With over 17+ years of construction experience, I have learned first hand what causes damage to a home, and where to find it. I utilize modern diagnostic tools, including infrared thermal imaging, which can help detect potential moisture signatures, insulation deficiencies, and electrical issues. The home inspection services offered are: certified home inspection, commercial inspection, certified radon testing, infrared thermal imaging, WDO inspection (termite), builders warranty inspection, home maintenance inspection, pool inspection, building envelope and ductwork leakage testing. AdditionaI inspection services can be arranged including certified sewer scope, mold testing, septic inspection, & underground tank sweep. I encourage my clients to attend the home inspection, as I am also there to educate about the home’s systems and components.
He provided his report when he said he would and returned our calls in a timely manner. We were able to use his detailed report to guide our negotiation with the seller which made the transaction easier to complete. His use of the thermal imaging was worth the price paid as it helped us discover and negotiate a resolve for an issue the seller wasn’t even aware of! I would use Shane again and recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in New Jersey.
My listing agent had given me Shane’s name after calling and googling the online reviews of four other inspectors. What stood out to me about Terrapin Inspections was that Shane took the time to respond to a negative review on his profile. I would be suspicious of any company that has all positive reviews, but what impressed me was the time he took to answer criticism and then holding himself accountable. His replies were reasonable and displayed his pride when it came to serving his customers. I was put in a precarious situation that required additional time and patience and I would not hesitate to hire him again if so needed. To sum up my feelings: Shane was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for inspection services.
After having had a poor experience with another inspector, we hired two for our new home purchase. We were extremely impressed by Shane and really only needed him. He was extremely thorough and found several major deficiencies the other inspector had overlooked. He was personable and took the time to talk us through everything and answer our questions. We will certainly hire Shane again if ever in need of a home inspector.