Our written reports contain detailed descriptions of all major systems, deficiencies, and system-specific maintenance with digital photo accompaniment. Some of the tools we use to inspect homes are infrared thermography cameras, construction foundation laser levels, moisture meters, laser thermometers, drones, and more. We understand information is what you need as a home buyer and encourage our homebuyers to attend their inspections. This is your investment and home, keeping the buyer away from the inspection process just isn't the way we inspect properties.
As part of our regular inspection we inspect all accessible systems and areas of a residence to include:
Roof Coverings & Flashings
Accessible Attic Spaces
Foundations & Crawl Spaces
Foundation Elevation Analysis & Surveys
Grading & Drainage
Water Supply System
Hot Water Heaters & Systems
Sewer & Septic Systems
Interior Spa Tubs
Natural Gas & Propane Appliances
Heating & Cooling Systems
Exterior & Interior Walls
Driveways & Walkways
Doors & Windows
Patios & Decks
Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems
For an additional charge we also inspect:
Pier & Beam Foundations
Exterior Swimming Pools & Spas
Additional Buildings, Barns & Guest Houses
Residential Pre-Purchase Inspections
Whether a "first" home or your "forever" home a Pre-Purchase Inspection has become an indispensable tool for the modern home buyer to properly prepare for their real estate transaction.
Our reports are not hard-to-read checklists. API's reports include a narrative and a picture of the deficiency identified for proper documentation. We always perform our inspections in accordance with and above the Texas Real Estate Commission's Standards of Practice.
API has all reports distributed to you and your representatives before 10 am Central Standard Time, the day following your inspection and we always make ourselves available to answer any questions you have at the inspection or afterward. Our office is always available to assist you or facilitate communication with your inspector.
A Pre-listing Inspection or Seller's Inspection may be desired to help identify any issues which may arise during the selling process. It allows the property owner to have all of the information about their home and to address any repairs that may be needed before being listed on the open market. We have found that Pre-listing Inspections have kept our clients from any surprises during negotiations.
New Construction Inspections
Our New Construction Residential Inspections start with the same high-quality API Residential Inspection that we perform during pre-purchase but it includes our Blue Tape Review. For over 18 years now we have been inspecting our client's new construction for correction of cosmetic defects in and on walls, ceilings, flooring, and cabinetry innovating this form of quality control inspection for new construction homes in Central Texas and now beyond.
Home Warranty Inspections
These inspections are performed before your builder's warranty is coming to an end. New construction needs adjustments as the building cures and you to make sure your home is completely adjusted before your builder's warranty ends and repair costs become your responsibility. We perform a complete API Residential Inspection and make sure you have a comprehensive list to present to your builder before your time is up.
New Construction Phase Inspections
Phase inspections of new residential construction are performed over several visits (between 4 - 5 depending on your home's design) to verify code compliance, design, and the high quality intended for your new home. If you would like additional information about these inspections, please contact us at
Multi-Unit Residential Inspection (2 - 4 Units)
Our many years of experience are used to provide the investor buyer of duplexes and fourplexes with the most comprehensive report available for their investment purchase. We perform API's Residential Inspection and then advance it to include the integration of all units in the performance of the structure as a whole, all while including documentation of the building's condition, appliances, systems, and accessories.
Repair Verification Inspections
These inspections are performed on properties we have previously inspected, for our original clients named our report. We return to the property and inspect repairs that have been completed to ensure that the repairs are appropriate.