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Experience and Expertise From the Ground Up

The purchase of a home can be the largest investment most people make in their lives. The process can be stressful and confusing. You rely on experts for help in making your decisions. As part of that team, River’s Edge Home Inspections can reduce the stress of buying a home by offering answers to your questions and providing detailed information about the individual components of the house, inside and out.

John Zerrer has been a home builder and renovator in the Delaware Valley for over 35 years. A benefit of John’s years in the construction industry is an understanding of the different building methods and materials used in home building throughout our regional history. For example, an 1850’s Victorian would be constructed in a different way, using different materials, than a contemporary home built in 2010. Those distinct building characteristics and differences should be contextualized with an eye towards managing expectations in a home inspection.

Home inspectors are not looking for “code compliance”. They are looking for “safety compliance”. Emphasizing “the good” and not just any deficiencies can be an empowering part of the inspection process. John encourages the prospective buyer to walk through with him during the inspection so he can answer any questions the buyer might have.

John brings a wealth of home building and renovating experience to the inspection process, whether it be a newer home or the oldest. John’s extensive knowledge of building principles and techniques, gained through years of renovating homes in the Delaware Valley, will ensure that your home inspection is the most thorough and accurate possible. Plus, when prospective home buyers work with River’s Edge Home Inspections, they get much more than just a report on the home’s condition. John not only accurately and thoroughly identifies any issues with the home’s structure and systems, but can offer simple solutions to help you make the most informed decision possible about the property.

John also performs radon and wood destroying insect inspection, and offers septic inspection, pumping, hydraulic load testing, oil tank sweeps, and chimney inspections.

John also offers pre-sale inspections. For those planning on selling a home, a home inspection affords an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition. John’s experience can offer guidance on the best way to effect renovations and repairs as needed.