Crampton Inspection Service

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Home Inspections For Your Peace of Mind

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“Very professional and very pleasant. We were more than happy with John. He was here for over three hours and looked at everything. He even pointed out code violations for the water heater which we had installed 6 months ago. We were very impressed with the binder about our home that he gave to us. He gave us an email report . . . with a list of things we need to do. We will use him again after we finish the work and then when we sell our home we will pass on the binder to the new owners. The biggest thing that impressed us is the promptness and the speed with which he inspected and reported on our home.

” – Theresa B., Oakland, CA

Our Service Area

Based in Moraga, we proudly serve the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on the following areas:

  • Counties - Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano
  • Cities and Regions - Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, “Lamorinda”, San Francisco, Concord, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Vallejo, Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont

Inspection / Report Overview

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What Happens During the Inspection?

  • John Crampton will spend several hours (depending upon the size and age of property) thoroughly evaluating all aspects of the property you are purchasing, from the roof to the foundation and all areas in between.
  • He will not only inspect the house you’re buying, but he will share with you what needs to be maintained and why. You’ll get a real education about your new home.
  • John always explains things clearly, in terms you can understand, and encourages clients to ask questions.

We Want You!

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We encourage our clients to be present at the inspection so we can discuss items of concern. You will also have the opportunity to walk through your prospective home, ask questions and learn about the systems of the home. If you cannot attend the inspection, John is always happy to review the report with you over the phone. We hope that you are so happy with our service that you will not hesitate to refer us to your friends and family!

About Our Reports

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. We also provide free telephone consultation for as long as you own your home. A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any issues so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Our reports are computer-generated and narrative, include numerous color photos, summary page(s), and are customized to your home. Our reporting system is called the “Uniform Building Inspection Report” and is more than a report, it is a property profile. It includes a home manual/reference guide on USB drive with:

  • 10 “Findings” pages covering over 1,850 common and technical issues found during a routine inspection.
  • Over 575 components and applications listed which serve to provide the buyer with an accurate profile of the property.
  • Over 200 pages of repair and maintenance techniques uniquely suited to the property. This will assure you a better understanding of the property, the inspection process, and many maintenance considerations.
  • The report findings with photos will be emailed as a PDF file.

How long does it take?

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Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take an average of three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation so that you will have visual reinforcement of your report.

We don’t rush. We never do more than two home inspections per day. This allows us time to do a thorough inspection of your new home.

A thorough home inspection will include:
(when safe & accessible) 

Roof: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items.

Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items.

Plumbing and Fixtures: Water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.

Interior: Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components.

Heating and Cooling Systems: Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components.

Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.

Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation: Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, columns, floors and walls.

Exterior: Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, vehicle (garage) doors, and other visible exterior related components.

Decks and Porches Fireplaces

Pool & Spa (limited)

Fencing, Patios and Walkways

Drainage Near Structure

Overall Structure

We Want Customers For Life!

Because we want you as a client for life, we are delighted to answer any questions that you might have about your home anytime in the future. At Crampton Inspection Service, we pride ourselves on being Your Personal Building Consultant for Life!

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