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Weatherstripping Your Windows and Doors

Homeowners know the importance of ensuring that weatherstripping is installed correctly in their homes. Doing so ensures that your home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Many home inspectors make checking a home’s weatherstripping a key part of the inspection process. However, it should be proactively checked by homeowners whether it […]

Proactive Home Inspection Preparation

Once you’ve decided to sell your home, there are numerous elements to consider for the buying process. This includes finding an agent, determining a listing price, and making sure it’s ready for presentation. An important part of this process is home inspection preparation. A solid home inspection report is key to ensuring the sale goes […]

What is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

For residents that live in Florida, scheduling a wind mitigation inspection offers many benefits. They help give potential homeowners an idea of how well their property withstands strong winds and water intrusion. Additionally, a completed inspection provides homeowners an opportunity to have their overall home insurance premiums reduced. Here is what to know about wind […]

Home Inspectors and Realtors: How They Work Together

You may not consider a potential link between home inspectors and realtors. Ideally, they would team up to provide home buyers with necessary assistance and help them make proper decisions on their property. This isn’t always the case, however. The fact is that when both groups trust and understand each other, they can best serve […]

Mold Testing and How Home Inspectors Do It

You may not think of mild testing as a key step in the home buying process. However, it is an important step to consider no matter if you are a buyer or seller. It gives you an idea of if there are serious problems that need to be addressed before purchasing. Not every home inspection […]

Drone Home Inspection: What You Need To Know

As technology advances, more and more businesses are finding newer ways to incorporate it into their day-to-day operations. This is especially true when it comes to drones. These devices allow companies to gain new perspectives and views on anything from buildings to events. One industry that has increased its usage of this technology is home […]

Frequently Asked Home Inspection Questions

When buying a home, you will likely hear a lot about the importance of getting it inspected. It’s key to knowing if there are any issues with the home before you purchase, saving you potential repair costs. Getting a home inspection done has numerous benefits, and will help you know the property you’re looking for […]

Home Inspections vs Home Appraisals

If you are a home buyer, there are a number of steps that need to happen before closing. Two of the biggest are home inspections and appraisals. While there are some similarities between the two, there are also key differences. Both of these steps are important when it comes to the overall home buying process. […]

What is Looked For In a Basement Inspection

A basement is one of the key parts of any home. It serves as the underbelly of a house and can be the first place to look to determine if there are any troubles. Whether it’s visible foundation cracks or signs of pests, your basement is one of the best locations to get a look […]

Why You Should Consider a Condo Inspection

Many people know that having a home inspection done is a key step in the home buying process. By getting one completed, you are made aware of any potential problems with your home. In addition, you are able to have these issues resolved before you buy. What people may not be aware of is that […]

Roof Inspection: What You Need to Know

A roof is one of the most integral parts of your home. It serves as the first line of defense against rain, snow, and extreme weather. Often, homeowners don’t think about issues with their roofs until a leak occurs. However, a leak could be a sign of more significant problems, ranging from mold growth to […]

Why a Mobile Home Inspection is Beneficial

Many homeowners know that getting their home inspected is an important step whether you are buying or selling. However, they don’t think that mobile or manufactured homes need to be inspected. The opposite of this is true. Mobile homes should be inspected just like traditionally built homes. While inspections between the two are relatively similar, […]

Radon Testing In Your Home

You’ve likely heard about the importance of getting a home inspection during the buying process. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, having an inspection done lets you know if there is an issue with your home, and gives you the chance to handle them before closing. Something most people don’t think about is […]

Why a Foundation Inspection is Important

For people that are either buying or selling a home, scheduling a home inspection is one of the first steps taken during the purchasing process. A completed inspection ensures that there are no major defects within the home.  In addition, any issues that do appear are noted and repairs can be scheduled without major repair […]

Why You Should Get A Pool Inspection For Your Home

A swimming pool can be a fantastic addition to any home. During the summer it can serve as a gathering place for friends and family. It can also be a personal cool-down spot in the middle of the hottest days. Many homeowners don’t think of their pool as something that needs an inspection. However, scheduling […]

3 Things to Avoid When Hiring a Home Inspector

So, you are planning to buy a house? Well, it is a big investment and you don’t want to end up making the wrong choice. So, your first step should be hiring a home inspector.  A house inspector will inspect your house. It helps in assessing the house before purchasing it and avoiding any unwanted […]

What To Look For In A Home Inspector

Finding the right home inspector for your house’s home inspection is no easy feat. From price to training and experience, there is a variety of variables one should consider when it comes to choosing a home inspector. Choosing the right home inspector can be the difference between having a quality home inspection and having a […]

Fireplace Safety Tips For Families

When winter comes around, there’s nothing quite like gathering around a breathing fire to keep warm. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic night in or for some late-night smores with the entire family. And while a fireplace is a perfect centerpiece for any living room, it can also bring a handful of hazards and […]

Preparing For A Home Inspection

Everyone likes to be prepared. Whether it’s prepping for an interview for a job you really need or studying all night to ace your algebra final, being prepared has always helped anyone out in a bind. But there’s one thing we forget to prepare for: our home inspections. No matter how stable or clean your […]

Sound Structure Home Inspection Services

Every business is just the sum of what they offer their consumer base. It’s the products or services you offer that make your business stand out from the competition. This is why Sound Structure Home Inspection takes great pride in the variety of services we provide for our clients at affordable and reasonable rates. From […]

Preventing Drowning And Other Pool Dangers

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Kids running around everywhere, making it impossible to watch them all. The loud screams and splashes of water synchronizing to the point where you can’t tell if those screams are happy anymore. It’s a scene that would make even the strongest of us a complete nervous wreck. Yes, we’re talking […]

Types Of Home Inspections You Should Be Aware Of

Every home soon after a while will need a home inspection. But depending on the issues at hand, you might not know what kind of home inspection your house will need. There is a variety of problems that every home experiences from time to time. Issues such as mold, radon, and even pest control can […]

Major Home Inspection Issues

No matter what kind of home you have, odds are you’ve been through a home inspection or two. Whether you live in a mansion or in a cardboard box on the side of the road, every home and establishment requires a home inspection from time to time. For those unaware of the process, a home […]

Weather Conditions That Can Affect Your Home

Even as much as we hate to admit it, our homes are not perfect. But you want to know something secret? No one’s home is! Every home goes through normal wear and tear as the years pass. Maybe they are problems that can be fixed, and maybe they aren’t. No matter what the case is, […]

Why You Should Have A Home Inspection For A New Home

We tend to think that the homes we buy are perfect. That they are in tip-top shape with nothing to fix. So if this is the case, you don’t need a home inspection, right? Wrong! Even the cleanest and most perfect homes are subjected to minor issues and problems. This is why even brand new […]

Common Problems Found In Home Inspections

The odds are your home isn’t perfect. But don’t worry, no home is. From roof damage to faulty wiring, there is a wide range of problems that a house runs into during its foundation. These problems were okay and manageable when it was just you and your family living in your home. But now you’ve […]

Why You Should Be There For A Home Inspection (As A Buyer)

You’ve decided to buy a house. You’ve done your research, found the perfect suburb, the perfect neighbors, the perfect home. Everything is going just as you’ve dreamed. Now the only thing left is to get one of those pesky home inspections. No matter what kind of home you’re buying, whether it be a starter home […]

How A Home Inspection Can Affect The Sale Of Your Home

So you’ve decided to sell your home. You’ve found the perfect realtor. You’ve done your research on the next home you wish to purchase. You’ve even broken the news to your little rugrats. First thing’s first, congratulations are in order. Take this time to give yourself a big pat on the back. Okay, are you […]

Ways You Can Fail Your Home Inspection

Nobody likes the feeling of failing. Whether it’s making an F on that math final you studied so hard for or finding ourselves behind bars when we’ve failed a sobriety test, no one likes to fail or the feeling that comes along with it. This same principle can be applied when it comes to your […]

Commonly Missed Items In An Home Inspection

Everyone wants to get the most out of their money. It’s only human nature to want to get the biggest bang out of your buck with your hard-earned money. This is why we storm the Walmarts and Targets of the world on Black Friday just to get the best deal. Or why we make sure […]

Testing Your Home For Mold

No one likes to think of the greasy and decaying mold that infects the confines of their family home. But even as much as we would like to believe it would, our thoughts and imagination won’t keep out the horrors of the outside, especially when it comes to mold.  While it’s far exciting, testing your […]

Appraisal Vs. Home Inspection

When it comes to most prospective homeowners, it’s easy to become confused between what an appraisal is and what a home inspection is. While on the outside, the two may share many similarities, they are vastly different when it comes to their purpose, execution, and even outcome. Like every other aspect of buying a home, […]

That Was My Bad: Common Mistakes Buyers Make 

We all make mistakes. Whether it be something as minuscule as picking up the wrong type of ketchup to something as massive as putting in the wrong coordinates for a nuclear missile. No matter how big it is, it’s only human nature to make a mistake from time to time. But some mistakes cost more […]

The Silent Killer: Why You Should Test For Radon

When it comes to buying or having a home, everyone always thinks about the positives. They live in this delusional world, looking through rose-colored glasses without ever seeing any of the problems that lay underneath the surface. Everybody loves to imagine their dream house, the home where they’ll raise a family or where they’ll fall […]

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

Dot Your I’s And Cross Your T’s: Home Inspection Tips for Buyers So you’re buying a house? First, congratulations are in order. Give yourself a big old pat on the back. Are you done? Alright, now it’s time to get down to business. The first, and debatably only, thing you really need to know when […]

What And Where: Understanding The Process Of A Home Inspection

It’s no secret that there’s a substantial amount of money that can be made when it comes to flipping houses. Yes, some may be self-destructive money pits, but most are well-established homes that can be flipped for a lucrative profit. While the prospect of flipping one’s home for a profit may sound enticing, it’s actually […]

Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

When it comes to selling your home one of the last major hurdles is the home inspection. Once you have an interested buyer, they will have a home inspector come take a look at the property.  A basic home inspection includes an evaluation of 10 different areas of the home: structure, exterior, roofing system, plumbing […]

Benefits of a Home Inspection

You may be wondering, why do I need a home inspection? Home inspections are used to provide an opportunity for a buyer to identify any major issues with a home prior to closing. It is essential for the buyer to uncover any problematic issues. Homes inspections can be used as a contingency in your contract […]

 7 Tips for Choosing A Home Inspector

Finding the right home inspector for you can be a difficult decision. Below are seven tips to make the process easier and less overwhelming.   1. Get a reference   It is always worthwhile to ask for references when you are hiring a service, and home inspectors are no exception. First, you can go to […]

Common Problems Found During Home Inspections

Buying a home can be a stressful and exciting time. Once you have gone through the process of near endless house hunting you may be tempted to skip the home inspection. However, many homes that look aesthetic on the surface could be hiding a whole host of problems underneath. Whether it’s a brand new build […]

Welcome & Introduction

As an inspector that had construction and trade experience before I opened my inspection company, I have paid attention to this argument over the years. In a perfect world the potential buyer would bring a Mechanical Engineer, General Contractor with structural experience, Master electrician, Master plumber, WDO (Termite) inspector, Pool contractor, Roofer, Air quality inspector […]

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