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Home Inspections in Briar Chapel

Being communicative, meticulous, and thorough is our specialty. After five years in the business, we’ve learned time and again that advocating for our clients and their agents is what we do best. Even after performing over 1,000 inspections, we STILL value quality over quantity. We are patient and friendly and genuinely enjoy working with everyone …

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Home Inspection Checklist: NC Edition

It’s essential to understand what a home inspection is and what it’s not. We hope this post clears up any lingering questions you may have about what a North Carolina home inspection checklist includes. “According to North Carolina state law, home inspectors must visually examine structural components, such as the foundation, floors, walls, ceilings, and …

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What’s Included in a Home Inspection?

A home inspection examines a home’s condition, completed by a licensed home inspector who will use hands-off methods to acquire information about its safety and functionality. A home inspection is non-invasive, which means that home inspectors cannot damage the home. For example, when a plumber looks for a leak, she may need to open walls or …

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Dear Triangle Realtors

Realtors, let’s work together this new year! As small business owners, we understand the importance of networking, meeting new vendors, finding accountability partners. We decided to ask YOU how we could better serve the community. We’ve discovered something that works and is mutually beneficial… We want to invite any local Realtors in The Triangle area …

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The Value of a Home Inspection

Why is this photograph concerning? Water intrusion into the crawl space is never a good thing because 1) it can introduce organic growth/mold that can impact air quality in the home, and 2) it can cause wood rot or other damage to the home’s support structure. You should never skip or waive a home inspection, …

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Crawl Space Captain

Homes with crawl spaces need extra TLC. Water is the #1 enemy to your home and the entire structure is designed to shed water away from it. When water gets into your crawl, bad things can happen (think rotting support beams, mold entering into your living space). Crawls are dark, dirty, cramped – not a …

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End of Warranty Home Inspections in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill and the Triangle

Did you buy a new house last summer in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill or anywhere in the Triangle? Now is the time to schedule your End of Warranty/11th Month home inspection! You’ll receive a very thorough and detailed inspection including advanced tools like thermal imaging, wood moisture detection, and laser thermometers to detect …

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Meet Rick & Lori DOherty of Doherty Home Inspections

​​We are a small family business entering our 5th year in business and we strongly believe in QUALITY vs QUANTITY. We provide highly detailed home inspections using next generation web-based software that allows us to include videos in each report. We also utilize technology such as thermal imaging, moisture meters, infrared lasers, and more to ensure you get the …

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CLICK to See Why Videos in Our Inspection Reports Make Such An Impact

At a recent home inspection, I discovered that the drain pipe in the crawl space under the kitchen was leaking. Since we use modern, web-based reporting software, I was able to take a video of the leak (far more informative than just a photo) and include it right in the report. Just another reason why …

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What’s Wrong with this Crawl Space?

What serious concerns do you see in these pictures and what is the main cause of these concerns? Pictures 1 and 2 are suspected MOLD. Picture 3 is rotted a rotted wood beam. What do they all have in common?  Moisture. It’s the number one enemy of your crawl space and your home and all …

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