Property Inspections

Do Your Homework Before Purchasing Your New Home

What’s the largest investment that most people will make in their lifetime? Buying a home!! Although this process can be very stressful and emotional, Meridian Builders is here to help ease your fears. We offer unbiased home inspections to bring peace of mind and perspective to the home buying process. Having a home inspection performed can uncover potentially costly repairs and deficiencies, which can save you money on your biggest investment.

Experienced inspectors at Meridian Builders are trained to recognize previous repairs and also see potential repairs needed to the property in the near future. During our home inspections we encourage homebuyers to accompany our inspectors during the process. This enables you to familiarize yourself with the property and educate yourself on various maintenance issues. You will also learn about the different systems of the home and understand how they work.

The reports we offer are informative, clear, and are accompanied with photos and report summaries. We deliver next day reports via a link through our web based home inspection software. There is a PDF download available for you to print and save your report for future reference.

Please contact us today before you make the biggest investment. We may not discover every deficiency, but our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive reports allowing you to rest at ease knowing you made the right home buying decision. We are always available for questions and conversation at any time to follow up or discuss concerns. We are here for you anytime.

Elements of a General Home Inspection

A home inspection represents the results of a limited visual examination of certain readily accessible systems and components using normal operating controls and openings / access panels. The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of or danger from any potentially harmful substances and environmental hazards including by not limited to MOLD, Radon Gas, Lead Paint, Asbestos, Urea Formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals and water and airborne hazards. Items included in a general home inspection include:


  • Coverings
  • Patios/Decks
  • Patio Covers
  • Sidewalks/driveways
  • Soffits/Fascias
  • Doors/Windows/Trim
  • Gutters/Downspouts
  • Retaining Walls
  • Fences


  • Service Entrace
  • Grounding
  • Panel/Sub Panels
  • Branch Circuits
  • Outlets
  • GFCI protection
  • Circuit Integrity


  • Description
  • Combustion System
  • A/C Components
  • Supply Lines
  • Venting
  • Ductwork/Registers
  • Controls/Thermostats


  • Main Supply Line
  • Distribution Lines
  • Fixtures
  • Vents/Traps/Drains
  • Functional Flow


  • Structure
  • Coverings
  • Flashings
  • Skylights
  • Vent/Stacks


  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Stairs
  • Fireplaces
  • Insulation

NCHILB Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice

Standard of Practice guidelines are located on the N.C. Department of Insurance website. The link below will navigate you to this page. Scroll down to the “Consumers” section of the page and click on “Standard of Practice” to download the file. This document lists the required elements of a home inspection. Clients are advised to study the Standards of Practice for a full understanding of the elements of a home inspection.