The sample reports available below are real inspection reports that I have done, not doctored up special reports. The addresses and clients have been changed but the actual content of the reports is just as it was given to the client.
I hope you find the sample reports clearly laid out and easy to read and understand. Each subheading is numbered sequentially so you can easily refer to any location in the report. This makes it very easy for you when you are making your request for repairs because you can refer to the specific section of the inspection report and do not need to repeat the issue – just refer to section 4.7 for example. This eliminates a lot of confusion and allows you to use the report to its best advantage.
To appreciate any report you really need to read the actual content. This is truly where I think you will understand the difference between my inspection report and others that are filled with generic content that is often too general in nature. I strive to provide you with content that is specific and tailored to your home. I have a database of over 10,000 menu items to cover most items encountered in an inspection. This is a database that I have developed personally over my career with thousands of hours of work and feel it is unsurpassed anywhere in the industry. However, even with this database I will still type a lot of specific information relating only to your home directly into your report.
This SAMPLE REPORT is for a 2000 square foot home built in 1968. The more interesting parts of this inspection start on page 14. This home looks very appealing to an untrained eye. Look at all the unusual and substantial issues that came up in this actual home inspection.
This SAMPLE OLDER REPORT is for a 2500 square foot home built about 1930 with a crawl space. An older home like this will take at least twice as long as a similarly sized home that is more modern. I charge extra for an older home with a crawl space and I would be very suspicious of any inspector who doesn't charge substantially more. The crawl space is the most difficult and arduous place to inspect on these old homes. Make sure your home inspector is willing to crawl around the entire perimeter inside the foundation to look for cracks or other signs of movement or deterioration. I will also inspect all of the plumbing lines, the major structural elements and look under all the fixtures. One of the biggest complaints I have with average inspectors is their unwillingness to give these spaces the time they need. It's a safe bet that if an inspector isn't charging much extra for a crawl space, they aren't putting much effort into it.
This SAMPLE REPORT WITH POOL is a 3550 square foot house built in 1975 with a pool and pool house. The pool, the pool house and the main house all have some interesting and unusual issues. What do you think is the chance that an average inspector would catch all of these deficiencies?
This SAMPLE REPORT WITH POOL AND CRAWL was one of the more interesting houses I have inspected recently. It is about 5000 square feet all on a single level, built in about 1960 and had a 5000 square foot crawl space under it. Be sure to check out the structural and crawl space notes on pates 15 through 23. The crawl space alone took over two hours to inspect crawling around on my belly. How many inspectors do you think are out there with that dedication? There were a lot of interesting issues with this house. Be sure to see the plumbing issues on pages 37 through 42 and the garage conversion issue on page 48. The bathroom section is also fascinating on pages 54 through 68. The entire inspection and report took two very long days to complete. As you read through the report, think about all the times it would have been far easier for me to simply say this or that needs further evaluation and not bothered to give you real information. If you want more information in your report, you need to make sure you higher an inspector with the experience to understand the issues and the willingness to document and explain them to you.
This SAMPLE HISTORICAL HOME REPORT is here for the history buffs. This house is one of the oldest around and was built about 1895.
This 16 UNIT COMMERCIAL REPORT is for an apartment building built in 1950. The scope of the deficiencies is fairly typical for an apartment building of this age.
This 12 UNIT COMMERCIAL REPORT is for an older 12 unit complex built in the 1920's with crawl spaces under the units. The inspection report was so long that I had to eliminate all of the kitchen pictures and most of the bathroom pictures to get the file size under the maximum for uploading to the server so you are able to see it here.