The Ultimate Home Inspection

Technology Coupled With Deep Knowledge Allows Us To Provide An Exceptional Home Inspection With Unique And Innovative Features, All Delivered Within A Seamless Brand Experience. This Experience, And The People Who Deliver It, Has Made Pillar To Post North America’s Largest Home Inspection Company.


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Pillar To Post™ is always committed to the health and well-being of our clients and homeowners, as well as our inspectors. This is especially true during this time of Covid-19. We remain highly focused on providing the highest quality home inspection while adhering to the strict safety and cleanliness guidelines provided by the CDC and local governments. While our processes may have changed, our commitment to Ensuring Confident Homeownership has not. Our job is not complete until you no longer have questions concerning the home you have asked Pillar To Post™ to inspect.

Mark Wates is your local home inspector serving Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Queens. Mark originally hails from Wimbledon, South London, England, where he had a background in construction. He moved to Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, his wife’s hometown, where she was born and went to school, in 2014.

Mark delivers a thorough and detailed inspection report that will ensure confident homeownership. Mark is available 7 days a week for inspections.

Real Estate Professionals

For real estate professionals, Mark wants to make the experience of buying a home as pleasant as can be for your clients. Mark’s aim is to make the client as comfortable as possible with the whole inspection process, from answering the initial phone call through to after the inspection report has been delivered, where he is more than happy to answer any questions or queries that may arise after your client has taken ownership of their home.

Home Buyers

For most, buying a home is the single biggest purchase they will do in their lifetime, and Mark Wates delivers a thorough and detailed inspection report so that you are confident in your purchase. The home inspection report he delivers is a defect-based report, listing all defects that will arise, whilst also aiming to make it safe to live in.

Home Inspection Process

The home inspection normally takes between 2-3 hours depending on the size of the property and what Mark comes across during the inspection. Mark likes to start outside and then goes inside, and works from top to bottom, that way he can follow the plumbing down through the property so that if any active leaks are present, he will come across them, leaving the attic and/or crawlspace until last, so he does not potentially track dirt throughout the inspection.

Other services we offer our clients

  • Termite Inspections (included with every inspection)
  • Pre-listing Inspections
  • Mold Testing and Assessments
  • Indoor Air Quality Testing.


  • Bachelor Degree in Politics and Sociology from Royal Holloway, University of London
  • NYS Department of State Licensed Home Inspector Lic. # 16000089584
  • NYS Department of Labor Licensed Mold Assessor Lic. # MA01751
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Licensed Wood Destroying Organism Inspector Lic. # T1897477

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