetrations

  • Skylights


  •  Surface grade directly adjacent to the buildings

  • Chimney exterior

  • Doors and windows

  • Attached decks, porches, patios, balconies, stairway and their enclosures

  • Wall cladding and trim

  • Exterior paint and caulking

  • Portions of walkways and driveways that are adjacent to the buildings

Foundation, Basement and Under-Floor Areas

  • Foundation system

  • Floor framing system

  • Under-floor ventilation

  • Foundation anchoring and cripple wall bracing

  • Wood separation from soil

  • Insulation


  •  find out ahead of time what’s going on with your new home’s foundation.

  • Some common concerns that might be noted are:

  • Foundation Cracks

  • While a visible crack doesn’t always signal foundation problems, it is often a warning sign. An inspector knows how to examine cracks, what to look for as a problem, and when to recommend the involvement of a structural engineer.

  • Moisture in the Basement - Any time you have moisture in the basement, it’s a concern. Inspectors look for signs of flooding and note signs of mold and mildew in the home.


Improper drainage allowing basement flooding and moisture in the walls.

Cracked foundation can lead to structural integrity leaving owner with high cost of. repair.


Damaged rafters are hard to spot as may look good from the outside.