Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspection

Call 800.605.1500Telephone
Licensed Engineer Home
Building, Condo and Co-op
Inspections at Competitive Fees

New Construction Home
and Condo Inspections

Pre-Purchase Home, Building, Condo, and Co-op Inspections in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, and Westchester

Today's messages from Heimer Engineering℠.
AmbulanceTo donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane Florence relief, click here
Click on the green highlighted text to navigate this website.
Call 800.605.1500 and speak with a senior staff member.
Heimer Engineering℠ is happy to help you. 😊

Some people feel that newly constructed homes, buildings, condo units, and co-op units need to be inspected because the building inspector checks the house or building before issuing the Certificate of Occupancy.Some people feel that newly constructed homes and buildings do not need to be inspected because the building inspector checks the building before issuing the Certificate of Occupancy. Others feel that a new condo unit does not require an inspection. In reality, new construction needs an inspection just as existing construction needs an inspection.

Before construction of a home or building begins, an application is filed at the Department of Buildings and a building permit is issued. Periodic inspections are performed by the building inspector. The inspector is checking for compliance with applicable building codes and zoning codes, whether the building is built according to the approved plans, and whether the building is constructed in a manner that is acceptable to the municipality.

The building inspector is not checking many of the things that our Licensed Engineers examine. In fact, there is little overlap between what the Engineer investigates and what the building inspector checks. After the inspection, the engineering report helps you understand the condition of the building.

Problems Found in
New Construction

The following defects were uncovered during a pre-purchase inspection of a newly constructed house.The following defects were uncovered during a pre-purchase inspection of a newly constructed house. These are all problems that should be corrected before moving into the house. No Certificate of Occupancy had been issued at the time we performed the inspection. However, Closing had been scheduled for three days after the inspection:

  • There was no access panel for the whirlpool tub motor
  • The appliance installation was incomplete
  • Paint spatters were present on the windows
  • The handrail on the main steps was improperly installed
  • Many of the windows did not latch properly
  • Many potential problems are beyond the scope of the building inspector's inspection.The central air-conditioning system was missing the condensate pump
  • The garage door opener was not connected
  • The kitchen cabinet doors were improperly adjusted
  • There was evidence of water penetration into the basement
  • The were non-structural foundation cracks that needed to be patched
  • The front door could not be opened from the inside

Having a pre-purchase inspection performed by a Professional Engineer Inspector maximizes your chances of finding the problems before you move in.Many potential problems are beyond the scope of the municipal building inspector's inspection. This includes obvious minor problems such as a kitchen cabinet door that does not latch properly.

Some problems may be detected by careful purchasers. Having a pre-purchase inspection performed by an Engineer Inspector maximizes your chances of finding the problems before you move in. You can use the information provided by the Engineer to help create a punch list you can provide to the builder.

Inspection Info

Structural
System
Heating
System
Electrical
System
Plumbing
System
Hot Water
System
Roofing
System
Leaders &
Gutters
Termite
Inspections
Carpenter
Ants
Exterior
Trim
Basement
Water
Rotted
Wood
Air
Conditioning
Interior
Inspections
Carbon
Monoxide
Mold
Inspections
Asbestos
Inspections
Building
Codes
Inspection
Basics
Sample
Report

Contact Heimer Engineering℠

Call for a Home InspectionHeimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsHeimer Engineering℠ is happy to help you. Senior Staff members are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.  After 5 PM, please leave a message. Messages are checked during the day on Sunday, and Sunday evening through Thursday evening. Inspections are performed seven days a week.

Heimer Engineering's℠ inspection fees are competitive with non-Engineer's fees, especially when you consider that many non-Engineers charge extra for termite inspections, swimming pools, etc.

Inspection orders are taken by senior staff members. A real estate purchase is complex and you should be able to speak with someone who can answer your inspection questions.

To set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection or to find out about Engineering services or expert court testimony email Info@heimer.com, text 888.769.6910, or call 800.605.1500. If no staff member is in the office, leave a message.

Ask About a Web Discount

Heimer Engineering P.C. BBB Business ReviewHeimer Engineering℠ serves the Metro New York area, including New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Upstate New York (Rockland County, Putnam County, and Westchester County).

Heimer Engineering℠ respects your privacy. Some home inspection firms share information with insurance, landscaping, home maintenance, moving, cable, mortgage, and other companies. You will not receive phone calls or solicitation emails from third parties as a result of providing us with personal information. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Call 911In the event of a life-threatening emergency call 911. Emergency situations need to be handled by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, shut utilities off, and take other steps necessary to preserve life.

Standards of Practice
and Code of Ethics

Our Licensed Engineers substantially adhere to the InterNACHI® Code of Ethics, to Subpart 197-4 of the State of New York Code of Ethics and Regulations for Home Inspectors, the ASHI® Standards of Practice, and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE®) Code of Ethics. In the event of a  conflict, the Licensed Engineer uses Engineering judgment to decide what standard or Engineering principle takes precedence. All State of New York Licensed Engineers are bound by New York State Education Law Article 145.

Discounts

 
United States FlagAsk about a web discount. Discounts are also available for referrals (attorney, real estate broker, mortgage broker, co-worker, friend) first time buyers, senior citizens, military (army, navy, air force, marines, coast guard), first responders (police, ambulance, fire), municipal employees, security personnel, and union members.
 

Heimer Engineering P.C. BBB Business ReviewNataional Academy of Building Inspection Engineers
Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express
Facebook logo Google+ logo
Twitter logo LinkedIn logo

Translate This Webpage

Using Google Translate, you can view this webpage in the language of your choice.
Top of
This Page

More Info

Inspections are performed only after the client signs a Pre-Inspection Agreement. Use of this website is governed by our Terms of Use. This website is made available for informational purposes and does not represent a professional opinion of your situation.

Heimer Engineering℠ performs home inspections, building inspections, condo inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York. Expert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.

The Heimer Engineering℠ website was designed and is maintained by Harold Krongelb PE. The contents of this website were written by Harold Krongelb P.E. This website is not intended to offer Engineering opinions or advice. Sitemaps and indexing information can be found at Page Sitemap, Image Sitemap, Mobile Sitemap, and Video Sitemap.

©1997-2018 Andrea and Harold Krongelb. All rights reserved. Used under license by Heimer Engineering PC.

Heimer Engineering PC
f/k/a Richard L Heimer PE PC
2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 230
Commack, New York, USA 11725-2947

New York Metro: 800.605.1500
New York Metro: 800.640.8090
New York Metro: 646.757.4500
Bronx, New York: 718.547.2000
Brooklyn, New York: 718.237.7777
Manhattan, New York: 212.563.4777
Long Island, New York: 516.487.2100
Long Island, New York: 631.549.2500
Nassau County, New York: 516.487.2100
Putnam County, New York: 845.638.4900
Queens, New York: 718.544.3000
Staten Island, New York: 718.227.5000
Suffolk County, New York: 631.858.5500
Suffolk County, New York: 631.288.3900
Suffolk County, New York: 631.549.2500
Westchester County, New York: 914.576.6100
Fax: 631.858.5599, 646.795.4571
Text: 888.769.6910
URL:
Email: Info@heimer.com