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Top 10 foundation inspectors near Nashville, TN

Top Pro
4.7
from 39 reviews
4.7
(39)
GREAT VALUE
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"Jason did a very thorough inspection for us and because of his great work, he saved my family thousands of dollars and even more in heart ache. Would definitely recommend Mr Haggard. Good man."

$250

estimated cost

4.7
from 3 reviews
4.7
(3)
"I needed a house inspection, termite inspection, and radon inspection within a week to expedite our contract. THI was able to provide the home inspection and termite inspection within that time period. (Although they were not able to provide the termite inspection within the timeline, it worked out that the sellers had a termite inspection done, so THI refunded the money to my account for that inspection.) The home inspector was professional and the report informative. The radon inspection was also helpful. The rating of four stars has to do with the following issues: inspector could not get on the roof because it was too steep and he could not inspect the fireplace because the screen was screwed on. Also, I had to point out some wood rot that he missed around a window. Second, I had to remind THI to send me the report twice so that I could get it by the due date. These are minor issues. I appreciate the work done by THI. What readers should realize is that they are responsive, easy to contact, professional, and eager to make sure customers are satisfied."

$269

estimated cost

4.8
from 37 reviews
4.8
(37)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
"Bruce was very prompt and polite He gave us some good suggestions for improvements. The only negative is that we did not receive photographs with our inspection report, although the inspection report was done promptly."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 60 reviews
5.0
(60)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
"Harold provided a home inspection for me and my wife's first home. He was early to the inspection and was very thorough with every aspect of the inspection. His work provide exactly what we needed to know about the home before continuing the purchase process. Thank you. I highly recommend his services"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Home Pro Pest Control to perform a termite treatment on my home. I was very pleased with their professional, courteous and excellent service. They were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and concerns before the treatment. I definitely recommend this company. If in the future, I need any pest control services, I will be sure to call them."
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5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"David Binder can do it all -- construction, repairs, lighting, electrical, flooring, you name it. We hired David to install a new floor in our den, install new lighting fixtures and "under the counter" lighting in our kitchen, create a closet and install new exterior / interior wall covering where a window unity had been located. David did outstanding work in all areas. He is especially gifted with floor transitions from room to room and excels in his work. We were impressed with his thorough communication, reasonable costs, and attention to details. We will definitely have David come back for more projects in the near future. No doubt, he is the best handyman we have ever hired in our 27 years of home ownership!"
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4.9
from 13 reviews
4.9
(13)
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"John was very knowledgeable in all areas regarding our foundation inspection. He didn't overreact to things that have occurred over the years but he made useful suggestions should we want to make improvements. He arrived when he said he would and didn't charge us a crazy amount for the inspection! Definitely recommend!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Very thorough, detailed, professional, helpful, personable and knowledgeable about the home inspection process as well as the components of the inspection."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Scott Moore did a home inspection and was very thorough and very courteous answering all my questions promptly"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Jesse was highly thorough with his inspection process. As a prospective seller, Jesse's detail oriented approach towards the home inspection process helped uncover several areas of improvement across the property. His in-depth report with pictures are a work of art. He was very patient in also explaining his findings and suggested ways to overcome the shortcomings of the property. Highly recommended for anyone wanting their property inspected!"
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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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