Seacoast Inspections offers residential and commercial Infrared inspections performed by a Level II Building Science Thermographer that is in compliance with ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing). My client list includes schools, science centers, state legislative buildings, condo associations, commercial buildings, retail buildings, residential homes and more. Click on the camera to learn more...
Home & Building Inspections
Seacoast Inspections performs Home inspections in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I operate under the "Standards of Practice" and "Code of Ethics" set out by ASHI (The American Society of Home Inspectors) , and the Massachusetts "Standards of Practice" in accordance with 266CMR 1.00-11.00. NH recently passed laws that will now require a home inspector to be licensed as of 1/1/10. ME currently has no licensing requirements for home inspection.
I am a certified ASHI , MA licensed (#698), NH licensed (#107) home inspector that was one of the first to incorporate Infrared Technology into residential home inspections. For me it was a no-brainer. Who wouldn't want to know as much as possible about their potential new home. Since I am independent, and do not rely on realtors for business. I provide you with an unbiased opinion on the homes true condition. My professional narrative reports give you the answers to your questions. These are not checklists like some companies. My reports average between 60 - 80 pages, and include professional diagrams and digital pictures to help you understand everything about your potential new home. The average home inspection lasts between 3 - 4 hours. I always use an earnest effort to disclose the important visual problems for your consideration, and will spend as much time as needed to answer your questions. After, I take all field data back to the office where it can take 2 - 3 hours to generate the final narrative report. The report will be e-mailed in PDF format and a hard spiral bound copy mailed if desired. Once I have performed a home or infrared inspection for you, you can continue to use me as a resource. Have a question, just shoot me and e-mail. The best part is you are dealing directly with the owner. I give you my word that if you are not satisfied with the inspection you will not pay.
Seacoast Inspections LLC is fully covered with both Liability and Errors & Omissions insurance.
The average cost of a typical (2000sqft) home inspection which includes the use of the Infrared camera is 350-400 dollars.
Did you know the EERE recommends a thermographic scan prior to home purchase!
There are Inspection companies that charge 600-1200 for an inspection. Look closely at what you are getting for that. They love to tell you that anyone that charges less is inferior. In some cases they might be right. Please look at my sample report and educate yourself on the benefits of thermography. Check out my testimonials. The reason I have been steady even in a bad market is because of the value I provide.
I have learned that if you give people a top quality product at a fair price. The phone will keep ringing.
Many home inspection companies say that they use the latest technology. I have invested over 35,000 in equipment and training. I am one of the only home inspectors in New England who is a Level II Thermographer ( in compliance with ASNT ) and also Certified as a Building Science Thermographer. This is very important. Without proper training and experience it is very easy to misdiagnose an anomaly. I have over 10 years experience using thermal imaging. This technology lets me identify anomalies that with out infrared, others would walk past. These camera's are not x-ray vision but used properly are another tool that is available to better educate you the home buyer about your potential new home.
With energy bills getting out of control Seacoast Inspections offers Heat/Loss inspections. These are different than the standard home inspection. By using a Blower door and Infrared Camera we can identify areas of concern regarding leakage of conditioned air.
How could you verify radiant heating is working as designed without Infrared.
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"Terry is first rate in ever way. His inspection was beyond thorough and his willingness to explain in simple terms the most complex mechanical issues was a huge benefit. Home inspection is a part art, part science. Terry strikes me as both artist and engineer. Plus he is an awfully good guy--which in the emotional business of buying and selling a house--is a treasure. "
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Here is what you see without infrared. With infrared we can see they never cut out the supply register. The heat has just been hitting the back of the dry wall and heating the attic.