The partial inspection is for the owner of a property that has a concern with the functioning of a particular system or systems and would like professional direction on the repair or
upgrading of the concern. It could be a concern with a roof problem, leaking basement, electrical issue, etc. A partial inspection covers a minimum of two systems, as outlined in the Homebook.
TIME: Approx 1-2 Hrs
The standard prepurchase inspection includes all eight systems as outlined in the Homebook. The prepurchase inspection is scheduled by the purchaser or purchaser's real
estate agent based upon the contract requirements. This inspection is for the purchaser of an existing home that wants to know the condition of the property in order to make an informed decision prior to finalizing the contract.
TIME: Approx 3-6 Hrs
The Pre-Sale inspection is for homeowners and listing agents that are preparing to present the house for sale and are
interested in knowing the present condition of the home. This inspection will uncover any major problems that need to be corrected. This will allow the sale of the home to proceed smoothly with out any last minute glitches due to the house condition.
This inspection includes all 8 systems from the Homebook
NEW HOME PHASE INSPECTION
· Phase 1 -
The foundation inspection is a punchlist inspection that is conducted after the foundation concrete walls have been placed, the wall forms have been removed and the foundation wall has been damp proofed, exterior
and interior drain systems are in place, and the under slab plumbing has been installed. This inspection should be scheduled before the foundation walls have been backfilled and prior to the placement of the concrete basement floor.
Some of the issues the REM inspector will look for during the foundation inspection are, that sill straps have been installed at the correct locations and spacing, foundation walls bear properly on the footing, stanchion column
piers are of substantial size and depth, there are no excessive cold pours or honeycombing of the concrete, wall ties have been removed and sealed, there is no debris in the backfill material that would attract woodboreing insects close to the
foundation, and numerous other issues.
TIME: Approx 1.5-2.5 Hrs
· Phase 2 - Predrywall
The predrywall inspection is a punchlist inspection and
should be scheduled after all the rough trades have completed their work, the supervisor has completed the framecheck, and the carpenter contractor has punched out the unit, also all applicable building inspections have been completed, and the house
has been insulated.
The REM inspector will inspect the house for issues such as properly placed structural components, properly installed windows and doors, damaged or improperly installed wiring, hvac equipment, and plumbing
components, also, damaged or missing trusses, incorrectly installed roof and floor sheathing, inadequate insulation, and a multitude of other issues.
TIME: Approx 3-4 Hrs
· Phase 3 - Final
The final inspection is a punchlist inspection. The inspection should be conducted just prior to the presettlement walk through with the builder. Some of the issues your REM inspector will look for
are, that all finishes have been installed correctly, windows and doors operate properly, appliances are installed and operate, exterior finishes are correct , all mechanical systems operate as intended, grading has been properly completed. The final
inspection includes all 8 systems from the Homebook
TIME: Approx 3 - 6 Hours