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Expert Property Inspection Services in Charlottesville, VA

Are you looking for reliable property inspection services by a professional home inspector? At Skyline Home Inspections, we take pride in providing top-notch residential house inspections to give you peace of mind and confidence in your property.

Our team of experienced and certified home inspectors is dedicated to ensuring your investment is thoroughly evaluated. Whether you are buying or selling a home, our comprehensive inspections cover every aspect of your property, leaving no stone unturned. We understand your home is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your lifetime and can assist you in making informed decisions.

Skyline Home Inspections is committed to delivering accurate, detailed inspection reports promptly. We use the latest tools and technology to identify potential issues, ensuring you have all the information you need to proceed with confidence.

Choose the experts at Skyline Home Inspections for your property inspection services. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and protect your investment.

Meet Your Inspector

Growing up in Rockingham County of Virginia, Ben gained a wide expanse of knowledge in the fields of construction and architecture and has over 6 years of experience framing/building homes. He achieved his certification as a Licensed Home Inspector by studying under William Browne. Upon William’s retirement, Ben purchased Skyline Home Inspections and is continuing to provide the community with a company and inspector that will work hard to ensure that homebuyers are aware of any issues or major defects in the structures and components of their future property.

When not performing inspections, Ben is most likely enjoying the Virginia Backcountry with his Fiancé Kali and two dogs, Phoebe and Lila. He enjoys spending time with family, writing/producing music, and is an avid motocross enthusiast. He loves his community and hopes his business can benefit the people in it.

Certifications acquired through home inspector training from InterNACHI

How We Can Help!

Having performed over 1800 Inspections during our time as a company, we have the understanding and skill to deliver you the highest quality of service possible. Skyline Home Inspections takes your investment seriously and believes that you deserve to know the true value of the place you plan to call home. We will engage our experience and dedication to our clients to make certain the investment you are making is a sound one.

Commercial Inspection Services

Ensure you are are aware of all variables that could effect your experience and safety while managing, leasing, or purchasing a Commercial space with a Skyline Commercial Building Inspection Today!

General Building Inspections

A comprehensive building inspection is a valuable tool that can help to uncover potential safety hazards, structural deficiencies, and code violations. This process ensures that the building is safe for its occupants, and that the property is structurally sound, meeting all relevant regulations, standards, and requirements.

Individual System Inspections

The practice of conducting individual system inspections is centered around the meticulous examination of specific building systems such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing. This focused scrutiny serves the purpose of not only identifying potential issues and shortcomings within these systems but also ensuring their optimal functioning and safety. The significance of these inspections cannot be overstated, as they play a critical role in safeguarding the well-being and comfort of occupants while simultaneously promoting the long-term durability of the property.

Construction Draw Inspections

Construction draw inspections serve as a crucial means of validating the advancement and caliber of construction work. Their primary objective lies in ensuring adherence to loan terms, promptly recognizing potential concerns, and mitigating risks for lenders and stakeholders. By engaging in these inspections, a comprehensive evaluation of the construction process is undertaken, thereby offering a reliable mechanism to assess progress, guarantee quality, and maintain accountability throughout the project.

Pre-Lease Inspections

Pre-lease inspections document the condition of a rental property before occupancy to reduce the risk of disputes and ensure the property is safe and habitable for tenants.

Buyer/Renter Inspections

Residential Buyers Inspection

Purchasing a home is a costly endeavor and gathering all the information possible is a supremely wise investment. With a buyer’s inspection, our licensed inspectors will perform a comprehensive investigation to find any defects, needed repairs, or causes for future concern. Having someone with the knowledge and experience to find these problems has the potential to save you large sums or prevent you from making an unsound investment.

Walk and Talk Consultation

A "Walk & Talk Consultation" is a perfect option when a full home inspection is not a possibility or needed. We prioritize highest ticket items like HVAC, Attic, Crawlspace/Foundation, and Building Envelope failures as well as individual needs and concerns to give you the most valuable consultation possible.

Renters Inspections

Create clear context around the true condition of a property prior to moving in to avoid costly repairs and unsafe living conditions!

Seller/Homeowner Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspection

Ready to sell your home with confidence? A pre-listing inspection promotes transparency, builds trust, and ensures a smoother transaction process.

Homeowner Check-Up Inspection

Protect your investment and your family's safety with our Homeowner Check-Up Inspection. Our comprehensive inspection covers key components like electrical, plumbing, roofing, and more, giving diligent homeowners peace of mind knowing their investment is safe and sound.

Move-In inspection

Moving into a new home? Don't risk unpleasant surprises. Our Move-In Ready Inspection gives you peace of mind knowing your new home is free of deficiencies and ready to live in. Get a chance to address any issues before you unpack and settle in!

System Inspections

Get a comprehensive investigation of a particular component of your home with our System Inspection. Our experienced inspectors will focus solely on the component of your choice, ensuring you get a thorough understanding of its condition and any potential issues. Knowledge is power when it comes to maintaining your home!

New Construction Inspections

Pre-Drywall Inspection

Get an X-ray of your home before it's concealed behind drywall with our Pre-Drywall Inspection. Our thorough inspection of the framing, structural components, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems gives you peace of mind knowing everything has been diligently inspected. Don't miss this opportunity to catch any issues before they're hidden from view!

Pre- Closing Inspection

Getting ready to close on a newly built home? Ensure everything is up to par with our Pre-Closing Inspection. Our experienced inspectors will thoroughly examine your newly constructed home to ensure everything is in working order and properly installed. Don't wait until it's too late to catch any issues - schedule your Pre-Closing Inspection today and enjoy peace of mind in your new home.

11 Month Builder Warranty Inspection

Don't let your new construction warranty expire without a thorough inspection. Our 11 Month Builder Warranty Inspection covers all items listed on the one-year warranty, ensuring any issues are caught before they go out of warranty. Don't miss this opportunity to protect your investment - schedule your inspection today and enjoy peace of mind in your new home.

New Construction Phase Bundle

Ensure your new construction home is built to the highest standards with our New Construction Phase Inspections package. This comprehensive package includes a Pre-Drywall Inspection, Pre-Closing Inspection, and 11 Month Builder Warranty Inspection - all bundled together at a 10% discount. Catch any issues before they're hidden from view, ensure everything is in working order before you move in, and protect your investment with a warranty inspection. Schedule your New Construction Phase Inspections today and know before you buy!

Ancillary Inspection Services

Sewer/Septic Scope Inspections

Protect yourself from costly repairs with our Sewer Lateral Inspection. The average cost to replace a sewer lateral line can range from $3,000 to $10,000 or more, making it a costly repair that you want to avoid. Our inspection will use a flexible borescope camera to identify any issues with the sewer lateral line, allowing you to address them before they turn into a major problem. Don't risk expensive repairs - schedule your Sewer Lateral Inspection today!

Pool/Spa Inspections

Having a pool, hot tub, or spa can increase the value of your home, but it's important to remember that they require proper maintenance and regular inspections to stay in top condition. Failing to address issues can lead to costly repairs. To ensure the smooth operation of your pool or spa, it's important to use chemical treatments correctly, maintain heating and electrical systems, and have a professional perform regular inspections. This will help prevent problems from occurring, or identify them early on before they become more serious.

Moisture Intrusion/Mold Evaluations

Protect your home from damaging moisture intrusion with our comprehensive Moisture Intrusion Evaluation. Our inspection includes a thermographic scan, one outdoor baseline air quality sample, one indoor problem area air quality sample, and a detailed report outlining any moisture intrusion concerns and their causes. Don't let moisture ruin your home or your health - schedule your Moisture Intrusion Evaluation today and enjoy peace of mind in your healthy and safe home.

Detached Structure and Barn Inspections

Detached Structures and Barns inspections are necessary to identify potential safety hazards, structural issues, and code violations in standalone buildings, ensuring the safety and longevity of the structure and the occupants who use them.

WDI/Termite Inspections

Protect your home from costly wood destroying insect damage with our comprehensive Termite/WDI Inspection. Our inspection includes identification of all wood destroying insects such as termites, carpenter bees, and powder post beetles, and provides recommendations for addressing any infestations found. Don't let wood destroying insects eat away at your investment - schedule your Termite Inspection today and enjoy peace of mind in your insect-free home.

Thermal Imaging

Get a clear view of your home's energy efficiency and safety with our Thermal Consulting Services. Our state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras allow us to investigate building envelope deficiencies, detect heat loss, identify hot electrical connections, and address unique concerns. With our Thermal Consulting Services, you can ensure your home is safe, efficient, and comfortable. Schedule your appointment today and discover the power of thermal imaging.

Environmental Testing Services

Indoor Air Quality Testing (Mold/Allergen)

Breathe easy with our Indoor Air Quality Testing (Mold/Allergen). Did you know that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air? Don't let mold and allergens harm your health - our testing detects and identifies these harmful pollutants so you can take action to improve the air you breathe. According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality can cause or worsen respiratory problems like asthma and allergies. Don't take chances with your health - schedule your Indoor Air Quality Testing today and breathe easy.

Radon Testing

Protect your home and your family's health with our Radon Testing service. Did you know that radon is a leading cause of lung cancer, responsible for an estimated 21,000 deaths in the US each year? Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into your home through cracks and other openings in the foundation. Our testing detects the presence of radon in your home and allows you to take action to mitigate it. The EPA recommends testing for radon at least every two years, so don't wait - schedule your Radon Testing today and breathe easy knowing your home is safe.

Water Testing

Water is essential for life, but is your water safe to drink? At Skyine Home Inspections, we offer water testing services to help you determine the quality of your water. We offer two options for water testing: the FHA/VA water test and the Complete water analysis.

The FHA/VA water test is limited to Bacteria (E. Coli + Total Coliform), Nitrates + Nitrites & Lead. This test meets the requirements for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home loans. If you're buying or selling a home, this test is a must to ensure that the water is safe for the occupants.

Our Complete water analysis, on the other hand, is a comprehensive test that covers Bacteria (E. Coli + Total Coliform), Turbidity, Nitrates + Nitrites, Lead, pH, Iron, Alkalinity, Chloride Color, Copper, and Hardness. This test provides a complete picture of your water quality and helps identify any potential issues that may affect your health or damage your plumbing system.

Chinese Drywall Testing

Chinese drywall was widely used in the US between 2001-2008 and has caused a significant problem for homeowners due to its potential health hazards and corrosive properties. Homes built during this time period may have Chinese drywall, which can be identified by a "rotten egg" smell, blackening of copper pipes, and air conditioning failures. If you suspect that your home may have Chinese drywall, it is recommended that you get a professional inspection to determine if it is present. Our Chinese drywall testing service can identify the presence of this material and provide you with a comprehensive report outlining any concerns and the best course of action to address them.

Mold Surface Testing

Mold can pose a serious threat to your health and the health of your loved ones. If you suspect that mold is present in your home or business, don't wait to get it tested. Our mold surface sampling service can help identify the type and amount of mold present, giving you the information needed to create a plan for remediation.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to take surface samples of suspected mold growth. Our experienced inspectors will collect these samples and send them to the lab to determine the type and quantity of mold present. Our mold surface sampling service is affordable, reliable, and fast. We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to mold, so we work quickly to deliver results. Our goal is to help you restore your home or business to a safe and healthy environment as soon as possible. Don't let mold continue to grow and spread. Contact us today to schedule your mold surface sampling appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, safer environment.

Skyline Home Inspections Report

While Skyline Home Inspections encourages our clients to walk through the home with us, we understand that you may be too busy, and may not have time to do so.

Regardless of whether or not you attend the inspection, we will compile a comprehensive Spectora report, which includes all of the information you need to determine the condition of the home.

We will deliver our report within 24 hours of the conclusion of your home inspection, so that you can quickly access a full overview of our findings – and discuss them with us and your agent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A residential home inspection is a non invasive visual evaluation of a property’s condition conducted by a licensed professional inspector. During the inspection, the inspector will examine the home’s structure, systems, and components, including the roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, appliances, and more. The purpose of the inspection is to provide the buyer or owner with a detailed report of any deficiencies or safety issues that need to be addressed. This report can be used to negotiate repairs or request a lower purchase price, or simply to understand the condition of the property. A home inspection is a valuable investment in ensuring the safety and functionality of your home.

At Skyline Home Inspections, we understand the importance of a timely and thorough home inspection. That’s why we offer inspections that typically take between two and four hours, depending on the services requested and the condition of the home.
We also pride ourselves on our quick turnaround time for reports. Our team works diligently to ensure that your report is published in less than 24 hours from the finish time of the inspection. This allows you to have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your investment in a timely manner.

At Skyline Inspections, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and care for our clients. We understand that buying a home is a significant investment, and we want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. That’s why we encourage our clients to be present during the inspection. It’s an opportunity for you to learn about your new home, ask questions, and get to know our team.
If you can’t make it to the inspection, don’t worry. As a part of all our inspections, we offer a 20-minute follow-up call where we’ll go over the report with you, answer any questions you may have. We know that buying a home can be stressful, and we’re here to make the process as smooth and easy as possible.
Our inspections typically take between two and four hours, depending on the services requested and the condition of the home. We want to make sure that we’re thorough and that we don’t miss any critical details. Once the inspection is complete, we’ll have the report published in less than 24 hours. We know that time is of the essence, and we want to make sure that you have the information you need to move forward with confidence.

We understand that your home is your sanctuary. We also know that no home is perfect. But that’s where we come in. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your home. Our inspections are thorough and comprehensive, and we never shy away from even the smallest detail.
But don’t worry, just because we find issues doesn’t mean your dream home is ruined. In fact, being informed about any issues means that you can take action to fix them and avoid any surprises down the road. We’re here to support you every step of the way, with clear and detailed reports and the expert advice you need to move forward. So, take a deep breath and let Skyline Inspections give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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