Coastal Inspection Services

Coastal Inspection Services LLC is a professional inspection company servicing the Greater Hampton Roads area including the eastern shore.  We carry over 15 years of experience providing high level home and building inspection services, giving our clients the confidence and knowledge to handle any real estate situation.  We believe in supporting and educating our client to help them through what very likely will be the biggest investment of their lives, our support doesn’t end when the inspection does.



Find important documents like sample reports and inspection agreements here.

Residential Houses

A Little About Us

For the past several years we have been completing numerous inspections throughout Hampton Roads. We take great pride in providing a thorough and top of the line product for the everyday homeowner or even the professional real estate investor.  Whether you are investing ten thousand or ten million dollars into a property we go to great lengths to provide our client with an experience that not only meets their needs, but exceeds them.  We adhere to the ASHI standards of practice and strive for World Class Customer service.  Again we invite you to find out why we are a professional inspection company.

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We follow the American Society Standards of Practice, you can find them at the link below

Standard of Practice | American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI
Empire State Building

Virginia also has a standards of practice, you can find it at the link below

Standards of Practice



What We Inspect

What We Inspect

Pamela S

Did a very through job. Very impressed!

Greg B.

If you are thinking about having anyone else do your home inspection YOUR WRONG. Was completely blown away with how thorough and professional the inspection was. Was completed in a timely manner and was very easy to contact with questions before and after the process. Job Well Done!


Excellent customer service, very professional. We felt Coastal Inspection Services had our back when it came to our home inspection. They also conducted a mold inspection. We highly recommend Greg for a thorough home inspection and helpful information. You wont be disappointed.

Pamela S.

Did a very through job. Very impressed!

Theresa M.

Greg was Absolutely Fabulous! He was very thorough and knowledgeable. We felt at complete ease… and knew we were in the right hands immediately. He was informative, patient and answered all our questions. We received our report a couple hours after he had left our new home. We were delighted with the turn-around time and how detailed it was. All-in-All… If we could give Greg more than 10 Stars… We would! Thank you, Greg… You were an absolute pleasure to work with on our home inspection!

Eric & Sara R

Very thorough and detailed oriented. Was friendly and very easy to talk to about discrepancies found and issues. Very honoring of other people when discussing previous contractor’s “less than ideal” work on an issue that was found during inspection. Would recommend and hire again if needed!

H. Hudgins

We continue to feel that Greg is the best! He has saved us from making some terrible mistakes and he has helped us assess several properties. We appreciate his hard work and professionalism and trust him completely!

Loretta H.

Did a great job explaining all the details of the home inspection to my clients. Very friendly.

Megan P.

Awesome…as always! Wouldn’t think of using someone else.

Wellington W.

Greg Murphy is so thorough and detail-oriented. I highly recommend him to any home owner or anyone looking to purchase a home. He’s one of the best in the business.

Brandon L.

Very thorough inspection with outstanding service! I will make sure to refer my friends!

H. Hudgins

This is the third house we have had inspected by Greg and we think he does an excellent job! We would never hesitate to call on him in the future!!

Dawn P.

Completely professional and very thorough! Best inspection I’ve ever had. Really on the side of the buyer!

Cheryl G.

I’ve worked with several home inspectors and Greg Murphy exceeds the best! He’s thorough, explains each system after it’s been inspected and then gives you a full summary at the end. I’d HIGHLY recommend Greg!


Have Polybutylene?

Learn more here….

Polybutylene Plumbing – What is Polybutylene?

Is it Mold?

Thinking of cleaning it?  Learn more about mold and health.  Please see tabs for all information mold at the link below.

Mold | US EPA

Mold Cleanup in Your Home | US EPA

Mold and Health | US EPA

Ten Things to Know About Mold

  1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.
  2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
  3. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
  4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by:
    • Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside
    • Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
    • Increasing ventilation
    • Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
  6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
  8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
  9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
  10. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

Please be aware that if your house has a yellow colored flexible gas piping called CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) then it needs to be properly bonded.
More Information Regarding This Requirement