We believe every home is different which is why we tailor each inspection to fit specific needs.
Below are just a few areas where our reports stand out from the competition:
Many photos included throughout the report to give visual evidence of problems/ concerns
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1980's built home inspection
The 1980's tends to be a relatively solid age of home in terms of structure/ plumbing/ and electrical systems not often having major discoveries. This particular home was built in 1980 was roughly 1650 sq. ft. with 2 bathrooms. Interestingly, someone had finished an attic space into a loft area that was accessible from either an interior spiral staircase or exterior deck stairway. The home had a fairly long report with a mixed-bag of some prominent issues noted throughout many of the systems and different areas. The one thing you can always count on with a home inspection done by A-team is that no matter the problems you will receive the most detailed report available.View Report
1970's ERa Home Inspection
This property was your typical 1970's split-entry type of home. This particular home had several issues with the drainage around the house, structural deck problems, roof and flashing issues, problems with the roof drainage (gutters and downspouts), serious siding damage, wood destroying insect infestation (carpenter ants)/ plumbing and water heater issues, defective or broken windows, and excessive wear-and-tear problems on fixtures and surfaces throughout the property. This age of property is usually at the point of most of these systems being at the end of their life expectancy unless already replaced or repaired. With this inspection you will be able to determine what systems need immediate attention or are showing problems with certain components of the systems. Don't get caught with unexpected surprises or problems that may not be detailed or clearly written by a different inspection company.
1960's Era home inspection
This home was built in 1963 and is a single level ranch style home of approximately 1800 sq. ft. It had a bonus-room type of addition added onto the backside of the garage. The report was fairly typical with some major concerns relating to the roof and HVAC system ductwork as well as accessibility issues throughout the crawlspace underneath the home. You can see on page 14 that a schematic is included to give reference to inaccessible areas and that ample pictures are included to give visual evidence of the conditions encountered at this type of location. The crawlspace area under the home tends to be one of the most important parts of the inspection process and is usually where alot of the "action" happens or major problems are encountered. An inspector with a high tolerance for tightly enclosed spaces/ unsanitary conditions or difficult entry is crucial; even though the Oregon Inspection Standards of Practice deem any area with less than 18"x24"of clearance unsafe to inspect -- we often enter this type of space to give a thorough inspection. What would you rather have your inspector tell you "It's too small to enter", or "It's technically to small to access, but I was at least able to crawl through 40% of the area to check for noticeable issues that otherwise would remain undiscovered".View Report
1940's ERa Home Inspection
This report was from a 1940's era home that was roughly 1800 sq. ft.with 2 bathrooms. This home was purchased as an investment property and was in very rough condition when inspected. There had been extensive "home-owner" type remodeling throughout the property that was done in amateurish and non-professional methods. The buyer attended the entire inspection (including going into the crawlspace under the home) to get a full outlook on what future projects or "re-remodeling" would be necessary. This vintage of property tends to be a gamble in terms of condition, often these houses where constructed quickly with little craftsmanship or attention to quality, or they may have little major issues. Nonetheless, we will scrutinize every aspect of the home with the utmost attention to detail and thoroughness.
Historic 1880's inspection
This was an inspection done on a historic 1880's home that had a detached garage that had recently converted into a supplementary dwelling (commonly referred to as a "Mother-in-law suite"). It was roughly 2100 sq. ft.' with 2 full bathrooms (not including the finished garage). Due to the age of the structure there were significant roof/ structural/ mechanical/ plumbing/ and electrical issues that were found and documented. The buyer really appreciated the details and pictures included in the report so that they were able to fully understand the extent of the problems. Sharing perspective into these problems is key to helping the buyer fully understand the significance of the issues reported. After all, if you purchase a 125 year old property you should expect some of these issues due to the age of materials and outdated building practices. We take the time to help give needed perspective and "apples-to-apples" information so you can fully understand whether or not these problems are standard for the property, or if they are a unique attribute/ problem that you should be concerned about.View Report
1990's ERa Home Inspection
This was a fairly large custom-built 1990’s home of approximately 3200 sq. ft. comprised of 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. The 90’s seem to be best remembered for a new generation of building materials such as LP siding, Polybutylene piping, Woodruff roofing material, and a few others that will go down in history as products infamous for being a joint-suit litigation attorney’s dream-come-true! The one of these that we come across most often is LP siding. This home was no exception to what is commonplace with this type of cladding- delamination, deterioration, and consequential damage to the wall structure as a result of this poorly engineered siding material. This home also was due for a new roof, new water heater, and furnace. These big-ticket items along with a few other concerns such as a disconnected heat duct, water accumulation and drainage problems in the crawlspace, leakage around windows, and a few other less expensive but potentially dangerous items added up to a lot for the buyer’s to think about and consider when proceeding forward with this purchase.
New construction Home Inspection
It is always amazing to me to hear how many people do not get brand new homes inspected. 100% of the time, we find enough problems in our inspections, that will easily offset the cost of the inspection fee vs. paying an independent contractor to fix them in the future. This home is a classic example of some common new construction problems that we find. This was NOT a “cookie-cutter” home either, it was a 4000+’ sq. ft. home with 6 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. Just a few of the primary problems documented in the report are as follows: damaged crawlspace vent screens, unfinished roof items, leftover construction debris on the roof and in the gutters, improperly installed crawlspace low-point drain system, sub-flooring concerns, and a couple miscellaneous fixture problems or routine “Punch-list” items. Fortunately, the buyer of this home was able to get these items corrected by the builder potentially saving them thousands in the future when these would likely have lead to bigger problems or when the home gets sold.View Report
manufactured home inspection
Manufactured homes are in a category all their own when it comes to inspections. There are some unique problems with these structures that an inspection done by someone without experience could miss easily. This was a double-wide home built in the 90’s, it was your typical 3 bedroom 2 bathroom configuration with no garage. As with many manufactured homes this age, there were some serious siding issues due to the low quality composite wood siding and lack of roof overhang protection. Also, as is usual in these homes which have a gently sloped roof, there were roofing and skylight problems. During the inspection, it was discovered that the heating system was not functioning, there was some leakage at areas on the water heater, as well as many surface and fixture problems throughout the interior of the property. When it comes to manufactured homes, getting an inspection is very important, not only to know the current issues, but to also give insight into future issues which often plague these properties. Also, we like to help give guidance and insight towards preventative maintenance and future repairs that may be necessary down the road.