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Is Your Home Structurally Sound? Why Scheduling a Simple 2-Hour Home Inspection BEFORE Your 10-Year Structural Warranty Expires Can Save You Thousands on Costly Repairs, Unsightly Defects, and Even Bitter Lawsuits

by James Budrow, NACHI Certified Home Inspector

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Welcome to Your FREE Report, "Is Your Home Structurally Sound?" Dear Home Owner, It's a provocative title, and a critical question: Is your home structurally sound? How do you know? And if it's not...what can you do about it? My name is James Budrow. I'm a certified home inspector here in the Sacramento area. And if there's one thing I've learned over the course of my 25 years' experience as a home inspector, it's this: It's far better to catch a problem before it arises than to solve a problem after the fact! Look, chances are you're home's in great shape. But you can never be too careful. And if it's going on 10 years since your home was built, it's probably time to take a closer look. You see, many homes built in California over the past couple of decades carry a structural warranty for 10 years after the original completion date. That means that if there's something wrong with the foundation, framing, or roof of your home, and you catch it before the warranty expires, YOU don't have to pay to get it fixed. (What's more, in most cases, you don't even have to be the original owner of the home to receive the warranty benefit!) But many structural problems remain hidden to the untrained eye until well AFTER the warranty expires -- and by then it's too late! So what do you do? Be proactive. Get a home inspection from a qualified professional, someone who is specially trained catch structural problems in their infancy...well before you'd ever notice them on your own. In the next few pages, I'll show you EXACTLY what your home inspector will be looking for in terms of structural problems, and why you should seriously consider an inspection TODAY if you're structural warranty is set to expire in the next 6-18 months...

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How Many Homes Have Structural Problems, Anyway? You'd be surprised. The fact is, construction quality isn't what it used to be. Shoddy workmanship and cut corners are the order of the day. Builders choose the cheapest labor, subcontractors, and materials they can find, on their way to more and bigger profits. Of course, not everyone in the industry is like that. There are still great homebuilders in every market. But even a high-quality builder can make mistakes. Structural defects occur in about 1% of all homes--which is a high enough risk for everyone to sit up and take notice. As I always say, it's better to be safe than sorry. Before your 10-year structural warranty expires, choose a quality, independent home inspection so you don't get slapped with a bill for a problem you didn't create.

Why Is Structural Integrity So Important? Structural integrity is quite literally the backbone of any building, the fundamental basics of your home: foundation, walls, ceilings, roof. Structural defects can pose a huge liability, both financially AND from a safety perspective. Consider the following...  A major structural problem will render your home unsellable, and reduce its practical value to zero until you get it fixed.  Structural problems are among the most expensive issues to fix, because they influence everything else in your home -- and because it takes so much effort to strip everything down and get to the problem in the first place.  In a worst-case scenario, structural problems can be dangerous. If you're home isn't built to withstand basic wear-and-tear, or even a minor disaster or small earthquake, you can be seriously injured or even killed upon structural failure. Better to spend a little bit of money NOW on a reputable home inspection than be out tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars later thanks to a structural problem you could have diagnosed before it got out of hand. For 15% off your Sacramento-area inspection, call 877.424.8289 NOW and mention this report!

What Gets Inspected? I'll go through your entire home a develop a list of warranty issues. Then you'll receive a detailed report that shows you EXACTLY where the problems lie so you can present it to the warranty company for redress. Here's just a small sampling of what I'll inspect: 


Crawl spaces and attics

Windows and doors

Foundation from the interior and exterior

Carpet and flooring




By the time I'm finished, you'll be armed with all the information you need to save yourself time, headaches, and money on needless repairs down the line.

How Can I Tell if I Have a Structural Problem? As I said earlier, many structural problems are difficult to spot -- to the untrained eye. But here are a few things you should look out for. If you've noticed one or more of these symptoms in your home, DO NOT WAIT to pick up the phone and call for your inspection. Chances are, you've got a potentially serious problem on your hands:

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1. Drywall Cracking. If you've noticed drywall cracking anywhere in your home or garage, you've probably got a problem. 2. Sloping Floors & Slanted Ceilings. Floors and ceilings should be level and straight. If they're not, it could be indicative of a structural defect. 3. Door Sticking. Believe it or not, if you're door doesn't fit as well as it once did, you might have a structural problem. (Sure, it could just be a door problem too -- but it's certainly in your best interest to get it checked out.) 4. Water Leakage. This could be the result of damage in the walls, roof, or framing.

Why Should I Choose American Pride Home Inspection Service for My Warranty Inspection? At American Pride, we've performed nearly 3,000 home inspections and have over 25 years' experience in the industry. Here are just some of the reasons you can be sure you're in good hands... 

Experience and Training. Remember, a quality home inspector conducts at least 300 home inspections each year. We usually do around 400! We have a knack for sniffing out problems and saving you money.

Thorough, Detailed Reports. If your home inspector doesn't include a problem in his report, then for all intents and purposes, the problem doesn't exist. You can't get warranty coverage for something that doesn't exist! Always make sure you look at a sample report before you hire an inspector. CLICK HERE NOW to see one of ours!

$2 Million in Insurance Coverage. Did you know there are insurance policies for home inspectors? They exist so that in the event your home inspector misses something, YOU can receive compensation for the error. At American Pride, we carry $1 Million in General Liability insurance and $1 Million in Errors and Omissions insurance. That means if we make a mistake, YOU'LL be protected. (And for the record? We've never filed a claim.)

Certification by Top-Tier Home Inspection Organizations. In the home inspection business, there are two highly-respected organizations: one is the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). The second is the International Association of Certificated Home Inspectors (NACHI). At For 15% off your Sacramento-area inspection, call 877.424.8289 NOW and mention this report!

American Pride, we're members of both. That means we adhere to only the strictest ethical and quality standards--so you can be sure your inspection is top-notch.

Choose a American Pride Home Inspection Service in the Sacramento Area and Get 15% Off! If you're looking for a quality home inspector in the Sacramento area, then I encourage you to call American Pride Home Inspection Service. Our prices are fair and reasonable. You're GUARANTEED to receive efficient, reputable service-and a thorough report you can use to get any existing problems resolved BEFORE your builders warranty expires. Most importantly, you'll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your new home is completely safe and protected.

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