Serving Syracuse, Auburn, Tully, Cortland, Dryden, Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region


We are one of the most thorough and detailed home inspectors in all of Central NY. In addition to home inspections, we have vast experience that sets us apart from our competition and gives you the best home inspection possible. We are InterNACHI Certified, ASHI Certified, and Certified through American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists.


Buying or selling a home is a big decision in life – no matter who we are – so having a thorough and detailed home inspection is critical. Allow our thorough inspection process to give you the peace of mind you are looking for. We also offer water testing, radon measurement, sewer scope, thermal imaging, mold testing/assessments.


MollyJo Tighe
MollyJo Tighe
Cannot say enough about Steve. This is my first experience buying a home, and Steve really went above and beyond. He was early to our appointment even though it was early in the morning, and he was very kind to squeeze me in last minute since I had a short turn around time on my inspection. Steve was incredibly thorough - there is not an outlet in that house he didn't find or a crawl space he wasn't in. He explained everything to me so thoroughly and kindly, and really helped me understand what the house needs and what next steps should be to handle those things. Seriously, Steve is amazing and I will be forever recommending him.
Scott Jones
Scott Jones
Steve Bossard with Basements and above did an excellent job with inspecting a house that my wife and I are interested in purchasing. His knowledge and expertise is the best around with no stone left unturned. I would highly recommend him for any future home buyers looking for a very accurate inspection. You can trust him! The best around for sure! Thank you Steve for your professionalism!
Julia A
Julia A
Steven was detailed, provided a great report with pictures, and I would absolutely use him as an inspector or recommend him in the future!
Dan Thompson
Dan Thompson
Steve does a great job. I have used him multiple times to both buy and sell homes. He does great work, clearly explains the process and any issues found, and communicates promptly. I would and will use Steve again.
Erin O'Keefe
Erin O'Keefe
Steve was friendly, professional, and very informative. It was a pleasure working with him.
Dean M.
Dean M.
The reviews you see here are not made up. Steve is awesome. Hands down. The fact that he responds to them all is indicative of the care and attention he will take in inspecting your place. I'm an engineer. Like the obsessive, nerdy, super-detail-oriented kind of engineer. And Steve impressed me... a lot. I've also always considered myself pretty handy--I started working on houses with my father in my early teens. That said, I don't work in a construction trade, so I'd never trust the inspection of such a major investment to myself alone. So I need an inspector. If I'm going to pay somebody to poke around and find anything that could possibly be wrong, why not find the best? Enter Steve. The house we're buying will be 200 years old in just a couple of years. That is experience I do NOT have... but Steve does. He patiently (soooo patiently) walked the outside, each room, the hallway, basement, and garage with us, pointing out and thoroughly documenting every problem. He was able to point out what may be "normal" for a house of this age and what to look out for. I especially appreciate his willingness to offer what we should worry about and what may be less of an issue. He readily recognized several generations of wiring and framing, and gave us the straight story. He even took 10 minutes to walk through the barns with us to point out issues, even though outbuildings aren't covered in an inspection. All told, he spent over 4 hours with us, and then who knows how long writing up the extensive 30? 40? page report. Do not hesitate. I'm so glad Steve was there to help us out. Give him a call.
Nicholas McLaughlin
Nicholas McLaughlin
Steve inspected our newly purchased home. Very thorough and detailed. Provides very useful information to first time homeowners. Would recommend to everyone.
xinqi xiao
xinqi xiao
This is first time hire home inspector for my first house, very satisfied and they are very professional and responsible, they answer all the question you have and give you all the contact information you need to fix the problem, and price is very fair, I am strong recommend choose Steve to be their home inspector 🙂
Adriaan Dokter
Adriaan Dokter
Great experience with Steve, he is very knowledgeable and his inspection was very thorough. We really appreciated it that he was available for follow-up questions we had when renovating our house in the month following the inspection. Highly recommended

Your Inspector

Welcome to Basements and Above Home Inspections LLC. My name is Steven Bossard I am a NYS licensed home inspector and have inspected homes here for nearly a decade. I am also InterNACHI Certified, ASHI Certified, and AARST ( American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists) Certified. We are a home inspection company with years of experience and certifications that make us the most qualified home inspector in town. I know my way around a house better than most people ever will, and I look forward to sharing that knowledge with you.

Your One-Stop Inspection Company

We provide thorough home inspections that find issues before you purchase your home. We also provide pre-listing inspections (seller inspections), water testing, radon measurement, sewer scope, thermal imaging, mold testing/assessments, and more.

Cortland NY Home Inspections
Certified Central NY Radon Tester


We are fully certified, professional home inspectors. We are ASHI certified home inspectors and members of InterNACHI (the world’s largest and most respected home inspector association), as well as thermal imaging certified. We are also AARST and NRPP Certified Radon professionals.

Through our training and additional certifications, we really are your best choice in home inspections.

My Promise


A home inspection is a big step in an important and stressful process of buying a home. I work hard for my clients and bring years of experience and the best training in the industry to every inspection. If you choose me as your home inspector, I will give you my very best – every time.

- Steven Bossard, CPI

Inspecting All of Central New York

Serving Syracuse, Auburn, Tully, Cortland, Dryden, Ithaca, and the Finger Lakes region


107 River St.
Cortland NY 13045

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