Doherty Home Inspections

Doherty Home Inspections
Home Inspections

Inspection Misconceptions

As home inspectors with years of experience, we’ve seen it all, from friendly neighborhood tortoises to 270-year-old homes. We’ve gained many tokens of wisdom throughout this journey that we want to share. These are just a few small tips that may offer you some clarity the next time you find yourself part of the home

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Dear Realtors
Home Inspection Tips

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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Here Are 5 Things You Should Do Before Listing Your Home
Home Inspection Tips

Here Are 5 Things You Should Do Before Listing Your Home

  If you’re thinking about listing your home…you may want to grab a pen and paper. You don’t want to miss this. 📝 When it comes to preparing a house for listing, we always recommend getting a proper inspection. Think about it this way: if the pre-listing inspection has not been taken care of then the buyers are

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Home Inspection Series
Home Inspections

Don’t Skip Out

Don’t Skip a Home Inspection Any home, new or old, is not without its fair share of structural secrets. Upon first viewing a home it’s easy to get sucked into the exhilarating process of deciding where you are going to place your furniture, what color to paint the walls, and which rooms to decorate first.

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End Of Warranty Inspections

Home Inspection Series: The Different Types

Regardless of whether you intend to make your new property purchase a forever home or fixer-upper, keeping the property in its best condition is usually a top priority. That’s why we always recommend getting a licensed home inspection to avoid any unforeseen and costly surprises. You will receive video documentation of the process so you

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Home Inspection Tools
Attic Inspections

Tools That Help Us Help You

If your home has an attic and/or crawl space, there is a good chance that you don’t regularly go into these areas to check for concerns like water intrusion, leaks, or high humidity/moisture. But we do! This is a critical component to every home inspection and discovering these kinds of issues can save you thousands

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Crawlspace

New Construction Home Inspections

    Even in New Construction homes like this one, water intrusion and high moisture levels can quickly create organic growth (e.g., mold) on surrounding materials. In this case, we noted suspected mold on support beams which was verified by mold swab tests. Since this area is also going to be partially finished, an indoor

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Crawl Space Water Intrusion Doherty Home Inspections
Crawlspace

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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Rick Doherty Home Inspections - Entering Crawl Space
Crawlspace

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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It's an easy fix if you know where to look...
North Carolina Home Inspection

What’s wrong here?

Can you spot what’s wrong here? It’s an easy fix but if you don’t address it in a timely manner, you could be introducing unwanted water into your foundation/crawl space. It’s a common issue, so go check all of your downspouts now and make sure they are all terminating at least 3 to 6 feet

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