What are the most common issues found during home inspections?

These items are very specific to this area, and based on my experience:
Standing water in gutters/ debris in gutters; rotting trim and siding that is in contact with the ground; rodent activity in attics and crawlspaces; missing insulation for the floors above the crawlspace

What is included and not included on my home inspection?

EIG follows the Washington State Standards of Practice for home Inspectors: - Chapter 308-408C WAC
There's honestly too much detail to list here, but we can also point to the infographic on the website (/your-inspection)

Does a newly constructed home need an inspection?

Yes. Some builders have their own 'inspectors' and they do a great job, but they are generally not state-licensed home inspectors. It is a good idea to get you home inspected before you move in, and then at around 10 months so that we can capture all of the defects (cosmetic and material) that showed up and get that comprehensive list to your builder before your 1-year warranty expires.

Do you provide a warranty on your building inspections?

I provide a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

What are major issues that can come up on reports that are more costly fixes?

Aging roofs, lot grading, severe water issues in the foundation areas, serious foundation settling issues, whole-house pipe replacement, whole-house electrical replacement, electric panel replacement, sewer lateral repair/replacement
These items can cost as low as $2000 and up to $40k or $50k.

What are the risks of waiving a home inspection?

A standard home inspection will touch on all systems in the home. A licensed home inspector is trained to identify age and condition of building materials (like roof shingles or wall cladding), age and average lifespan of appliances (like HVAC or water heaters) and health and safety risks (like plumbing issues, pests in the attic or crawl space or a rotted-out deck). When you waive a home inspection, you risk missing costly defects that could endanger your family, or cost you tens of thousands of dollars in repairs in the near future.

Why should I get a home inspection, if I'm buying as is?

A standard home inspection will touch on all systems in the home. A licensed home inspector is trained to identify age and condition of building materials (like roof shingles or wall cladding), age and average lifespan of appliances (like HVAC or water heaters) and health and safety risks (like plumbing issues, pests in the attic or crawl space or a rotted-out deck). When you waive a home inspection, you risk missing costly defects that could endanger your family, or cost you tens of thousands of dollars in repairs in the near future.

How can I avoid a money pit?

What things should I be looking for? You can avoid purchasing a money pit by inspecting the items that are most costly to repair or replace - the roof, plumbing, electrical, water damage, heating appliances and foundation. Look for signs of water damage, settling, erosion, and signs of materials and appliances at the end of their life.