Trustworthy Home Inspection Professionals
For years, Keystone Building Inspections has been offering quality Home and Building Inspections and detailed reporting in Western, PA. We always perform Inspections that surpass the national industry standards and prepare reports thoroughly and professionally.
Inspectors You Can Trust
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has certified our team who receives extensive ongoing education to stay updated with industry issues and trends. We are Certified by the PA DEP to test for Radon gas using our state of the art equipment to provide accurate readings.
Ensuring Customer Satisfaction
We are highly trusted for our quality Home Inspections and Radon Testing services. Time and again, we are chosen by Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners and Realtors® for personalized professional service. Our team has examined hundreds of Homes, and chances are, we have worked on a house in your neighborhood.
Schedule an Appointment
Get in touch with our team for your Home inspection and Radon Testing needs anywhere in the Greater Pittsburgh area. You can easily schedule an appointment by calling, texting or sending us an email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are a homeowner or you are planning to buy or sell a house, a Home Inspection can help you learn about the overall condition of your property. You can address the defects that the Inspector may find to ensure a safe living space or improve your property listing.
A standard Home Inspection covers the examination of both the property's structural integrity and major systems. The elements of the home or building that are inspected include:
- Foundation, Basement, and Structural Components
- Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Windows, and Doors
- Roof, Attic, and Visible Insulation
- Heating System
- Central Air-Conditioning System
- Interior Plumbing and Electrical Systems
- And Much, Much More!
ASHI is a not for profit organization established in 1976 by a group of Home Inspectors looking to elevate the industry and promote awareness. Independent, professional Home Inspectors who join ASHI are required to perform inspections following the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
An ASHI Associate can receive the ASHI Certified Inspector status by meeting the organization's rigorous requirements. The certification requisites include passing an exam and completing 250 paid Home Inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
YES! It is time well-spent. While you are not required to be present while the Home Inspection is underway, it is better if you are there in person. By being at the site during the Inspection, you can observe how it is conducted and immediately discuss the condition of your Property with the Inspector.
Doing the inspection yourself is not ideal as you may not have the proper equipment to perform the examination safely and thoroughly. Professional Home Inspectors have the tools suited for the job and are knowledgeable about the home construction and system installation standards. An inspector can provide you with objective and accurate information.
Unlike a municipal inspection that checks for compliance with the local code, a Home Inspection simply identifies the condition of a Property. This Inspection is also not the same as an appraisal that determines the value of the house in the market.
Learning about the key issues with a Property can help you with your decision-making process.
- For a Buyer, the information lets you better weigh your options before making a purchase.
- If you are a Home Seller, you can act on the findings or negotiate the terms of the sale.
- As a Home Seller or Home Owner, you can choose when and how the problems should be addressed.
For a Seller, getting a Home Inspection, even if your property is in good condition, gives you an undeniable proof of the overall condition of the Home. Meanwhile, a Home Inspection Report can give a buyer the confidence in making a purchase. An Inspection Report can be used by a Homeowner in the future as a reference.
The cost of a Home Inspection can vary due to factors such as the property size, featured systems, age, and services added to the Home Inspection. Call, text or email today for a FREE quote!
A home inspector is usually called on right after the signing of a purchase agreement or contract. Prior to signing the sales contract, homebuyers should make sure that it includes an inspection clause. The clause should specify the obligations of both the buyer and seller regarding the findings of the home inspector.