Category: The Home Inspection

New Construction Inspections

While a traditional home inspection is designed to look at the elements of an existing home a new construction inspection can go one step further. The BrickKicker inspectors are trained to verify code compliance and empower you to prepare a final punch-list. This is a list of items found in new construction which are incomplete, missing or completed in a less than quality manner. After all, “new” does not mean “perfect” when it comes to homes.

Home Inspection Costs

Home Inspection Costs Usually, the first thing we are asked when a client call to ask about a home inspection is “What does it cost?” Most home inspectors price their inspections based on the same criteria: size, age and foundation type. This is the minimal amount of information we need to provide a quote. We […]

Life Expectancy

A forty-five year old home inspector walks into his Doctor’s office.  The Doctor tells him he has great news.  You have the mind of a thirty year old but the body of an eighty-six year old.  Just because you feel young does not mean you are young. The home inspector does not just have to […]

The Wet Hole

The Wet Hole – A look at Drain Tiles In agriculture, tile drainage is a type of drainage system that removes excess water from the soil below the surface.  Whereas irrigation is the practice of adding additional water when the soil is naturally too dry, drainage brings soil moisture levels down for optimal crop growth. […]

Foundations

Beneath your home you have a foundation, and the purpose of this foundation is to provide your home with support for its entire weight. The foundation is designed to prevent the home structure from settling, slipping or sliding away from the initial position where it is built. There are three different types of foundations that […]

Flat Lot Considerations

As a home builder there are actually a lot of different considerations that you are going to want to make. When you have a specific lot that you are going to be building on, you will want to consider what it is that you have to work with and how your current lot is going […]

Foundation Settlement

Foundation Settlement Foundation settlement is a serious deal for a homeowner, and it often requires that swift action be taken to prevent structural damage from occurring to the home. The causes behind settlement of the foundation are actually rarely due to the actual design or the under design of the home itself. The most common […]