Home Inspections

By a Seasoned Home Builder

You need a home inspector with a trained eye that only comes from having knowledge and real hands on experience building homes. Book knowledge alone is not enough.

I’m David, a certified home inspector who has spent 20+ years building and renovating homes as a general contractor and 10+ years inspecting homes.

My reports have helped home buyers and real estate agents…

  • Reduce purchase price by $5,000 by finding mistakes made during repairs.
  • Stop an investor from losing $30,000 on flipper due to special waste removal requirements.
  • Save buyers from buying a brand new home with code violations.
David Garton, Home Inspector

3,649

HOMES INSPECTED

703

HOMES BUILT & RENOVATED

99.5%

CLIENT SATISFACTION

Your Home Inspection Covers

  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Heating systems
  • Main water shut off valves
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Grading and drainage
  • Cooling systems
  • Water heating system
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • And much more...
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings

Buy Your Home with Confidence

Get answers to important questions like:

  • Is the house structurally sound?
  • How's the craftsmanship?
  • Is everything built to code?
  • Were repairs made correctly?
  • How much will repairs for deferred maintenance cost?

See the Issues with Pictures and Videos

Don't take our word for it. See for yourself what we uncover with pictures and videos so you are well aware of issues. In some cases our reports have helped buyers negotiate lower home prices.

Practical DIY Tips for Most Repairs

Get practical advice for things you can repair yourself to save a ton money and gain valuable experience for fixing things around the house before they turn into big costly repairs.

1 Year Access to Your Home Inspector

You might have questions about how to fix something or may want to run some upgrade ideas by a professional. You can do that for up to one year after you buy your home at no additional cost.

Meet David Garton

I’m David Garton. My passion is to help buyers feel at ease and get to know the home they are buying.

When you have all of the information about the condition of house including problems, defects, deferred maintenance, and hidden secrets – you can make an informed decision and feel confident about your purchase.

Sometimes the home buying experience can get overwhelming – especially when it comes to potential problems and repairs. That is why I offer practical advice about your options – including Do It Yourself (DIY) solutions.

I’m here long after your home purchase to answer questions and offer solutions. Call me for up to a year after you buy your home.

Let me help you to get to know the home you are purchasing and feel confident about the condition of the home. 

David Garton

Flexible Scheduling and Fair Pricing

Flexible Scheduling

Need after hours or weekend appointments? No problem. We've got you covered.

Fair Pricing

Starting at $250. We're not the cheapest or the most expensive. Our prices are fair, transparent and never any hidden surprises.

Next Day Appointments

Need an home inspection done fast? We offer next day appointments and can accommodate same day in some cases.

A Few Kind Words from (Super) Happy Clients

David is a Lifesaver

“I knew I had to replace the roof but what I didn’t know was that the roof had mold. David told me about the process to replace a roof with bio-hazard disposal. It’s not cheap! So I bought another home instead.”

Amanda Lee (Yuba City)

David Saved Me over 3K with DIY Tips

David has so much wisdom and so much patience working with new home buyers like myself who have a million questions. David helped me plan how to fix most of the stuff in the report myself.

Adam Pierce (Yuba City)

David Sees Things Others Miss

“David has such a trained eye and picks up stuff no one else would think about like moisture behind a wall that was not repaired properly. These little things could turn into huge problems down the road.”

Sohan Singh (Yuba City)

Generous with Knowledge

“My real estate agent referred me to David so I picked up the phone for a chat to talk about my plans. An hour later I had deep insights about how to do all the upgrades. This was all before even hiring him.”

Pete Shafer (Chico)

Get A Quote

How it works:

  • Fill out the quote form.
  • You'll get a call from us within 2 hours (if request is received after hours - we'll call you the next day).
  • We'll talk about your home and give you a quote.
  • If you love what we have to offer, we'll schedule your home inspection.

Business Hours:
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Weekends: By Appointment Only

FAQ

HOW MUCH DOES A HOME INSPECTION COST?

Home inspections start at $250 but can go up depending on factors such as size, age, and foundation of home. Get in touch with us for an accurate quote.

dO i HAVE TO BE THERE DURING THE INSPECTION?

Not during the inspection but we highly recommend being there when the inspection is complete for a walk-through of the findings with your home inspector.

DO YOU BILL TO ESCROW?

Yes. We do offer an option to bill to escrow; however, a credit card is required to be on file as a backup payment method in case the escrow option falls through.

When is the payment due?

Payment is due when the order is placed. You can pay by check, cash, or credit/debit card. We’ll walk you through the process if you want to bill to escrow.

HOW LONG DOES THE INSPECTION TAKE?

The average home inspection takes about 2 hours plus another hour for the walk-through with the home owner. Depending on your home, the inspection may take up to 4 hours.

WHEN WILL I GET MY REPORT?

Our reports are very thorough so it may take up to 48 hours after the inspection to get your report. Most reports are delivered within 24 hours.