Shay Home Inspections of North Carolina, LLC is owned and operated by licensed home inspector William (Bill) Shay. Bill is licensed by the North Carolina Home Inspection Licensure Board (NCHILB) and a member of InterNACHI. Licensed inspectors in North Carolina follow a strict Standards of Practice required  by the North Carolina Home Inspectors Licensure Board. These guidelines provide the minimum requirements.

At Shay Home Inspection, we believe a home purchase can be the largest purchase you may make. We go the extra mile to give you, the buyer, some peace of mind that you are making an informed decision. Our inspection takes on average 3-4 hours we look at not only the minimum standards, but any safety concerns we find along the way. Trust us with your North Carolina Home Inspection! 

Why Choose Shay Home Inspections?

Owner, Bill Shay has been involved in renovations/home repair in some shape or form over the last 15 years and uses his vast knowledge to help make an informed purchasing decision. We will provide a full detailed report with pictures to ensure you have a full understanding of all items listed on the report. We will provide your report the same day, when possible, and within 24 hours at the most. Our services never end at the end of the inspection, we will always be available for your questions.

Durham North Carolina Inspection Services

Our service does not end at inspection – we promise to provide you with the best information so you can make an informed decision. We are here for you when you need us!

Residential Home Inspection:

Roofing covering and structure
Full foundation and crawl spaces (basement)
Structural components
Exterior ( windows, doors, cladding, grading)
Garage and Carports
Driveway and sidewalks
Interior ( doors, walls, ceilings, windows, stairs, safety devices)
Attic, Insulation and ventilation
Built- in appliances
Heating and Central Air systems
Plumbing Systems
Electrical System

Well Pump and Well Water testing:

Does your new home have a private well?
There could be health risks involved…The EPA does not regulate water supply from private wells. This means you should have your water tested regularly to ensure your safety. We offer a stand alone service to collect and have water tested at a lab. This will test for many contaminants and meet VA and FHA requirements on your loan. A pump test will check high and low shut off points and GPM that the well can produce. We will run the pump for several cycles and check its performance.

Termite Inspection:

Termites can cause severe damage to your home, often hidden from the homeowner. Termites primarily feed on wood and are capable of compromising the strength and safety of any infested structure. We will set-up an inspection with a licensed NC termite inspector and deliver reports to the purchaser.

Radon Gas Analysis

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally. It is tasteless, odorless and colorless. Radon is produced from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock and water. There are several methods of testing radon in your home. We use electronic radon testing to give you a timely and accurate reading at the time of inspection. The electronic test takes 48 hours and requires guidelines to be followed. Radon is present in nearly all soils and a homeowner should not be alarmed at the presence of certain levels. There are levels of radon that are considered harmful and our test can help the buyer be aware of the level and consider mitigation to reduce the levels.

Septic Inspections:

Properly working septic tanks is critical to your homes plumbing system, full tanks, clogged drain field, saturated field, and root infiltration to name a few. Any of these issues can lead to costly repairs, replacing a septic system can cost anywhere between $3,000. and $15,000. We will coordinate an inspection by a NC licensed septic inspector and deliver results of that inspection for you. The inspector will check waste and sludge levels, debris filters, distribution box condition, as well as drain field function and saturation. This service will take the worry of scheduling and follow-up with the septic inspector off your plate and free up time to think about your dream home.

Irrigation System Test:

This system is not included in the North Carolina Home Inspectors Standard of practice and is offered as a separate service.
We will run and test the irrigation system for leaks and broken components in the system. Function of timers and zone coverage of the system. We will recommend and describe any updates required for the system.

Detached building Inspection:

Detached buildings such as sheds are often overlooked in the home purchase. While standards of practice do include attached and detached garages, sheds and outbuildings are excluded.
We will inspect (added Fee) any detached structure up to 350 sqft for structural issues, foundation issues, roofing. and electrical if equipped. The information will be included in the inspection report.

Pricing & Discounts

Home Inspection

starting at $295
maximum 1250 sqft (price will increase with sqft)



Builders 1 Year Warranty Inspection

$50 off Home Inspection Price

Radon Analysis

 $150. (combined with home inspection) 
$200 stand alone service

Septic Inspection

$325.00 per system

Well Pump Test

$75 (combined with home inspection)
$225.00 stand alone service

Well Water Testing

$150.00 – $625.00 call for pricing

Detached Building

$65.00 up to 350 sqft

Termite Inspection 

$85.00 (combined with home inspection)

To thank you for your service: We extend a 15% (off cost of home inspection portion only) discount to all Veterans, Active duty military, first responders and educators.

Inspection Service Areas

Shay Home Inspections provides inspection services to Capital City, including: Granville, Vance, Franklin, Wake, Durham, Johnston, and Nash County.

Certifications & Qualifications

Bill Shay is a licensed home inspector in the state of North Carolina.

Member of InterNACHI ID 20010708

Inspection Certification Associates (ICA)

Schedule Your Inspection

Schedule Your Inspection Completely Online Below – or – Contact Shay Home Inspection By Phone or Email with Any Questions!


Mon-Fri. Appointments starting at 7am
Sat-Sun by request
We understand you have a busy schedule, balancing your home inspection shouldn’t be difficult!

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