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Winery Design and Vineyard Consulting

We have recently combined our comprehensive knowledge of building technologies with our love of winemaking and vineyard management, and we now offer winery design and vineyard management consulting services.  Please visit our Winegrower's page at tworiverwinegrowers.com for more info.

General Home Inspections
An overall review of the condition of the house and its major components, performed in accordance with the standards of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the legal requirements of the New Jersey Home Inspectors Licensing Act. Our inspectors are NJ licensed Home Inspectors.

Radon Testing
Radon Testing is performed in accordance with current EPA and NJDEP standards, and our technicians are licensed to perform this work.

Wood Destroying Insect Inspections
Wood Destroying Insect Inspections are performed in accordance with current NJDEP and FHA/VA standards. The certificate provided is acceptable to most banks and lending institutions.  All pest inspections are performed by licensed pest control technicians.

Commercial Inspections
An overall review of the condition of the building and its major components, also performed in accordance with the standards of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).  Commercial inspections are generally tailored to the specific needs of the customer.  Consulting / Inspection of single components or systems is available.

Building Performance  
A review of a residential or commercial building's systemic conditions that may be causing comfort complaints, high heating or cooling costs, or health hazards.

Moisture Intrusion: EIFS, Veneers, Roofing, Siding & Penetrations
Many building products and methods of installation result in moisture intrusion and entrapment within building cavities.  Synthetic Stucco, or EIFS, is a modern material that has received much attention, but moisture issues can exist with all cladding materials. Our moisture intrusion inspections evaluate the materials used and their  installation details. Moisture sensing equipment (both intrusive and nonintrusive) is used to detect trapped moisture within building cavities. We also employ our knowledge of building physics to detect pathways that allow moisture to migrate throughout the building envelope.

New Construction - Phase Inspections
We inspect houses or commercial buildings in phases as they are built, providing inspection services that complement the local building code official's inspections. In this capacity, we represent the building owner, whereas the building code officials protect the interests of the local community.

EIFS and Stucco Moisture Inspections and Third-Party Inspections
We perform in-process inspections for EIFS as they are being applied to buildings. We are generally hired by the general contractor or project manager to perform these quality control inspections. In addition to helping the general contractor assure that the EIFS is properly applied, we also certify the application to the local building inspectors having jurisdiction. Most building codes now require these third-party EIFS inspections for new applications. 

Other Services
We also offer inspection of related systems that are not included in the basic ASHI defined home inspection. These may include wells and water quality, lead based paint, oil tank testing, and other environmental inspections. Call for pricing and availability.

 

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