Commercial Property Inspection Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Milwaukee area is a leader for business activity in the State of Wisconsin. If you are in need for a commercial property inspection in Milwaukee, Wisconsin hire a certified commercial property inspector. Dairyland Home Inspection is certified by the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association CCPIA and follow their standards of practice when conducting commercial property inspections. This ensures that inspections are done to the highest standards and follow guidelines put in place to achieve the best possible inspection. CCPIA is a leader in commercial property education and training.
We perform commercial property inspections on apartment buildings, condo buildings, light commercial buildings, warehouse, and other commercial properties int he Milwaukee area. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality reports and information on a commercial property. We use the best technology to provide the most information possible. It helps us save our clients money by finding problems prior to purchase which can be negotiated during the real estate transaction.
Call us with your inspection needs and the scope of work needed and we would be happy to give you an inspection quote.
Commercial Property Inspector in Racine, Wisconsin
Dairyland Home inspection provides commercial property inspections in the Racine, Wisconsin area. Racine County has a growing and vibrant business climate. Commercial property has made a tremendous growth in the area. We are certified by the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association CCPIA and follow their standards of practice when conducting commercial property inspections. This ensures that inspections are done to the highest standards and follow guidelines put in place to achieve the best possible inspection.
We perform commercial inspections on apartment buildings, condo buildings, light commercial buildings, warehouse, and other commercial properties. We use the best technology on every inspection and use thermal imaging cameras to detect issues that would not be detectable without them. We provide detailed and thorough reports using the best report writing software with pictures and video. Certified radon testing is also available.
Commercial properties are unique. Call us with your inspection needs and the scope of work needed and we would be happy to give you an inspection quote.
Burlington, Wisconsin Home Inspector
Dairyland Home Inspection performs home inspections in Burlington, Wisconsin. It's just one of the many cities in southeastern Wisconsin we serve. Burlington is a great place to live in western Racine County. Part of Burlington is also located in Walworth County.
Burlington has great parks, lake recreation activities, and great places to eat. It's home to Chocolate Fest and home to many businesses.
Burlington has a great mix of older homes and newer homes making it an interesting place to perform home inspections. Homes older than 100 years and homes that are brand new make for a diverse mix of home styles and neighborhoods.
If you're looking for a home inspector, radon testing, termite inspection or mold testing in Burlington or anywhere else in Racine or Walworth County give us a call.
Certified Radon Testing In Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Waukesha Counties
When hiring a home inspector to perform a radon test make sure they are certified and using calibrated and certified radon testing equipment. Very few home inspectors in Wisconsin are nationally certified in radon testing. The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) is a national certification for radon testing, which requires testing and calibration for radon equipment. This ensures that anyone that is NRPP certified and performs radon testing is conducting valid and reliable tests. Wisconsin does not require certification for radon testing, which means anyone can place and interpret radon test results. Without the proper training and certification these results can be questionable.
Dairyland Home Inspection uses state of the art Sun Nuclear continuous radon monitors. The monitors are set for 48 hours and provide hourly results of the radon present, providing a final average of the radon found in a building. The monitors are calibrated yearly by the manufacturer to ensure reliable tests are conducted each and every time. The monitors are certified for use by the NRPP.
A report showing the hourly sample results and overall average is provided when the test result is obtained. These test results are considered highly reliable due to the high standards of certification and equipment that are used for testing.
If you need radon testing and/or a home inspection in southeastern Wisconsin contact us we are here to help.
Buying A Home? Look For These Potential Causes of Basement Water Issues
When purchasing a home in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, or Waukesha, Wisconsin one of the biggest potential problem areas is the foundation. If you don't have a home inspection you may miss some of these potential problems. Water has a significant negative effect on a foundation. Keeping water away from the foundation is critical to prevent foundation problems. It can be related to cracked foundation walls, bowed foundation walls, water intrusion, and basement moisture issues. Home inspectors look for several clues on the exterior and interior of a house to locate current and potential foundation related issues. Often these issues can be mitigated with some simple solutions and prevention by homeowners.
Negative Grading Towards the Foundation
Negative grading refers to the yard around the house grading towards the foundation meaning that water is not moving away from the foundation. Water should flow away from the foundation. The first ten feet near the foundation is the most important area to keep water from the foundation. The photo shows negative grading towards the house.
Downspouts Too Close To the House
Downspouts should drain a minimum 6 feet from the foundation. During a home inspection one of the most common causes of moisture problems at a foundation are downspouts that empty at or too close to the foundation. Often downspouts drain right at the corner of the foundation. Over time they can lead to significant moisture problems.
Sump Pump Not Functioning
Sump pump problems causing the drainage system not to move water from the foundation properly can cause moisture related issues. A house without a sump pump can often have more moisture related foundation issues than a house with a sump pump.
Foundation materials such as brick, stone, and certain masonry blocks are more prone to allow moisture to penetrate through the foundation. Materials that have more joints or have more porous materials can allow moisture to pass through the wall. These foundations need regular maintenance to keep moisture out. Older foundations do not have the same waterproofing that modern foundation walls do.
Foundation cracks can allow moisture through the foundation. Some foundation cracks can cause significant moisture intrusion. Cracks can sometimes cause structural problems. Foundation cracks can often be repaired by being properly sealed.
Home Inspections & Finding Hidden Leaks in Racine, Kenosha, and Milwaukee Wisconsin
During a home inspection using the best technology helps to locate more problems that can be seen visually with the eyes only. At Dairyland Home Inspection we use specialized tools like a thermal imager and moisture meter. A thermal imager uses temperature differentials to show possible anomalies that could show a potential issue. The thermal imager located a dark spot in the ceiling consistent with possible a possible moisture leak at the ceiling. The moisture meter confirmed a high level of moisture at the ceiling. The ceiling area was under a second story master bathroom. In the master bathroom the floor at the toilet showed a high level of moisture consistent with a possible leak at the drain seal.
Using the best technology helps Dairyland Home Inspection find more potential problems which saves our clients money and future problems. The ceiling leak in this home will have to be repaired prior to our client purchasing the home. That may involve opening up the ceiling and checking out the plumbing pipes. While we don't always inspect homes that have leaks in walls and ceilings it helps us find those that do.
We inspect homes in Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, and Ozaukee Counties.
Common Problems Found in Older Homes in Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin
Older homes that are 100 or more years old are plentiful in cities like Racine and Milwaukee. Many of these homes are in great shape and some have been updated over the years. Some older homes have not been well maintained. Regardless of the condition of the home, older homes have some distinct differences that make them unique in comparison to newer more modern homes. The problems found in older homes are consistent and should be considered when purchasing a home.
One of the biggest differences is the foundation. Many homes over 100 years old were built with field stone, brick, or cinder block. Field stones were laid on top of each other and mortar was used to hold them in place. These foundations still perform well but need regular maintenance. Parging or repointing of the mortar between the stones has to be done consistently to ensure the foundation remains in good condition and does not cause problems with moisture intrusion or deterioration. Brick foundations were normally laid with 2 widths of brick and also needs regular maintenance. The brick has to be regularly repointed at the mortar to ensure the brick remains in good condition. Brick foundations have a tendency to bow or lean over time and often need supports to hold the foundation in place. This often occurs when moisture is not moved away from the foundation. Cinder block foundations are laid with large blocks and are often seen on older larger buildings. The foundation needs to be inspected to ensure there are no significant problems.
Electrical issues are a common problem in older homes. Older wiring can be difficult to upgrade or bring up to modern standards. Knob and tube wiring was the first wiring type used in homes and when found in older homes it is recommended that it be inspected by a licensed electrician. It can be dangerous if covered with insulation or if the wiring becomes degraded. Many homes have 2 prong electrical receptacles which don't have a ground wire. These receptacles will not allow modern 3 prong receptacles to be used and may not protect electronic equipment from damage if an electrical problem occurs. Some electrical panels are outdated and may be panels that are unsafe or have known problems. These problems can be expensive and should be inspected prior to purchasing a home.
Another common problem found in older homes involves plumbing issues. Many older pipes have leaking or corrosion that will need repair or replacement. Plumbing issues can be expensive and difficult to repair in an older home. When certain types of pipes begin to fail they corrode from the inside out causing water flow to be substantially lower than normal. Often repairs made on plumbing pipes are not properly done.
Older home can often be purchased for substantially less than a newer home. Buyers need to realize that older homes often need updating or maintenance that a newer home would not normally need. At Dairyland Home Inspection we perform home inspection in Racine, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Waukesha, Walworth, and Ozaukee Counties.
Roofing Problems Found During Home Inspections in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Roofs are one of the most important areas inspected during a home inspection. Roofs are an area that home owners rarely see or pay attention to unless a problem occurs like a leak or obvious damage is present. Home buyers often don't notice or observe the roof when looking at homes and when they do they can only see a small portion of the roof. Replacing or repairing a roof is very expensive so when looking for a home it is critical to make sure there aren't any significant roof problems.
Roof problems can often be caused by poor installation. In the below photos are some good examples of poor roof shingle installation. Shingles hanging down over the edge of the roof are a pretty obvious sign that the roof was not professionally done. This should never occur when shingles are installed. On newer roofs when shingles come off easily or there are areas of missing shingles it can often be a sign of poor installation resulting in missing and loose shingles leaving areas exposed to moisture intrusion due to missing roofing material.
Often roof repairs are poorly done, which can result in problems not being repaired properly and resulting in additional damage. The roofing repair int he below picture shows an area of the roof repaired using shingles on top of shingles and allowing fasteners to be exposed. These issue can result in moisture intrusion and no solution to the original roof problem repaired.
Older roofs that need replacement are another common roof problem observed during a home inspection. Roofs that age often show problems like delamination where the shingles begin to fall apart to missing shingles from aged shingles breaking off the roof due to their poor condition. In these cases roofs need replacement quickly to prevent moisture intrusion and damage to the inside of the home from potential water problems.
When buying a home make sure that you get the total picture of the roof. Many of these roof issues could not be observed from the ground. So make sure if you hire a home inspector they see the total roof so that you don't buy a home with expensive home problems. At Dairyland Home Inspection we serve Racine, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Waukesha, Walworth, and Ozaukee Counties.
Home Inspection in Kenosha, Wisconsin
If you're buying a home in Kenosha or the surrounding area we are here to help you. Kenosha is a great city and an area that is growing. Many people that live in Illinois moving to the Kenosha area for a better cost of living and lower taxes. It's a great option for people who work in Illinois but don't want to pay more to live in Illinois.
We provide home inspections, radon testing, termite (WDO) inspections, and mold testing. Our goal when performing a home inspection is to protect our clients interests when they purchase a home and ensure they know as much information about their home as possible.
We often find expensive home problems when conducting a home inspection and save clients thousand of dollars purchasing a home and then having to make expensive repairs. Some common problems we find are roof defects, chimney problems, foundation and structural problems, HVAC issues, electrical safety issues, and exterior problems.
We provide same day reports that include the areas of the home that were inspected and any problems found. Photos and video of the problems found are provided in the report. If clients attend the inspection we do a walkthrough of the home and point out any problems located.
Fair pricing and working hard for our clients best interest are our goals when doing every home inspection. We provide fair and upfront pricing for every service. We work seven days a week and have flexible scheduling. Let us know if we can help you.
Home Inspector Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Having a home inspection is a very important part of the home buying process. Homes can look nice on the outside but then once you take a closer look, there could be big problems that could end up costing you a lot of money. Avoid expensive home problems.
We do home inspections throughout Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.
Top 5 Reasons to Hire Dairyland Home Inspection
We inspect the entire home from the foundation to the roof and everywhere in between. We also inspect the exterior of the home and the garage.
We inspect all the major systems int he home including the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, attic, roof, foundation, structure and so much more. Our goal as your home inspector is to make sure that you are confident in what you are buying.
We also provide radon testing, mold testing, thermal imaging (free), and wood destroying organism WDO termite inspections (free).
Bob Carter is a home inspector in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. He is the owner of Dairyland Home Inspection.