Our home inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the property performed by Michael Kenny, ACI, an ASHI Certified and Licensed Home Inspector. Mike Kenny, owner and sole inspector of Solid Foundation Home Inspections has attained ACI (ASHI Certified Inspector) status. ThisACI status is an individual achievement allowing Mike to use the *Gold ASHI Certified Inspector logo.
This distinctive Gold standard logo and ACI acronym differentiates Mike from other inspectors in the profession, meeting and exceeding the home inspection requirements for performing home inspections. Mike has 25 years experience with over 7500 home inspections performed. Mike also has had extensive training in inspecting “Historic Homes” making him the perfect choice for inspecting homes built prior to the 20th century. Solid Foundation Home Inspections is indeed “The Solid Choice” when you are buying or selling a home!
Mike is trained, certified and is licensed to perform Home Inspections, Wood Destroying Insect Inspections (i.e. Termites, Carpenter Ants, etc.) & Radon Tests.Solid Foundation Home Inspections of NJ, LLC is insured with Business Liability & E&O (Errors & Omissions) Insurance to up to $1 million dollars.
Our home inspection provides you with an expert opinion and professional comprehensive narrative written report including pictures on the condition of the physical structure and various systems in the home. The home inspection report gives you vital information on making decisions about buying or selling a home. To prepare the report, Mike conducts a very thorough visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete although the time may vary based on the size, age and condition of the home.
At Solid Foundation Home Inspections, we strongly encourage the client and whomever else the client wishes to be present at the inspection. Mike gives maintenance tips regarding the systems and will address any concerns you have with the home. The entire time during the inspection gives you the opportunity to ask all questions to become familiar with the operating systems of the home.
When performing inspections, Mike takes approximately 200 to 300 pictures for a typical four bedroom, two bath house; more or less depending on the size and condition of the home. These photos are given to the client via a Drop box link as a type of “picture diary” of the inspection that was performed. Of course, a very thorough comprehensive detailed narrative home inspection report is written in easy to understand layman’s terms to alleviate any confusion regarding the issues in the home. The home inspection report includes a summary report with pictures of the problems in the home that may be addressed prior to purchase or sale of the home.
We will inspect all the major structural elements and systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
- Structural Components & Foundations
- Grounds, Driveways, Grading & Drainage
- Porches, Patios & Decks
- Roofs, Siding & Chimney
- Garages & Outbuildings
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) Systems
- Electrical systems and components
- Plumbing Supply & Drain Pipes
- Water Heaters
- Attics, Crawlspaces & Basements
- Kitchen and Bathrooms
- Living Rooms, Bedrooms & Laundry Rooms
- Doors, Windows Ceilings, Walls, Floors
- Stairs, Railings & Handrails
- Fireplaces & Flues
Additional items and systems unique to the home may also be inspected.
Solid Foundation Home Inspections’ role is to discover and inform you of anything we find that might affect your decision in buying or selling the home. We will tell you about any issues or problems we find and make you aware of the age, conditions and repair/replacement needs. We will also inform you of what maintenance tasks are required to keep the home and its systems in top condition.
*This gold background color that ASHI and its NCCA accredited Certified Inspector program have approved, indicates that these inspectors are the Gold Standard of the home inspection profession.
ASHI Certified Inspector status is one of the few legally recognized through accreditation. The NCCA evaluates parent organizations for viability and integrity along with their certification programs for fairness, reliability and means of recertification. No other home inspection association has met this level of scrutiny or could issue this level of certification.
When you make sure that your inspection is performed by Solid Foundation Home Inspections, you can be certain that a knowledgeable and skilled professional is working for you “The Solid Choice”!