Services

Home Buyer Inspections

NO BIG DEAL OR DEAL BREAKER? CALL HANCOCK TO FIND OUT!

Home Buyer InspectionsResearch indicates the average home inspection yields between 8 to 12 deficiencies. In reality, most homes could have 3 to 4 times that amount! Choose a home inspector who will evaluate every structure on a 1000-point checklist. Most problems are minor, but knowing about them before you buy can save you time and money down the road.

Hancock is 100% independent and stakes his reputation on your satisfaction.

Most people are overwhelmed with the time and effort involved in buying a home. Finding time to fill out documents, run papers around town and juggle appointments between realtors, banks and insurance agents is not an easy task. That is why you need a home inspector who takes a personal interest in your satisfaction. Wade Hancock will perform an independent, comprehensive inspection and will take the time to explain his findings to you so that there are no surprises after you move in.

Hancock only has one goal for any inspection: YOUR COMPLETE SATISFACTION!

Warranty Inspections

Is your home warranty about to expire? It’s time to call a professional!

warranty inspectionsHow can you be sure that an unforeseen or hidden problem isn’t on the verge of costing you a lot of money? Don’t wait until after your warranty expires to find out – it’ll be too late.

A problem caught early often pays for itself!

Now is the time to have your home assessed by a licensed professional and independent Inspector. Wade Hancock of Hancock Consulting and Inspections (TREC #20451) puts his name on the line to provide your family with one of the most thorough inspections in the state of Texas. Wade will identify any problem which need to be addressed before your warranty expires, and will help you make an educated decision about extending your home warranty.

If 10 problem items aren’t identified, your inspection is FREE! You have nothing to lose!

New Construction

DONE OR DONE RIGHT? CALL HANCOCK TO FIND OUT!

new constructionMost folks believe they will have fewer problem items on a newly constructed home; this mindset could be a costly mistake. While time will help to expose maintenance issues, the quality of construction, or lack of quality is with your home from the very beginning.

Interesting fact: Up to 90% of the settling of a foundation usually occurs within the first two years of construction.

Hancock is 100% Independent which means neither your real estate agent, general contractor or any subcontractors’ interests are not of any concern to Hancock. Our allegiance is to you and you alone.

Let Hancock help to provide peace of mind and help ensure you are getting the home of your dreams.

Now Offering Thermal Imaging!

We help find hidden problems that can save our clients’ money and time with our new Thermal Imaging Services!

Our infrared imaging camera measures and photographs the non-visible
infrared radiation that is emitted by all objects. With this, we can
visualize and document minute gradients in the surface temperatures of
materials, such as walls and ceilings. This technology helps detect moisture
issues (even before they become visible to the eye), insulation and air
infiltration deficiencies and electrical component malfunctions. Hancock
Inspections is trained and qualified to perform thermal scans in conjunction
with your commercial or home inspection or as a stand-alone service.

Infrared inspections are a non-destructive, non-contact and cost-effective
way to detect and document defects. Whether it is a time-sensitive
emergency, preventative measure, or general inspection, our Thermal Imaging
service will help you stay on track and avoid those hidden problems.

WDI – Wood Destroying Insect Inspections

Identify Active or Prior Infestations of Termites, Carpenter Ants and Other Wood Destroying Insects!

Insect inspection Our highly trained and experienced WDI inspectors will perform a full, visual examination of your home to identify any active or prior infestations of termites, carpenter ants and other wood destroying insects. With our reports you will receive a verbal explanation on site as well as all the required documentation for your lender. Our inspectors also identify any “Conducive Conditions” (Conditions favorable for Wood Destroying Insects) that exist on the property.

We have vetted several support vendors who perform this service for us. They are all experts in their field and we believe provide a higher level of service than any stand-alone home inspector could possibly deliver.

As always, we will perform the scheduling, payment and report delivery. One call from you does it all.

Septic Inspections – Aerobic and Conventional

Identify problem items associated with your septic system before it’s too late!

Septic Inspection Our experienced NAWT and TCEQ certified inspectors will identify any problem items with your septic system. Along with obtaining and providing you with county records, a comprehensive evaluation of your system will be performed. Functional performance of all the equipment, panels and alarms as well as a visual inspection of the tank and lines ensures you receive all the information needed to make a good decision.

We have seen five (5) year old systems fail and fifty (50) year old systems pass. The only way to know for sure what you are buying is to have your system inspected properly.

NOTE: In order to properly inspect a septic system it MUST be pumped out. This can be facilitated by us as well, or in some cases the seller may provide this portion of the service. We will coordinate it all for you.

We have vetted several support vendors who perform this service for us. They are all experts in their field and we believe provide a higher level of service than any stand-alone home inspector could possibly deliver.

As always, we will perform the scheduling, payment and report delivery. One call from you does it all.

Pool and Spa

Rest and Relaxation? Or, Repairs and Stressful Situations?

Pool Let us inspect your pool or spa and all associated equipment prior to closing. Problem items could exist that might influence your negotiations. You will receive a complete functional performance evaluation of all the systems of your pool or spa including fit and finsh.

We have vetted several support vendors who perform this service for us. They are all experts in their field and we believe provide a higher level of service than any stand-alone home inspector could possibly deliver.

As always, we will perform the scheduling, payment and report delivery. One call from you does it all.

Well Inspections and Water Quality Evaluations

Want to know what is in your drinking water? Give Hancock a call today!

Well inspectionThe water you drink and use affects your everyday life. It could affect your overall health as well. Our qualified inspector will evaluate your well system from tip to pump to make sure you are buying healthy equipment. Also, we can provide water quality evaluations that will test for bacteria, water hardness, sulfur and iron content. Water samples collected on site will be sent to Texas State University for lab analysis and results are typically available within a couple of days.

We have vetted several support vendors who perform this service for us. They are all experts in their field and we believe provide a higher level of service than any stand-alone home inspector could possibly deliver.

As always, we will perform the scheduling, payment and report delivery. One call from you does it all.

Air Quality including MOLD

If you are concerned about the air you will be breathing, we have you covered!

Air Our technicians will obtain samples of air from immediately outside your new home as well as at least one (1) sample from the interior (depending on the requirements of your home more samples may be required). These samples are then sent to a laboratory for analysis. Air quality results (including MOLD) will be delivered in just a few days.

We have vetted support vendors who perform this service for us. They are all experts in their field and we believe provide a higher level of service than any stand-alone home inspector could possibly deliver.

As always, we will perform the scheduling, payment and report delivery. One call from you does it all.

Testimonials

“I used Wade for a new construction home, to do 3 inspections. He is absolutely fantastic. He is very knowledgeable, very thorough, and very good at explaining everything in easy to understand language. He runs his business with integrity and actually has the clients’ interests at heart. He, or his wife Lisa is is equally as superb, are available all the time it seems for questions, concerns, etc. Their response time to e-mail and phone call is always within 15 minutes in my experience, and they really work with you through the many changing time frames of the home building process. The value is exceptional for the quality of work and the perfect customer service you get from Hancock Consulting. I cannot recommend them enough. From start to finish, they really take a lot of the stress out building a home, and knowing that it is getting done right to make a safe, quality environment for our family. If you want the job done right, with someone you can trust, who actually goes the extra mile, choose Hancock Consulting.”

– Eric H., New Braunfels, TX 2013
via Yelp

“Mr. Wade Hancock was prompt and professional. He submitted the full report within the promised time.  Report was very detailed with pictures kept near findings. I had originally schedule my inspection with another company whose wife pulled the whole, we do this and no other inspectors won’t or don’t do this” kind of deal.  It was just annoying because only customers would know that.  She, by the way, was wrong because many things she says only her inspector guy does, Wade Hancock definitely did it.  I will recommend him to all my friends and family.”

-Daria G., Converse, Texas 2015

via YELP

“have used Wade Hancock for TWO inspections in New Braunfels, TX of older homes (1936 and 1922, respectively). He really takes the time to go through EVERY LITTLE THING with you and explain the importance of each issue. He is very timely with his report (I received both of mine the next day) and the report is very detailed with several pictures. Because of him I did not go through with the first home puchase and because of him I felt comfortable going into the second purchase!”

-Mina M., New Braunfels, Texas

via YELP