Home Inspection Services in Nashville, TN

New Home Construction/Phase Inspections Nashville, TN

There are many types of home inspections available for your property during its construction. However, unless there are extenuating circumstances, a three-part (or phase) home inspection should be satisfactory for most properties. The idea of inspecting each phase of construction is to catch problems or errors on time before the next phase of development begins. This allows appropriate corrections to be made before the next step of construction starts or covers the problem.

We have put together reasonable and affordable packages and are available for three-phase inspections.

Three Phase inspections:

1. FOUNDATION

1. FOUNDATION

The first phase starts after the trenches or footers have been dug, all metal and pipe casings/liners have been put into place, but before pouring concrete. Additionally, the process covers verification of all known plan measurements of depth and width of footings, inspection of all metal- rebars, beams, tension cables, etc. for proper placement and connections, and more.

2. PRE-DRYWALL

2. PRE-DRYWALL

The pre-drywall inspection is performed prior to drywall or other interior wall coverings are assembled into place. The process will items such as inspecting for defective, warped, missing and misplaced framing members, inspect for proper wood grades, placement, span measurement, notching, borings, and truss usage, and inspect anchor bolts, fire blocking, and truss ties.

3. FINAL INSPECTION

3. FINAL INSPECTION

The final home inspection is conducted when all construction is complete. This is the same assessment we do on all new or used houses. For new homes, it must be coordinated with the builder’s schedule to ensure all systems are complete and ready for occupation, and everything must be completed before closing and with time to do any necessary repairs.

Radon Gas Measurement Services Nashville

At AAA Complete Home Inspections, L.L.C., we provide residential Radon Measurement services in the metropolitan Nashville area. Each homeowner will receive the results immediately upon retrieval of the monitor.

What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in rocks and soils. Radon gas is tasteless, colorless and odorless. The only way to know if it is in your home is to test for it.

Is radon a problem in Tennessee?

Yes. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) considers radon to be a serious problem in our state. No matter where you live in Tennessee, there is the potential for radon to enter your home.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging cameras detect temperature variations related to heat and moisture along building surfaces.

I am a Certified Level I Thermographer through the Infrared Training Center (Certification #83891), which is essential when it comes to correctly performing and interpreting the images I will obtain for your inspection.

Thermographic imaging cameras can detect serious problems the naked eye can’t see, such as:

  • Plumbing Leaks
  • Air Duct Leaks
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Inadequate or Non-existent Insulation
  • Heating And Cooling Losses
  • Abnormal Heat from an Appliance
  • Electrical System
  • Unwanted Animals
  • Poor Construction

If these problems go undetected they can cause extensive damage to your home.

Water Quality Testing

At AAA Complete Home Inspections L.L.C., we offer complete laboratory water testing for the prospective home you are purchasing. If the home you are considering buying has a well or spring as the source of drinking water, it is essential and in a lot of instances required to have that water tested for its potability.

Pool & Spa Inspections

Repairing or replacing a pool or spa can be expensive. If the home you are buying or selling has a pool or spa, it advisable that you have them thoroughly examined. While most pool/spa companies only focus on the equipment, our detailed service will cover the following components:

Interior Finish Materials

Decks Steps and Coping Pumps Motors
Blowers Skimmers Filters Drains
Heaters Automatic Safety Controls Gauges Visible Piping and Valves
Diving Boards Slides Handrails Ladders

Cleaning System

The water supply system to ensure that there are no cross connections. External bonding of the pump motors, blowers, heaters and other equipment. Operation of underwater lighting, ground fault circuit interrupters, conduits, visible electrical components and timer assemblies.

Child Safety Barriers

Pools and spas should be a source of comfort and enjoyment for the whole family. Let AAA Complete Home Inspections, L.L.C. inspect your pool before buying or selling!

Mold Inspections

At AAA Complete Home Inspections, L.L.C., we are Certified Mold Inspectors (CMI) as members of The International Association of Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2). We follow the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice (SOP) to perform a complete mold investigation of your entire home or specific rooms or areas of concern. Utilizing the latest, most sophisticated sampling equipment and techniques, we obtain culturable, non-culturable, surface, and bulk samples depending on the visual assessment and the extent of the mold problem with your specific property to ensure the seriousness of your mold problem is understood.

Minimally, we will take at least one indoor air sample and 2 outdoor air samples, as well as swab sampling, tape lift sampling, and bulk sampling if we deem it necessary to do so. Depending on time constraints and budgetary concerns we will be able to give accurate counts of viable (living) spores and non-viable (dead) spores, both of which can cause health concerns but require different methods of sampling.

We typically perform non-culturable sampling as this is the best overall strategy. Additionally, we can perform carpet sampling of affected areas. We’re partnered with Pro-Lab, the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) testing laboratory in North America, and send our samples to them to be analyzed and provide the full chain of custody documents to our clients along with a written report of our findings usually within 48 hours.

Lead Based Paint & Asbestos

If your home was built before 1978, you might have dangerous lead-based paint surfaces on the interior or the exterior of your home. At AAA Complete Home Inspections, L.L.C. we are certified to pull samples of the surfaces and also pull soil samples for exterior surfaces. We provide a full chain of custody documents to our clients and provide reports within 72 hours of the sample.

Nashville Commercial Property and Building Inspections

Commercial property and building inspections (also known as Property Condition Assessments or PCA’s) are essential for clients seeking to understand the condition of a property or real estate they may be purchasing, leasing, or merely maintaining. Our building inspectors follow the industry accepted guidelines of ASTM E2018. These commercial inspection standards help both the inspector and client understand the scope agreed to for the examination including the systems or areas to be assessed and is used as a guide to develop said scopes and procedures. Depending on client needs or accepted risks and property types, some inspections can be entirely technical requiring additional specialist contractors, or merely a general condition assessment utilizing one or two qualified commercial building inspectors. Of course, each varying degree of the evaluation will incur various costs and time frames as agreed or negotiated between AAA Complete Home Inspections, L.L.C., and the client(s).

Once the service or Property Condition Assessment is completed, a written report (also known as the Property Condition Report or PCR) is compiled and delivered to the client within an acceptable time frame. The PCR may include such items as concerns observed, recommendations for repairs or further inspections, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance surveys.

Experienced commercial building owners, net lease occupants, and commercial property investors know the importance and benefits of hiring a qualified commercial building inspector to perform a Property Condition Assessment. Our commercial building and the infrared thermal team are members of The National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors and Thermographers (NACBI) and have the qualifications and experience to provide clients with the best service!

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