I am Rick Graff, the owner of Batten To Beam Inspections and its sole proprietor. I am located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and am licensed to provide Home Inspection Services in Pennsylvania. I do not currently perform services in Delaware or New Jersey.
The best way to contact me is by phone, email or web site. I do not reply to requests through this site.
I got involved with my own Inspection company several years ago when I wanted to start my own business using the customer service and process oriented skills I developed in my previous careers.
I care deeply about your home and the process you are about to go through either selling or buying and strive to give you detailed meaningful information to guide you through the process. The typical onsite inspection will take 2.5-3 hours as I cover every detail inside and out of the home that I am able to access for a visual inspection.
I am trained and certified by AHIT and a member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and follow the ASHI guidelines for home inspections. I follow all the regulations that the state of Pennsylvania requires including E&O and General Liability Insurance Coverage.
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Certified for WDI(Termite Inspections)
Radon testing (PA license#3343)
sUAS Drone Inspection Pilot (FAA license#4161875)
3rd party Mold, Lead testing and Septic Inspections
Simply put, I enjoy helping people understand their homes and giving them the decision to make the inteligent purchasing or selling decision.
Rick was the ultimate professional. Showed up on time. Did an excellent job from start to finish. He answered all of our questions and made sensible recommendations. His report can in a timely manner and was very descriptive with pictures and explanations. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a home.
Very thorough inspection, clean, efficient and pleasant!
The typical process includes, initial conversation and a review of the property specifications by phone. Agreement of fees and schedule a date for the inspection.
Meet at the property with the client and their realtor is prefered as "show and tell" will give the client a better understanding of the home than just reading a report.
The typical single family home takes 2.5-3 hours to inspect and a condominium about an hour less. The report is emailed typically the next day. Radon testing is a 48 hour test and the report usually be provided 2-3 days after setting the equipment.
I am available anytime before and after submitting the final reports for phone conversations or email questions.
Home Inspections is my third career, I was a Sales and Marketing Professional for 20 years and a professional Chef for 15 years. I developed strong customer service, professional and process oriented skills as a foundation to build my skills and knowledge as a home Inspector.
I have had formal Home Inspector training through AHIT and additional continuing education in termite and wood destroying organisms, radon testing, pool inspections, sUAS Drone flight survey training, advanced classes and seminars in home inspection components such as electrical and HVAC.
I am active in many Home Inspector oriented blog sites sharing information, teaching and learning from other inspectors. I view my profession as one of "Continuing Education"
My prices are determined by square footage with 2 catagories: Condominium or Single family(Twin/Rowhome/Townhome)
For Example, The average size:
Condominium 626-1250 sqft $300.00
Single family 1001-2000 sqft $400.00
Note: I offer package discounts off radon Testing and WDI(TERMITE) Inspections when ordered at the same time as a Home Inspection.
There are additional fees for:
Multi family Homes
additional detached structures or apartments above garage
Homes built before 1950
other services not considerd part of a normal home inspection.
I made the decision that at this stage of my life I was ready and wanted to own my own company. I was still working as a chef and opening my own restaurnt was too risky and the investment is huge. I have always nbeen inteerest4ed in homes, having purchased 4-5 homes and doing various remodeling and Home Inspections was a natural progression.
I work with all types of customers, buyers, sellers, realtors, investors, young, old, first time home buyers and the seasoned home owner.
Ask to see an example of their reports. Not all reports are equal. It takes time and knowledge to put together a report that has any meaning and gives you anything other than the age of the roof, and HVAC equipment/water heater. Inspectors that lowball their prices are going to low ball the level of services they supply.