Mark & Barbara Elliot
Hello, I’m Mark Elliott, owner of Yellow Hat Inspections. I believe that a thorough inspection should not depend on the inspector’s expertise alone, but it must also be based on accurate measurements that are verifiable and repeatable.
All Yellow Hat Inspectors are required to go through training in the use of the instruments that they use and the processes that they follow during an inspection.
The use of documented methods and scientific instrumentation results in an accurate assessment of the condition of a property.
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Parts of Tarrant, Fannin, Cooke, Kaufman and Hunt counties.
Call 972-832-3460 if you’re not sure.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I get my report?
How long will the inspection take?
It depends on several factors, the most important being size, age, and the options you’ve selected. We have found that it takes a minimum of two and a half hours to do any property, including a 1000 square foot condo.
The “average” time for a newer 3500 square foot home is about three hours. A 7000 square foot property will take the better part of the day.
If you want the foundation measured and the sewer line inspected, it will add an hour and a half to the process. Vacant properties take less time to inspect than occupied properties.
There are all sorts of variables to consider. When we know the details of the property you want inspected, we will be able to give you a more accurate time estimate.
Will the inspector walk on the roof?
Possibly, but probably not.
Mark is a Haag certified roof inspector. Haag Engineering does not recommend walking on roofs because there is a serious potential to cause damage while doing so.
Additionally, some roofs are just too steep to get on and off of without OSHA-approved safety harnesses. However, we have high-resolution lenses that allow us to see a nail pop high on a roof from across the street.