Letter of reference from Becky Adams.
Rusted flashing hides $30,000+ in framing damage underneath.
Rusted metal lath system failed due to unblocked plywood substrate moving to much.
A water test proved the edges are high on this deck in Morro Bay.
A scupper with a failing coating peeling away from the copper.
The hidden damage behind a leaking parapet tile covered wall.
We don’t inspect homes, we only inspect waterproof decks-roof decks, balcony decks, stairs/landings, anything with a waterproof pedestrian traffic coating.
HI’s-if your inspection finds questionable deck issues, refer them to us for an inspection.
Buyers-if the home you are buying has decks, you should strongly consider having a specialized inspection done.
Why? Many decks have deficiencies that Home Inspectors don’t always recognize of understand the severity of.
Consider this recent example of a buyer who did not insist on repairs to a roof deck before closing, settling instead for a reduction of the selling price for $3,000 based upon an estimate.
After closing the buyer moved ahead with repairs to the deck, only to discover the hidden damage within the stucco covered walls of the roof deck.The rotted wood and fungus infestations went all the way down to the ground from the roof. Over $120,000 in hidden damages exist on this home in Shell Beach.
A second example is a client in Ventura in contract for a $1.6 million dollar property who had us do a secondary inspection of the decks upon the recommendation of the Home Inspector. Our inspection found significant issues with an estimated cost of $140,000 to repair, that enabled the prospective purchaser to make an offer that brought the price down.
Our third example is a seller who had us inspect his decks before listing the property. The decks needed some work that caught a small amount of damage before it could turn into a large amount of damage. This also enabled the seller to simply disclose the repairs, we did a secondary inspection and the home inspector cleared the rest of the property after repairs were made and now the home sold at market price with a clean bill of health.
A small investment into performing due diligence can save thousands of dollars and the heartbreak and tension that goes along with it. Feel confident that your home, condo or commercial property’s decks have been professionally inspected.
Single Condo and Single family home deck Inspections cost just $350.00 in SLO County, $500.00 in Santa Barbara County, $600.00 in Ventura (for the travel time & gas) and you get a comprehensive visual inspection, written report, all complete with photograph’s documenting the site conditions.
Commercial and HOA’s should inquire for a quote.
Call Bill Leys, the Deck Expert at 805-801-2380
Central Coast Waterproofing & DeckExpert.com
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