Quality over Quantity

your premier Baltimore/ Washington, D.C. Metro home inspection company

and neutral third party chimney inspection service company

Deck plate home inspections

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Experience matters.

we offer the best team and services.  one call does it all.  our office manager is on standby via phone, text, or email to discuss your home inspection needs.   

our services include:  home inspections for buyers and sellers, chimney, mold and indoor Air quality testing, radon, termite, water, well and septic, and sewer scope Inspections.  

all of our full home inspections come with a free warranty package which includes:  90 day warranty, moldsafe, platinum roof protection, sewergard, recallchek, and a homeowners resource for getting set up in your new home.  sellers who order a home inspection also receive the warranties which are transferable to the buyer.  

buying or selling a home is 

one of the biggest decisions you will ever make.  

it is not the time to shop for a cheap inspection.  

the cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected.  if you are purchasing or considering selling, you have been doing a lot of number crunching:  closing costs, mortgage loans, contractors, etc.  we have the experience, years, and credentials to complete the best inspection for you with the best tools to identify potentially costly issues during the buying or selling process.  we earn our fees many times over.  we charge more but we do more for you.

our services

2 inspector Team

we offer a 2 inspector team when needed - at no extra charge!  our team has 17 years of combined home inspection experience and can tackle all homes, large and small, with efficiency without sacrificing quality. 

our team

we do chimney inspection (and sweeping)!

.no longer do you have to have the hassle of coordinating your chimney inspection at a different time than your home inspection! dan at deck plate is a licensed chimney sweep who will carry the deck plate "quality over quantity" to his chimney inspections. he is a neutral third party chimney inspector who does not do repair work and can be trusted to give you a thorough chimney inspection. every level 2 chimney inspection comes with a video scan.  

Our chimney page

marine corps and navy veteran owned

the owner and lead inspector has 17 years of military experience and additional qualifications through the navy.  these include:

  • 2 deployments as quality control of vertical construction
  • completion of plumbing and hvac technical schools
  • completion of water treatment course

your personalized report dashboard

our reports are highly detailed and delivered to you in a web link that will transport you to a personalized dashboard one-stop shop with all your reports in one place as well as contact information for all parties-client, buyers agent, and sellers agent.  the reports detail each primary system inspected with pictures, issues found, and recommendations.  if a pdf is needed, you may download a pdf version of the report.  reports are delivered usually within 24 hours of completion of a home inspection.  visit our sample reports page for more detail and video.

sample report

tap score water testing

we offer tap score water testing for well water!  when you select the well plus water package, you will get a water quality score with your well water inspection report.  well plus has more than 50 parameters tested and includes not only the results, but an explanation of what the results mean for your health and how costly it is to fix (if applicable), 

water testing

certifications and licensing

  • ashi certified
  • internachi certified
  • Internachi certified master inspector
  • 2 Navy achievement medals for quality control and planning and estimating
  • maryland home inspector licensed
  • MDE water certified
  • certified chimney sweep
  • member of the national chimney guild
  • industrial trades certificate

our inspectors

What Does "Deck Plate" Mean?

"Deck Plate" is an old navy term coined to describe leaders who know their mission, their people, and develop their people beyond expectations to work as a team and as individuals.  We go beyond checking off boxes, time limits, and the quick hello.  we have hands-on construction experience and promise to empower you with the information you need about the home you are considering.

more certifications and memberships