PLEASE NOTE:  Payment in full is required for cancellations less than 48 hours from the inspection date/time.  Radon testing is usually set 48 hours before the date/time of inspection, therefore payment in full is required for services rendered

Services

Residential Inspectionshomemaintenancepic

A residential inspection is initiated by a buyer or seller. Sellers would request an inspection to discover any damage or defects that would allow them to initiate repairs in order to increase or more accurately determine the value, of a home before putting it on the market. Buyers would request an inspection to discover any damage or defects present and to validate the condition of a home prior to initiating an offer.
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Commercial Inspections commercial-grouping

Winding River Inspections is an independent building inspection company dedicated to helping clients understand and manage the risks associated with the physical condition of a commercial property. Whether you are an investor doing due diligence on a prospective purchase, a lessee negotiating a triple-net lease and have concerns about future maintenance costs, an owner or manager of a lodging facility interested in a third-party maintenance audit, or a business owner concerned with ADA accessibility compliance, a thorough property condition assessment can provide the information necessary to make critical business and financial decisions.

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We provide a comprehensive narrative-style written report, which includes a separate summary report that highlights areas that are of special or immediate concern. Reports can be downloaded from our website and, at the discretion of our client, can easily be distributed to all involved parties to ensure transactions proceed in a timely manner.  If you wish to see a sample report, please contact us.

Draw Inspectionstrusses

The draw inspection is done for the benefit of a lender. When banks and other lenders make construction loans, they need to confirm that funds are being paid out and that work is being completed in a timely manner. To protect themselves and their investor’s money, these institutions will contract with inspection firms to give – usually on a monthly basis – updates on the progress of the project. It works like this: The builder turns in the lender paperwork, stating what work has been completed and requesting the funds that he or she expects to have “released” to the company account. The draw inspector is then called in on the bank’s behalf as an impartial party to confirm the details outlined by the builder. The draw inspector will assess the progress and take photos of various systems and components: footings, foundation, power hookups, landscaping, siding, roofing, trusses, floors, etc.

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Roof InspectionsA Few Extra Plugs

It goes without saying that the roof is an incredibly important part of the home. Not only does it protect the home’s inhabitants from the elements, it also protects the rest of the structure as well. It’s important to have the roof inspected regularly to ensure that no costly or destructive problems exist. The materials, flashings, ventilation systems, HVAC stacks, and the gutter system should all be thoroughly inspected and assessed before buying or selling a home.

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Warranty Inspections

A warranty inspection is used by the purchaser of a property just prior to the expiration of a warranty period. Warranty inspection can help the new owner to avoid costly out-of-pocket expenses that could otherwise be covered by a home warranty that is still in force.

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Maintenance Inspections

Also called a “Home Health Check-up,” maintenance inspections are typically performed once per year simply to ensure the integrity of a home’s systems and structure. Because all things have a “planned obsolescence” period, maintenance inspections help to make the homeowner aware of immediate and upcoming replacement and repair needs. Early discovery of these problems could help to save the homeowner thousands of dollars in the long run.

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New Construction InspectionsHome_under_construction

A new-construction inspection is much like a warranty inspection except for the fact that the building and its systems are, in fact, new. Whereas a warranty inspection can apply to resale homes that offer a warranty, new-construction inspections are specifically designed for homes that have never been lived-in. Though new homes do not have the wear-and-tear on them that resale homes may have, various contractors associated with the construction may have made mistakes whether by accident or intentionally (such as taking “shortcuts” to finish the job faster or under-budget). A new-construction inspection provides you with an unbiased review by the inspector who acts as an objective and knowledgeable observer on your behalf to identify construction-related, code-related, and installation-related issues with home systems and structures.

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Industrial Inspections

We offer a comprehensive and complete residential and commercial pre-acquisition property inspection including: property condition assessment, construction monitoring, phased inspections, inventory inspections, and true net floor rentable floor area, etc. Our goal is to provide you with a thorough, objective and honest evaluation of the property’s true condition at the time of the inspection. In-depth reports with visual documentation of the property include digital photographs. Detailed reports are provided to suit your specific requirements. Honesty, experience, general construction knowledge, past and current design application and/or installation techniques, reporting style and strict adherence to specific codes of ethics and standards of practice are the key to our quality inspection. Please call us to discuss the particulars of your site and your requirements at 970-222-2104 / 303-774-1104.

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Radon Informationhow_radon_enters

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see radon, you can’t smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Radon can be found all over the country in any type of building, whether a home, office, or school. It comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rocks and water, seeping into the air we breathe. The greatest chance you and your family have to be exposed to radon is at home where you spend most of your time. Testing is the only way to know for certain if you are at risk for radon exposure. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. An inspector certified to perform radon testing is one of your best allies in preventing radon contamination in your home.

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Radon Remediation

A variety of methods can be used to reduce radon in homes. Sealing cracks and other openings in the foundation is a basic part of most approaches to radon reduction. The EPA does not recommend the use of sealing alone to limit radon entry. Sealing alone has not been shown to lower radon levels significantly or consistently.

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Water-Quality Testing

As with air-quality testing, water-quality testing can help to determine whether or not tap water or well-water (ground-water) is safe to consume and use. Such tests can determine the levels of pollutants, contaminants, and illness-causing organisms in water in order to increase health and quality-of-life.

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