The BrickKicker - Greater Kansas City

Providing inspection services throughout the KC metro area and surrounding counties.

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Kansas City, MO: 816.286.4012
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Residential Inspections

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.

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Commercial Inspections

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.

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Environmental Testing

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.

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Other Services We Specialize In


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.

Radon Testing

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, killing 21,000 people per year in the United States. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, however, when you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes for radon. If you find that there are high levels, the home can be fixed. Even very high levels of radon can be reduced to acceptable levels.

Sewer Scope

Replacing the main sewer line can be one of the most expensive items to repair on a home and unfortunately is it not part of a home inspection. This is also something that may not be covered by your homeowner's insurance. Unfortunately, we only have one sewer camera (a good one will cost over $4000) and it is not always available. If you are interested in having the main sewer line inspected, talk to your inspector. If the house is 20+ years old and on city sewer, it is a great candidate for a sewer scope. If there is an accessible cleanout, we can have one done within a day or two. If we do not have access, we may recommend contacting a licensed plumber that offers this service and they can pull a toilet to access the sewer line.

Septic Systems

A septic inspection is conducted to assess the type of system, construction materials, whether or not the installation meets local code requirements along with the condition and functionality of an existing onsite wastewater treatment system more commonly found in rural areas. This includes a visual inspection of the tank and drain field as well as other related components such as baffles, filters, pumps and aerators if applicable to the system being inspected. It also includes assessing the capacity of the leach field and determining the saturation rate through a procedure known as hydraulic load testing. Septic inspections can be subject to both state or local jurisdictions depending on your location and typically require a licensed inspector to perform inspections for real estate sales transactions.

Wells & Cisterns

Many areas of the country do not rely upon publicly provided potable water. Most well inspections are three part processes: visually identify the installed equipment; identify the well casing and location; perform a water quality test. The main purpose of a Well Inspection is to insure a safe and steady supply of potable water to 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.


Chimney inspections are assessments conducted to evaluate the condition, safety, and functionality of a chimney and its components. These inspections are crucial for identifying potential hazards, ensuring proper operation, and maintaining the overall safety of a heating system. There are three levels of chimney inspections, each with varying degrees of thoroughness:
Level 1 Chimney Inspections are the most basic level of inspection and is typically conducted in routine situations. This type of inspection is suitable when there have been no changes to the heating system, and no known issues or performance problems exist.
Level 2 Chimney Inspections are more comprehensive inspections, often recommended when there are changes to the heating system, the property ownership, or after a chimney fire.
Level 3 Chimney Inspections are the most comprehensive type of inspection and is typically conducted when a hazard is suspected and may involve the removal of components or structures to gain access to concealed areas of the chimney system.

Water Quality

Water testing is required with certain loan programs when the property is served by a private well. Laboratory testing can take several days to complete so check with your lender well before the end of your due diligence period. You should also remember that you do not have to live in a rural community or have a private well to be concerned about water quality. Older pipes could be dirty or clogged. Newer pipes could be constructed out of materials which are known to have issues. The BrickKicker is aware of these concerns and can either provide testing for you or help you arrange to have your water tested.

Mold Sampling

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.

Thermal Imaging

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.

Kansas City’s Trusted Home & Commercial Inspection Service

The BrickKicker is a professionally trained and certified home and commercial inspection firm, offering a wide variety of services to our valued customers. Whether you are a buyer, seller or real estate professional, our team is capable of serving you with the highest level of competency.

We pride ourselves in truly being a one stop shop for our clients, eliminating the need to make multiple calls when coordinating inspection services. Our qualified inspectors understand the importance of educating our customers, providing complete and comprehensive reports and ensuring we display professionalism in all we do.

The Inspection Process

  • Scheduling may be done by phone, although we encourage you to do so online to ensure your desired timeslot for those rare occurrences when we may not be available to answer right away.
  • After booking your appointment, you will receive electronic confirmation as well as an inspection agreement for your review and the option to make payment.
  • Attending the inspection is encouraged to better your knowledge of the property but by no means is required.
  • Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report via email with a descriptive overview (including pictures) of your home from the ground up.

Meet the Franchise Owner

  • Chris Huffstutter
    Chris Huffstutter

    Chris Huffstutter


    Chris is a Kansas City native who takes great pride in being a part of the local community. He is a military veteran with over 25 years combined experience as both a journeyman in the electrical trade, master plumber and registered septic installer who previously owned his own contracting business. Chris obtained a bachelor’s degree in management along with an associate degree in occupational safety & health and describes himself as a lifelong learner. What he finds appealing about the inspection business is his enjoyment for meeting new people and the ability to help educate others.

    Chris says the ongoing goal for the Kansas City operation is to ensure they are providing consistent value to their customers, maintaining a reputation of reliability and professionalism while striving for the best overall customer experience.

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