(518) 312-8782
51 Kent Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020

The Building Analysis

  • Foundation & Sub Structures
    • The structural integrity of the building foundation
    • Check basement and crawl spaces for cracks, deflection, bowing, ventilation
    • Evidence of moisture-past and present and its effects on the structure



  • Electrical System & Appliances
    • Service entrance size
    • System grounding
    • Correct wire size vs. fuse or breaker sizes
    • Internal wiring condition and type
    • Outlets and switches for operation and grounding
    • Proper GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interruption protection)
    • Age, condition, and operation of major appliances



  • Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilating Systems
    • Age, operation, condition, and type of furnace, boiler or other heating system
    • Age, operation, condition, and type of air-conditioning



  • Plumbing Systems & Fixtures
    • Check condition, age
    • Check for leaks- past or present
    • Check toilets for proper flushing, tightness to floor
    • Check all faucets for proper operation, hot and cold orientation



  • Roof, Chimneys & Vents
    • Quality and condition of roof
    • Type of roof covering
    • Estimated age of roof covering
    • Life expectancy of roof covering
    • Chimneys - type and condition
    • Flashings - type and condition
    • Roof accessories - skylights, vents, etc.

  • Attic & Interior roof
    • Signs of moisture, mold - past / present
    • Condition of roof sheathing
    • Insulation - "R-vaule"
    • Ventilation
    • Electrical wiring
    • Plumbing, exhaust, distribution vents



  • Interior
    • Condition and type of interior walls, ceilings, floors
    • Operation, type, and condition of windows and doors
    • Type and condition of Chimneys, flues, dampers



  • Exterior
    • Wall covering, trim, windows, doors
    • Stoops, steps, decks, porches, patios
    • Grading, drainage and its effect on the structure
    • Effect of shrubs and trees on the structure



  • Estimate of Repairs
    • Estimates of any major deficiencies detected during the inspection