Residential / Commercial
Inspections in Alabama are regulated by the State Building Commission. At a minimum, every home inspection must include all items on the state's Standards of Practice. As Alabama is a "buyer-be-ware" state, this can help provide peace of mind that an extensive, consistent standard is set forth.
Foundations, support columns, flooring, walls, roofing.
Roofing covering, drainage system, chimneys, flashing.
EXTERIOR / INTERIOR
Site grading & drainage, walkways, driveways, retaining walls, siding, windows, decks, walls, flooring, stairs, handrails, etc.
Service to the house, electric panels, switches, outlets, fixtures, GFCI outlets, smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.
Fixtures, supply & drain lines, vent system, water heaters, gas / propane lines & storage tanks.
Air conditioners and type of heating, age, function and size, ducts, filtration, fire places.
INSULATION & VENTILATION
Types and amount of insulation, ventilation of bathrooms, dryers, attics & crawl spaces.
Ranges, microwaves, dishwasher, hoods, food disposers, etc.
Commercial inspections are tailored to the business being inspected. A restaurant will have specific requirements that are different from an office building or a daycare. No matter what building you are buying, you should have a certified commercial inspector thoroughly investigate the building and provide a detailed report.