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Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

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  • Standard Home Inspection
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  • Bank/Lender Inspections
  • Realtor Pre-Listing Inspections

Buying a home in Louisiana is an exciting process.

This is a time when an expert, professional home inspection is needed most. Criterium-Dormady Engineers can provide you with a detailed report to help you learn about the house you want to buy and avoid costly surprises in the future.

A careful examination of a house is not easy. Criterium-Dormady Engineers provides home inspections by Professional Engineers who are licensed by the state of Louisiana and adhere to the highest legal and ethical standards.

Our inspection is a limited visual inspection consistent with the standards of practice of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE), designed to identify significant deficiencies and/or repairs needed in the major systems of a home (structural, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roof, exterior) and to provide a general understanding of the property's current condition.

We look at the following areas during our Standard Home Inspection :

Roof surfacing Plumbing fixtures
Foundation Interior finishes
Visible framing Windows
Basement water problems General energy efficiency
Settlement Gutters and downspouts
Overall structure Storm windows
Condensation Exterior finishes/paint
Rot Driveways/walkways
Heating unit Retaining walls
Water pump Wood destroying insect inspections
Heat distribution Chimneys and fireplaces
Air conditioning Fire/safety hazards
Water heater Septic system
Piping Swimming pools/tennis courts
Electrical capacity Hazardous materials (visual scan)
Electrical distribution Ventilation
Following the on-site home inspection, you will receive a detailed written report that our clients find easy to follow. This includes a summary of major systems, a discussion of deficiencies, a description of systems, general repair suggestions, and comparisons to other properties. Unless otherwise noted, our building evaluations are based on visual evidence reasonably available during our inspection. While not a specific guarantee, our report can be considerd a sound engineering opinion based on years of experience examining thousands of structures. Observations and conclusions may be limited since conditions could exist that that are not observed, discovered or would not be known during our inspection.

Call Criterium-Dormady Engineers for our pricing structure, which is determined by the property's size, age, location and the service you request.

In addition, all home inspections are performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. To obtain a copy of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors' Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, click the following link:
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