The BrickKicker - Bend, OR
Providing Inspection Services for Bend and Surrounding Communities.Schedule an Appointment
How We Can Help You
Having a residential inspection has become a key step in today's real estate transaction. Whether a high-rise condo, adjoining town-home, multi-unit dwelling or a large estate;
The BrickKicker has the tools and resources to educate our clients in making smart decisions.
Commercial inspections involve a visual examination or readily objective visual examination of readily accessible areas, physical structure and operating systems of the space.
This process occurs in a timely and efficient manner, giving clients the peace of mind to continue on with business.
In today's world, consumers are more educated about the potential of harmful elements found in and around the places we live and work.
The BrickKicker offers a series of different testing services that can be ordered with your inspection.
Other Services We Specialize In
Mold is a naturally occurring process that is present throughout the world. Some circumstances can provide adverse and potentially dangerous conditions to humans when certain species of molds are present in a home. Through professional sampling, the actual presence of mold can be determined and by what means would be necessary to treat the specimen found within the home.
Homes built prior to 1980 may have products and components that relied upon asbestos fibers for strength, durability and fire retardancy. With today's love for remodeling projects, asbestos fibers have a chance to become airborne, which is why asbestos is now considered to be a health concern. The BrickKicker understands where and how the various building products containing asbestos were used and may offer sampling and lab services to determine if asbestos is present.
Many homes across the country are subject to shared occupancy with pest, mainly for shelter but others may use the home as a food source. It is only through a thorough and professional pest inspection that one can be confident any unwanted visitors do not set up shop within the home. These tests and inspections are often provided as a specific service through an outside professional source and considered beyond the scope of the standard inspection or home inspection license.
Thermal imaging or the use of infrared cameras has become a very widely accepted practice of home inspectors. It is yet another tool to allow The BrickKicker to help you purchase your home intelligently. The thermal camera can help identify thermal openings in your home, possible plumbing leaks in the walls, potentially damaging cracks leaks in the foundation or even issues under low sloped or flat roofs. Unlike many of our competitors, we do not charge extra for using the tools that we have on hand. IR thermography is included with every home inspection.
FHA, VA and 203K are all types of loans which will require certain minimum standards be present before a loan is presented. Systems like: Heating, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural, Roof, Thermal and Weatherproofing all require certain standards be met. The BrickKicker inspector is certified to provide the necessary documents for each one of these. There is no reason to call for one, two or every three different contractors to provide these documents.
The BrickKicker in Bend, Oregon is a professionally trained and certified home inspection firm you can trust. Whether you may be a home buyer, seller or existing homeowner, The BrickKicker will fit all of your home inspection needs.
If you are looking for a qualified home inspector who will approach the job in a consultative unbiased manner, The BrickKicker is just the choice for you. Our trained inspectors will take the time to understand the client’s perspective and offer them a variety of home inspection choices that will fit their needs. We offer expert home inspections, comprehensive inspection reports, and home maintenance advice as well as unique reporting and peripheral services.
The BrickKicker of Central Oregon opened it's doors and started conducting inspections in 2004. The owner, David Brehm, has been involved in construction and home maintenance since he was a child, working with his grandfather who was a carpenter and a father who owned apartment buildings. During his 28 years in ministry, Mr. Brehm has been involved in constructing 2 churches, 3 schools and has built many orphanage buildings. As a chaplain with the Phoenix Fire Department, David has helped conduct fire and safety inspections for over five years. Mr. Brehm has conducted over 9,500 inspections in Central Oregon; he is known for his thoroughness, honesty and customer service.
Over the years, David has trained 11 men as home inspectors in Central Oregon and has kept two outstanding men to work for The BrickKicker under his leadership.
As a father of two son's and a full time inspector for The BrickKicker, Scott prides himself on the path he has chosen. He is a man of integrity, has amazing attention to detail and such characteristics are reflected in his inspection reports.