Inspections for Home Buyers

What You Can Expect with our Home Inspection Services…

APEX Property Inspections’ home inspection services has answers for home buyers, sellers, and new builds in Pataskala, Ohio and surrounding areas!

What Do Pre-purchase Inspections Include?


Building site:

Perimeter, grading, drainage, trees, vegetation, walks, steps, patios, driveways, and retaining walls.


Foundation walls, floor systems, structural components, and ventilation.


Structural components, wall coverings, trim, windows, doors, porches, decks, steps, railings, chimneys, and carports.


Roof covering, gutters, downspouts, flashings, ventilation, soffits, fascia, and skylights.

Attached garages and carports:

Exterior and interior walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, and heating.


Entrance wire, masthead, main and sub panels, branch circuits, connected devices, and lighting fixtures.


Visible supply lines, visible waste lines, fixtures, faucets, domestic hot water and fuel source.

Central heating:

Fuel source, heating equipment, heating distribution, operating controls, flue pipes, chimneys, and venting.

Central air:

Cooling equipment, cooling distribution, and operating controls.


Walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, steps, stairways, balconies, railings, fireplaces, electric outlets and fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and heating distribution.

And Much More:

Selling your home?

What is a pre-listing inspection?

In many ways, waiting to schedule inspections until after a home is in contract may be  too late. Seller inspections are generally arranged and paid for by the home owner. This is usually just before the home is put on the market. However, not every potential buyer is willing or able to purchase a home that is need of major repairs. Likewise, others may use a “potential problem” to negotiate a  unreasonably low price. So, make sure your home’s first impression is one that sells your house. APEX pre-list inspection can help!

Seller inspections offer many benefits:

  • More accurate listing price. For example, your pre-list inspection may reveal that you need for a new roof. However, you would rather leave that to a new owner. As a result, your asking price could reflect that.
  • If repairs are needed, you can have cost estimates on hand; or repairs completed. Consequently, this can save you time and money.
  • You will have confidence that there are no known safety hazards or major systems in need of repair or replacement.
  • Avoiding time constraints and delays while in contract with a list to remedy.
  • Removing inflated repair estimates from the negotiation table. 
  • In short, it contributes to a smoother transition from for sale to sold.

Lastly, having a seller inspection provides the potential for a higher listing price!

Ordinarily, a serious buyer would pay to have a home formally inspected. The goal is to uncover any potential problems before signing on the dotted line, while there’s still time to negotiate.


Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected Before Selling

Building your dream home?

APEX Property Inspections will inspect your home in 3 key stages as it is being built:

Phase 1:

Firstly, APEX will inspect the footers, foundation, waterproofing, drainage tile, and piers.

Phase 2:

Secondly, APEX will inspect the framing and roof trusses before plumbing, or electrical, or insulation are installed.

Phase 3:

Lastly, APEX will inspect the finished house and its systems at completion. In addition, this inspection includes everything in the pre-purchase inspection!

Nearing the end of your new build warranty? Give us a call we can help with a warranty inspection.

The More You Know...

Need an Inspection?

We can help with that! With one phone call you can schedule your inspection or testing request.