Des Moines Home Inspection Services
you get when you hire Pacific Northwest Building Inspections to inspect your potential Des Moines dream
Expertise. Pacific Northwest Building Inspections has conducted over 3,000
in the Des Moines area and has the
expertise to provide you with an unbiased, comprehensive
overview of the property you intend to buy.
Knowledge. Because of the thoroughness of each Pacific Northwest Building Inspections home
inspection, you will have complete insight into every
existing issue – and even potential future concerns –
that may affect not only the purchase price, but also
whether or not you proceed with the transaction.
Peace of mind. Most of all, you can be assured that
you will know, after a Pacific Northwest Building Inspections home inspection, if your intended Des Moines
purchase is right for you.
What Kind of
Inspections Does Pacific Northwest Building Inspections Conduct?
• Des Moines Seller’s Pre-listing Inspection
• Des Moines Buyer’s Pre-purchase Inspection
• Multi-family Dwellings
• Des Moines Commercial Property
• New Construction: Foundation, Pre-Dry Wall, Final
• Apartment, Condominium, Townhouse
• Maintenance/home Improvement
• Isolation System Inspection
• Des Moines Infrared Thermography
• Des Moines Mold Inspections
• Water Damage Inspections
• Electrical panel and machinery
• One-year Warranty Inspections
• Discovery and expert witness for real estate and
Inclusive Report of Findings
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections
takes advantage of the most advanced technology available
today so a full report will be available onsite at the
conclusion of the inspection. Pacific Northwest Building Inspections incorporates digital (and
infrared upon request) photographs taken during the
inspection into the report.
Through a unique process, Pacific Northwest Building Inspections
creates the findings and components directory pages with
referenced photographs to incorporate into the Uniform
Building Inspection Report Manual for distribution to the
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.
Comprehensive Des Moines Home Inspection, Inside and Out
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections
will examine every aspect of your property, including:
• Retaining walls
• Driveways and walkways
• Basement and crawl spaces
• Roof and gutters
• Siding and trim
• Doors and windows
• Chimney and fireplace
• Major appliances
• Electrical systems
• Water heater
• Plumbing systems
• Heating systems
• Air conditioning
• Porches and decks
• Spas or hot tubs