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Our inspections exceed industry standards. Crest Home Inspection works for you, the home buyer, and no one else. We are dedicated to providing the exceptional service you deserve when purchasing a home.


Crest Home Inspection is a TREC Licensed inspection company serving Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas.


The stability and support of any home is built on a strong foundation. At Crest Home Inspection the foundation of our business is built on Expertise, Integrity & Value.


Our service reduces risk when making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. We provide a complete report with digital images and illustrations within 24 hours of inspection so you can make an educated decision.

Home Inspectors Fort WorthWe are licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission and fully insured with both errors/omissions and liability insurance. We perform inspections with the highest level of integrity while employing sound and mature judgment when making evaluations.

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) regulates real estate brokers and sales agents, real estate inspectors, home warranty companies, easement and right-of-way agents,

and timeshare interest providers


You can find more information and check the status of a license holder at:




Crest Home Inspection

TREC #9015






Structure Inspection Checklist


Ridge and fascia board lines appear straight and level


Sides of house appear straight, not bowed or sagging


Window and door frames appear square


Visible foundation in good condition - appears straight, plumb, with no significant cracks


Adequate clearance between ground and wood siding materials (6" minimum); no wood-to-earth contact


Siding: no cracking, curling, loose, rot or decay


Masonry veneers: no cracks in joints, no broken, spalling or flaking components


Stucco: no large cracks


Vinyl or aluminum siding: no dents, damage, no bowing or loose siding


No vines on surface of structure


Exterior paint or stain: no flaking or blisters


No stains on exterior surfaces

Please Note:

This checklist should not be relied upon as a home inspection report, nor should it be considered a substitute for a home inspection. This list is representative, but NOT exhaustive. If you require a home inspection, contact Crest Home Inspection. We are qualified, educated, licensed, experienced ASHI certified home inspectors.




Roof Inspection Checklist


Composition shingles: no curling, no cupping, no loss of granulation particulate, no broken, damaged or missing shingles, no more than two layers of roofing


Wood shingles or shakes: no mold, rot or decay, no cracked/broken/missing shingles, no curling


Flat roofs: no obvious patches, no cracks or splits, minimal blisters/"alligatoring" and wrinkles, no silt deposits (indicates improper drainage), sealed tar at flashings


Flashing around roof penetrations

No evidence of excess roofing cement/tar/caulk


Soffits and fascia: no decay, no stains


Exterior venting for eave areas: vents are clean, not painted over


Gutters: no decay or rust, joints sealed, attached securely to structure, no bending or sagging, no sections of gutter or downspout missing, gutters clean, no mud deposits


Chimneys: straight, properly flashed, no evidence of damaged bricks or cracked joints, mortar/cement cap in good condition






Interior Inspection Checklist


Floors, walls and ceilings appear straight and plumb and level


No stains on floors, walls or ceilings


Flooring materials in good condition


No significant cracks in walls or ceilings


Windows and exterior doors operate easily and latch properly, no broken glass, no sashes painted shut, no decay; windows and doors have weather-stripping, "weep holes" installed


Interior doors operate easily and latch properly, no damage, decay, or broken hardware


Paint, wall covering, and paneling in good condition

Wood trim installed well and in good condition


Lights and switches operate properly


Adequate number of three pronged electrical outlets in each room


Electrical outlets test properly (spot check)


Heating/cooling source in each habitable room


Evidence of adequate insulation in walls


Fireplace: no cracking or damaged masonry, no evidence of back-drafting (staining on fireplace facade), damper operates properly, flue has been cleaned, flue is lined





Window & Door Inspection Checklist


Wood frames and trim pieces are secure, no cracks, rot or decay


Joints around frames are caulked


No broken glass (window or storm panes) or damaged screens, no broken double paned, insulated window seals.


Mun-tin and mullion glazing compound in good condition


Storm windows or thermal glass used


Drip caps installed over windows

Windows can account for substantial heat loss in cold weather and heat gain in warm weather. Single-pane windows, found in nearly 50 percent of American homes, are the most extreme in terms of energy-inefficiency [source: Money Matters 101]. Improving the energy infrastructure of your home will reduce home heating and cooling costs and help reduce fossil fuel consumption, slowing down the carbon emissions that are disrupting the global climate.





Kitchen Inspection Checklist


Working exhaust fan that is vented to the exterior of the building


Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ("GFCI") protection for electrical outlets within 6 feet of the sink(s)


Dishwasher: drains properly, no leaks, baskets, door spring operates properly


No leaks in pipes under sinks


Floor in cabinet under sink solid, no stains or decay






Water flow in sink adequate


No excessive rust or deterioration on garbage disposal or waste pipes


Built-in appliances operate properly


Cabinets in good condition: doors and drawers operate properly







HVAC Inspection Checklist


Appears to operate well throughout (good air flow on forced hot air systems)


Flues: no open seams, slopes up to chimney connection


No rust around cooling unit


No combustion gas odor

Air filter(s) clean


Ductwork in good condition


No asbestos on heating pipes, water pipes or air ducts


Separate flues for gas/oil/propane and wood/coal








Electrical Inspection Checklist


Visible wiring: in good condition, no "knob-and-tube" wiring, no exposed splices, cables secured and protected


Service panel: adequate capacity, all cables attached to panel with cable connectors; fuses or breakers are not overheating


No aluminum cable for branch circuit






Your electricity runs behind the scenes, inside the walls of your home, allowing you a great variety of modern creature comforts. However according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damage in home structure fires across the U.S. In addition, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) identifies small appliances plugged into inadequate or improper home wring as the leading cause of accidental electrocutions. These safety hazards can be easily addressed and prevented with an electrical home inspection.





Plumbing Inspection Checklist


Visible pipes: no damage, no evidence of leaks, no signs of stains on materials near pipes; drain pipes slope slightly down towards outlet to septic/sewage system


Water heater: no signs of rust, vented properly, sized to produce adequate quantities of hot water for the number of bedrooms in the house.


Water pump: does not short cycle


Galvanized pipes do not restrict water flow


Well water test is acceptable


Hot water temperature between 118 - 125 degrees Fahrenheit

Adequate flow and pressure at all fixtures


Sink, tub and shower drain properly


If sink is metal, it shows no signs of rust, overflow drain doesn't leak


Toilet operates properly


Toilet stable, no rocking, no stains around base


Caulking in good condition inside and outside of the tub and shower area


Tub or shower tiles secure, wall surface solid


No stains or evidence of past leaking around base of bath or shower







What components are inspected?


We provide a complete examination of your home which includes but is not limited to the following items:


  • Type of foundation & condition
  • Grading & drainage around the home
  • Type & condition of the roof
  • Type & condition of the attic & roof structure
  • Type of exterior & interior doors & windows
  • Interior & exterior walls
  • Ceilings &floors
  • Fireplace & chimney
  • Porches, decks & attached carports
  • Electrical system
  • HVAC system
  • Plumbing system
  • Ducts & vents
  • Drains, wastes & vents
  • Water heaters, whirlpool tubs
  • Dishwashers
  • Food waste disposers
  • Range hoods
  • Ranges, ovens & cook-tops
  • Microwaves & trash compactors
  • Bathroom exhaust fans
  • Garage doors
  • Door bells
  • Dryer vents



  • What is a home inspection?  

    A home inspection is a non-invasive, non-destructive, visual inspection of a home and its systems and components.

  • How long does a Home inspection normally take? 

    Most inspections take between 2 to 4 hours. Every home is different meaning that it is nearly impossible to give an exact time frame. What we can tell you is that we are meticulous in our inspection process and our attention to detail is second to none.

  • Why can't I receive my report at the time of inspection?  

    We pride ourselves in being as complete and detailed as possible. In order to provide you the best possible service we choose attention to detail over on-site reports. Our binded reports are something you can be proud of and reference back to from time to time. Purchasing a home is a big deal and we are not doing our job if we rush through a report without being as complete as we need to be. Our service is second to none.

  • When do I pay & what methods of payment do you accept?  

    Payment is due at the time of inspection and we accept all major credit cards, cash, and check.

  • Why should I have my property inspected?  

    The main goal of a home inspection is to give you, an effective way to evaluate the current condition of a property before closing. In other words, home inspections minimize risk for both buyer and seller.

  • Is termite inspection included?  

    We will set up a termite and wood destroying insect inspection at your request.

  • What are your credentials? Can I trust you? 

    In addition to being licensed by the state of Texas as home inspectors, we are affiliate members of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors (GFWAR). We are also fully insured with E & O and liability insurance. We pride ourselves on serving our customers with integrity in addition to providing expertise at a great value.


Bart Bradberry


Licensed Inspector


Licensed Home Inspection in Dallas-Fort Worth since 2005












Home Inspectors Fort Worth


Home Inspectors Fort Worth


Crest Home Inspection, LLC

PO Box 121073

Fort Worth, Texas 76121

TREC #9015


Home Inspectors Fort Worth

TREC #9015