“We have been searching for a rental property in Coeur d’ALene, and LateralConcepts was one of the vendors recommended to us by our Real Estate agent for doing sewer line inspections. Evidently a great number of properties in the Coeur d’Alene downtown area were built with clay sewer lines. We’ve had past issues with these failing on other properties, and it can be quite expensive to repair/replace. Brad is a professional, and does a very comprehensive job that really details if there are any issues. In fact, he uncovered issues on one property that certainly would have been a large financial burdon later. It also illustrated that we would have shared a sewer line with another landlord/property. Not sure how the responsibility of that would have been negotiated if it had failed… Now I have used him for several sewer lateral inspections and would do it again. I wouldn’t buy a property in downtown Coeur d’Alene without inspecting the sewer lines. Brad was quick, efficient and professional. I highly recommend his service.”


Matt Broadway, Investor, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

“Brad helped us out by scoping out the sewer line for the house we were hoping to buy. He was efficient, professional, and quick with his report and included a video, which was extremely helpful. He was able to point out the problems that needed to be addressed, and gave us an idea of what repairs would entail and cost. That helped us make a decision on the house and be able to plan for repairs now and in the future. We’d definitely use him again!”

Miriam K. – Coeur d’Alene Idaho home buyer

“Thanks for the info on the hydro scrubbing. I felt you gave us a honest opinion on the sewer line and you were very professional. Especially when we could not be there for the process. It is always a little scary when making a large purchase to find someone you feel you can trust.” Stacie E – Havre, MT

“I contracted with Brad to do a sewerline scope of a home I was in the process of purchasing recently.  His work went beyond expectations when we discovered the mystery of another line on the property that previously was in use by the neighbor.  Brad took the job start to finish, through several visits each time giving me the information I needed to understand my purchase and to move the project forward to the next step.

What I appreciated most about working with Brad was his great communication skills, and his ability to recommend to my transaction a number of other contractors of skill.  Ultimately, my purchase required excavation and other services and he helped bring the team together to get it done.  Also, in several instances, Brad served as my eyes and ears on the job as I live out of state.  That my friends was invaluable to my peace of mind.

My highest recommendation to Brad for a complex job well done.

Derek S.  Oregon – Hayden Lake, ID home buyer


“I just have to say Brad at Lateral Concepts was amazing to deal with.  He orchestrated the whole repair for me.  Recommended the excavator who was amazing!  First person in the trades that I have ever had that showed up when he said he was going to show up and just plain rocked out the job.  I am totally impressed.  If you ever need someone to call for that type of work call or email for his number he is amazing!  Recommended the plumber that did the piping.  Frankly it was done in a long morning.  Wonderful service sometimes out of the stinkiest moments you find a gem.” – Michel Webler, SKE Realty –

“We used Lateral Concepts on the recommendation of a realtor when we told her we were looking at buying a house in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Brad was punctual and professional in his inspection of the lateral pipes on a house that we had placed an offer on. His report was timely and comprehensive. His fee was very reasonable and he fully explained the process and answered my many question during the actual operational procedure of viewing the inside of the sewer pipes. As it turned out, the sewer pipes on the house we were buying were compromised with tree roots, and this enabled us to have the pipes cleared and pressure washed at the seller’s expense. It also enabled us to have estimates to replace the pipes, so we had full information to determine if we wanted to proceed with the purchase.

In my opinion, if you are buying an older house, or one that has large trees in close proximity, a sewer inspection should be an essential service you utilize when buying a house.  The upfront cost is very reasonable and the savings could be in the thousands!” – Tony and Astrid, Tacoma, WA – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Home Buyers

“Hired brad at lateral concepts to inspect the sewer line in a house we were buying and he came right out and was very professional and we knew after his video that it was in good condition thank you brad.” – Gavin and Tiffany, Santa Cruz, CA – Hayden, Idaho Home Buyers
“I looked at a sewer service inspection report from lateral concepts recently. As a provider of Trenchless solutions for sewer and water pipe problems, I look at these things regularly. Usually I have to read between the lines to identify what the customer actually needs. Lateral Concepts report was detailed, accurate, unbiased, and made the solution to the clients issue clear. Good job Brad.”
Paul Vietzke – Vietzke Excavating –
“I hired Brad to do a sewer lateral inspection on a house that my wife and I were interested in purchasing. Brad was very professional and knowledgeable on the entire process, and he explained a potential issue that he spotted with his camera very clearly. He then made recommendations on how to prevent future problems.
Brad provided A+ service and I will not only call him again for personal projects, but I will defiantly refer him to all my clients.”
ThanksAdam Hoefert
True Green Home Inspections, LLC
“Brad Penske of Lateral Concepts LLC did a very professional job in doing a sewer scope on a house we are in process of buying.  He walked us thru the process, showed us what he was doing and sent a detailed report with recommendations later that day.Highly recommended”James S. – Chicago, IL – Downtown Coeur d’Alene, ID home buyer
“My Realtor ordered a sewer inspection on an older property I was buying and Brad was out there within the next couple of days…..even completing the very thorough inspection report in the same day.  Brad made some very good suggestions and observations and continued to make himself available for my questions afterward.  He put me in touch with qualified individuals to complete the work suggested in a timely manner for a very reasonable price.  I feel much more at ease with my purchase after having him take a look at it up front.  I would definitely refer Lateral Concepts to anyone who is looking at verifying the state of their sewer connections before they purchase a new home or looking to upgrade their current situation.” – Chris H., Coeur d’Alene Home Buyer
“Hi Brad – Thank you for coming out on short notice.  Your findings helped me feel confident enough to sign off the inspection contingency yesterday.  On to the final phase of the home purchase – the closing.  My friends gathered in the kitchen to chat afterwards and it already felt like home.  Yahoo!!  The final report will be helpful to locate potential problems with the sewer line if needed down the road.  I would use your service again if I ever buy another home in this area.” Sally- Coeur d’Alene home buyer – March, 2013
“Thanks for the professional work as always!!”  Michael Pereira, Allwest Testing & Engineering, LLC

“I’m so glad I was advised to have a sewer scope done before purchasing an older home.  The sewer scope provided visible evidence that were were several cracks, joint offsets, and serious root infiltration in the line.  Had I been unaware of the condition of the sewer line, it could have cost me a lot of money and resulted in a big mess.  Because of the sewer scope, I know that I need to replace the line and I was able to negotiate with the seller to help pay a portion of the replacement cost.  Brad with Lateral Concepts was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful during the sewer scope process and after-the-fact in recommending reputable contractors to do the sewer line work.  I would highly recommend to any home buyer to have Lateral Concepts do a sewer scope.  It’s a great insurance policy at a fair price.” – H. Anderson, Post Falls, ID – Coeur d’Alene home buyer

“Brad has proven to be an invaluable resource to me as I have established and grown my video inspection business in the Cincinnati area. We work on the same model, working as consultants, not salespeople—with the focus on helping our customers make informed, cost-effective decisions. Brad has gone above the role of a peer to serve as my mentor in this industry. He is always ready and willing to provide recommendations, advice and an informed point of view as we pioneer this new and unique service. I would not be as far as I am in with my business if it wasn’t for Brad’s support.” Patrick Hooper, Mainline Inspection Services – Cincinnati , OH

“The most critical part of a video inspection is that it is done by a competent company like Lateral Concepts. I’m often amazed by your competitions inability to provide accurate information. In fact, more often than not, I find myself explaining to the customer why the information from the video inspection is wrong. Keep up the good work Brad.”  Paul Vietzke – Vietzke Excavating – Spokane, WA

“I can highly recommend Brad. I’ve used his services at my personal residence and referred clients to him, all with great success. Brad was able to accommodate me on short notice, and is the only service provider I know that can give you a video of the work he completes.”  March 27, 2012 –  Alison MurphyTomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , On Time

“Brad has extensive knowledge of lateral/sewer systems & his main objective is to help homeowners find the most cost effective solution to their situation or pro-actively manage/approach the homes sewer issues early on. Brads expertise has also been utilized by large Commercial projects as well as residential maintenance & diagnosis. Keep up the good work Lateral Concepts LLC!”  Marlow May (Home Stager at Staged Right CdA )

Snail mail from:  Brian L. – Honolulu, HI – February, 4th 2012

“Brad came out and inspected a home we were looking at buying. He is a true professional. On time and organized, he had things examined and explained the home’s system status in no time at all.” August 30, 2011Top qualities:Great Results, Expert, High Integrity1st Chris Moore  – Coeur d’Alene, ID home buyer – hired Brad as a Lateral Line inspector in 2011

“Brad has bailed me out on more than one occasion. He is very professional and a great communicator. Brad has always been very fair with his pricing and I will continue to use him for all of my video inspection.” August 4, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

1st Kenny HimeEngineered Structures, Inc. – hired Brad as a Sewer and Septic Video Inspections in 2010, and hired Brad more than once

“Brad Penske ALWAYS has his customer’s best interests in mind. His sound and no nonsense approach to doing what is right is invaluable to all those he represents. I know him to maintain and conduct himself with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism and would recommend his services to anyone that is in the market for them.” May 3, 2011

1st Jimmy McAndrew, Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage – Coeur d’Alene, ID
was with another company when working with Brad at Lateral Concepts, LLC

“Thanks Brad for the quick inspection. I called Brad at 1 – he did the inspection by 230 and had the city approval by 3! Can’t beat that!!” March 25, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time

1st Chris Chambers – Real Estate Broker – Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty Sandpoint, ID
hired Brad as a General Contractor in 2011

“Brad of Lateral Concepts is thorough and knowledgeable and has a great personality. He will gladly answer all your questions that you might have.” March 6, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

1st Cynthia Goodbrake
hired Brad as a Inspectors in 2010

“Brad has been a very professional and competent service provider for locating and inspecting sewer lines.” March 3, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

1st Matt Aparicio – Aparicio Excavating – Coeur d’Alene, ID
hired Brad as a General Contractor in 2010, and hired Brad more than once

“Brad is a man of his word and persists in getting tasks completed in a very thorough fashion. He is fair and will do what he says to not only his customer’s satisfaction, but his as well. He will not walk away from a job until both parties agree the project is completed to perfection.” February 15, 2011

1st Adam Ackerman, Regional Acct. Mgr., Idaho Asphalt Supply, Inc.
was with another company when working with Brad at Lateral Concepts, LLC

“Brad is a natural leader by example. I want some of what he has, he doesn’t boost about how great he shows us what he does. I am hoping he will give a class on best practices and tips for business marketing.

If I ever have anything go any with my septic lines he will be the fist to call. I am confident Brad knows his business and keeps himself educated with continuous learning.

Kater Danford” February 14, 2011

1st Kater Danford, Sales, Shilo Inn – Coeur d’Alene, ID
worked directly with Brad at Lateral Concepts, LLC

“Brad is very professional and produces results quickly. He provided the information we requested, as well as made recommendations to improve or correct future problems we may encounter. I would highly recommend his services to anyone purchasing a new home or income property, or suffering from septic/sewer issues.” February 1, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

1st Kay Viebrock – Post Falls, ID
hired Brad as a Septic inspection in 2010

“I had the pleasure of a one-on-one meeting with Brad for a couple hours last week. I found Brad to be most helpful, not only in his history, knowledge and what he can do, but in the resources he has available. I look forward to doing more with Brad in the future, and if you have anyone that needs his services, don’t hesitate to contact him.

James Morris” January 28, 2011

1st James Morris, Owner, Health and Wealth with Chocolate!
was with another company when working with Brad at Lateral Concepts, LLC

“I’ve known Brad for nearly 5 years and can easily recommend his services based on what I know of Brad and his ethics. As a retired General Contractor and Home Inspector, I know the value of having a camera inspection of sewer lines. Too often I witnessed the results of clogged or clasped lines which always led to very expensive replacement and cleaning. When your home floods with sewage, this is always the wrong time to find out that you have sewer line issues. Peace of mind comes with knowing, in advance, that this most basic element of plumbing is clear and free of problems.” January 26, 2011

1st Nels Jensen, Regional Manager, PrePaid Legal Services – Coeur d’Alene, ID
was with another company when working with Brad at Lateral Concepts, LLC

“Brad Penske is a hard working, trustworthy business person who is building his company with honesty and integrity. Lateral Concepts is provides an important and necessary service and they do so with competitive prices and high quality work.” January 15, 2011

1st Jamey Layman, Owner, Sandpoint Marketing, LLC – Sandpoint, ID
was with another company when working with Brad at Lateral Concepts, LLC

“Brad did a great job and was through and paid attention to detail. He was very efficiant and took care of things in a timely fashion. I will definately come to him for this type of work again.” January 19, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

1st Amanda Bolyard – Newport, WA – Sandpoint, ID
hired Brad as a Lateral Sewer Inspection in 2010

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  1. wilson says:

    I hired Brad to scope the drains/septic system of an older home I was purchasing. It was wonderful and Brad gave me the comfort I needed to move forward as the septic system in my opinion was the No. 1 risk we had purchasing the home.

    With the technology today, anyone is nuts to purchase a home and not have this inspection done. For its low cost and short of digging the yard up to inspect it, in my opinion, it is THE best way to minimize your longterm sewer risk in buying a home. The real estate world will not tell you to do it as problems discovered during inspection can only lead to failed sales. Why the home inspectors don’t recommend it, I don’t know either. It is the places you can’t see when buying a home you should worry the most about and the weasel words in most home inspection contracts make their inpection pretty worthless anyway.

    If you would like to talk with me directly, give Brad your number for me to call.

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