Veritas Engineering And Inspection, PLLC

Jeffrey Gaspar & Thomas Bianchi
914-458-1110 Call
Veritas@Veritashomeservices.com Email
Cortlandt Manor, New York License Number # 16000088981 Professional Engineer license number #091905
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Buying a home is one of the most important transactions you will make and selecting the right inspector for your home purchase is absolutley essential to ensure that you make the right decisions.  You need more than an inspector that just shows up and goes through the motions; you need an inspector that is meticulous, thorough, and trained to identify what others wouldn't.  We, at Veritas Engineering and Inspection are licensed and Professional Engineers registered in New York State who will go beyond simply walking around a house looking for the most common problems.  We will help you ensure that your dream will not become a nightmare.

I also perform structural inspections!!!

INFORMATION FOR HOME BUYERS

Buying a home? The process can be stressful.  A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect.  You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time.  This often includes a written report, a checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection.  All this, combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself, makes the experience even more overwhelming.  What should you do?

 
Relax.  Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies for various systems and components, and minor imperfections. These are useful to know about.  However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
 

  1. Major defects.  An example of this would be a structural failure;

  2. Things that lead to major defects, such as a small roof-flashing leak, for example;

  3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home; and

  4. Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live bus bar at the electrical panel. Anything in these categories should be addressed.  Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).

 
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection.  Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report.  No home is perfect.  Keep things in perspective.  Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter.  It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items.

5.0   |  07-01-2017

Review by Irene D. in Mahopac, NY

Project: Analyze a Structural Issue (Structural Engineer)

I was in a rush to get a structural engineer and Jeff was very quick in responding to my request. He knew his stuff and I was very happy with his services. I already used him for a second job and will definitely continue using his services and recommend him to my clients.

 

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5.0 star rating

1/31/2017

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I used Veritas when purchasing my second  home after having a less than ideal inspection of my first home. The differences in inspections were astounding. First, it was clear that Tom and Jeff had a very in-depth understanding of structures and the inner mechanics of a home, which makes sense as they are both Professional Engineers. Second, they took their time on the inspection and even allowed me to tag along and ask questions. This probably added a considerable amount of time to the inspection, but they did not rush me at all. Lastly, they provided a very detailed and "in plain english" report to me quickly. Even after my inspection, I had a few questions and Tom and Jeff answered them without hesitation, even though they were under no obligation. I would recommend Veritas to any homeowner, without hesitation.