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At Absolute Home Inspection, we are committed to providing a thorough evaluation of a home’s structure and systems including electrical, plumbing, appliances, basement, attic, and roof. We also inspect the grounds and report how the grade may affect the foundation as well as the condition of entrances and walkways. Another space we evaluate is the garage, covered parking area or carport. Here are things we look for when inspecting the garage:

Regardless of whether it is detached or attached, we will inspect the roof and note the type and age of the shingles. We will also note the condition of the gutters, eaves, siding and trim. We may recommend repairs, replacement or painting.

Our report will classify the material and condition of the floor. If there is a gas hot water heater in the garage, we will confirm that the burners are at least 18 inches above the floor. This is a requirement for all residential garage gas water heaters unless they are specially designed to be resistant to flammable vapors.

We note the presence of an automatic door opener, if it is operable, and test the safety reverse mechanism.

Our thorough evaluation of the covered parking area includes checking the electrical outlets for open ground or reverse polarity, and testing any GFCI plugs. We look for moisture stains and cracks when inspecting the ceilings and fire separation walls.

Finally, when inspecting the garage our technicians evaluate the composition and condition of the overhead doors and will report any missing or damaged weatherstripping. Exterior service doors are also inspected.

Buying a home in the Lexington Ky area? Contact Absolute Home Inspection to provide a thorough analysis of your home.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

we inspect your home and grounds

We inspect your home and so much more! We will even note if the sidewalk poses a trip hazard.

At Absolute Home Inspection, we inspect all the components of your home that you would expect: the HVAC system, appliances, electrical, plumbing, roof and the foundation. We pride ourselves in providing a very thorough inspection of the house and property – even inspecting some areas that may surprise you. For example, did you know that we inspect the grounds around your home and even the driveway?  Here are some of the details we evaluate when we inspect your home:

 

Service or Entrance Walls and Walkways

We will note the construction materials used, such as if they are brick, concrete, flagstone, etc, and if the public or private sidewalks present a trip hazard. In Lexington, public sidewalk maintenance is the homeowner’s responsibility. We will report any cracks or walkway problems and note those that are in need of repair.

 

Fencing

Our inspection includes a survey of any fences or walls on the property. We will note whether they are composed of brick, block, wood, metal, or vinyl. If the condition of a metal fence is rusted we will note that as well as any loose blocks or caps in masonry walls, and any missing or damaged planks in wood fencing.

 

Landscaping

We will evaluate the role landscaping plays regarding your foundation. We will report any negative grades causing water to flow towards your home rather than away from it. We will also recommend basement window wells or covers, if needed, and if trees or shrubs need to be cut back to enable better drainage. We will even note if there is an improperly stacked woodpile too close to the home that could attract termites.

 

 

At Absolute Home Inspection, you can be confident that when we inspect your home we will do a complete and thorough job looking at all of the details that affect your investment. Contact us for a free quote.

 

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.