Rusty Layton Home Inspections

Washington DC and Northern Virginia Home Inspections

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Experienced and Qualified

Rusty Layton has over 30 years of home inspection experience, inspected over 25,000 houses, townhouses and condos and has tens of thousands of satisfied clients. His home inspections are thorough, educational and enjoyable.

July 1 2017 Virginia Licensed Home Inspector and New Residential Structure Inspector

Unsolicited Reviews

What a joy! Rusty made sure the inspection process was thorough and educational. He explained every step of the inspection -- and paused to provide instructions specific to the house (how to change air filters, where to cut off utilities, how quirks in the construction dated to a specific historic era, etc.). Rusty clearly loves his work and he wants new homeowners to be well-informed customers. Great experience!
$820K Townhouse Buyer
NW Washington, DC
Rusty was extremely helpful and made the inspection process fun! He walked me though all of the utility functions of the house and had a noticeable send of enjoyment to his work. During the punch-list walkthrough, Rusty was very thorough and noticed the smallest details to note for the builder to fix - thanks, Rusty!
$490K Townhouse Buyer
NW Washington DC
Rusty Layton actually made the inspection process enjoyable. He was extremely thorough but also took the time to explain/coach me on everything he was doing. Overall, Rusty's attention to detail and ability to explain things has made me a more confident home owner. I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone requiring a home inspection.
$270K Condo Buyer
Alexandria, VA
Working with Rusty was a great experience. He is clearly very experienced and will teach you all about your new home. As a first-time-buyer, it was very helpful to learn about items in my new home that I'll need to pay extra attention to over time. His attention to detail is impeccable, like reading data plates on appliances/machinery to make sure the right amperage is being served. I highly recommend Rusty Layton for home inspections in the Fairlington community of Arlington. His knowledge of Fairlington is encyclopedic! After finishing with Rusty, I was confident that we found all the pertinent issues in the house, and I know I walked away with more knowledge of what it takes to be a homeowner. Thanks, Rusty!
$440K Townhouse Buyer
Fairlington, VA
Rusty inspected our newly constructed home right before we did the walk through with the builder. He was very professional, experienced and thorough! With the home being brand new, we questioned whether or not to have the inspection done but definitely made the right choice to hire Rusty! He put together a complete punch list, to include pictures, and found issues with erosion, siding (dings/damage), missing shingles on the roof/exposed nail heads, missing interior trim, as well as areas where paint needed to be corrected. He did a thorough inspection both inside and out. We highly recommend him to all!!!
New Construction
Lorton, VA
We found Rusty online through reviews and couldn't be happier. He was patient and full of knowledge. Rusty was honest throughout the entire inspection and also spent time to write up a thorough review for us to keep! Thanks so much Rusty!
$438K House Buyer
Alexandria, VA
I needed a home inspection fast and Rusty pulled through for me. His inspection was thorough and he gave me insight into the inner workings of my condo. You can tell he enjoys his work and was very friendly. Would use him again.
$510K Condo Buyer
NW Washington DC
Rusty was great in giving all details about our new home. He also checked all pictures after he went home to provide a detailed report.
$606K Townhouse Buyer
Alexandria, VA
Rusty was fantastic for inspection on a Condo. He was able to quickly fit me in as I had a limited window to get the inspection done. Rusty was very informative during the inspection and explained everything he was checking, why, and how it works. He provided helpful tips along the way about maintenance, potential problems that may arise, and how to address. Not being familiar with HVAC and plumbing components, the information was invaluable and could pay dividends later on. The final report was very detailed and captured everything we went through. If I need this type of service again, without a doubt I would look to Rusty!
$394K Condo Buyer
Arlington, VA



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Inspections are scheduled seven days a week. Inspection times are between 8:30 to 9 AM, 12 Noon to 12.30 PM and 3.30 PM to 4 PM with flexibiliy as needed. To get a quote, fill out the form, use the email link which uses your email client, or call or text the inspection address. Let me know if you want a quote before scheduling or if you want to schedule a particular time and date.


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Unsolicited Reviews

Rusty was great! He was very flexible in getting an inspection done, despite the rushed timeline. His prices were great, and he did a great job explaining certain aspects of the inspection to me.
$570K Condo Buyer
Washington, DC
Rusty is informative and will be there to protect your big investment.
$600K House Buyer
Falls Church, VA 22042