REAL ESTATE INSPECTION SERVICES


If experience is important to you, then FORTERRE is the inspection company for you. Whether residential or commercial property, FORTERRE is committed to “inspect it once and inspect it right.” With more than 20 years experience as a builder and remodeler, you have made the right choice. As a CA licensed general building contractor, we have a good knowledge of how a building is constructed and how it should perform to its intended purpose. The inspection is non-intrusive, and designed to give you the best general information from observation and experience. Our inspectors are available to give you a personal review, and will provide a written or electronic (PDF) report with digital photos about the property.

In order to do a fair and impartial inspection, FORTERRE will not accept any repair work. Inspections are performed according to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA), and Chapter 9.3 Sections 7195 through 7199 of division 3 of the California Business and Professions Code relating to Home Inspections.

We have many years of experience in the construction trade. We annually updates our education with more than 50 hours of continuing education. We carry liability insurance, and have a California General B Contractor's License and a C-10 Electrical Contractor License. As a CA Inspector, we are committed to performing quality residential, commercial or multi-family building inspections. We inspect property in the greater San Diego area including the cities of, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Poway, Escondido, Ramona, Bonsal, Fallbrook, Valley Center, Julian, Alpine, Lakeside, Jamul, El Cajon, Santee, Spring Valley, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Otay, and San Ysidro.


 
SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS APPRAISALS


If you are considering the purchase or sale of a property that currently has a Photo-voltaic (Electric) Solar generating system, or a Thermal Hot Water system, FORTERRE can provide you with a Property Enhancement Value Appraisal.  Current Home Appraisal systems do not account for the actual performance of energy generation systems, nor their contribution to the monthly operating expenses of the property.  In many cases, the enhanced value from these systems can tip Debt Ratio and Loan-To-Value ratios in favor of the deal.  Our Appraisal includes an actual performance test and site-specific cost savings projection of their operation.  We assess the condition and age of the equipment and provide an expected life span and projected performance curve. Having this real-time data in hand, in addition to a regular property appraisal, will most often sway prospective lenders in establishing a higher overall value.






BUILDING SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE TESTING

Energy Generation Systems performance testing and reporting.
Air leakage and Blower Door Testing.
H.E.R.S. Testing and Rating.
HVAC Performance Testing
Thermal Imaging
Electrical System Performance and Safety Testing