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Inspections

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, whether new or old, from the foundation to the roof. It includes structures on the property such as patios, decks, driveways, and the surrounding grounds.

What We Inspect

  • Basic structure and components
  • Foundation
  • Accessible crawlspaces
  • Exterior walls
  • Roof and roofing components
  • Driveways, sidewalks, and pathways
  • Retaining Walls
  • Porches, decks and balconies
  • Attic spaces
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Windows and doors
  • Garages

Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a natural part of the environment. It is the decay product of uranium and is found in soil everywhere in varying concentrations. It is a known carcinogen that causes lung cancer, and it’s presence in a home is a cause for immediate remediation. Knowing whether or not a house has excessive levels of Radon present is vital, and required by law before a house can be sold. River’s Edge performs Radon testing and recommends the proper remediation.

Wood Destroying Insects

Termite and other wood destroying insect inspections are essential for early detection of insect activity in a home to prevent the potential for large scale damage and expensive repairs. Inspections also assess the conditions that make a property more susceptible to wood destroying organisms and minimize the risk of attack. River’s Edge offers a complete inspection of your potential home for termites and other damaging insects. A comprehensive termite inspection is the best protection against long term damage to your property and it’s structures.

Radon and wood destroying insect inspections are separate services from the home inspection. It is highly recommended that the homeowner add these inspections at the time of the home inspection.

To view the New Jersey Standard Practices for Home Inspections, click the following link:  New Jersey Home Inspection – Standards of Practice

To view the ASHI Standard Practices for Home Inspections, click the following link:  ASHI – Standards of Practice