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Top 10 foundation inspectors near San Jose, CA

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Sevan was very responsive and attentive to my needs. As a first time home owner, I was nervous about what was included in a home inspection. Sevan took the time to answer all of my questions. He even called me afterwards to reassure me and congratulate me when my offer was accepted. Thanks Sevan!"
$400
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Buying a home out of town and Chase was very nice and didn't mind working with my work schedule for the inspection. He was very polite and answered all my questions. Inspection lasted about an hour and he was finished. Very happy with services thanks AO!"
$350
estimated cost
4.7
from 7 reviews
4.7
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Royalty Home Solutions drive all the way to Modesto to perform my inspection. He was there in time and very professional. Use them. You won't' be sorry. Pete D. In Modesto Ca"
$425
estimated cost
4.5
from 166 reviews
4.5
(166)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Casiano's to replace my kitchen faucet. The faucet was making noise and then water spray got clocked. I had already purchased a replacement faucet that was recommended by my HOA, so I just needed someone to come and replace it. I wasn't able to be present, but my renters liked that setup was friendly and professional. When I arrived to inspect the work, I found everything as good as new. I also appreciated Casiano's flexibility to accept payment via PayPal. This allowed me to not bother my renters with payments, inspect the work afterwards and pay without scheduling further visits."
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"CJ was quick, available and took care of the job like a true professional. I would recommend him and his services to anyone. Goodluck!"
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4.8
from 26 reviews
4.8
(26)
  • 16 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
"We are home-buyers and were invited to do our own home inspection while we waited for the appraisal and underwriting to come in. My father-in-law insisted that we do a mold inspection, so my husband contacted Tincher Inspection Services to do it. I was present at the inspection, and really enjoyed going through the house with Monty Tincher. Monty arrived early, ready to go. He started by taking air samples and has an infrared scanner that allowed him to look for moisture and heat differences in the walls. He flushed the toilets and ran the showers looking for leaks. He was able to look into a wall where there was an active drywood termite infestation to determine how far up they currently were (the termite activity generates heat). He took a look at some of the issues that the seller's inspector had found and gave us his opinion on them. He had no problems with me coming through the house with him, and invited me to come into the attic to take a look and under the house as well! We discussed solutions to some of the issues with the house and he gave me rough price estimates for fixing them which was very helpful. I highly recommend Monty for your inspection!"
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4.7
from 16 reviews
4.7
(16)
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"Chris was able to accommodate us on a last minute request on a holiday weekend and was very thorough. His findings helped us gain leverage on repair credits during negotiations with the home seller. Would recommend to anyone needing an inspection, especially potential home buyers!"
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4.5
from 43 reviews
4.5
(43)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
"Geo was very prompt at providing a very thorough estimate - the very best estimate out of the 3 I received. We met to discuss shingle colors, & other options. He explained the entire process, including the inspection process, and we got started right away. My friend who was with me was so impressed she asked Geo to come out and provide her with an estimate ."
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Top Pro
4.8
from 34 reviews
4.8
(34)
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"I got initially a few reply on Thumbtack and I had 2 electricians check out the work to be done and got a quote. Majestic Electric overall was the most professional and explained every things that needed to be done. We agreed on a time for the following week and as expected Nasar came that day and right away started to work on time. I checked the work during the day and I could see the progress. Nasar was extremely professional during the while project and keeping me informed -especially when he had to turn off for a few minutes the electricity. The job was completed the following day because of my old electrical panel (nothing wrong with Nasar’s job) and 20 minutes after his return my new NEMA 14-50 plug was installed and fully working in the garage. Nasar took the time to clean up the place he worked on. I will definitely re-hire Nasar due to his professionalism and the quality of the work delivered: I am posting this review one week later after using the electrical work he did every day and I had zero issue. So great electrician who on top of that is extremely professional."
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4.8
from 27 reviews
4.8
(27)
  • 42 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent service. A++. Very clean, on time and great quality installation. Will hire again."
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 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.

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.
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