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Residential Services Overview

Our Services

  • Pre-purchase Home Inspections (Ohio Only)
  • Pre-construction plan examination and in-process construction inspections
  • Structural and mechanical consultations for homeowners
  • Seller inspections (Ohio only)
  • Pest Inspections
  • Radon testing

Criterium-Cincinnati's residential services include not only professional, on-site inspections of a home and its systems prior to purchase, but also focused inspections of a single feature, phased inspections for construction projects and structural design services for renovations and additions.

As licensed Ohio Home Inspectors, our standard home inspections cover at minimum all issues required by the state of Ohio. These are conducted in an hour or more to our established criteria with the prospective buyer or new owner present.

We want to make sure you understand what is in the house and how it works—not just what problems there might be. No home is "perfect." Our goal is to educate a buyer or new owner and present you with reasonable expectations for the future of the building.

Following the onsite inspection and oral explanation, you will receive our engineer's multi-page written report that details all findings, their significance and a 10-year maintenance plan outline.

Call Criterium-Cincinnati Engineers for our pricing structure, which is determined by the property's size, age, value, location and the service you request. We believe you will find that the quality of Criterium-Cincinnati Engineers' results far surpasses that of most other inspection firms charging less—and some charging more.

Criterium-Cincinnati Engineers covers the following "check-points" in its standard evaluation (Ohio only):

  • Roof surfacing
  • Foundation
  • Visible framing
  • Basement water problems
  • Settlement
  • Overall structure
  • Condensation
  • Rot
  • Heating unit
  • Water pump
  • Heat distribution
  • Air conditioning
  • Water heater
  • Piping
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Electrical capacity
  • Swimming pools/tennis courts
  • Electrical distribution
  • Interior finishes
  • Windows
  • General energy efficiency
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Storm windows
  • Driveways/walkways
  • Retaining walls
  • Wood destroying insect inspections
  • Chimneys and fireplaces
  • Fire/safety hazards
  • Septic system
  • Ventilation
  • Hazardous materials(visual scan)

What our report details:

  • Summary of major systems
  • Summary of deficiencies
  • Detail of systems
  • General repair suggestions