A Full Service Inspection Company Covering
St. Augustine and Northeast Florida

Welcome to Gate House Watch - an InterNachi-certified and Florida-licensed inspector. We serve both residential and commercial properties in many areas of Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Daytona. Our experience in running a construction business is extensive, dating back to 1976.

Full Service Inspection
at a Fair Price

We understand that customers want a full-service inspection at a fair price. We work with independent homeowners, real estate agents and business owners to ensure that potential buyers are well-informed on the property they are considering.

Frequently Asked Questions

1How much do you charge for a residential inspection?
Prices depend on several variables: Is it a condo? A mobile home? A single-family home? How many stories? How many square feet? Does it have a swimming pool? Does it have a crawl space? Prices for traditional inspections will vary from the low $200 to the high $300 range. Some clients have a special need such as a mold, lead or radon inspection. In these cases, there will be an additional cost.
2When will I be told the exact cost?
Give us a call and provide us with the address. In most cases we will be able to tell you the cost on the spot. At worst, we will call back with the cost within a few minutes.
3Someone else quoted me a price of $100. Shouldn’t you be more competitive?
A price that low can’t possibly provide you with a thorough inspection. The inspector is not likely certified, licensed or insured. You will probably not get a detailed report. You may get only a verbal opinion or an incomplete summary. The inspector will probably not spend much time at the property.
4How long does it take for you to do an inspection?
The inspection of the premises, the roof, attic, and all of the mechanical and electrical elements of the house takes between two to four hours depending of the size, condition and complexity of the house.
The report writing part of the inspection creates a permanent record that is turned over to the client. This report usually takes at least three hours to four hours to complete and in virtually all cases will be delivered within 24 hours.
5Should I plan on being present during the inspection?
It is highly recommended if you are able, particularly for the latter portion once the inspector has a good feel for the property.

Call Gate House Watch for a free quote 904-770-7939