Hedderman Engineering, Inc.​
Residential Home Inspections
​281-355-9911

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​​ ​Services

Total Inspections

This inspection is a complete inspection of a new or resale house. Included in a typical total inspection are the foundation, structural framing, roof, drainage, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, pool, spa, and lawn sprinkler components of the house. If the house has an accessible crawlspace under the house, then the underside of the house will be crawled and inspected. This inspection does not include wood destroying insects, as those are required to be performed by a licensed pest control operator. Also, we do not do mold, lead based paint, or asbestos inspections.
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Structural Inspections

This is a visual inspection of all visible structural components from the foundation to the roof. We check for major problems and relevant concerns  in the various structural systems and report our observations and opinions of the functionality of these components. The structural systems include the; foundation, grading, structural framing, exterior veneer, water penetration, roof structure and surface, windows, doors, attic, crawlspaces, etc. Also, we create a sketch of the house, and include elevation readings taken with an electronic level to show the sloping of the floors. 
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Foundation Inspections

This inspection is a visual inspection of only the foundation of the house to determine if the foundation is performing its function, or is in need of repair. We create a sketch of the house, and include elevation readings taken with an electronic level to show the sloping of the floors. We observe evidences of foundation movement throughout the house, including cracks, separations, sticking or non-latching doors, etc., and use these observations in determining whether or not the foundation is performing its intended function. If the house has an accessible crawlspace under the house, then the underside of the house will be crawled and inspected.  
View a Sample Foundation Inspection Report.
Mechanical Plus Inspections

This is a visual inspection of the accessible mechanical systems and equipment.  We check for major problems and relevant concerns in the various mechanical systems and report our observations and opinions of the functionality of these systems and equipment. The mechanical systems include the; electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and heating equipment, water heating equipment and built-in appliances.  Also included in the mechanical plus inspection are some observations pertaining to the some interior components, including the; doors, windows, evidence of water penetration to the interior of the structure, and some observations pertaining to the condition of the floors, ceilings, and wall surfaces.
Structural Integrity Inspections

The intent of the structural integrity inspection is to identify damage to the structural components incurred during a specific destructive event, such as flooding, tree or limb impact, etc.  This inspection documents damage to the property and provides a scope of the needed repairs to restore the integrity of the structure.  The process of this inspection is custom to the specific cause of the incurred damage and may include: a foundation evaluation, moisture readings, thermal imaging, roof evaluation, identifying damage to the structural framing and/or framing deflections, water penetration, etc. 
Mechanical Inspections

This is a visual inspection of the accessible mechanical systems and equipment. We check for major problems relevant concerns in the various mechanical systems and report our observations and opinions of the functionality of these systems and equipment. The mechanical systems include the; electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and heating equipment, water heating equipment and built-in appliances.
Roof/Hail Inspections

This is a visual inspection of the roof surface and an assessment of deterioration of the roofing materials and problems, including identifying the roof surface material, estimation of the age of the roof, locating evidences of roof leaks, and identifying the condition of the roof accessories (such as flashing details, vent covers, roof jacks, etc.).  We also identify evidences of damage to the roof surface caused by hail.  In some cases, when a particularly tall structure or an excessively steep roof pitch is present which prevents access to the roof surface, a certified sUAS pilot will inspect the roof surface utilizing a remote controlled unmanned aircraft (drone).
New House: Phase

Framing: This inspection occurs just before the sheetrock is installed. We check the framing members of the house to ensure proper installation. Also, we perform a level survey of the foundation and upstairs floors to determine if any excessive unlevelness is present. In addition, we check the electrical, plumbing, and air conditioning rough ins before they are covered with sheetrock.

Final: This inspection takes place after the house is complete. We check the workmanship of the whole house, along with the installation and functional of the different systems in the house.

Additional Items we Inspect

Sprinkler: This inspection is also added to either the total inspection or final new home phase inspection. We check the sprinkler system including the control panel, each sprinkler head in each zone, and backflow prevention device.

Pool: We check the components of the pool, including the basin and plaster finish, waterline tiles, coping tiles, pool sweep, skimmers, electrical, visible plumbing, filter, heater, blower, and water features.

Spa: We check the components of the spa, including the basin, skimmer, electrical, heater, visible plumbing, and filter equipment.

Summer Kitchen Inspections: The inspection of the summer kitchen includes an operational check of all the appliances, including gas grills, small refrigerators, range vents, etc.  Also included in this inspection is a visual and operational check of the plumbing and electrical systems to the summer kitchen. 

Garage Apartment/Quarters: This inspection is a complete inspection of a dwelling that is separate of the house. The type of house inspection will determine the type of inspection that will occur in the garage apartment/quarters.​

Boat Lift/Dock Inspection: A boat dock inspection includes the wood walkways and decking of the boat dock, along with the structural elements that are above water and visible at the time of the inspection.  The bulkhead that is above the water line will be inspected, and any indications of non-performance of the bulkhead will be noted.  We also look at the boat lift(s), and operate the available controls to lower and raise the boat lift.  All electrical devices such as light fixtures and outlets will be checked.