FAQ



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is your service area?

We conduct building inspections and other services throughout Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, Davidson County and the surrounding counties of:  Sumner, Williamson, Robertson, Rutherford, Wilson and Cheatham.  In addition, we frequently service the cities and surrounding areas including Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Cookeville, Dickson, Jackson, Spring Hill, Columbia, Lebanon, and Chattanooga.  Although additional travel expenses may be incurred, don’t hesitate to call us regarding properties throughout Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky.

How much does a building evaluation cost?

Fees are determined by the size, age, location, complexity of the home, and the service level you request. Generally, once we understand more about the property, we will determine our estimated fees which will cover the Engineer’s travel time, on-site inspection time and written report preparation.

Do you inspect newly built homes?

Yes. Any home or building you buy, whether historic or new construction, is a major investment. It is in your best interest to know everything you can about the house before you buy it.

Will I be able to attend the site visit?

We encourage our clients to accompany the engineer during the site visit. It’s the best way to learn about the building. It’s also the perfect time to ask the engineer questions about specific concerns you may have.

Who gets a copy of the building evaluation report?

Your report is confidential and will only be given to other parties with your written consent.

How quickly can I get my report?

Reports typically are completed within 3 – 5 working days of the inspection. Since we do not provide abbreviated reports or simple checklists as many companies do, you will not receive the report at the end of the inspection. Although we may discuss verbally with you what we have observed, we do not feel an on-site check list report is of much value to you. Our written report contains the full benefit of our deliberation on site and after the inspection.

Do you have insurance?

Onsite Engineering maintains comprehensive professional liability insurance with a nationally recognized firm. Our accountability as Professional Engineers means that we stand behind our work and are legally and ethically accountable to you.