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We provide the best value in home inspections

All 7 of our inspectors have more than 20 years background in construction – our team includes licensed contractors, a Professional Engineer, and a licensed Pest Control Operator.  It’s easy to get a home inspection license, but it doesn’t mean you really know homes!  No one matches our level of experience.

We work harder: we crawl into low crawl spaces, we climb most roofs (subject to safety considerations), we take longer and check more carefully than others.  And we welcome you to attend the inspection: you get a detailed report with dozens of photos, but whether you are a first time buyer or a veteran we will take the time to educate you about the house and answer all your questions.

From the foundation to the roof

  • Pre-purchase home inspections for buyers
  • Pre-listing home inspections for sellers
  • Maintenance home inspections for homeowners
  • Termite inspections
  • Radon gas testing
  • New Construction
  • Pre-Drywall Inspections

So what are you waiting for?  Call 919-669-3639 today or fill out our brief online form to schedule your in home consultation today.

What’s included

Residential inspections are performed to meet or exceed the Standards of Practice established by the NC Home Inspector Licensure Board, and include:

  • Structural Components, including basements and crawl spaces
  • Exterior Components, including siding, flashing, trim, doors, windows, decks and porches, grading and driveways
  • Roofing, including roof coverings, roof flashings, and roof drainage
  • Electrical system
  • Interior Plumbing system
  • Central Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Major Interior components (appearance and cosmetic conditions excluded)
  • Built-in major appliances

Optional additional services include:

  • Termite Inspection
  • Radon Testing
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Serving Raleigh & The Triangle




Steve Smallman Property Inspections, LLC is pleased to offer these specialized inspection services to our customers.


If you’re the first-ever occupant of your brand-new home, you have specific inspection needs before moving in. We inspect your new home before your final walkthrough to add an objective set of experienced eyes to help protect your investment. We also do pre-drywall inspections.


New homes may come with a warranty that lasts a year. An 11-month inspection is key in terms of taking advantage of what your warranty guarantees. We check for anything covered by your warranty before it expires so that the proper party is responsible for any repairs.


Selling a home? A pre-listing inspection gives you an advantage. Letting us identify maintenance needs before you sell lets your home enter the market in its very best state free from defects that could cause potential buyers to turn away from what could be a golden opportunity for everyone.


Life moves so quickly that general and even significant home maintenance can sometimes be forgotten. Furthermore, some routine home maintenance items are difficult to spot without the proper experience. Let our highly-trained inspectors give your home a check-up and help you prioritize regular home maintenance to save money and to help keep your family safe.


Termites and other wood-destroying insects cause millions of dollars of damage per year to buildings all over North Carolina. Our inspectors are all Registered Pest Control Technicians with the NC Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Division. We are affiliated with Cooper Pest Control to provide the wood-destroying insect reports (WDIR) required by many mortgage lenders.


Radon – an odorless, colorless gas – naturally occurs in most soil. It’s also the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in North America. We can perform the EPA-recommended radon testing that determines whether or not you are being exposed to safe levels of radon within your home.