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North Charleston, SC 29418

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Russell Boltin

The property buying process doesn't need to be stressful and complicated. Choosing a qualified, honest, and experienced real estate inspector can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make sound real estate purchasing decisions. At Cardinal Home Inspections, our comprehensive inspections and commitment to honesty and accuracy bring peace of mind to every client.

At Cardinal Home Inspections, we take the time to do the job right. We spend time with you, clearly explaining our findings, giving you real answers that can help you make the right decision. We understand how important a real estate purchase is to you. Once our thorough inspection is complete. We don't consider a job to be complete until all of your questions are answered. At Cardinal, we don't answer to anyone but you. We do not have any personal relationships with real estate agencies, mortgage brokers, or anyone involved in the real estate industry. We are completely independent. This is how we can honestly say that we operate with Integrity. To us it's a way of life.

Our inspectors are not only experienced construction, appliance, plumbing, and electrical inspectors, they are great communicators. Our professional inspectors are friendly, approachable, and well-spoken. Call us today and experience the difference for yourself. (843) 832-5740.


SC License# 1223, ASHI Member# 243769, NACHI, NHIE, AND CTAR. Licensed Electrician & Certified Mold Inspector


Let us at Cardinal help you to become familiar with your new home and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Our mission is to surpass any expectations that you have about your home inspection and report. Call Rodney today.

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Very helpful and thorough inspection. Identified the critical items that needed to be discussed with the seller.
- A.R., October 2017
Russell did a though inspection of my home in a timely manner. Thank you Russell, excellent job
- A.T., October 2017
Very thorough job and well-presented in the report. Especially liked the green/yellow categories. Made it easy for us to determine the key issues and generate a list of repair requests for the owners. Thank you!
- T.C., October 2017
Very thorough, and very patient in explaining his findings.
- F.S., September 2017
My home inspection done by Russell Boltin was a very satisfactory experience. He was energetic in his pursuit of finding every possible concern about the status of the property. He explained everything about the process before starting and went into detail about everything he found at the conclusion of the inspection. His home inspection report was organized clearly and had great photos/explanations of the issues/concerns discovered. He was professional and friendly in his interaction with me and gave an impression of great competency.
- E.F., September 2017
Russell did an outstanding job. He was very thorough and explained everything he found in detail and clear language. I have already recommended Cardinal and Russell to a co-worker. I would not hesitate to use Cardinal Home Inspections again should I move.
- A.C., September 2017
Russell was amazing to work with. His inspection report was very detailed and the turn around time was immediate.
- S.C., Hanahan SC, September 2017
After building a home and being sick of contractors in and out. He was a pleasure. He was careful polite and respectful of my home. He was thorough and took more than adequate time to explain everything. My husband is a contractor and just wanted a second look. He didn't miss a thing! Strongly recommend!!
- J.C., Summerville SC, September 2017
Russell is the nicest and most helpful guy any buyers could ever hope to have inspecting their new house!
- C.M., September 2017
Great job. We can take comfort that nothing was missed!
- S.W., Hanahan SC, September 2017
Russel was very professional and thorough, we would definitely recommend/ use in the future. Kyle Eveler
- K.E., September 2017
Russell was very knowledgeable and easy to talk with.
- L.L., August 2017
Thank you so much for the thorough inspection! We really appreciate you explaining everything to us!
- L.S., August 2017
- D.V., Summerville SC, July 2017
Very professional and polite. Thank you for making us feel comfortable with our purchase!
- H.H., July 2017
Russell was very professional, well informed and helpful. We very much appreciated the work he did and his suggestions.
- H.Y., July 2017
Russell was very thorough. He took the time to explain everything he inspected. We will absolutely use Cardinal in the future and will request that Russell be our inspector.
- J.F., July 2017
You did a through job inspecting my clients potential new home.
- C.R., Mt. Pleasant SC, July 2017
Extremely thorough inspection & good walk through of systems, issues, and recommended repairs.
- M.C., July 2017
Thank you so much for being so through! I have already recommended you to everyone I know needing an inspection done!!!
- J.P., Summerville SC, July 2017
I really appreciate the professionalism that he showed with his job. I was wondering if I should have an inspection since the house was new. I am glad that I did have him do the inspection. He found numerious areas that needed to be corrected especially on the roof. It was well worth the cotst to get it done. I would highly recommend an inspection on any house old or new. This is my second time wih Cardinal. John M. Rudowski
- J.R., June 2017
Russ was great. Prompt and professional. He wasted no time in getting to work and was very through and observant. He spent time going over everything he found on his computer in case I had any questions. He didn't rush me through the process and I feel I know all I need to know to move forward! Definitely someone I would recommend! Great Job Russ!!
- S.M., June 2017
Absolutely phenomenal inspector to have. He was very thorough in guiding me through what he was doing and to help me understand why things were being put on the repair list due to the issues it could cause, if not properly addressed, in the near future. He was also very friendly and a pleasure to conversate with during what some may think of as a boring inspection. I highly recommend Mr. Boltin and Cardinal Home Inspection when using your own private inspector and also highly recommend using one in this day in age. Builders like to throw up these houses fast and turn a profit quickly so they're never as thorough as your private inspector will be. Don't hesitate to spend the extra money in having this done or you may regret it a few years down the road when your brand new houses starts having issues that your builder will take no responsibilities for and you have to come up with thousands of dollars out of your own pocket to fix the problem. I give Cardinal Home Inspection and Russell Boltin an A+ for the pride they take in assuring you that your home will be taken care of properly.
- J.B., June 2017
Very friendly, very knowledgeable, very professional. A fair, honest, and logical inspection. This is the first time I've been impressed with a home inspector. I would recommend Russell, and use him again.
- W.V., June 2017
Russell was great - the reports were super detailed and he was extremely thorough. Buying a house, you want him doing your inspection!! Selling a house? Hope you don't get him or you're going to be fixing a bunch of stuff you didn't even know was wrong! :) A+++
- S.W., June 2017
Russ has left everyone of my clients floored with his thorough inspections and how he catches every little thing, Russ is truly an asset to any real estate transaction!
- A.H., May 2017
Extremely thorough; I'm very happy with the inspection overall. Russell took the time to answer any and all questions I had. He has a wealth of knowledge regarding many different aspects of the home.
- B.R., May 2017
Russell did a great job with our home inspection. He was very helpful in documenting issues that we need to address and giving us pointers on how to protect our home from future issues that could arise. I would definitely recommend Russell to anyone who needed a thorough home inspection. Thanks, Stephen Walters
- S.W., May 2017
Russell was very professional and performed a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the property, all of which was compiled in a neat, and easy to read/understand report. Would gladly recommend him to others in need of a home inspection!
- J.R., May 2017
Hi Russell, left you a voicemail after we received the report just to let you know how helpful it was. It was very detailed and simple to read and understand, and the pictures were really helpful. For a first time homebuyer I found the report invaluable and ended up not proceeding with the purchase because of the report. I will definitely request you again in the near future. Thanks, Julie
- J.H., April 2017
Russell is extremely detail oriented and very pleasant to work with. We absolutely recommend him for your inspection needs.
- E.R., April 2017
Russell is a dream inspector. Not only is he energetic and very knowledgeable but he always has a smile and goes beyond to be helpful.
- D.M., April 2017
Russell is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained the process and his findings.
- B.H., April 2017
Arrived on time and did a very thorough check of the property and explained everything he found and all questions we had. We received the report within a couple hours after the inspection - sooner than expected! Highly recommend Russell!
- C.K., April 2017
Very thorough,checked more than i thought. As a do it yourself i hold my standards high and i appreciated the way you conducted the inspection as this is a large financial decision to make using your opinions to help with that. The technical info was appreciated as most do not understand i do. Thanks for listening to my agent as to the type of individual i am and to what i expect. Jeff Ducote'
- J.D., SUMMERVILLE SC, April 2017
Very thorough,checked more than i thought. As a do it yourself i hold my standards high and i appreciated the way you conducted the inspection as this is a large financial decision to make using your opinions to help with that. The technical info was appreciated as most do not understand i do. Thanks for listening to my agent as to the type of individual i am and to what i expect. Jeff Ducote'
- J.D., SUMMERVILLE SC, April 2017
His report was thorough and identified key areas that needed to be addressed. When I called to get clarification and/or education or key areas, my inspector was very helpful and explained things in an informative manner that I could clearly understand. I would definitely recommend.
- C.G., March 2017
Russ was very professional and thorough. He is very helpful at explaining issues yet practical about what is important versus normal house wear. Good at understanding computerized house systems. Very energetic and completed our review in 2 1/2 hours. Report was complete a few hours later!
- D.M., March 2017
Very honest and thorough work! Thanks Russell!
- R.L., March 2017
Appreciated all the time Russell inspected the home and the report was very detailed and understandable. Would definitely recommend him to all our friends. Larry and Marianne Tharp
- L.T., March 2017
Russell was very professional and very thorough in every area. we were very satisfied
- S.C., March 2017
Russ is a fantastic and detailed inspector that performs a very through inspection and delivers a quality factual document. Russ's explanation and pictures explained to even the novice the issues located. I will re-engage Russ for the followup inspection. I am across the country and feel fortunate to have Russ as the inspector.
- P.L., LITTLETON CO, February 2017
Russ was great! very friendly, and thoroughly explained everything he noted. He made sure that I understood what he was speaking to and even let me borrow some of his tools for my own visual understanding.
- A.H., February 2017
You did a fantastic job! The service was flawless and detailed. I was shocked at how fast the report was generated...not even a full day! I will definitely recommend your services to others in the future. Thank you so much!
- K.C., Charleston SC, February 2017
Great job Russell!! Great attention to detail and never made me feel like my questions were a problem!! TS
- T.S., Hanahan SC, February 2017
Very thorough and comprehensive report. Thank you.
- J.H., February 2017
Thank you, much appreciated
- S.W., Hanahan SC, January 2017
Completely professional. He was kind and took time to explain to me, a senior, just what he looked at. Very impressed with the report, especially the pictures which showed clearly what needed to be attended to. Good guy.
- K.L., January 2017
thank you for taking your time and inspecting our hopefully new home the way i would have checked it out. If we ever need another inspector yall will be top of the list. thank you again
- S.C., January 2017
Very detailed, you saw a lot of things that I missed. Thank you!
- J.M., January 2017
Fantastic job and very thorough! We were given Russell's name by Justin Goble at the SCFCU and glad that we were able to have him perform the job. We appreciate you taking the time to show us all of the pictures at the house and point out items of concern. It has been very helpful in this home buying process. It's great to see someone that takes pride in their job. It's hard to find. Thanks so much.
- J.C., North Charleston SC, December 2016
Excellent job and explained the problems and also the functions of different items in and around my home.
- L.C., December 2016
Thank you Russell for being so through. We appreciate the care that you took with looking and documenting during the inspection.
- L.C., December 2016
Very Satisfied! We've used Cardinal on multiple occasions both with satisfied results and service. Russ inspected a residential prop for us and took the time to review the report item by item. Reports are easy to read and understand for the savvy home owner and new owner as well. Thx Cardinal!
- J.Y., November 2016
Very proffessional. The after home inspection report was easy to understand and review.
- , November 2016
This was my first home inspection and I was doing it remotely. Russell's professionalism and experience really shown through, even over 5000 miles away. He was thorough and explained everything simply so that a novice could understand. I have confidence in his advice.
- I.M., November 2016
Russell, You did a suburb job on our recent home inspection in Hanahan. I am very happy with your promptness and thoroughness in completing the inspection. I will definitely use you again when possible and will recommend you to others. Thanks again!
- R.B., November 2016
Very thorough, professional, and friendly. Responded in a timely manner and had the inspection report done quickly. Great job!
- T.H., November 2016
Thank you so much for your work! You were very professional and amiable. It was a pleasure to work with you!
- R.C., October 2016
Russell offered a thorough inspection and was more than willing to take the time to answer any questions that I had. The contract on my first potential home purchase fell through, but when I found a second home I had no hesitation in having Russell come do the inspection on that property as well. Highly recommended.
- T.M., October 2016
Very proffessional. The after home inspection report was easy to understand and review.
- J.S., October 2016
Very proffessional. The after home inspection report was easy to understand and review.
- J.S., October 2016
Russell did a wonderful job. Very thorough, and patiently answered all of our questions and went over the report with us onsite to help us understand everything. Thank you for everything!
- K.S., Summerville SC, October 2016
Russell did a great job! This is the second time we've used Russell and we were very pleased both times.
- L.D., October 2016
Russ was great, went through with a fine tooth comb. Even the smallest items were reported, with explanations. THANKS RUSS GREAT JOB.
- J.M., north charleston SC, October 2016
Russell was GREAT! Very professional and prompt. He pointed out EVERY possible issue, but also didn't make me feel like my house was condemned like some inspectors do. He was very honest if he didn't think it was a MAJOR issue and rather something that could be addressed at my leisure.
- E.W., Charleston SC, September 2016
Very professional and on time. Was very helpful with explaining everything that was found. Would definitely use their service again and highly recommend mr. Boltin!!!!!
- A.C., September 2016
Awesome, fast and knowledgeable
- K.T., September 2016
This was the best inspection report I have ever seen! Very thorough!
- C.P., September 2016
Russell is very knowledgeable. He was very thorough in his inspection of the property. His report included excellent pictures and explanations.
- F.W., September 2016
Very informative and thorough. Explanations and pics were great, good attitude and very friendly.
- C.S., August 2016
I wasn't there but I certainly feel I was in good hands with Russell. Report is easy to read, pictures really help. Thank you!
- H.F., August 2016
This is my 3rd time using Russell and he has always done a excellent job! I would highly recommend Russell!
- C.K., August 2016
Thanks Russell. I enjoyed working with you are very thorough. Margaret
- M.B., August 2016
Pros: I feel Russell did a good job. We were not at the home on the day of inspection, and this was our first time having to get a home inspected (new construction) so I really didn't know what to expect especially because of the disclosures you sign before hand, which tells you everything they do not check for. But, too my surprise, the inspection was good and Russel was able to point out a several areas which needed attention before closing. I was happy to see all the detailed pictures of where he went into the attic and tested both the A/C and heat, he even walked the entire attic and found an uncovered pipe above the master which could drip condensation if not insulated. Great Catch! I was happy that he FYI'd our shut off valves and areas that need touch-up paint. Cons: I am displeased that he did not walk the roof. The report noted that due to the height, he was unable to walk it. We built a standard 2-story home and our roofers walk it with no problem, so I feel as though part of the inspection is to walk the roof, to ensure there are no weak spots, etc. *He must have brought a ladder and at least looked at the roof because he did note a rusted nail/construction debris that needs to be removed. Overall: I am very satisfied and would use this company again, but I would make it a point to be there for the entire inspection.
- W.J., Goose Creek SC, July 2016
AWESOME job always!
- A.W., Charleston SC, July 2016
Excellent attention to Detail, Very thorough and professional.
- D.M., July 2016
Absolutely fabulous job and wonderful report!!! Very nice online interactive reporting system too!
- J.B., Charleston SC, July 2016
Very thorough, polite, and knowledgeable.
- L.M., July 2016
Very thorough, polite, and knowledgeable.
- L.M., July 2016
Russell did a great job. We enjoyed working with him. Look forward to working with him in the future.
- B.M., Summerville SC, July 2016
Very thorough, lots of photos and inspection report was very fast! Also answered questions I had , thank you for your time!!
- A.S., Summerville SC, June 2016
Russell was amazing! He did an incredibly thorough inspection. We were very impressed with his work and report.
- L.S., June 2016
Russell did a thorough job inspecting and pointing out potential issues in the house. He was careful to not mislead me also. He pointed out what things were "for my information" and not actual problems.
- D.B., Summerville SC, June 2016
Thank you for a thorough inspection with speedy report delivery. My father and father-in-law, both of whom have contractor experience, were present for the inspection and thought that you did a great job!
- C.J., June 2016
Russell Boltin does an excellent job on every inspection, is always prompt and usually has the complete inspection report uploaded by the evening of his inspection. As a Real Estate Agent, I have come to rely on Russell for every Home Inspection.
- L.P., June 2016
Great job on the inspection. Everything was step by step and the walk through was very helpful.
- D.B., Summerville SC, June 2016
Russell did a very thorough inspection in a timely manner. Establishes good rapport. We are pleased with the job done!
- L.A., June 2016
Professional and extremely through inspection. I am complete satisfied with my home inspection report. I find the descriptions, photographs, and comments on each aspect of the property to be very useful. I felt as if no stone was left unturned during the inspection resulting in no uncertainties about the overall condition of the home. Thanks!!
- D.S., May 2016
Great Service and professionalism.
- R.M., May 2016
We have used Russell 3 times in the past, he always provides a informative/detailed report. He is knowledgeable, friendly and has a great attitude. Yes we will use him again, and yes we have and will recommend him in the future. Thanks again, Ricky
- R.D., May 2016
Fantastic job
- V.R., May 2016
Russell did an extremely thorough inspection and answered all my questions and concerns that I could think about on-site. The report that Russell wrote up was very detailed. I will definitely use Cardinal Home Inspections again!
- Q.H., May 2016
Great to work with. Very knowledgeable and will use again and refer to friends.
- B.R., May 2016
Thank you such quick delivery of the inspection report. Builder has already begun fixing some of the things noted in the report.
- B.H., May 2016
Very professional and friendly.
- S.W., May 2016
Very thorough, the photos came out clear which greatly helped. The inspection report was very neat and defined, detailed and easy to read and understand. Even the smallest things were noted. I will highly recommend.
- C.H., May 2016
My husband and I were impressed with Mr. Boltin's professionalism and helpful assistance. He arrived promptly, conducted the inspection thoroughly, and was overall very helpful! We strongly recommend Cardinal Inspections!
- , May 2016
Russell demonstrated professionalism. He explained details of his work, cause and effects thoroughly. His work is an example of his knowledge.
- M.V., April 2016
Russell was a god sent. I can't thank him enough. He was very good. He found thing I would never knew to look for. I bought a brand new house and there were many things that need the builder to come back and fix. I would recommend Russell highly.
- L.R., April 2016