Builder Buddy
Home Inspections

Asheville and WNC’s premier
Home Inspectors, Commercial Inspectors, Well and Septic Inspectors,
 
and Testers of Radon, Mold, Water, and more.

Builder Buddy knows Buildings.

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Asheville and WNC area Inspections and Testing:
Home Inspections, Commercial InspectionsWell Inspections, Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Wood Destroying Insect Inspections, and Mold Testing

Buying, selling or maintaining a Property

in the Asheville or WNC area?

Schedule online, call, or email us today to schedule an appointment.

General Info

 

Pricing for Inspections and Testing

Our home inspections start at $349, and discounts are available.  Pricing is based on the age and square footage of the home.  We are a very high quality, highly reviewed 5-star inspection company, and our services are affordable, considering how highly rated we are – see our Pricing page here.


Scheduling Inspections or Testing

To schedule a home inspection, you can use our online scheduler, call, or email.

Online scheduler

Our online scheduler is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Choose your inspector and find the next available appointment using our online scheduler.  If you have any special requests or questions while using our online scheduler, feel free to leave notes in the comment section.

Call or Text

If you have any questions, give us a call or text.  We have a full-time office manager available M-F, 9-5, to answer your questions.  If no one answers, please leave a message, and we will call you back soon!

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Discounts for Inspections or Testing

We have discounts for Home Inspections, Radon Testing, and Well/Septic Inspections that help nearly everyone in need.  If you are not eligible for a discount and feel you should be, let us know, and we will help you.  Find Discount information here.


Reviews for our Inspections and Testing

Highly rated 5-star Inspections and Testing Company in Asheville and WNC areas

We are a highly-rated Inspection company in Asheville and the WNC area and have over 130 5-star reviews on Google – find or share a google review.


Sample Inspection and Test Reports

Education is our passion which is why it is our mission to help people buy, sell or maintain homes.  We are proud of our intuitive color-coded reports that help prioritize issues while providing recommendations and upgrade items.  We use state-of-the-art HTML-based software that includes expandable pictures, videos, links, resources, articles, diagrams, and more.  Our reports also include the Create a Repair List feature which creates HTML and PDF documents that can be shared with sellers, agents, and contractors.  View our sample reports.

Inspections we offer

 
We offer the following Commercial and Home Inspection services:

Home Inspections and Commercial Inspections

Pre-purchase home and commercial property inspections help buyers understand the condition of a building they are making an offer on as part of their due diligence. Findings can help buyers anticipate needed repairs and upgrades or negotiate for repairs or a reduced contract price. Builder Buddy provides Pre-purchase Inspection services in Asheville and the WNC area.

Well Inspections

Well Inspections help homebuyers understand the condition of their private drinking water equipment, which may include pressure system equipment (well pump, pressure tank, pressure switch, etc.), the wellhead, cisterns, and whole house water filtration equipment.  Builder Buddy offers the most thorough well inspection services in Asheville and WNC. North Carolina has the second highest rate of private drinking water systems in the country.  It is highly recommended that buyers of homes in WNC with private wells or springs get a Well Inspection and Water Testing.  See our Well Inspections page for more information.

  • Well Inspections for Homebuyers
  • Well Inspections with or without a home inspection

Septic Inspections with Pump

Septic Inspections with a pump help homebuyers identify issues with private on-site wastewater systems or homes with septic systems. Builder Buddy offers Septic Inspections with Pump in Asheville and the WNC area with Home Inspections and Well Inspections.  Find more information about Septic Inspections.

  • Septic Inspections with Pump (with Home Inspections)
  • Septic Inspections with Pump (with Well Inspections)

Wood Destroying Insect Inspections

Wood-destroying insect inspections help homebuyers identify possible wood-destroying insects in or around the home.  Builder Buddy offers Wood Destroying Insect Inspections with Home Inspections in Asheville and the WNC area.  Find more information about Wood Destroying Insect Inspections.

  • WDIR with Home Inspections
  • WDIR for detached buildings
  • WDIR for FHA or VA loans

Pre-sale Inspections

Pre-sale home and commercial property inspections help sellers and agents prepare for listing a house.  These are also known as Pre-listing inspections.  A pre-sale inspection helps anticipate issues, prioritize needed repairs, and helps prepare the seller and agent for any potential negotiating items. Builder Buddy provides Pre-Sale Inspection services in Asheville and the WNC area.

11-month Inspections

11-month home and commercial property inspections help property owners negotiate for repairs when their building is still under a one-year Builder Warranty (new construction). Builder Buddy provides 11-month Home Inspection services in Asheville and the WNC area.  Find more information about new construction inspections and 11-month Home Inspections.

Annual Maintenance Inspections

Annual Maintenance inspections help property owners protect and maintain their buildings.  Find more information on Annual Maintenance Inspections. Annual maintenance inspections help prevent catastrophic leaks (gas/plumbing leaks, roof leaks, etc.), water penetration, safety concerns, and more. Builder Buddy provides Annual Maintenance Inspection services in Asheville and the WNC area.

Multi-family Inspections

Multi-family Inspections help buyers understand the condition of duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, trailer parks, HOA communities, apartment complexes, Adult Care Facilities, Recovery residences, and more. Builder Buddy provides Multi-family Inspection services in Asheville and the WNC area.

Home Health Checks

Home Health checks help homeowners understand the condition of the indoor air quality of their homes, especially when it comes to mold, toxic gases, radon, lead, and asbestos.  Additional information and guidance are provided regarding VOCs, EMFs, and biological pollutants and allergens. Builder Buddy provides Home Health Check services in Asheville and the WNC area.

Mold Evaluations

Mold evaluations help property owners and tenants understand the condition of their buildings and homes, especially regarding mold, moisture, and indoor air quality. Builder Buddy provides Mold Evaluation services in Asheville and the WNC area.  Find more information about Mold Evaluations.

Pre-drywall Inspections

Pre-drywall home and commercial property inspections help buyers understand the condition of new construction buildings as part of their due diligence.  Inspecting a building before the drywall is installed allows the inspector a better view of the framing, electrical, plumbing, and more.  Builder Buddy provides Pre-drywall Inspection services in Asheville and the WNC area.

Detached Building Inspections

Detached buildings often contribute to the value and utility of the home.  Detached Building Inspections help buyers understand the condition of these structures.  Builder Buddy provides detached building inspections in Asheville and the WNC area.  Find more information about Detached Buildings.

Tests we offer

 

Builder Buddy offers the following additional inspections and testing services along with our Home Inspections and Commercial Inspections:

Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can make its way into homes in Asheville and WNC area. We offer 48-hour or more radon testing with continuous monitors or charcoal test kits.  Our inspectors are certified radon, and our state-of-the-art equipment is calibrated annually. For more information, see our Radon Testing page.  We offer the following Radon Testing services in Asheville and WNC area:

  • Radon Testing for Homebuyers
  • Multi-family Radon Testing
  • Radon Testing for Home sellers
  • Radon Testing for Homeowners
  • Radon Testing with or without a home inspection

Mold Testing

We offer air sample mold sampling (minimum of 3 samples including outdoor control sample), tape lift sampling, and mold evaluations. For more information, see our Mold Testing page.  We offer the following Mold Testing services in Asheville and WNC area.

  • Mold Testing for Homebuyers
  • Mold Testing for Homeowners
  • Mold Testing with or without a home inspection

Water Testing

Water Testing helps homebuyers identify contaminants in private drinking water (wells or springs). Builder Buddy offers Bacteria Only water testing, Lender scan water testing that satisfies FA/VA loan requirements, and Full Scan water testing, which tests for the most common EPA Primary and Secondary standard contaminants in our area.  See our Guide to Drinking Water for more information. We offer the following Water Testing services in Asheville and WNC area.

  • Full Scan Water Testing
  • Lender Scan Water Testing
  • Bacteria Only Water Testing

Inspection and Testing Service Areas

We serve most of Western North Carolina, including Buncombe County, Henderson County, Haywood County, Madison County, Yancey County, McDowell County, Polk County, and Transylvania County.

Asheville City Inspectors and Testers 

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Asheville City, including Candler, West Asheville, South Asheville, Arden, Downtown Asheville, East Asheville, and North Asheville.

Buncombe County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Asheville, Montreat, Biltmore Forest, Alexander, Black Mountain, Woodfin, Weaverville, Candler, and the surrounding areas.

Henderson County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Hendersonville, Saluda, Fletcher, Laurel Park, Mills River, Flat Rock, and the surrounding areas.

Haywood County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Canton, Clyde, Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, and the surrounding areas.

Madison County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Marshall, and the surrounding areas.

Yancey County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Burnsville and the surrounding areas.

McDowell County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Marion, Old Fort, and the surrounding areas.

Polk County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Saluda, Columbus, Tryon, and the surrounding areas.

Transylvania County Inspectors and Testers

We offer Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Well and Septic Inspections, Radon Testing, Water Testing, Mold Testing, and more in Brevard, Rosman, and the surrounding areas.

 

About Builder Buddy

 

Builder Buddy is a multi-inspector Asheville-based inspection and testing company. Our specialty is education, and our mission is to help people buy, sell and maintain their homes.  Builder Buddy is known for inspections and testing of all kinds in and around Asheville and Western North Carolina. We have multiple inspectors on staff and an office manager ready to take your call.  We are licensed and insured and used state-of-the-art inspection and CRM software.  Meet the Crew for more information about us.

Thorough and knowledgeable

We spend more time on-site, writing reports, and following up with our clients than our competitors. Our highly trained state-certified inspectors have been chosen for their construction experience, professionalism, communication, and passion for learning.  Our home inspectors are full-time W2 employees (not subcontractors). They are trained extensively for one year within the company (even after licensing), and then continue with regular reviews and advanced training above and beyond state requirements to ensure all of our inspections and testing our performed to a consistent and high level of quality.

Relevant, timely, and intuitive

We always deliver our inspection reports the same or the next day.  We know how to communicate the difference between cosmetic items and expensive repairs.  We strive to bring important information forward in our reports and presentations– especially regarding safety, structural issues, water damage, and other expensive repairs or maintenance items.  Our color-coded HTML reports include additional diagrams, blogs, explainer videos, and more to help our clients understand our findings better.  

Highly-responsive and Highly-rated

Our full-time office manager, multiple home inspectors, 24/7 online help desk, and CRM software are here to help.  We pride ourselves on communicating well before, during, and after the inspections.  We will remain available to you until all your questions are answered.  We are happy to set up video or phone calls after the inspection for clients that have more questions or were unable to be present at the inspection.

We focus on Education.

Our passion is education, and our mission is to help people buy, sell and maintain homes in WNC and beyond.  We have over 200 articles, videos, and other resources to help our buyers before, during, and after a home inspection.

Inspections and Testing in Asheville and the WNC area

Our Company, Builder Buddy Inspections & Testing, provides Home Inspections, Pre-sale Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Home Health Checks, Pre-Drywall Inspections, 11 Month Builder Warranty Inspections, Annual Maintenance Inspections, Multi-Family Home Inspections, Mold Evaluations, and Annual Maintenance Inspections.  We also provide additional inspection and testing services such as Radon Testing, Water Testing, Well and Septic Inspections, Mold Testing, and more.  We are a highly-rated inspection company based out of Asheville that provides high-quality inspection and testing reports and services.  If you are located within 40 miles of Asheville call us today to set up an appointment or schedule here.

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Whenever I am asked what is the best training for a home inspector, I am bound to reply – house renovator. No other trade gives a person the breadth and depth of experience for looking at old houses – and learning to expect and anticipate anything. Even the builders are less experienced since they seldom see their productions ten or twenty years down the road. Perhaps if they did, they might build differently.

– Keith Peddie author of House Assessment and He Found What?

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