TAKE YOUR HOME INSPECTION A STEP FURTHER
You are excited, you found the home of your dreams. It is a gorgeous day with no rain so you ask your realtor to schedule a time to go see it. It is everything you want, the offer goes in and it is accepted. Before you know it, move in day is here. Only on move it day it is raining and you start to realize that dream home has underlying issues. The backyard is a swamp and the foundation will only hold back water for so long. Before you wind up with the scenario, let’s talk.
The typical home inspection does cover both the inside and outside of the home you’ll be buying. The structure, systems, and physical components, such as the roof, plumbing, electrical and heating/cooling systems, floor surfaces, paint, windows and doors, and foundation should all be reviewed. The inspector will look for pest infestations (termites, rodents, and other critters) as well as dry rot, mold, and similar damage. Even the best home inspection typically doesn’t cover everything that you might care about with a house, nor everything that adds to its value. The landscaping of a property is not only an aesthetic focus but it also protects your home from rain and other weather related damage.
Most of us went through a phase where it was fun to play in the mud growing up. Before you potentially put yourself in a home that becomes the neighborhood mud play-pit, you should consider adding a landscape sustainability inspection contingency to your purchase contact.
While there is no official procedure for landscape sustainability inspections yet, this term is being used more and more to describe a landscape evaluation that will identify any areas of concern that may pose issues with rain water or other related factors