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Dykeman Home Inspections Inc.

Workphone: (630) 777-1305
Mobile: (630) 777-1305

Shorewood, IL 60404

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David Dykeman

Providing Quality Home Inspection in these Illinois communities and their surrounding areas.

  • Aurora
  • Bolingbrook
  • Joliet
  • Naperville
  • Oswego
  • Plainfield
  • Romeoville
  • Shorewood 
  • Yorkville

Our home inspection service provides a valuable learning and discovery experience during which your questions can be answered immediately by a certified home inspector. You will gain knowledge on maintenance and energy conservation specifically to your home. We encourage you to accompany us during the inspection. In addition, all of our clients are offered free telephone consultation after the inspection.

You've found your new home! You've done your due diligence and toured it in person, now let's work together to ensure the home is healthy, safe and in the condition you expect.

As a state-licensed Certified Professional Home Inspector® trained by InterNACHI®, we adhere to a comprehensive set of Home Inspection Standards of Practice. 

We have advanced tools including non-invasive thermal imaging camera technology which helps us detect issues which cannot be seen using traditional inspection methods. 

We have laboratory services available to analyze suspect mold samples and air quality samples which we collect during the inspection at your request.  Lab results within 24 hours during the week.

We will inspect and test the major systems of the home:


  • Roof-Covering
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Vents, flashing, skylights, chimney
  • General structure


  • Wall-covering
  • Eaves, soffits and fascia
  • Windows
  • Exterior doors
  • Walkways and driveways
  • Stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps
  • Porches, patios, decks, balconies
  • Railings, guards and handrails
  • Grading, surface drainage where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

Basement / Crawlspace 

  • Foundation
  • Structural Components

Heating and Cooling

  • Determine age of systems


  • Main water supply
  • Main fuel supply
  • Water heating equipment and age of systems
  • Fixtures and Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Drain and Waste
  • Sump pump


  • Service
  • Electric meter and base
  • Service-entrance conductors
  • Main service disconnect
  • Circuit breakers and Fuses
  • GFI / GFCI / AFCI protection
  • Grounding and bonding


  • Visible portions of the fireplace and chimney
  • Dampers and Cleanouts

Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

  • Insulation and Ventilation
  • Exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry

Doors, Windows & Interior

  • Doors and windows
  • Floors, walls and ceilings
  • Stairs, steps, landings, stairways
  • Railings, guards and handrails
  • Garage doors and garage door openers

Built-In Appliances

  • Refrigerator, Range / Oven / Cooktop, Dishwasher, Exhaust Hood, Food Waste Disposals, Built-in Microwaves, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer. 

Once your home inspection is complete, an online, easy-to-read report will be delivered to you within 24 hours.  This online report will include detailed descriptions, video and digital photos of the issues that were discovered. 

*some exclusions may apply (See Home Inspection Standards of Practice for more information)



Certified Home Inspection Professional with InterNACHI (#NACHI17081606). Licensed in the state of Illinois (450.011880)


Dave was able to work with me at very short notice and in a stressful scheduling situation. He showed up early to the property and very thoroughly inspected the home. For a very reasonable inspection fee, he alerted me to several very serious issues with the property that I hadn't noticed on my own inspection of the property. In addition, I ordered a radon test through his company, and when the homeowners tampered with the test, he alerted me to their tampering and quickly offered to run the test again to fit it into the 5 day inspection window. He is incredibly easy and pleasant to work with and did very thorough, professional work. I would recommend him to anyone in the area looking for a home inspector and will use his services again in the future myself!
- S.M., October 2019
Very responsive and professional. I highly recommend! ??????????
- M.K., September 2019
thank you very much great job
- C.G., June 2019
Mr. Dykeman is a consummate professional. He arrived promptly, ready to start and was very thorough in his inspection. He pointed out all of the discrepancies and explained what needed to be rectified. I was thoroughly pleased with his operation.
- H.W., April 2019
Very thorough, professional, and on time. The reports were very detailed and easy to understand. I highly recommend Mr. Dykeman for home inspections.
- O.S., October 2018
Dave did an great job, his report was easy to read and was very helpful with questions about the report. He was very professional, arriving on schedule and took time to discuss different concerns on the house with me. I would recommend Dave for your home inspection needs!!!
- M.S., August 2018
Dave did an extremely thorough job inspecting the property and would be recommended to anyone who needs his services.
- S.L., July 2018
Outstanding job!
- L.Z., March 2018