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Residential Inspection

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.

What does an inspection include?

The standard home inspector's report will review the condition of the home's heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure.


AEP Inspectors can save you time and money. During the construction process we will inspect the residential job site and provide a report on the status of the project. Our report includes current status of all phases of construction and the total percent complete. We also provide comments concerning any problems noted and picture

The inspections are normally done in three phases. Phase I covers the excavation of soil for footings and the preparation of the forms prior to pouring concrete for the footings or slab. Phase II covers the framing and utility rough-ins and is done just prior to the installation of the thermal insulation and drywall material. Phase III occurs before final acceptance when utilities are connected and activated.

Prior to construction we will review all construction documents including plans, specifications, engineering, time schedules, zoning, permits, and licenses. In the cost portion of our analysis we compare the projections to other similar projects to try and determine if all phases of construction have been addressed and if those costs are adequate to complete the project.