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Milwaukee Home Inspector helps Clients find Dream HomeHome buyers all across southeast Wisconsin have relied on our exceptional home inspection services before purchasing a new home. Thanks to our detailed and thorough assessment of the entire house, we uncover any hidden problems which may be lurking underneath a home's polished appearance. We give full disclosure of everything we find, no matter if it's in great condition or if it will need serious work. Our impartial stance ensures no personal bias will affect your home buying decision. All home inspection reports are fully confidential, for your use only.

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Wall to Wall Home Inspectors Examine Milwaukee Housing Materials Wall to Wall professional home inspectors look for any signs of trouble in building materials, from normal wear and tear to evidence of insect or water damage. Minor damage to home construction materials may not affect the safety of a home, but they can be very expensive to repair. Inspecting Wood for Signs of Damage Dry rot is a fungus which consumes and digests wood cellulose, resulting in dry crumbly wood and a loss of structural integrity. Dry rot is a very serious problem because the true extent of the damage remains hidden from plain view, and can be difficult to spot. Dry rot typically spreads over larger areas than wet rot because it doesn’t require moisture to grow. It can spread beneath floorboards, through lofts, and even behind plaster. Our experienced inspectors look for signs of dry rot in homes, which vary widely in appearance depending on the stage of the fungal life cycle. Signs of dry rot ...
Ice Dam in Gutter
Gutter Inspections Indicate Water Infiltration Issues During home inspections, we often encounter many issues which require a lot of work. This one particular home had multiple issues, which would require costly repairs. According to Wall to Wall Home Inspections professional Al Weiland, "This house had ice damming. As you can see, the ice is coming down the wall from behind the soffit material, dropping on top of the meter boxes. The brickwork is being pushed off the wall. I suspect water is getting behind the brickwork, freezing and expanding. Note the gaps at the windows and doors. You can see the original paint lines about an inch from where they were originally. I also found water in the attic. The patio concrete is pitched toward the house. Water is being directed toward the foundation. The roof was bad on the house and the garage is leaning." Thanks to our inspector's extensive knowledge of the home building industry, he was able to view all aspects of the home and estimate...
Birds Living in a Home Soffit
Garages and roofs are typically the most difficult parts of a home to inspect. At this particular home, we discovered the garage was not only damaged, but birds had also taken up residence, contributing to the damage. Wall to Wall Home Inspections combines our years of industry experience and the latest home inspection technology to ensure every home we look at gets a thorough inspection, uncovering problems which may require extensive work, such as the garage on this home. From our customizable home inspection software to our exclusive pole mounted camera for viewing the roof if we aren't physically able to get on, Wall to Wall Home Inspections has been serving Waukesha area home buyers and sellers since the year 2000. We go above and beyond Wisconsin State laws, testing more than just a "representative number" of outlets and one window on each side of the home. We consistently exceed expectations, providing comprehensive Milwaukee home inspections at affordable prices. Contact Wal...
Electrical Panels Incorrectly Wired
There's never a dull moment when performing home inspections. We encounter a number of questionable home "renovations" like an air conditioning unit in a shower, or a new way to "share" electricity in a duplex. Many of these homes are "fixer-uppers" and investors looking to flip properties typically take full advantage of such situations. The knowledgeable inspectors at Wall to Wall Home Inspections are happy to do home inspections for potential investors. We will create a complete home inspection report, detailing all the problems which will need fixing and renovations. While we normally require our clients be present during the inspection, we can also inspect homes if you are unable to attend. If you live out of state and are looking to invest in some Wisconsin property, Wall to Wall Home Inspections is more than happy to help. We will carefully document every part of the home you're interested in, allowing you to make the best decision. Contact the investment property home ins...
Leaking Roof in a Home
Rain or shine, our inspectors provide comprehensive home inspections. We toured this house on a rainy day. This house had a leak in the chimney and the roof. Our inspector Al Weiland noted, "Fortunately I was there on a day where it was raining. As you can see the wood material is wet and discolored. The roof was installed a year earlier. The bottom right picture may be hard to see. However, it is a steel plumbing vent behind a laundry tub that is broken off." The poor workmanship of the newly installed roof should be covered under a warranty, however the broken plumbing pipe may be difficult to fix. Our experienced inspector observed, "The roof/chimney may not cost anything to get fixed. Hopefully they contacted the company that did the roof a year earlier and a warranty may still be in effect. The plumbing pipe may be a bit costly. It is broken off at a "T" near the floor and where the laundry tub is plumbed in. That may take some extensive surgery to fix. I am unable to estimat...
Crumbling Bricks on Home
The bricks on the front porch of this home were in poor condition. They were rotted and crumbling after years of being exposed to the harsh Wisconsin elements. The bricks would need to be replaced if the homeowners chose to buy this property. Our inspector was able to document the damage and incorporate his notes immediately to the home inspection report, thanks to our cutting-edge home inspection software. Each of our inspectors has a smart phone with specialized home inspection software installed. This program is customizable to each home we inspect, allowing our inspectors to immediately make notes and document our findings during the inspection. We capture it on the phone and the information and photos are then sent to the desktop computer where we complete the home inspection report after the walk-through is finished. This high-tech approach to home inspections lets us perform home inspections faster and get the completed report to clients within a few hours of finishing the ins...
Worn and Damaged Shingles
Roof Inspections in Milwaukee Many less experienced home inspectors tend to overlook portions of the house which may be un-viewable. In the case of this house, it had a bad roof which desperately needed to be replaced. However, it was very difficult to see the damage from the ground. Our home inspectors use exclusive technology to view all portions of the home. We have a pole mounted camera which allows us to closely inspect the roof during winter or when it isn't feasible to safely set up a ladder and climb onto a roof. After a completed inspection of the roof using the pole mounted camera, our home inspector was able to give accurate repair information to the customer. "I estimate $4,000-$7,000 for the roof depending on what type of shingle is installed." Let our experienced home inspectors uncover any hidden roof problems which may be easily overlooked, leading to costly repairs after you move in. Contact us today!   Common Shingle Damage Types to Look for A home&rsqu...
Milwaukee's Best Foundation and Basement Inspectors Foundation problems in Milwaukee homes can be costly to remediate. If you’re selling or buying a home, any problems with masonry, cement blocks, or concrete foundations in the basement needs to be thoroughly inspected. Attempting to sell a home with even minor foundational damage will lower the price when the house comes to market. What’s worse, if you don’t address the issues before you have an interested party, any potential buyer can use their own contractor’s assessment against you and will cost you money. Wall to Wall provides home buyers and sellers across Southeast Wisconsin with comprehensive home inspections to ensure they get the best value for their real estate transactions. We inspect all accessible areas of your home, from wall to wall and roof to basement. Our foundation inspections will let you know if and where problems are so you can fix them before attempting to sell. Or if ...
Wauwatosa Furnace Inspections I did an inspection a year and half ago and the Client called me and said "his furnace was producing Carbon Monixide and was not working correctly" and "he had two heating contractors out there and both said the furnace needed to be replaced." In addition he said, "he has not used his furnace since the inspection and just decided to turn it on." Well I was intrigued by this on many different levels, so I decided I would go out, take a look at it and bring along my HVAC guy. First, he put a window well cover over the exhaust pipes on the exterior and that was pushing CO back into his house. I recommended that he extend the pipes above the cover. After talking with him for a few minutes, he said "the furnace was working but after the other HVAC guys played with it, it stopped working and they said it had to be replaced." One guy said "the heat exchanger was all burnt up." My HVAC professional took about 5 minutes to get it working and about another 15...
Certified Home Inspectors Discover Siding Problem I did an inspection in Brookfield that was a side-by-side condo that was only a few years old. If you looked closely at the man-made hardboard type siding on the building it was loose and had minor deterioration in areas. I recommended that a siding specialist look at the siding for further evaluation. The conclusion was that the siding was defective and all had to be replaced. Wall to Wall Understands the Importance of Quality Siding on Your Home Keeping siding materials in good shape should a top priority for home owners. Damaged and deteriorated siding allows water, insect and sometimes animal infiltration. Over time, all of these can do serious damage, which can lead to bigger problems and costs. Masonry siding, in particular, can be very problematic. If the exterior masonry is pushed from the wall, it is typically a symptom of water getting behind it, or the a potential shifting of the foundation supporting the masonry. Our in...
Wall to Wall Home Inspectors include Roof Inspections with their services I did an inspection on a Waukesha upper-lower condo that was only a few years old. When I opened the attic access panel, the entire roof structure was covered in mold. The roofing, roof sheathing, trusses, and insulation had to be removed and replaced. We use the Latest Technology to Inspect all Areas of your Home Using pole mounted cameras along with our decades of experience the inspectors at Wall to Wall offer complete home inspections whether you are buying or selling a house. The condition of the attic can be an indicator of damage to the exterior roofing. Shingles may be rotting, allowing moisture into the roof substrates and causing mold. Improper attic venting is a leading cause of mold growth in attics as well. Our inspection specialists will ensure your home is free from problems leading to mold growth and rotting of attic rafters and decking. From attic to the basement and wall to wall, you ...
Pre Sale Inspection Saves Potential Home Buyers Money and Headaches On one inspection I had a Buyer say to me, "I know the roof is fine so you don't have to spend a lot of time with that." I looked at him with amazement and said, "I haven't been on the roof yet but I can see problems from here." This roof was long overdue for replacement to an approximate cost of $7,000-10,000. On the same inspection, I looked into the attic and found that raccoons had been living in the attic. They moved and matted down the insulation. There was waste and stains all over the place and the estimate to clean up around $5,500. And lastly, the foundation. Walls had been pushed in on multiple sides with an estimated cost to repair of $17,000. My client did not buy this house and found another house that I inspected. They paid $8,000 more for it and it was completely redone, professionally. Contact Franklin, WI home inspector with a money back guarantee at Wall to Wall Home Inspections for quick, tho...