Meet Your BrickKicker Team
Franchise Owner / Inspector
The BrickKicker of Middle Tennessee was originally a Florida based Mold Inspection company named AQ-Tech Environmental Services, Inc. that was founded in 2010. Not long ago we decided to move the company north to Dickson in order to be closer to family. While we were making the move it became apparent that it was time to evolve into also performing home Inspections. About that same time we were introduced to The BrickKicker located in Naperville, IL.
Founded in 1989 The BrickKicker is one of the leaders in the Home Inspection industry. They are a wealth of knowledge and support. Teaming with them has made the transition to home inspections seamless and efficient.
Although The BrickKicker of Middle Tennessee was founded in 2014, it originally started in 2010.
Scott, a Certified Master Inspector, is a native of Nashville but moved away in 1985 when he went active duty in the US Army. After five years in the military he resigned and moved to Miami, FL.
In 2009 he became interested in the issues so many people were having with mold related problems in the extremely humid climate that South Florida has the majority of the year. As a result of his research he and his fiance, Becky W, decided to launch a mold inspection business dedicated to helping people understand whether they had a mold problem and what was the root cause of the issue.
Performing a mold inspection is similar to a home inspection in certain ways. It's more thorough in some areas, and not in others. We never inspected the electrical system as part of a mold inspection, but we sure scoured a bunch of crawlspaces and walked a ton of roofs looking for likely sources of moisture intrusion.
Your Trusted Home Inspector in Nashville
The BrickKicker in Nashville, Tennessee 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.
Home & Building Consultant
The Inspection Process
- Schedule an inspection by phone or online.
- You are invited and strongly encouraged to accompany Scott through your home during the inspection.
- You will receive his qualified opinion on the present condition, operation, and function of all major elements of the property.
- Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report with a descriptive overview (including pictures) of your home from the ground up.
Our ServicesHow 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.Learn More
Looking to know the condition of a structure under consideration for purchase, lease, or maintenance? The BrickKicker Commercial Inspection, otherwise known as a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) will commit to being your consultant throughout your commercial property involvement.Learn More
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.Learn More
Other Offered ServicesOther Services We Specialize In
If you are a homeowner and you believe you have a mold problem, you have come to the right place. Order a Mold Investigation and The BrickKicker will review your property for conditions that are conducive to microbial growth. We start at the roof and work our way down to the foundation, looking for visible mold and conditions that can lead to microbial growth in concealed spaces. We have helped many clients who believed their homes were making them sick by identifying sources of moisture and areas of concern that require remediation. Occasionally we may also recommend laboratory testing. We only recommend sampling in the context of a thorough assessment when it can be used to test a hypothesis.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned the 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. When you breathe are 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.
We use Sun Nuclear continuous radon monitors. These devices are very expensive but will show the radon measurement over time, note any unusual or abnormal reading in the test, detect tampering with the device and produce reliable results that you can be confident with. You will get a detailed report on the day the test is completed. We do not need a 3rd party laboratory to interpret our results.
Homes without municipal sewers or water supplies typically have to have their own source service. If there is a well it can either be a deep or shallow style. If there is a septic system several types of systems can be employed. The BrickKicker has the knowledge and ability to assist you with your well and septic questions and needs.
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.
Pre-Listing inspections are a great exercise for sellers to get ahead of any potential surprises that may come up when the buyers of the home have their own independent inspection. Although very similar to a buyers inspection, a pre-listing inspection will help you put a priority list together so you can sell your home without having to sweat the small stuff.