Home Inspection

A careful inspection of a house is not easy. Criterium Farrell Yancy Engineers provides home inspections by Professional Engineers who are licensed by Texas and adhere to the highest legal and ethical standards.

A quality home inspection by a licensed Professional Engineer helps you make better decisions.  It can also save money and expensive surprises.  Being aware of potential problems and necessary repairs will enable you to plan and budget for the next five to ten years of home ownership.  And since “forewarned is forearmed,” you will have peace of mind that brings maximum enjoyment from your new home.

Our full home inspection is a limited visual inspection consistent with the standards of practice of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE), designed to identify significant deficiencies and/or repairs needed in the major systems of a home (structural, foundation, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roof, exterior) and to provide a general understanding of the property’s current condition.

At Criterium Farrell Yancy Engineers, we don’t just give a standard report. We provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the condition of your home. If you shop around, compare our services with what other home inspections include.

Home Inspection Report

Our detailed narrative report is tailored to the property and your needs. Many inspection companies give you a check list or a generic reference that does not provide you with a true understanding of the home.

Within 2 business days, you will receive a 20-25 page report consisting of:

  • Summary of major systems & deficiencies of the home.
  • System-by-system description of the home.
  • Elevation survey of the foundation or slab.
  • Computer generated drawing of the foundation or slab with our measurements.
  • General repair suggestions.
  • Photos of deficiencies.

What is the difference between a full home inspection and a structural inspection?

Criterium Farrell Yancy Engineer’s full home inspection is a “home inspection plus a structural inspection” all in one visit.

Our full home inspection includes:

  • Mechanical engineering inspection.
  • Structural engineering inspection.
  • Detailed report, elevation survey & computer generated drawing of foundation with our measurements.
  • Pool and spa inspection.
  • Landscape sprinkler inspection.

How is this different from other home inspection companies?

Only a licensed Professional Engineer can render an opinion as to the structural integrity of the home.

Avoids scheduling of additional home inspections. When a TREC home inspector identifies structural problems, they refer to a Professional Engineer for an additional inspection – makes sense to get one comprehensive inspection the first time.

Saves money for the buyer with one inclusive inspection and Professional Engineer’s report.

Assists in eliminating delays and gets the house to closing faster.

Gives you peace of mind of having one of largest and most important investments thoroughly inspected by a licensed Professional Engineer.

We understand that this is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in a lifetime. We do not rush through the inspection or the report writing. We encourage our clients to come along with us on the home inspection, to ask us questions and to take full advantage of our knowledge and expertise.

When you leave the inspection, you will have an understanding of the condition of the home you are about to purchase. This gives you time to start making your decisions.

Shortly afterwards, you will receive your comprehensive, narrative report. You are welcome to call us after you receive the report for any additional questions you might have. We are there for you. It is all part of our commitment to you.

Remember, a great home starts with a good foundation.