Buying an Orange County home can be an exciting experience, but there’s a lot involved with the home buying process.
One of the most important things that a Home Buyer will have to pay for when they buy a home is a Geological Inspection. This inspection will educate you on the condition of the soil where your new home is located and whether it is stable or not, whether it contains any toxic chemicals and if it is strong enough to resist potential landslides or other natural disasters.
How Much Does A Geological Inspection Cost?
A Geological Inspection can cost up to $1,500 depending on the Geological Inspector. Even though you as a home buyer may sigh at the thought of paying another cost like this, the Geological Inspector really does a lot of work to give any homeowner piece of mind; some of things they do include:
- Liquefaction Testing – This geological test is important for homeowners who are planning on buying homes in flood plains, flat land or areas that once were river beds, hundreds or thousands of years ago. Liquefaction can occur when land shakes so much during an earthquake that it becomes like liquid.
- Drainage – It’s important for you as a homeowner to know everything you can about the property the home is built on, especially how the soil drains. In the event of a heavy rain season like we had several years ago, you will want to have confidence that rain water will drain away from your home and not affect the home’s foundation.
- Erosion – Besides drainage, it’s also important to know how erosion is affecting the soil that the home is built on, especially if the home is built on a hill because. There have been many homeowners in Orange County over the last few years who have lost their homes due to landslides. The most recent of which was in Laguna Beach in 2005.
Have Confidence With A Geological Inspection
Another great thing that comes with having a Geological Inspection is the confidence that you will get from knowing that the land your home is built on is sound and they can also have confidence thanks to a Geological Inspection when they plan on selling their home in the future. To learn more about Geological Inspections or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling (949) 272-0125.