Seek and you shall find - No local inspection company can match our track record and experience with the latest in high tech, real time diagnostic equipment. Do yourself a favor and put our abilities to work for you in making one of the largest purchase decisions you will ever make.
Advanced Thermal Imaging The Master Inspection Group at Tennessee Building Inspections was the first company in the area to offer Infrared services. Thermal Imaging is an advanced technology that allows us to see below the surface of most materials using infrared. Thermal patterns are shown on the screen of these camera that look very much like a photo. We interpret the patterns and look for "anomalies" or characteristics in the material that look different from the rest. In the case of stucco / EIFS inspections we use the camera to scan large surface areas before we use our scanners to help pin point major damages. We also use the thermal imager inside the home to see potential moisture damages to floors, ceilings and walls. Our company has three high tech thermal imaging devices including the latest and most advanced FLIR T-620 imager.
Robotic Aerial Inspection and Photo Documentation The inspection of tall buildings, roofs, chimney's, and other difficult visual challenges in the course of a residential and commercial project lead us to providing this new technology to our clients. While other inspection services are providing excuses and disclaimers we provide our clients with solutions.
The inspection of hard to access foundations provides visual challenges as well in the course of the discovery process. New robotic platforms make the inspection of these areas possible with specialized size and maneuverability. Equipped with digital rotating cameras and specialized lighting systems these machines offer our clients a higher level of certainty.
Tramex Wet Wall Detector Preset for the correct EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Sytem) range thickness, the Wet Wall Moisture Detector can trace moisture even when no visible clues exist. The Tramex Wet Wall Moisture Detector is specifically for EIFS and is the only Non-Destructive moisture scanner that its signals will penetrate all the way through the coating and the EPS insulation to detect elevated moisture in the sheeting board. Its depth of penetration on most EIFs construction is in excess of 3 inches.
Delhorst BD-2100 Features a digital display and separate scales for wood, plaster/concrete, and gypsum. Measures wood moisture content over the range of 6-40%. Reference scale provides relative moisture readings in non-wood materials. This meter also features an industry-exclusive sheetrock scale to measure % moisture content in sheetrock over the range of .2% to 6.0%. Averages up to 50 accumulated readings. Adjustable, audible set point alerts you when a pre-selected % moisture content has been reached. Green, yellow and red LEDs provide at-a-glance indication of moisture conditions. One of the industry favorites for testing EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish Systems).
Moisture Ecounter Plus The Moisture Encounter Plus is a follow-up to the world's most popular and successful non-destructive moisture meter - the Moisture Encounter. Tramex Encounter Moisture Plus Non-Destructive Moisture Meter detects moisture in wood, dry wall plaster and brick without leaving any marks.
The Fyrite® Pro is perfect for HVAC professionals who service and evaluate residential furnaces and appliances.
The Fyrite® Pro is a residential combustion analyzer that saves you both time and money by offering measurement precision you can rely on at an affordable price. The Fyrite® Pro enables the service technician to verify the performance and adjust residential furnaces and appliances quickly and easily, enabling you to increase your overall service productivity.
The top-of-the-line Fyrite® Pro 125 is packed full of features, providing the service technician the necessary information to conduct a combustion test, CO safety test, draft test and differential pressure test using just one instrument. The compact and ergonomically designed Fyrite® Pro provides quick and accurate measurement of oxygen (O2), ambient and combustion air temperatures, stack temperature, carbon Monoxide (CO), draft, and differential pressure. Calculations include: combustion efficiency, excess air, carbon dioxide (CO2), and CO air free.
The RIDGID® micro CD-100 Combustible Gas Detector provides simple and quick readings to identify the presence of combustible gases. It is designed to detect Methane, Propane, Butane, Ethanol, Ammonia, Hydrogen and many other combustible gases. With adjustable sensitivity, even low-levels of gases can be detected in seconds.
The RIDGID micro CD-100 Gas Detector ensures proper gas line installations, checks for maintenance and repair needs, and quickly pinpoints combustible gas leaks.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
Dear Phil, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased my husband and I were with your services. When we found ourselves in need of an inspector to work with we pulled from several sources; real estate agent, personal references, and the yellow pages. After we contacted your company we were pleased to find not only did you have 27 years of inspection experience, but that you could accommodate the unusual hours that our client preferred. We really appreciate the information you exchanged with us on site during the inspection. Your attention to detail was excellent ! We also appreciated your suggestions of how we could possibly resolve problems. If we are ever in need of inspection services or have any recommendations solicited from us we will be sure to send them your way.
Thanks again, Krista McCampbell
Phil is great to work with and he is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He has great integrity and works in the best interest of colleagues and clients. Above and beyond the call of duty is what you get with him.
Tammy Smith client
I know Phil both personally and professionally and turn to no other company when I need commercial building inspections. Shanks Properties has been in business over 15 years and invests $2-3 million annually in the local real estate market ...I know Phil both personally and professionally and turn to no other company when I need commercial building inspections. Shanks Properties has been in business over 15 years and invests $2-3 million annually in the local real estate market and we TRUST Phil and company to assist us in those investment decisions. He is my one and only referral when asked about building inspectors, both residential and commercial
David Shanks, client
Summary: A+ work, A+ value, A+ guy
Phil Henderson inspected a property on 4/18/16 that I am in the process of purchasing. He arrived 15 minutes early in a clean and professional looking van and was well dressed himself. Phil was friendly and sociable from the start. I chose to be present during the inspection and am very happy I did. The inspection began with Phil walking the roof and inspecting the exterior of the property. Next Phil got out his drone and took aerial pictures of the roof and property. He had already found issues with the roof within the first 15 minutes. The inspection then moved inside where Phil meticulously inspected and photographed the entire house including the attic and crawl spaces. I chose to have the thermal imaging done during my inspection which uncovered that one of the walls had no insulation in it! The amount of information gathered from the thermal imaging was incredible. Phil showed me how he measured the AC inlet and outlet temperatures and could check for AC leaks with the thermal. I could go on and on about the thermal but for brevity sake I will say that I think it was worth every penny. From start to finish he was there for approx. 3 hours. He discovered multiple issues that I was unaware of and provided picture documentation of all of them. I chose to have Phil inspect my future home because I heard he was a good, honest guy that did quality work and am happy to report that all of these are true. I am thankful for the great work Phil did and am confident that I know the true condition of the home I am purchasing. I asked Phil for multiple business cards before he left because I will be emphatically recommending him to everyone I know.
Raymond Pendley, client
"We first met Phil Henderson when we commissioned TN Building Inspections to inspect a seemingly great investment, commercial property in 2016. He uncovered some hidden structural flaws and we have saved ourselves from potentially a very bad investment. Since then, we've worked with Phil on four properties, which we successfully closed on with assurance for the strength of each investment that we could not have gauged without Phil's reports & input. Each time, we were met with the same professionalism, enthusiasm, and individualized attention. He understands that time is of the essence in all real estate transactions and is timely with both scheduling the inspection and producing the report. He is equipped with the latest technologies with expertly trained staff, though they are not afraid to get their hands dirty too, climbing and crawling into spaces that isn't visible off the street; we never question whether an item has been left unchecked. With each inspection, Phil has personally followed up with us to go over the report and to answer our questions. We are very grateful for his thorough, candid perspective, and look to no one else!" Miyuki K. - Johnson City Investor
The most honest and reliable property inspector in Knoxville Tennessee!
As an instructor at Pellissippi State I taught several of the courses offered for the Building Performance Analyst Certification. I cannot express enough the insight and knowledge Mr. Henderson provided to our class concerning structural and mechanical aspects of a building. Mr. Henderson scored perfectly in all areas of building science during the two week training course work and was my highest level performer in the field test.