Portland Oregon Home Inspection Front Porch

Home Inspections in Columbia County, OR

“Dave provided a very thorough home inspection, and because of him my wife and I were able to identify several issues which we needed to know before purchasing our home. Dave took the time to go over each item with me, and he answered my questions with honesty and in plain language. We had the official report from him that same night, and all for an extremely competitive price. As an architect, I really appreciate his professionalism and thoroughness. His online booking system was also very convenient and because of it we were able to book quickly and painlessly. I whole heartedly recommend Front Porch Home Inspection to anyone needing his services. Thanks, Dave!” 

—J.W., buyer


“I really love working with Dave. He is not only thorough but does a great job of accommodating buyers and our clients when they are at the home inspection asking questions. On one very hot day, he offered to re-inspect the attic after a client had a few more questions. Additionally, his reports are very detailed and give you the option to pull out only those items that need repair/credit costs. This has saved me so much time and is a great organizational tool! I would recommend Dave highly.” 

—M.F. , Realtor


“Thank you Dave!! Thank you for your thorough inspection of our future home and shop. The information you were able to provide us allowed us to counter offer and save money for doing repairs. I was amazed at the amount of time you spent inspecting all areas of our future home including the attic and crawl space which nobody enjoys. Thank you also for coming so far to do our inspection. I will definitely recommend you to everybody I know.” 

—J.K., buyer


“We recently had Front Porch Home Inspection do an inspection on a home we are buying. It was a great experience! The inspector was thorough, friendly and professional. He took time to answer our questions and it was clear he was very knowledgeable about the home inspection. The report was thorough and informative and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend Front Porch.” 

—N.H., buyer


“Thank you, Dave, for doing just what the buyer has hired you to do….. making them aware of what they are purchasing…… making them aware of any flaws or issues that you can see as well as offering suggestions to help ease the clients’ minds! I highly recommend you and have already been referring you to my peeps. Thank you again.” 

—P.F., Realtor


Columbia County, OR Home Inspection Services

Your home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, and whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’ve been through this process before, getting a reliable and unbiased home inspection is essential. Dave Lauridsen, owner of Front Porch Home Inspection, has inspected hundreds of homes of all types, size and age. His experience, qualifications, detailed eye and use of high-tech inspection equipment provide you with peace of mind that your home has been thoroughly and fairly evaluated, minimizing the risk that undiscovered issues may exist. Additional services offered include radon testing, sewer scopes, oil tank scans, and more, so you can conveniently schedule all of your inspection needs at the same time. Front Porch Home Inspection has worked hard earn and maintain a 5-star rating and is the preferred home inspection company in Columbia County, Washington County and the greater Portland Metro area.

The Home Inspection Report

Your home inspection report is a powerful tool that provides a wealth of information and leverage in negotiating the terms of your home purchase. We realize the home inspection process can be stressful, overwhelming and that you may be unfamiliar with a lot of the terminology related to home building, so a lot of effort is put into clearly organizing and communicating the information in the report in real world language. Your report will also include many high quality photos to further help visually describe any issues needing to be addressed, and recommendations are made for the best follow up action to take with each item. Reports are always delivered within 24 hours or sooner and can be viewed either online, from a mobile device, or downloaded as a pdf. The built in Create Request List (CRL) feature provides the ability to create a repair list or a to-do list directly from the report, a convenient and time saving service that buyers and real estate professionals love. If you have any follow up questions after receiving the inspection report, I’m available to help make sure those question are answered.


At Front Porch Home Inspection, our goal is your peace of mind and full confidence with your purchase. We are committed to providing you with exceptional service along with the highest quality Oregon real estate inspection, so you’ll be fully informed about the condition of the home you’re purchasing. I’ve been in your shoes and understand the excitement and anxiety that goes with buying a home. By choosing Front Porch Home Inspection, your investment is in the hands of a trusted, highly qualified and experienced Oregon home inspector who is detail oriented, meticulous and thorough. Front Porch Home Inspection’s 5-star rating is a testament to the satisfaction of buyers who have used our services.

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Proudly serving Northwest Oregon including Columbia County, Washington County, and the greater Portland Metro community.


Email: dave@frontporchnw.com

Tel: 503.410.4172

Text: 503.410.4172


licensed, bonded, insured

CCB# 215226

OCHI # 2006



Purchase with confidence.