|Gregory F. Martins, P.E. HOME INSPECTIONS
|What is an Inspection?
A home inspection provides assistance in evaluating the condition of a home before you buy or sell. The main focus of the inspection is on the grounds, drainage, roof, windows, structure, foundation, electrical, plumbing and heating systems. A typical inspection takes about two hours.
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|LOCATED AT: 84-21 101 Street, Queens, New York 11418|
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|Testimonials – What Our Clients Have to Say:|
|“With the prices for houses so high, I’m happy I used this Professional Engineer. It was worth the peace of mind.”
-L. Jackson – Queens, NY
|“Greg did an excellent job for us. He helped us to negotiate a lower price on the house, based on the problems he discovered.”
-P. Knapp – Manhattan, NY
|“This Engineer does a very thorough inspection. He gave us a detailed written report. He’s very good.”
-N. Santiago – Bronx, NY
|“Don’t risk buying without a Professional Engineering Inspection. He found a lot of problems we didn’t even see.”
-G. Robieri – Queens, NY
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Gregory was the first home inspector that I had the privilege of working with and boy did he set the bar high. He is a very detail oriented and comprehensive engineer. His observations were so insightful that it demonstrated his years of experience. During the entire inspection, he explained everything to me and my family and was very patient with questions. He also asked a lot of questions of the home owners. After the inspection, he delivered a very detailed 18 page report with thoughtful cost estimates on repairs. Highly recommended and I will surely be asking of his services again.
– Mohammed M. – Long Island City, NY
My parents and I hired Gregory for an inspection of a property in Long Island before we went ahead with purchasing and moving in. He gave it a thorough look and found water damage that we hadn’t caught and would have never had taken care of without his expert eye. We’ve always been firm believers in home inspection before signing any agreements and moving, and I would highly recommend Gregory Martins for the job. Efficient, professional and thorough!
– Dani F. – Brooklyn, NY
My siblings and I hired Mr. Gregory Martins to conduct a building inspection of a prospective multi-use building. Greg showed up before we did and was already looking at the exterior of the building and taking notes. He was very detailed and meticulous and made sure we understood his comments along the way and made sure to answer any questions we had throughout the inspection period. Greg was not shy to look through everything to ensure nothing was missed, and even made a point to show the seller some of the big safety related issues. Greg’s report was very professional and detailed and we received it earlier than expected, which was a plus! He may not be the cheapest option you’ll find online but to us it was worth every penny and would use his service again in the future. He’s a Structural Civil Engineer which was very important to us as we’re Engineers as well and wanted to make sure we were utilizing an expert for the building inspection.
– J. C. – Forest Hills, NY
He is very meticulous and thorough and was professional. He showed up on time, explained everything to me, and wrote a detailed report. He is responsive to emails and phone calls. Although he doesn’t always pick up the phone, he does return phone calls promptly.
– Ana C. – Maspeth, NY
Meticulous would be an understatement. Gregory left literally no stone unturned and performed a completely exhaustive inspection of a property we are considering purchase. He uncovered many issues that we are very glad to be aware of, and we’re very glad we listened to the many other positive reviews here and gave Gregory a call. We are delighted and strongly recommend him. Gregory was punctual, comprehensive, straightforward, and his turnaround time for the report was incredibly fast. Thank you, Gregory!
– Lauren C. – New York, NY
I hired Gregory twice, once in the summer 2014 and again last week. I cannot say enough positive things about him. His eagle eye does not miss a single detail during inspections. He is also very knowledgeable about all matters house related should you have questions such as repair cost estimates and what is required by law. He is also super professional, yet easy to relate to. His inspection reports are prompt and capture all details. Don’t hesitate and call Gregory if you need an inspection.
– David A. – Jamaica, NY
I found Gregory after searching online for various home inspectors. His price was reasonable and he was able to schedule me for an inspection a few days after the call. Gregory was very professional and did a thorough job. After the inspection because of the amount of work the house required we decided not to go forward with it. A few weeks later my husband and I found a home that we were in love with and I didn’t hesitate to call Gregory for the inspection. Like the first time he was very meticulous and within a few days we received our inspection report. His price is right and I think he does a great job. I would recommend his services without reservation.
– Ayana B. – East Elmhurst, NY
I called Gregory to inspect a studio co-op apartment I am purchasing in Kew Gardens, Queens. Initially I felt the inspection price was a little high for such a small apartment, and there was no discount for it being a studio. However, I was impressed by the great reviews posted by others about Gregory online and by the fact that he is not just a home inspector but also a Civil/Structural Engineer. So I decided to give him a shot, and he did not disappoint.
Gregory was professional, reliable, and thorough. He was extremely accommodating and flexible in setting up the appointment, which required a lot of back and forth phone calls because I had to coordinate his availability with myself and several other busy people who needed to be present. During this process he always returned my calls in a timely manner. He even allowed me to confirm my appointment with him just 2 hours before the scheduled inspection time – a gesture I really appreciated!
When we finally did the inspection he was very patient and took extra time to address the specific concerns I had about the apartment. I felt very reassured by his advice. The entire inspection process took about 40 minutes. A few days later he e-mailed me an incredibly detailed report.
One thing to keep in mind is that Gregory’s inspection is visual. That means if you need to dig deeper into one of his findings, you will need to hire the appropriate specialist (e.g. plumber, electrician, etc.) However, he has a highly trained eye that will arm you with the information you need to solve a wide variety of potential problems more quickly and more efficiently than you ever would be able to without him. I was really amazed at what an expert like him was able to ascertain in such a short time. He is a smart investment for your future home purchase and I recommend him very highly!
– Matthew N. – Rego Park, NY
Gregory did an excellent job with our home inspection. We were interested in purchasing a property built in 1901 and were concerned about some structural and safety issues. Gregory was incredibly thorough and his 18 page report was clear, easy to follow and highlighted issues big and small. The information he provided in his report really helped us to get a clearer understanding of the extent of repairs the house needed. He is also very polite and professional. Happy to recommend Gregory!
– Ai H. – Corona, NY
Gregory Martins is amazing. My husband and I hired him to inspect a 1940 one-family home with detached garage in Astoria, Queens, which he completed impressively–and in a torrential downpour no less. Gregory comes across as quiet and unassuming, with his lanky form and clipboard and ballpoint pen in hand, but he is stealthily taking in EVERYTHING. Knowledgeable, conscientious, patient in explaining things, professional, trustworthy, and THOROUGH, we were left in awe of his work.
The report Gregory provided was extensive yet concise, practical, easy to understand, and beyond useful (we recommend paying the extra $50 for the estimated costs). As new home buyers, we learned so much about the “hidden” costs of buying an old home–even one that appears to be in good condition–and he hugely informed our buying decision.
When choosing a home inspector (which frankly we knew nothing about), we choose Gregory based on Yelp reviews and the fact that, unlike other professional engineering firms, we were getting Gregory, not just one of several engineers on staff. In addition, if you work with Gregory you’ll speak with Rosa on the phone, and she is responsive, helpful, and so lovely. In short, we’re ready to start a Gregory Martins Fan Club–you should absolutely hire him for your home inspection.
– Emilie P. – New York, NY
I hired Gregory on two occasions to do inspections for me, once for an old house, and once for a new construction. His insight into every little detail is absolutely essential in buying a home. I feel like I will be referring to his report as the years go by to head off potential issues. He has a very keen eye to where water can be an issue and is very focused on the homeowner’s safety. I will be recommending him to all home buyers I come across.
– Tom M. – New York, NY
I contacted Gregory Martins for a town house I wanted to purchase in Rockaway Park. I spoke with his assistant Rosa who was very friendly and eager to help. When I spoke with Gregory to schedule the appointment he was very patient as he explained the home inspection process.
During the home inspection Gregory asked the owner pertinent questions about the house. Gregory explained all his findings to me as he inspected the home. During the inspection Gregory addressed all my questions. I received a very detailed report three days after the home inspection was completed.
A home inspection is a very important component of the home buying process. It is important to have a experienced professional conduct the inspection. I am happy that I got a home inspection because it provided me with very valuable information before purchasing my home. The home buying process can be very stressful and that is why it is important to get advice from an experienced professional.
Gregory Martins provides knowledgeable, professional and courteous service. I highly recommend him for your home inspection!
– Charon S. – Far Rockaway, NY
I contracted Gregory to do a home inspection for me last week Thursday and could not have been more pleased. I honestly can’t imagine how any other inspector could have been better. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, detail oriented, great communicator, patient and prompt. He arrived at the home to be inspected before I did and used the opportunity to begin a visual inspection of the roof with his binoculars from across the street. He then went through a rigorous two hour inspection of the home with my family and I. At the end of the process he waited around patiently talking to us on the sidewalk answering all of our questions. And to top it off his 18 page inspection report is great and includes a cost estimate of all the recommended repairs.
– David A. – Jamaica, NY
My cousin needed a home inspection for a place he had his eye on in Ridgewood. He wanted someone who’d know their stuff, given that the place hadn’t been lived in for about a year and a half. He got a referral to have Gregory take a look. Mr. Martins was extremely thorough throughout the entire process from the questions he asked of the realtor right down to taking a detailed look at some flooring in a back room that looked off to him. He even prepared a lengthy assessment of everything during the inspection and provided a copy to my cousin for his own records – unasked. A good professional evaluator.
– Chris F. – Cambria Heights, NY
We are extremely grateful to you for your knowledge and professionalism. The report you sent is comprehensive and clear and has clarified a lot of things for us. Thank you again. We will certainly reach out to you if we need another inspection and will recommend you whenever possible.
– Fursey M. – Far Rockaway, NY
I doubted a bit when calling Greg because he charges a bit more than a few other inspectors I called for apartment inspections. But overall in my opinion he is very professional and thorough. He explains his findings onsite very well and his report is very neat and professionally written – you can tell he spent time on the report. The quality of the report delivered is higher than my expectation.
– Marsha J. – Manhattan, NY
Thank you Gregory for your thorough inspection of the property. You saved us from making a $300,000 mistake! Hopefully the sellers are willing to work with us. Otherwise there are other properties on the market.
– Peter E. – College Point, NY
Gregory was very helpful and professional. He inspected a home we had an offer accepted on and walked us through the various aspects of the house, from top to bottom, identifying which needed help. The owners were present, but he was unfazed and unafraid to speak his mind and identify any and all issues he could tell would sooner or later become an issue for us. In the end, he wrote up a complete report including cost estimate, urgency of attention, predicted life span of component and specific details for each aspect of the house. In the end, the true cost of making the home last another 10 (let alone 30!) years was far more than the owner or real estate agents let on. If we took the deal, we would have been up to our eyeballs in debt, persistently repairing (or saving up for repairs) or maybe worse–sued by a passerby for an undiagnosed issue we had not (yet) taken care of! We thank Gregory for saving us from this potential money pit and having a keen eye at identifying the small details easily overlooked.
– Seth G. – Bronx, NY
The engineer inspected a home we were planning on purchasing for structure, plumbing, electrical and all other matters that generally go with a home inspection. The engineer was already at the house when we arrived. He was calm under difficult circumstances. He was informative and helpful, answering all my questions as we went through the house. The inspection brought to light a great deal of work we otherwise would not have realized. Our inspection included estimated costs, which I am using to see if we can negotiate a lower price for the house.
– Rose M. – South Ozone Park, NY
He inspected the house for structural defects, including foundation cracks, water leakage into the garage, cracks in the brick walls, sidewalk and retaining wall. The experience with Mr. Martins was very positive. He arrived on time and spent nearly 2 hours doing a very thorough structural visual inspection of the house. We did not do a complete home inspection, since we have owed the home for over 9 years and had only some concerns with the structure. Mr. Martins pointed out some areas that needed addressing such as drainage around the foundation to help alleviate further settling, he recommended waterproofing the concrete slab over our garage to prevent water leakage, installing a steel support structure inside the garage extension, and installing new steel lentils over each window and door opening to alleviate cracking in the brick walls. He was very courteous and answered all my questions satisfactorily. We recommend him highly to anyone needing a home inspection, particularly with structural concerns, since he is a licensed professional engineer.
– Mark F. – Middle Village, NY
We had damage from Hurricane Sandy to our basement/foundation. Requested an inspection/educated opinion on damage and changes in water levels surrounding the house. Inspection was thorough and accurate. The report formatted well and was submitted to the insurance company as verification of additional damage not submitted by the adjuster. He showed up on time and on the weekend. Was thorough in examining basement, foundation and exterior of the house. Explained recommendations verbally prior to leaving. Report submitted electronically quickly and professionally.
– John D. – East Rockaway, NY
House Inspection, exterior and interior, plus termite inspection. Mr. Martins performed an absolutely scrupulous inspection of the house and property we were considering for purchase–including a termite report. His inspection report, available a couple of days later, was thorough, leaving nothing out. He discovered a number of structural issues, safety concerns and other maintenance problems that we would need to address, and Mr. Martins’ report provided a realistic cost estimate for each repair. He also noted areas he was unable to inspect because they were partially blocked. Mr. Martins performed his job with expertise and the highest degree of professionalism, and in this case we passed on the house, so he saved us a great deal of money. We certainly will use him again. Every grade in the overall experience should be A++!
– Jim S. – Long Island, NY
Gregory Martins performed a detailed inspection of a new construction apartment that I am in the process of purchasing. He was able to point out issues that I would not have noticed on my own. It was a great inspection. Gregory was on time, and accommodated me on short notice. He left no stone unturned, and I was able to get the developer to make the necessary changes that he indicated in his report. I am very grateful.
– Melissa J. – Brooklyn, NY
Home inspection: deliverables included a detailed written narrative report, price estimates for repairs, and a termite report. We needed a home inspector for our potential property purchase in the Ridgewood/Glendale area of Queens, NY. After checking on-line for licensed engineers specializing in home inspection in the area–we used some home-inspection industry associations to verify affiliation and credentials (http://www.ashi.org/) is one of them. The search turned up three “good-looking” potential inspectors, all providing the narrative report including images. All three answered my emails promptly, and all gave upfront estimates. Upon asking for specific references–houses they had inspected in the past 12 months with identical construction as our intended purchase, only one, Gregory, came back with specific locations. Convinced Gregory was our person, we booked him in. We had a horrible day–the snow was heavy this winter in NYC, and the ground was covered with snow and it was sleeting at the time of inspection. No matter, the inspection must go on. Unfortunately, we could not inspect the roof, but given the owners’ own time in the house, he determined the actual life-left in the roofing system. Taking into account the original skylights, documenting some leakage, he could confidently give us the report the roof needed to be replaced sooner rather than later. Gregory spent nearly two hours at the home, going through every detail we had originally considered an issue, and found several trouble-spots we had missed/would have never thought of–an example was the ladder to the roof–NYC code states it needs to be metal; it was wooden. Overall, he was great; showed up on time, delivered the report completely detailed as promised, and on time. His best comment was, when we asked him about what he thought about the property, what was “good” about it, he replied, “You will have to ask your real estate agent about that. My job is to find out what is wrong with the property.” On the do and do not front: Do: Your research into the home inspector–check his professional affiliations; do your own walk-through and document where you see issues, and then bring that list along with you for the home inspector. Don’t: let price dictate the engineer you select–the cheapest is not always the best. Finally, as the day was miserable and we could not get to the roof, Gregory agreed to come back and re-inspect the areas in question and to head up on the roof/ exterior crawlspace for an additional nominal fee at our convenience.
– Christopher J. – Glendale, NY
He did a home inspection for me. He checked the exterior and interior of the home and did a check of the roof. His price was what he advertised on his website. He did charge me additional to provide estimates for work he recommended to be done and he gave me a senior discount. The price was fair for the service performed. The service was great! He emailed me a lengthy report. It was very detailed and thorough. I did call him back with questions and he responded that same day. He was also on time for the appointment.
– Arthur L. – Bronx, NY
I can’t thank you enough for your detailed report. Also, thank you for coming out to us on short notice. While we anticipated several of the issues you raised, we missed some others. The estimated cost to repair is helpful and gives us a realistic idea of how much will need to go into the apartment right away. We look forward to raising these issues with the broker and hearing their response.
– Kym L. – New York, NY
I used Gregory Martins to do my home inspection seven years ago. After looking at several homes in Brooklyn, I finally came across the one that I felt was a fabulous fit for my needs. I made an appointment with Mr. Martins to view the house. He was extremely professional and explained the entire inspection process and the report he would be e-mailing us. He did a thorough inspection of the house (everything from basement to roof). He spoke to the home owner and at the end of the inspection gave us a list of possible issues with the house. One of the issues he warned us about was the basement with it’s full bath and kitchen and the issues that it presented. Afterwards, he provided us with the written home inspection report and made sure to write up his findings on the basement. With his inspection report we were able to have the home owner lower her asking price.
Over the years, I have kept reviewing his home inspection report. He had informed us of several issues and what the cost of the repairs may be when he inspected the house. As time passed some of those issues became reality and his projected cost was very close to what we paid. A few months ago, we had the Department of Buildings come to our house and were looking at the possibilities of thousands of dollars in fines for the basement if we could not prove that we did not do the work. When we went to ECB Court, we were able to produce Mr. Martins inspection with it’s thorough description and had the fines tossed out. He saved me at least ten thousand dollars in fines.
Mr. Martins was very professional, responded quickly to all my calls and inquiries (pre and post inspection), his price was reasonable and he managed to save me tons of money at the time I bought the house as well as afterwards!!!!
– Nancy D. – Brooklyn, NY
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