Homebuyers looking for an Austin home inspector should consider Advanced Inspection Services (AIS), the leading house and condo inspection company in Central Texas. We specialize in commercial and residential real estate in greater Austin and the nearby communities of Cedar Park, Lakeway and Round Rock. Our Austin home inspectors are professionally trained and certified; and we are well known for our thorough and client-focused approach to examining houses.
The highly competitive Central Texas real estate market makes it imperative that a home inspector support the needs of buyers, sellers and realtors. To enable our clients to achieve the best results, we are
- Available to inspect homes promptly, to support short option and closing dates
- Knowledgeable about local zoning, building codes and construction practices
- Conscientious and thorough, to detect and explain potential problems and remedies
We work closely with homeowners, realtors and lenders to schedule inspections promptly. In most cases, our Austin home inspector can complete an examination of a house or condo in just a few hours. We understand that our work and results can affect the asking price, offer and/or counter-offer amounts; so we work diligently to evaluate the home’s structure and systems that have the greatest effect on valuation. Every AIS/Austin home inspector is aware that “time is of the essence” in real estate transactions; and we bend over backwards to schedule and complete our work expeditiously to support offer deadlines and closing schedules.
All AIS home inspectors are trained, licensed and certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). We conduct systematic and thorough examinations of residential and commercial buildings in accordance with the Texas Standards of Practice. Each Austin home inspector has received professional training to ensure we provide a comprehensive and detailed assessment of your home’s structural integrity and systems performance. This specialized training and proven methodology give our clients the confidence needed to make well-informed home purchase decision.
Downtown and North Austin Home Inspection
Many of our inspections take place in the high growth downtown area and in the North Austin-Round Rock-Cedar Park triangle. The dwellings inspected range from high-rise condominiums to multi-family homes, quaint Hyde Park bungalows to elegant Old Enfield mansions — and everything in between. Whatever the style or location of the property you are buying in Austin the home inspector will have performed inspections on similar structures. He understands the potential issues common to that type of residence, and will evaluate the building structure and systems to identify and document any deficiencies.
Your AIS inspector will conduct a comprehensive examination of the house to discover any issues with the major systems (plumbing, heating, air conditioning, plumbing and septic). He will thoroughly examine the structure of the building (roof, foundation, doors, windows and fireplace). We also offer (at additional cost) supplementary inspections of irrigation systems, spas, swimming pools, pier-and-beam foundations; and can inspect the building for indications of termites or other wood destroying insects (WDI).
Central Texas has experienced a huge increase in population and building the past two years. As a result, our Austin home inspectors are spending even more time inspecting new homes. It may seem unnecessary to inspect a brand new house with new heating and A/C systems, plumbing, septic system, insulation, doors and windows — just completed by a well-known builder. But in a highly active residential construction market, there are tremendous pressures on the contractor and subcontractors to build quickly, keep costs down and cut corners; and the results of this may not be visible to the homebuyer. The money spent for an Austin home inspector can be a great investment — and we recommend making the inspection a prerequisite to accepting your new house from the builder.
East and South Austin Home Inspector Checklist
In addition to Downtown Austin, Cedar Park and Round Rock, AIS home inspectors examine houses and commercial buildings in South Austin and the eastern communities of Bastrop, Elgin and Taylor, TX. Some of the residential properties in these areas are older homes and may not conform to current building codes or modern construction practices. Your Austin home inspector will identify the aspects of the house structure and major systems (electrical, plumbing and septic) that should be upgraded to make the dwelling code compliant, safe and efficient.
Many older Austin-area homes were built on slabs resting on unstable clay and caliche soils. Over the years, some of these slabs have cracked or shifted with variations in the soil moisture content. AIS Austin home inspectors are familiar with this type of construction and associated problems, and can thoroughly inspect your foundation – along with electrical, plumbing and septic system penetrations – for evidence of existing problems or potential issues.
Although many older dwellings have been extensively remodeled, there are still some out there with sub-standard plumbing and septic systems, or electrical systems and HVAC systems that do not comply with the current building code. Your AIS home inspector in Austin, Round Rock or Cedar Park will examine and document these deficiencies, identifying any non-compliance with building codes and modern construction practices. The inspector’s report will also include recommendations for repairs or other remedial action, if necessary.
A professional Austin home inspector can confirm the soundness and safety of your new home’s structure and systems – or uncover potential problems affecting the value of your property. To enhance your peace of mind when buying or selling a house in Central Texas, call Advanced Inspection Services today to talk with one of our Austin home inspectors. (512) 818-4164