If you are in the market for a farm in the greater Houston area, don’t make a blind decision. Investing in farmland is a major investment, and you need to have all the facts before you sign on the dotted line. At Magnolia Home Inspection Services, we’re experienced in working with farmers and ranchers in the property purchasing process. We will give you the information you need to make the right decision.

Farm and Ranch Inspections

Building Types

Most farms come equipped with a variety of structures on the property. In addition to home inspections, we are also trained to inspect barns, stables, and workshops. If you plan to use the barn for purposes other than housing animals, we can evaluate the structure and make recommended changes to meet your new plans. Barndominiums, for example, are becoming increasingly popular as property owners combine both living quarters and the barn in one building. If you are thinking of making these kinds of changes, we will help you think through the cost and work that will need to be completed to make the barn safe and habitable.

Barn Inspections

As a farmer, you know how important it is to have a safe residence for your livestock. We thoroughly inspect the barn for the following hazards and issues:

  • Kick damage from horses or livestock
  • Manure piles deposited too close to the barn’s exterior
  • Excessive dust
  • Exposed nails, sharp edges, and splinters
  • Non-GFCI protected lights and electrical receptacles
  • Outdated or overloaded electrical systems
  • Exposed electrical wires
  • Lack of ventilation or shade in livestock pens
  • Insufficient room at the feed rack for animals to eat
  • Farm implements and machinery stored too near animals or in the path of people
  • Fire hazards

Additional Inspection Items

In addition to the above-mentioned building types, we charge a flat fee per building for any other outbuilding that requires an inspection. We also provide well and septic inspections, outdoor kitchen inspections, and pool and spa inspections. Every property is unique, and our team of inspectors is trained to assess all of your property’s unique needs to provide the information you need to make an informed purchase.

Request a Quote

Before you purchase a ranch or farm near Houston, call Magnolia. We’ve completed many farm and ranch inspections in the area, and we know what to look for. Request a quote now or call (832) 303-8048 for more information.

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