My background includes more than 25 years in the construction business, the last 15 of which I have been a self-employed general contractor, specializing in high-end residential additions, kitchens and bathrooms. I have a thorough knowledge of how homes are built, and I also know how all the different parts function and work together as a whole. This level of background and experience gives me more insight into the quality of the construction of your home. While older homes cannot be held to the same code standards as new homes, I am familiar with the codes and what would make sense for your home.
No I do not recommend them at all! I just recently purchased my very first home about 6 months ago and had a few things that should have been noted. The worst is in the basement, at the time there were stains on the floor and I asked if I should be concerned about them and was told no, well… when it rains I have water that is coming through the foundation of my home and goes right into the exact “stains” on the floor in several locations which clearly shows that this has been happening for a while. Needless to say I am not happy and also feel that the previous owners should have had to disclose this information. Do not go alone, take someone trustworthy with you
Guy seemed knowledgeable about homes and how they were built as well as how they are supposed to be updated/built today. However, we had an appointment @9. We arrived at the location at 9. He had already started the inspection, the roof to be specific. – personally we feel that the roof is a major component to a home so we prefer to be present when the roof is inspected. Did not send us the paperwork more then 24 hours before inspection – lots of fine print that basically says home inspectors are NOT liable for anything, but in order to discuss anything you must bring it to the table 24hrs before the inspection. He sent the paperwork to us 12 hours before inspection, then laughed when we commented about this.