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Top 10 Building Inspectors near Grapevine, TX

Top Pro
4.9
from 254 reviews
4.9
(254)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 542 hires on Thumbtack
"I highly recommend Corner Stone, our inspectors has 20 years of experience. His knowledge, and professionalism superseded every professional we have encountered in our journey to purchase real estate. He provided a detailed, very specific report, with excellent documentation. He went above and beyond what is expected, and willingness to meet with sellers, and realtors to support and standby his inspection. He saved us, what would have been thousands of dollars in repairs, long term problems with termite infestion. His keen, well trained eye, pointed out concerns that should have been identify in our initial property inspection. Upon further investigation, and inspection, every concern he documented was 100% accurate. I can not express the gratitude I feel to have encountered an individual with such high integrity, honesty and skill."

$225

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 47 reviews
4.9
(47)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
"As of today we are pleased with the inspection. The inspector arrived timely, was very knowledgeable, and presented himself very professionally. "

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Craig walked me thru the entire process and made it easy to understand. Offering a 90 day warranty was an added bonus I wasn't expecting. I would recommend Browder Inspections to anyone looking for an inspection!"

$223

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Edge Pest Control is amazing. If you want quality work with a quick response...Edge pest control is the right choice. Give them a call, you won’t be sorry. Thanks guys for a great job!"

$268

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 4 years in business
"I needed a home inspection at the very last minute as the seller moved up the close date. My realtor suggested John Wayne Inspections, I called & they were able to do it the next day and I got the report that night, I was very pleased!"

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Steve was punctual and explained everything of concern to my buyers. Report was professional and easy to understand. Home of the free 90 day warranty too."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Kc was awesome. On time and did an immaculate job with the inspection!!! I recommend him and will definitely use him again ."

$260

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Ken was very thorough with the inspection. Ken is very professional and wants to make sure that you know what to expect before buying your home. I will definitely tell my friends to call Ken if ever they need a home inspection done."

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 60 reviews
4.9
(60)
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"Scott came out Saturday for full chimney inspection and I cannot explain how please I am. He was extremely professional and took the time to explain every little detail to me. Being a single woman I am very leary of having service done to my home amd in my home unless I know them personally or they have been recommended to me from a friend who knows or has had work done by the individual and I felt completely safe having Scott in my home. I look forward to doing business with On Top Service!"
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4.7
from 207 reviews
4.7
(207)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 467 hires on Thumbtack
"David Presley set up the appt. for the inspection thru the realty service and arranged for a secondary termite inspector we needed, who also arrived right on time. Both gentlemen were friendly and professional and provided thorough reports (termite report tendered immediately after the inspection and the primary inspection report was delivered that evening by email). The emailed report included photos and addressed all issues that Mr. Presley had discussed with us fully at the site after his inspection, so no surprises or unanswered questions after the report was received. Also, he texted us when he had emailed the report, and later made a follow-up call to make sure we did not have any further questions. We are very satisfied with this inspector and would recommend him."
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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