Home Inspections

A professional home inspection is a very important part in the process of purchasing a home. It helps the buyer make a sound purchasing decision. A qualified person should complete the home inspection to inform you if there is anything wrong with the property and if so, how to correct those problems. A regular home inspector cannot give counsel on structural problems and will have to refer you to a licensed engineering firm. We are a licensed engineering firm and we will save our clients double fees. Damon Sagehorn is a certified ASHI inspector for over 15 years. He and Neil Otto are both certified Code Inspectors through the International Code Council (ICC).

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest and largest association of professional home inspectors in the United States. Its objectives are to promote excellence within the profession and continual improvement of the members inspection services. As consumers you need to know there is no state licensing for home inspectors in the state of Missouri. This means anyone can call himself or herself a home inspector without the proper training, education, or experience. ASHI inspectors follow strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to ensure the most professional inspection available to you anywhere.

What kind of information can you expect from a professional home inspection?
Our inspections include the following areas: ground drainage, exterior, roofing system, interiors, electrical, heating, air conditioning and plumbing systems, garages, patios, and porches. Consumers should not expect their reports to include the condition of every nail, wire, or pipe in the home. However, major visible deficiencies and/or safety related concerns should be in the report along with what needs to be done to correct the deficiencies.

We request the buyer to be present during the inspection and ask questions. We are there to be helpful and provide as much information as possible during our qualified engineering inspection. We will issue a written report based on the inspector's findings. This report is written in paragraph form with photographs and is very easy to understand. However, if you need assistance we encourage follow-up phone calls.

A professional home inspection may save the buyer money. Most times the inspection report enables the buyer to negotiate with the owner of the property to have the deficiencies corrected or reduce the price of the home.

Engineering Evaluations, Inc.
10000 Watson Road, Suite 32L / St. Louis, MO 63126 / 314 . 821 . 8282