Vintage Home Inspections

Schaefer Inspection Service has 40+ years of experience in providing a wide variety of inspection services.

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Vintage Home Inspection

Purchasing a vintage home (50+ years old) will present a unique set of inspection considerations. Schaefer Inspection Service is able to reliably report on important structural and mechanical elements. We may suggest upgrades in systems where contemporary materials or components are safer or energy efficient.

Structural Components

  • Foundation and cracks in concrete
  • Settlement
    • Improper bracing
    • Temporary floor jacks
  • Sagging or deflected floors
  • Roofing issues
  • Exterior/interior walls
  • Wood destroying insect infestation/damage 
  • Building repairs
    • Cosmetic updates like paint and drywall masking underlying issues?
    • Safety issues?

Mechanical Components

  • Plumbing system
  • Electrical system
  • HVAC system