Our new home inspections provide you with peace of mind knowing that your new build is up to code and built to last. We'll inspect everything from the foundation to the roof and provide you with a comprehensive report on our findings.
Building envelope testing (BET) is done through blower door testing. A blower door is attached to a doorway of the home or addition, with the house slightly depressurized. The blower door pushes air into the home and reads how much escapes through leaks. The more air needed to get the home to the correct pressurization indicates more leaks.
Duct envelope tightness (DET) testing uses a duct blaster to test for leaks in the ducts and insulation. The duct blaster, which is similar to the blower door mechanism, secures to a return vent, then all other supply and return vents get sealed off. The blower then pressurizes the duct system and detects any leaks in the duct and insulation system.
The REScheck is used for builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes. REScheck also simplifies compliance determinations for building officials, plan checkers, and inspectors by allowing them to quickly determine if a low-rise residence meets the code.
We’re equipped to guide you through the energy code process and to meet the required HERS Index Score. We analyze your plans and make recommendations on everything from windows and washer machines to mechanicals.