Townhouses

The inspection of your frame, brick, brownstone, or limestone townhouse begins at the front of the building where we analyze and discuss:

  • grading
  • patios
  • steps
  • doors
  • drainage
  • windows
  • drives
  • paved areas
  • decks
  • paint
  • walks
  • fences
  • rails
  • exterior walls

We then proceed to the cellar. This is where we spend most of our time. We divide the cellar into its structural and mechanical components:

Structural

  • foundations
  • columns
  • joists
  • load-bearing walls
  • girders
  • termite & water damage

Mechanical

  • heating
  • plumbing
  • hot water
  • electric
  • asbestos
  • oil tank

We leave the cellar and walk through the building, room by room, discussing:

  • ceilings
  • walls
  • floors
  • water damage
  • windows
  • ventilation
  • stairs
  • doors
  • heating
  • fireplaces
  • insulation
  • electric
  • settlement
  • plumbing fixtures

You are then encouraged to join us on the roof where we will discuss:

  • roofing membrane
  • flashing
  • skylights
  • gutters/leaders
  • chimney
  • bulkheads
  • parapets
  • vents
  • drainage

Upon completion of the inspection, we take time to summarize and discuss the most significant deficiencies discovered. We compare your property to similar buildings to determine whether it is in poorer than average, average, or better than average condition. We field all questions.