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Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

This is a time when an expert, professional home inspection is needed most. Dormady Consulting Inc. can provide you with a detailed report to help you learn about the house you want to buy and avoid costly surprises in the future.

A careful examination of a house is not easy. Dormady Consulting Inc.  provides home inspections by Professional Engineers who are licensed by the state of Louisiana and adhere to the highest legal and ethical standards.

Our inspection is a limited visual inspection consistent with the standards of practice of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE), designed to identify significant deficiencies and/or repairs needed in the major systems of a home (structural, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roof, exterior) and to provide a general understanding of the property's current condition.

We look at the following areas during our Standard Home Inspection:

  • Roof surfacing

  • Foundation

  • Visible framing

  • Basement water problems

  • Settlement

  • Overall structure

  • Condensation

  • Rot

  • Heating unit

  • Water pump

  • Heat distribution

  • Air conditioning

  • Water heater

  • Piping

  • Electrical capacity

  • Electrical distribution

  • Plumbing fixtures

  • Interior finishes

  • Windows

  • General energy efficiency

  • Gutters and downspouts

  • Storm windows

  • Exterior finishes/paint

  • Driveways/walkways

  • Retaining walls

  • Wood destroying insect inspections

  • Chimneys and fireplaces

  • Fire/safety hazards

  • Septic system

  • Swimming pools/tennis courts

  • Hazardous materials (visual scan)

  • Ventilation

Following the on-site home inspection, you will receive a detailed written report that our clients find easy to follow. This includes a summary of major systems, a discussion of deficiencies, a description of systems, general repair suggestions, and comparisons to other properties. Unless otherwise noted, our building evaluations are based on visual evidence reasonably available during our inspection. While not a specific guarantee, our report can be considered a sound engineering opinion based on years of experience examining thousands of structures. Observations and conclusions may be limited since conditions could exist that that are not observed, discovered or would not be known during our inspection.

Call Dormady Consulting Inc. for our pricing structure, which is determined by the property's size, age, location and the service you request.

In addition, all home inspections are performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. To obtain a copy of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors' Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, click the following link:

Louisiana Home Inspector #10273

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