Home Inspections for Waco and the Surrounding Area

Mark Brickhouse, CPI

TREC License #20706

Certified Professional Inspector®

Phone: 254-981-3834

Email: thehomeinspectionservice@gmail.com


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A Quality Inspection When You Need It

A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. The Home Inspection Service will provide you with a thorough inspection and a report you can rely on. 

Are you:

  • buying a new property and want to be sure of what you're getting?
  • selling a property and want to eliminate possible problems that could delay or lose a sale?
  • a current homeowner and want an evaluation and advice about any maintenance and safety issues for your home?

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or ready to downsize the family home, I’ll give you the information you need to make a confident decision. 

Licensed & Certified

As a TREC-Licensed Home Inspector (#20706) trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), I follow a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice. This means that I’ll inspect all of the visible and accessible systems and components of the home inside and out, from the foundation to the roof. I also abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which protects your interests.

I understand that real estate transactions are time-sensitive, so I’m happy to accommodate your busy schedule. Following your inspection, I will compile my findings in an easy-to-understand report that includes detailed descriptions and digital photos of any defects or safety issues I’ve discovered. I will email your report within 72 hours or as quickly as 24 hours if needed, and my job isn’t finished until you understand everything in it.

You can verify my credentials at the Texas Real Estate Commission by entering my number, 20706, in the search box.

TREC License Lookup

You are also invited to review my membership at International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, of which I am a proud member:



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1. Do you sell my information to third parties? In a word, no. I have never dne this, and have no intention of ever doing so. Your report is yours alone.

2. How much does a home inspection cost? The cost depends on the location, size, age and style of the home. I can usually provide an accurate quote within minutes once I have that information. If you don't know this information, it's okay to just give me the address. I can usually get what I need to know from the Internet.

3. What can I expect to get when I get a home inspection?  Click on the link at the left titled "What's Inspected" for details about the systems and components I inspect. Also, click on the link titled "Sample Report" to get an idea of what your report will look like. I'll report on any item I find that is a safety concern or could be a costly repair. In addition to your home inspection report, I'll provide a free Home Energy Report™ at your request.

4. Can I be there when you do the inspection? I strongly recommend that you attend your inspection so that I can describe my process, explain my findings and share information with you about important maintenance items.

5. I only want a roof inspection. Can you do this? If you want only certain items inspected, of course!

6. Do you inspect for termites? If I find indications of a termite infestation or other wood-destroying insect activity, I can recommend a state licensed exterminator who can perform a full evaluation and remediation, if necessary.

7. Can you repair listed defects?  The code of ethics of both TREC and the International Association of Certified Home inspectors (INTERNACHI) prohibits home inspector from performing repairs to items we inspect for a full year from the date of the inspection. This is for the consumer's protection and to avoid a conflict of interest.

8. I got an inspection from you and the deal fell through. Will you do another inspection at a discount? I consider my clients my customers for life, and I value your business! Please contact me to discuss this further.

9. What is the difference between a buyer's inspection, a seller's inspection, and a realtor's inspection? Let's keep this one simple. The difference is you, the client. I provide the same thorough and objective report regardless of who the client is. My clients deserve complete information whether they are buying or selling the home or property.  

10. Who can read my inspection report? Only you, and those you wish to share it with. I respect your privacy, and will not share the information in any way without your permission.

11. Must defective items be repaired? The seller is not required to repair any defects or deficiencies noted in my report. However, such items can be negotiated, as can the sales price. This is a discussion you should have with your broker or Realtor. If you are selling the home, my Pre-Listing Seller's Inspection will help you devise a to-do list that can make the home show better, and I can also recommend reputable contractors. If you're buying the home, I can help you plan and budget for short-term and long-term repairs and upgrades.











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