INFORMATION NEEDED - Our inspection services range from visual inspections to satisfy relocation companies and investors, to the most in-depth moisture intrusion evaluations. Our thorough inspection process helps protect your investment by providing you with information that you need to make an informed decision on your home.
PRESSURE & STRESS - At Tennessee Building Inspections we understand the stress of the unknown and we strive to perform our inspections in a professional manner that will both educate the interested parties and convey the real conditions without either over exaggerating or sugar coating the results. Since we are not trying to make money off repairs, we are able to report the conditions as they are without any ulterior motives. If there is damage then we will report it accordingly. If there is no elevated issues needing corrective action, then we will freely report that as well. We also are well versed in home quality and will add quality features and workmanship to our report.
NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY - As a neutral third party inspection firm we have no vested interest in making issues worse than they really are. We do not perform repairs and we accept no referral fees or kickbacks from repair contractors.
SPECIALIZED HOME INSPECTIONS - Whether your home is a traditional frame, log, post frame, new construction, or historic propertywe specialize in performing these inspections. Moisture Intrusion Evaluations help assess the condition of the EIFS system by looking for visible installation flaws, conducting extensive moisture readings using electronic moisture devices, and then compiling the information in a detailed report. Moisture inspections are an additional cost to the client.
FEES - Quality inspection fees are worth the investment for the information provided. To see our fee schedule just click on the online order form and go to the fee section. You will notice that the fees are set in ranges, due to the differences in houses with similar square footage. The actual fee may vary based on ancillary services. Homes without fancy detailing and on level lots will be in the lower portion of the range, while fancier detailing and sloped lots with excessive ladder work will be in the higher portion of the range. If you can send us photos of each side of the home , then we can quote a firm inspection fee before going out to the property.
EXPERIENCE - Phil Henderson and his staff have been inspecting residential properties for 30+ years the east Tennessee area and over 16,500 inspections. Phil has extensive experience in moisture intrusion inspections, diagnostics and remedial solutions. Phil is well versed in many types of building materials requiring specialized knowledge and training including. He is the first inspector in Tennessee to quality as a Board Certified Master Inspector. He is also a Certified Infrared Building Thermographer and uses this technology to see below the surface of building materials for hidden issues. Our aerial drones help us see the tops of roofs, chimneys, guttering and other inspection items that are usually disclaimed from the inspection.
SERVICES - Our inspection services range from visual inspections to satisfy relocation companies and investors, to the most in-depth moisture intrusion evaluations. Our thorough inspection process helps protect your investment by providing you with information that you need.
PROPERTY ACCESS - Being affiliates of KAAR we have the Realtor Supra Key to get us into the keyboxes should your Realtor be unable to attend.
QUICK SERVICE - We provide emergency scheduling for those situations that just can't wait. When performing inspections we also have to work around the weather and other timing issues . We are also sensitive to the fact that many inspections are part of a real estate transaction where timing is critical and we do our best to accommodate the needs of the transaction.
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 inspection service to work with we pulled from several sources; real estate agent, personal references, the internet and the social pages. After we contacted your company we were pleased to find not only did you have over 27 years of inspection experience, but that you could accommodate the unusual hours that we 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 snd his staff are 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 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 and staff inspected a property on 4/18/16 that I am in the process of purchasing. They 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 them walking the roof and inspecting the exterior of the property. Next they got out the drone and took aerial pictures of the roof and property. They had already found issues with the roof within the first 15 minutes. The inspection then moved inside where they 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. They 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 they were there for approx. 3 hours. They discovered multiple issues that I was unaware of and provided picture documentation of all of them. I chose to have Phil and his staff to 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's staff 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 and staff when we commissioned Tennessee Building Inspections to inspect a seemingly great investment, commercial property in 2016. They 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. They understand that time is of the essence in all real estate transactions and is timely with both scheduling the inspection and producing the report. His staff are equipped with the latest technologies , 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 inspectors 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.