With Schmitt Engineering you are guaranteed to have a Licensed Engineer , Registered Architect or a degreed Architect or Engineer in training supervised by a Licensed Engineer doing the actual physical inspection of the property.

The information is confidential between you and the Engineer/Architect.

Pre purchase inspections of properties include:

  • A through, detailed inspection.
  • A narrative written report.
  • A verbal report at or within 24 hours of the inspection.
  • A Federal Housing Authority Termite Inspection Report.
  • Screening for environmental hazards (asbestos, lead paint, lead solder, buried oil tanks, mold, radon, Atrazine or other water contaminants).
  • Testing of private well water.
  • Documentation of mechanical equipment.
  • A Physical inspection of the roof, gutters, leaders and shingles.
  • A inspection for rotted framing.
  • An inspection of the foundation and grading.
  • An inspection of the heating, plumbing and electrical systems.
  • A check for carbon monoxide leaks of the heating system.
  • A check for infestation by destructive insects or animals.
  • A description and inspection of any suspected alterations or renovations made to the house after the original constructionBudget figures for costs of recommended repairs.
  • Comments on code compliancy for Commercial properties (ADA handicap access).
  • Properties with well water require a water test which incurs an extra charge.
  • Radon has not been found on Long Island due to the lack of bedrock.

Our Inspectors:

Joseph Schmitt, P.E. Joe is the founder and Principal of Schmitt Engineering. Joe has over sixty years of experience in building design, construction and inspections.

Alan R. Smith, P.E. Al is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and has extensive experience in residential and commercial building inspection. Al has been with Schmitt Engineering for over fifteen years.

Nicole Schmitt, M.A. Nicole has been a part of Schmitt Engineering for over ten years. In addition to her experience with Schmitt Engineering she has a Masters Degree in Architecture. Nicole is based in Manhattan and is available to service the Metropolitan area under the supervision of Joseph Schmitt.

Our rates are based on the size and scope of the property to be inspected. In order to give you a price quote we need some information about the property you would like to have inspected. It is always possible for you to give us the name of your real estate agent and your contact information and we can assess the property with your agent.

Pre Purchase Property Inspection Quote Request

Our rates are based on the size and scope of the property to be inspected. In order to give you a price quote we need some information about the property you would like to have inspected. It is always possible for you to give us the name of your real estate agent and your contact information and we can assess the property with your agent.

Alternately, you can provide us with the following information for Pre- purchase home inspections.

    Client’s (buyer’s) Name*

    Client’s (buyer’s) Contact Number *

    Client’s (buyer’s) Email *

    Client’s (buyer’s) Current Mailing Address *

    Please indicate if you prefer to receive your quote via e-mail or telephone. (required)

    Buyer’s Attorney’s Name

    Buyer’s Attorney’s Contact Number

    Buyer’s Attorney’s Email

    Buyer’s Attorney’s Address

    Buyer’s Agent’s Name

    Agent’s Contact Number

    Agent’s Email

    Realtor's Office

    Property Address *

    Name of person providing access to the property (usually the seller’s agent) *

    Contact number & email of person providing access to the property (usually the seller’s agent) *

    Approximate Square footage of the home *

    Approximate Year Built *

    Foundation type (Unfinished basement, crawl space, etc.) *

    Number of Bathrooms *

    Number of Bedrooms *

    Outside structures (Pool house, cottage, garage-indicate if attached or detached, guest house,dock)*

    Is there a pool on the property? *

    Is there a lawn sprinkler system? *

    Does the home use Public water or Well water?
    ( If there is well water, it is recommended you do a water potability test to ensure that it is within NYS allowable limits. Water tests incur additional fees. We also test for pesticides, specifically Temic in certain areas of the east end of Long Island) *

    Is the home currently occupied? *

    Are all utilities turned on ? *

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