new construction inspection
Why You Should Order a Builder One-Year Warranty Inspection
The single most important reason new homeowners should have their home inspected before the end of the first year of ownership is to document deficiencies and/or concerns before the builder transfers the warranty to a 3rd-party warranty provider. The builder is required to notify the 3rd-party warranty provider of any known issues. Depending upon the […]
ADA & FBC Compliance
Are you at risk of being sued for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act or the Florida Accessibility Code?
Building Inspection Jacksonville
Are The Fire Rated Doors in Your Building Compliant?
All commercial buildings are required to have an annual inspection of fire and smoke rated doors. This includes office buildings, day care facilities, restaurants, medical care, hospitals, garages, maintenance buildings, retail centers, government facilities, entertainment complexes, lodging, distribution centers, factories, assembly plants, or any other building which houses employees or the public. Residential door fronts […]
Building Inspection Jacksonville
Save Time and Money on Home Inspections Before You Make an Offer!
Hiring a home inspector in Jacksonville, FL is an important part of your home buying process; in fact, it may be the most important decision you make. Low inventory of both resale and new homes puts homebuyers at a disadvantage. It’s a sellers’ market. Competition is fierce and many homes are sold with multiple offers. […]
How Long Will Your House Last?
Most people understand building components have a life cycle or useful life expectancy, but they rarely plan or budget for replacement. If you are buying a resale home, you should also understand you may need to replace aged components and budget accordingly.
Florida Home Inspections
Understanding Obsolescence in Building Components
All building components and materials undergo obsolescence. As materials or components age, they fail. Many homebuyers fail to recognize the need to update or replace these critical components when buying homes.
Florida home inspection
What Should Your Home Inspection Report Tell You?
The State of Florida regulates home inspectors and by law, home inspectors must convey basic information included in the Standards of Practice for a Home Inspector. This includes a visual inspection of the primary building components such as the plumbing, electrical, exterior, roof, built-in appliances, and site conditions that may affect the structure. The Inspector […]
Drainage Piping Testing
How Will You Know If The Drainage Piping Is OK?
With a standard home inspection, you may not. Home inspectors check drainage by running the water in the home. Typically, that constitutes about 60-80 gallons of discharge during a typical home inspection. That may not be enough to disclose a broken or compromised sewer line. Learn how to find out about a compromised sewer line […]
Fire Door Inspection
Fire Door Inspections
Fire Door Inspections are required annually per the 6th Edition (2017), Florida Fire Prevention Code and Chapter 36 of the 6th Edition (2017), Florida Building Code. The inspection guidelines are incorporated via reference to NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2013 Edition and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code. NFPA 80 […]