How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?
Home inspection pricing is based on a few factors. The most important factor would be the square footage of the home being inspected when calculating how much does a home inspection cost. Square footage of the home impacts how long the inspection will be more than any other factor. While structures such as condos may have a set price that is lower than most homes, houses will go by square footage. Starting from up to 2500 sq ft, then the price goes up by about $50 every one thousand sq ft. In the Dallas-Ft. Worth market, the price usually starts at $375.
Type of Foundation
Foundation type is also a key factor in how much a home inspection cost’s. Slab foundations will be generally priced by the sq ft as mentioned above. Home’s that have a pier and beam foundation have a crawlspace underneath them that need to be inspected. In the crawlspace you will find foundation components like piers, beams, joists, sub flooring, and others that need to be inspected. The type of piers used should be reported as well. Other components that are inspected while in the crawlspace are the water lines, drainage lines “plumbing”, gas lines, HVAC vents, termite evidence, etc. The average price to ad on a crawlspace inspection is $125-$150.
The distance of the home inspection can also effect the cost of a inspection. Typically a home inspector has a 50 to 75 mile service area. They might charge a trip charge if the inspection is out of their service area. An average trip charge can be up to $45 pending on distance.
Age of the Home
The age of the home can effect the price of a inspection. The older the home, the more hazardous materials and conditions that are present for the inspector to run into. Not only does this put the inspector in more harms way but, that the inspection is more than likely going to be a longer report than a newer home.
Add-on services should by factored in. Our add-on services include:
- Thermal Camera
- Foundation Zip-level surveys
- Termite Inspection Report
- Pool Inspection
- Energy Report