Inspecting homes in Metairie is a little different than in the older parts of town. In Metairie we find newer construction. That means homes are constructed with more current structural components and built to minimum code. Because of this, in Metairie we really focus on the attic and look for clues on the exterior and interior that can tell us something about the inside of the walls.
We look for proper construction techniques. We must also pay close attention to the foundation and one way to do this is to take a relative elevation survey of the slab (or raised foundation) that can tell us if subsidence (sinking soils) is a factor. We perform the survey for free on every home we inspect in Metairie.