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Home Inspection Services

An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:

  • The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
  • Major and minor deficiencies
  • Any major expenditures necessary
  • What to watch out for
  • Helpful home preservation tips
  • Safety concerns
  • And much more

Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.

What We Inspect

Our program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the conditions of the home you are about to purchase. Buying a home is not something you do every day and we provide the information you need for peace of mind.


  • We assure the inspection of and report on, over 400 items
  • We deliver a detailed report to you before we leave the house
  • We point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home’s condition
  • We identify any major expenditures coming up so you can budget these potential expenses
  • We identify any potential safety hazards present
  • We show you how various systems work
  • We review and explain the conditions found

What Does a Typical Home Inspection Cover?

  • External Conditions & Surfaces
  • Roof, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
  • Plumbing & Electrical Systems
  • Appliances
  • Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Foundations, Slabs & Floors
  • Walls & Ceilings
  • Garage, Walls & Driveway

Helping You Keep Your Dream Home From Becoming A Nightmare

Pre-Purchase Inspection

A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

Julz is very professional passionate and honest about home inspection. She really knows her business and will give you an honest inspection report.

– Elliot G.

Seller Certified Home Program (Pre-Listing Inspections)

Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.

Julz is the best, trust her with your nest!

– Mark I.

Home Warranty Expiration Inspections

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty.  The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.

While home inspections aren’t required until the 11th month, it isn’t unusual for a homeowner to have it done sooner. We understand that your home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll make in your life, and appreciate the chance to give you peace of mind through our diligent inspection processes.

We have used Datum twice and appreciate that they are very detailed and accurate.

– Brad S.

New Construction Inspections

New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

New Construction Inspections are performed at different phases in the process to make sure everything is on track. The four different phases of the process are:

  • Sensitization
  • Pre-Inspection
  • Inspection
  • Quality Assurance

By performing inspections at different points in the construction process, we ensure everything is on track and provide you with peace of mind. After key steps in the building process such as pouring foundation concrete, completing framing, installing plumbing or doing electrical work it’s in everyone’s best interest to analyze progress

We have used Datum Inspection services for home inspections several times during the search for our home. Julz is thorough, detailed, and well-informed to the latest residential building codes. Thanks to their expertise we’ve avoided several costly mistakes. Communication was on point throughout and we were provided with a gallery of pictures including a comprehensive report on what to expect on the property. We were buying a house during a relocation and it was a great peace of mind knowing what we were getting into before we put the property under contract. I would highly recommend Julz and frankly would not want to use anyone else.

– Chris and Cathy B.

Investor Property Inspections

Datum Inspection Services LLC is located in Issaquah, Washington and serves Tacoma, Auburn and JBLM. Counties we serve include areas South King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, and Grays Harbor County. Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant’s departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.

I was fortunate to meet Julz of Datum Inspections through a client I was working with about 5 years ago.   I can not say enough about Julz Carey.  She really stands out in the Home Inspection field and in my opinion is one of the best professional inspectors I’ve come across in my 26 years as a Real Estate Broker.   Besides all the technical stuff, what I love about her is she adapts to the individual’s situation.   Sometimes we just need a good maintenance punch list and other times we need a deep digging detailed inspection.  She has an eye for detail.  In our working together, she has uncovered some surprising things like a contractor who did poor workmanship or work was not to code and the owner didn’t know it.  She’s uncovered many things that your “average” inspector would miss. I always recommend Julz of Datum Inspections to all my clients, family and friends.

– DeAnne L Davidson
Re/Max Northwest Realtors

Home Maintenance

Your home ages just as you do. While everything may seem fine on the surface, wood beams can bend twist and crack, ceilings can receive water damage, nature, and nearby landscaping and construction can have affects on your home. Just as you’d have a periodic check-up for your car, it’s a good idea to have an inspection for your home every 3-5 years. Inspections can help catch issues before they get out of hand.

Datum Inspection Services LLC |
Serving Tacoma and Surrounding Areas
| 425-301-8366 |