Find a foundation inspector near Glendale, AZ

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4.9
from 53 reviews
4.9
(53)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
"I contacted mark , last minute and he was available, and actually very punctial on the time and provided me with a detail outlook of the home inspection 31pages with detailed pictures , he was very professional and i felt at ease that i made a good choice , thx mark "

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I highly recommend Schembri Engineers. I am a repeat customer for property inspections, and also home renovation and new constructions plans. They even submitted our plans to the city for permitting!"

$650

estimated cost

5.0
from 47 reviews
5.0
(47)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
"Very efficient, knowledgeable, expedient with a reasonable price. Did an inspection and then a re-inspection for me. Definitely would recommend."
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4.9
from 37 reviews
4.9
(37)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
"Patrick Taylor was awesome. Scheduled us for the very next day and provided a comprehensive report complete with photographs and easy-to-understand descriptions of all the concerning areas. Our inspector gave us great piece of mind, responding immediately to every text, email and phone inquiry. We are so pleased with this professional and experienced inspection company; we will certainly recommend Taylor Made to our friends and family. Thank you Patrick!"
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4.8
from 19 reviews
4.8
(19)
  • 29 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"This is my 4th purchase of a home and I need to say I wish I would have used David on my last purchase. He was very efficient. He went above and beyond inspecting appliances that aren't usually included. He was prompt, courteous, through, and priced very well. What more could you ask for. If in need of an inspection do not hesitate! He has an A+++++ recommendation from this customer!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Greg and AZ Premier Inspection did an exceptional job for my client and I will be using him again and referring him to colleagues!"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"used desert moon home inspections for foundation and structure inspection. did thorough job price was right and got report back later same day. would use again."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike and his team was extremely good in doing the job. They removed and took away all of the old insulation, installed the new, and was very helpful and nice through out the whole process, including clean-up. I would be very happy to use their service again, and I would recommend them to anyone."
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 8 years in business
"Greg knows his stuff and he's very good with people. He takes time to explain his findings to my clients and doesn't make them feel rushed. He responds to phone calls and emails right away, even after the inspection, and I REALLY appreciate that!"
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 35 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Always punctual, cordial and professional. His work was perfect quality. He will work with any schedule and can do everything. In my home he did the following: repaired a severe leak in my bathtub, replaced/upgraded all the hardware in my bathroom, replaced a sconce to a hanging electrical cord outlet, replaced all my smoke detectors which are also connected electrically, repaired my door jam and casing around my door which had been causing my electrical bill to soar as air was seeping in and out, and replaced a baseboard which was warped due to water damage. I plan to hire him to tile my bathrooms, hook up my plumbing when I get new counter tops and sinks, and paint my interior. I highly recommend Calvin Franklin."
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Q & A

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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

How much does it cost to get a house appraised and inspected?

Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

  • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
  • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
  • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
    • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
    • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
    • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
  • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

How long does it take to do a home inspection?

On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

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