Galveston County Home Inspections I Infrared Thermography
Galveston County Home &
If you are building a home and need the required construction inspections for the county then you came to the right place. We are full code certified to meet the requirements of Texas HB 2833 for homes built in unincorporated areas.
Thank you for visiting. Jim has been performing Galveston County Home Inspections for over 20 years and has over 21 years of homebuilding experience. Jim personally performs every inspection and does not sub-contract out to other inspectors you know nothing about. If you have a question you call Jim; not a call center. Our philosophy for each client is simple; Jim will inspect the property as if he were going to buy it. He will be there for you before, during and after the inspection.
There's all kinds of excuses you might hear from some real estate sales agents of why you should use their hand picked short list of inspectors. Jim's clients know he’ll save them money. His inspection is not just an inspection; it's an education. They keep coming back and they refer him to friends, relatives and coworkers. These people all trust Jim. Shouldn’t you have him on your side?
Once you hire Jim, you will. He’s available to answer questions about your home at any time after the inspection. Even years later. Can you remodel? Had storm damage? You’ve got a friend you can consult at any time.
Jim’s – No B.S. Guarantee
Jim is so confident he'll satisfy your needs and save you money, he offers the following guarantee:
If you're not completely satisfied with our job at the end of the onsite inspection, you owe us nothing! No disclaimers. No fine print. No bull!
Order Your Inspection today! Call me directly at (281) 337-4052.
What You Can Expect
• One of the regions most detailed inspectors. Take the challenge!
• An unbiased opinion free of influence from others. Rest assured you’ll get the real story about the home you’re buying.
• Home inspection reports can be indecipherable while others are "empty". Jim’s reports are easy to understand. You even get a detailed Summary that most builders and buyers want.
• Reports include digital photographs of our choice.
• You’ll understand your new home. Jim’s inspections are meant to be educational. Ask any question.
• You’ll know what’s about to wear out. Here’s another secret they won’t tell you. A 10 year old home with the original roof, water heater, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment may cost you $20,000.00 over the next few years. It may not be such a bargain unless you prepare and budget. Click here
• Consulting after the inspection. You’ll have a friend in the business. Jim is available to answer your questions any time after the inspection. Even years later.
No risk. Remember, If you're not completely satisfied with our job
Call Jim at (281) 337-4052
ICC/IRC Combination Code Certified Inspector (Combination R-5)
International Code Council (ICC) Residential Building Inspector
Legacy - Texas Residential Construction Commission Inspector 1590- (Dispute Resolution Inspector)
InterNACHI - Certified Home Energy Inspector
Texas Real Estate Commission Qualified Sponsoring Professional Inspector
"Thank you so much for being an awesome person! You are a very thorough inspector and will be forever used and recommended in the future."
T & J - Pearland
"I inspect homes too but I wanted you to inspect mine"
T.T. - Houston
"After all these years of buying homes this was the first time I felt I knew what I was buying with your inspection"
Dr. J.E. - Pearland
"The inspectors I've seen in the past do not provide even a percentage of what you provide" V.M. - League City
"I wanted to thank you again for your detailed inspection
and excellent reports."
J.M. - Pearland
"On my last house the inspector told the agent that everything will be fine. The house will pass. The problem was he told her that before the inspection even started. I wasn't going to use that kind of inspector this time".
M.L. - League City
""The builder said he wouldn't have sold me the house knowing it was going to be inspected. I want to know what they are hiding".
H.N. - League City
"After your recent inspection of a one year old "as-is" foreclosed builder home we requested structural repairs. The bank saw the photos and the references to building codes and opted to repair than give thousands of dollars in price cuts; the leverage of your report gave us the stronger position."
S. P., Kemah
"Hey Jim, just got back from the walkthrough with your report in hand. They pretty much didn't give us any lip about any of it -- the dryer booster fan and framing stuff included -- I was really surprised.
Nonetheless, I have to say this is the first inspection I've had that I really felt was worth the money -- thank you so much for all of your insights; the came in very handy today, and I suspect that they will continue to do so for warranty and maintenance issues in the future.
Thanks again, and we'll be sure to recommend you to anyone else buying in the area."
J& M, Sienna Plantation
I wanted to drop you a brief note to tell you that, surprisingly, they took care of every issue you documented. And did it with a smile.
On the day of our walk through, they had a few contractors back to work on some items. One was fixing the larger heater unit. One was working on the fixing the side building foundation issues and the other literately was removing all windows and carefully remounting and then checking to ensure they were sealing correctly on the top (per your suggestion).
They carefully went over your list and showed me what they had done to fix (even things like the messy breaker box job outside).
Your inspection was priceless Jim. Best money I ever spent.
I feel sorry for anyone who purchases a home and doesn’t get an inspector of your caliber.
Thanks again for all of your help.
How Was Your Inspection?
If your inspection doesn't or didn't clearly pay for itself maybe you had the wrong inspector.
If your inspector knows nothing about coastal construction (Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, part of Harris, etc.) requirements then what is he or she looking for?
Resale, new construction,
1-year warranty inspections, maintenance inspections
March 2011 image on a home put up for sale by its owner 1-year after it was built. The dark spots are water inside the wall.
In February 2009, Texas adopted a upgraded inspection standards of practice which according to the state "that more accurately reflect current technology, codes, and practices that form the basis of many of the standards." There is no grandfathering based on the age of the property.
Texas does not require inspectors to be code certified so look at qualifications before you hire one.
A Thermal Infrared Scan offers us another look at things in a different way.
See if any inspector
is code certified for free. Most are not as certification is not required by the state to have a license