Residential Inspection Services

Inspection Areas

Punta Cana Inspections will evaluate all the major elements of the home, including but not limited to:

  • Attic
  • Exterior and siding
  • Plumbing
  • Basement
  • Floors
  • Roof
  • Ceilings
  • Foundation
  • Sidewalk
  • Crawlspaces
  • Garage
  • Structure
  • Doors
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Ventilation
  • Driveway
  • Interior--water penetration
  • Walls
  • Electrical system
  • Major appliances
  • Windows
  • We report on over 1500 items with recommendations for maintenance, repairs and upgrades. I will review the report with you and answer any questions you may have. Other advantages of a professional home inspection are:

    • We use a state of the art reporting system that combines narrative details, comments and digital photographs.
    • We use Thermal Imaging on every home.
    • Our report is computer generated. You will have a report summary and/or a full report given the same day the inspection is performed.
    • We are a member in good standing of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

    Critical Areas of Home Inspection

    The following items represent the critical areas of home inspection; areas where problems are most common:

    • Improper Surface Grading and Drainage
      • By far the most frequent problem, it is responsible for the most common household aggravations, including water penetration into the basement or crawlspace and most basements eventually leak.
    • Improper Electrical Wiring
      • A number of respondents found this to be a significant defect. This includes such situations as insufficient electrical service, inadequate overload protection, and amateur (often dangerous) wiring connections.
    • Roof Damage
      • Ranked third, leaking roofs are a frequent problem. Old or damaged shingles or improper flashing and drainage will cause this.
    • Heating Systems
      • Defect items in this category include broken or malfunctioning controls, blocked chimneys and unsafe exhaust venting.
    • Poor Overall Maintenance
      • A common problem with a number of homes. Signs of poor maintenance include cracked, peeling or dirty painted surfaces; crumbling masonry; makeshift wiring or plumbing; and broken fixtures and appliances.
    • Structurally Related Problems
      • As a result of problems in one or more other categories, damage is sustained by such structural components as foundation walls, floor joists, rafters and window and door headers.
    • Plumbing
      • Though not ranked as a number one problem, plumbing defects still rank high. This includes the existence of old or incompatible piping materials, as well as faulty fixtures.
    • Exteriors
      • Flaws in this category, such as windows, doors and wall surfaces, rarely have structural significance but may pose discomfort to the occupants due to water and air penetration. The most common culprits are inadequate caulking and/or weather-stripping.
    • Poor Ventilation
      • In an effort to save energy, many homeowners have over sealed their homes, resulting in excessive interior moisture. Significant moisture can lead to rotting and failure of both the structural and non-structural elements.
    • Miscellaneous
      • This category includes miscellaneous components; walkways, decks, patios, bushes and trees.

    New Home Warranty

    In all of the excitement of settling into your home, it is easy to forget about the warranty that most builders put on new homes. Typically these warranties expire after only one year, leaving the new homeowner and their sizeable investment at risk. Make sure and check with your builder about their warranty process. To protect your investment Punta Cana Inspections Home Check offers a certified inspection prior to the expiration of the builder's new home warranty.

    Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to have your new home professionally evaluated while it is still under the builder's warranty. You will gain peace of mind in knowing your investment in a new home will last many years into the future, well past the limitations of your builder's own short-lived warranty.