selling? Schedule a
pre-listing Inspection to uncover items that are
sure to come up in a buyer’s inspection. Maintain the
integrity of your home and eliminate costly bargaining
chips that decrease the sale price of your real estate
About to buy?
From new construction to properties on the National
Historic Registry, any home you consider purchasing
requires a thorough inspection. Schedule a
pre-purchase inspection to help you find any
potential items that may factor into your buying
decision, give you leverage in renegotiating the sale
price, or allow you to request repairs before closing.
property typically involves a significant investment. Every
building, whether an apartment building, storage facility,
or grocery store, needs to be completely inspected prior to
purchase in order to properly protect that investment.
A key part of
commercial inspections is
thermography. An infrared inspection of electrical
panels and machinery helps identify areas that consume
higher amounts of energy than necessary. Infrared
thermography can also
potential water leaks in the overall structure of
infrared thermography with your inspection before you close
the sale to find any issues that may cost hundreds of
thousands to repair later.
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections considers
to be one of the most important tools in a Des Moines
home inspector’s tool bag. A scientific process that
essentially measures thermal or infrared energy, infrared
thermography can detect insulation, air leakage, water,
electrical, heating, and cooling problems.
Without any disruptive – or destructive –
exploration, Pacific Northwest Building Inspections can discover water leaks around
windows, doors, interior and exterior walls, roofs,
and water pipes. Wall insulation and the heating and
cooling efficiency of windows and doors can also be
assessed by using an infrared camera.
Information About Des Moines, Washington
There is no
evidence that Indian tribes had permanent settlements in Des
Moines. However, there is ample evidence that the Duwamish
and Muckleshoot Indian tribes came to Des Moines for fishing
What was to
become Des Moines was first sighted by Europeans on May 26,
1792 during the exploration of British naval Captain George
Vancouver on his flagship HMS Discovery. The first Americans
to visit the area were part of Charles Wilkes' Expedition.
known settler was John Moore who probably arrived about
1867. His homestead claim certificate (#285) was granted on
July 2, 1872.
In 1887 F.A.
Blasher persuaded some friends in his home city of Des
Moines, Iowa, to help finance the development of town on
Puget Sound. The work was done by the Des Moines Improvement
Company. In 1889 the area was platted into lots and sold
by the Des Moines Improvement Company, which had been
incorporated by F. A. Blasher, Orin Watts Barlow, Charles M.
Johnson, and John W. Kleeb. Lumber mills provided the
community with its primary employment.
transportation to Des Moines was by water. The Mosquito
Fleet provided access to Seattle, Tacoma, and Vashon Island.
The first road, the Brick Highway, was completed in May
1916. The first cross-Puget Sound automobile ferry started
service from Des Moines to Portage on November 13, 1916.
This ferry service continued until September 1921. Before
World War II farming fueled the local economy.
war, suburbanization of the community occurred. With
increased population, the county government was unable to
supply the level of service and local control desired by Des
Moines residents. In response to this, Des Moines was
officially incorporated on June 17, 1959.
most visible asset is its 838-berth small boat marina that
was opened on May 10, 1970. In 1980, a 670 foot concrete and
aluminum fishing pier was built at the north end of the