The experienced, professional inspectors at ACE are diligently trained to deliver all of the information you need to make informed decisions about buying, selling, and owning your home.
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All homes are not created equal. We have the ability to examine the systems and equipment that are outside the scope of a standard home inspection such as Swimming Pools, Elevators, Central Vacuums, Docks, Boat Lifts, Lawn Irrigation Systems, Solar Electric and Hot Water Systems, Septic Systems, and Generators.
Commercial Inspections are referred to our sister company, Applied Construction Expertise, Inc., or a similarly qualified firm. A team of inspectors will complete field work with minimal occupant disruption. The inspection effort is focused on function, structure and safety conditions. Phase I Environmental and Cost Estimates are available by request.
Repair Cost Estimates
Our Repair Cost Estimate provides a budget estimate for repairs within 24 hours of when the home inspection report is delivered. Is it perfect? No, but it is very accurate and many contractors will do the work for the estimate price when you show it to them! Furthermore, our Repair Cost Estimate is interactive and editable! You have the ability to edit numbers, delete tasks, and even add tasks for things not addressed by a home inspection. For example - do you want a figure for new flooring throughout the house? You can figure out a number using this tool!
In addition to thorough, top to bottom, inside and out home inspections, we also offer:
Indoor Air Quality Testing
Many modern consumers are concerned about pollutants in the air. ACE can collect air samples and test for the presence of formaldehyde and over 400 common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Our report identifies the compounds found, concentrations, common sources, and recommended corrective actions.
Advanced Mechanical Inspection
A standard home inspection includes testing systems and a visual inspection. The Advanced Mechanical Inspection is performed by a licensed heating and cooling technician who runs diagnostic tests that include refrigerant level checks, current draw measurements, and partial equipment disassembly to determine internal condition of equipment.
HUD/FHA Manufactured Home Foundation Certificates
Most lenders require an engineer's foundation certification to finance the purchase of a manufactured home. An ACE technician will visit the site to collect field data and deliver it to an engineer for analysis. The certification letter is typically available within 48 hours.
HUD 203K Renovation Consulting
The 203k program allows buyers to borrow funds necessary to purchase and renovate properties in one closing. Almost any property qualifies! ACE has certified consultants on staff to perform a Feasibility Analysis, Work Write Up, and Draw Inspections to facilitate the purchase and renovation process. Call for details.
Engineering Referrals Available
A complimentary phone consultation is provided whenever the ACE inspector finds a condition that merits an engineer's attention. Engineering services for the phone consultation or further evaluations are provided by our sister company, Applied Construction Expertise, Inc., or a similarly qualified engineering firm.