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.
We 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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:
A home inspection is a non-invasive, non-destructive, visual inspection of a home and its systems and components.
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.
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.
Payment is due at the time of inspection and we accept all major credit cards, cash, and check.
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.
We will set up a termite and wood destroying insect inspection at your request.
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.
Crest Home Inspection, LLC
PO Box 121073
Fort Worth, Texas 76121