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Types of Inspections

In addition to the typical manner in which inspectors are employed during the sale of a pre-owned property, there are other unique ways that an inspector can be used to maximize the value of your home including:

New Home Inspections
You would not necessarily think about it, but it is very important to have your newly built home inspected before the final walk-through with the builder.

Like any other piece of mechanical equipment, one should not assume that all systems are in working order. Electrical systems, A/C installations, plumbing, etc., can sometimes be installed in a faulty manner, where even the builder is unaware of the true condition of a property.

By working with an inspector prior to taking possession of the home from the builder, you will minimize surprises and be prepared to cover all your bases during the final walk-through.
Foundation Inspections
North Texas foundations can be tricky and difficult to diagnose and homeowners need to pay close attention to them. Whether you have owned your home for a while, or you just recently purchased, having your foundation inspected is a very wise decision.

Utilizing the Seven Witnesses approach to foundation inspection, Mr. Bickham will measure your foundation as well as check each of the Seven Witnesses to give his opinion as to whether your home has more than normal foundation issues, or is simply experiencing normal movement for a North Texas home.

Oftentimes foundation companies try to sell homeowners major foundation work when it is not necessarily needed. By having an objective consultation performed, you will have the peace of mind you need to determine what to do next.

Click Here to watch our Introduction to the Seven Witnesses video to learn more.
One Year New Home Warranty Check
You would not necessarily think about it, but it is very important to have your newly built home inspected before the final walk through with the builder.

Like any other piece of mechanical equipment, one should not assume that all systems are in working order. Electrical systems, A/C installations, plumbing, etc., can sometimes be installed in a faulty manner, where even the builder is unaware of the true condition of a property.

Foreclosure Investing
Foreclosure investing is not for the faint of heart! In order to successfully renovate a property and make a profit, you need a partner that can help you avoid the "gotchas" that will steal the profit out of a seemingly good deal.

Hidden problems such as foundation issues, brown rot, plumbing problems, or worse, can be far more costly than initially anticipated. Bickham Consulting can assist you in finding the big ticket items that will help you make your investment decisions.

We specialize in providing fast turnaround for foreclosure investors, as time is of the essence with each property. We can quickly provide you with the information necessary to make a GO / NO GO decision.

Choose Bickham Consulting to be your investing partner. As the saying goes in real estate, you make your money when you BUY, not when you SELL!!
Home Health Check
As your home ages, it is easy to miss important signals your home is sending you, crying out for maintenance! Life gets so busy, the last thing folks want to think about is all the extra tasks that homeownership requires. As a result, key maintenance items go unnoticed, and those items can add up to thousands of dollars when it comes time to sell your home. Preventive maintenance is far less expensive than future major repairs.

Some areas that folks easily overlook are:
  • Heating and A/C issues
  • Foundation movement
  • Drainage issues
  • Hail damage / roofing issues
  • Hard-to-find plumbing leaks
  • If you have owned your home for several years, it may be time for a home health check. What might cost small dollars to repair now, could end being large dollars later.
  • Preventive maintenance is far less expensive than future major repairs.
WDI Inspection (Termites)
Sadly, termites are a fact of life here in Texas. They can sneak up on your home in places where you are not likely to catch them. Yes, there are times of the year when termites swarm, but they also can creep into your home unawares.

If you suspect you may have termites, or merely want peace of mind to verify you don't have termites, we are happy to provide you with a WDI (wood destroying insect) report.
Gas Line Check
We can check your gas line if you suspect there may be a gas leak somewhere in your home. We do this by first checking gas line pressure, then turning off all appliances in your home that utilize gas. Then, if the gas line pressure changes even if all appliances are turned off, it can be deduced that there is a gas leak somewhere along the line.
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