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The inspector Frank came to our house to inspect the deck and provide a list of safety problems. While he was there we asked him to take a look at some termite damage in the attic.  When he went to the attic he spotted problems with a squirrel infestation requiring immediate action to correct for chewed wiring and unsanitary conditions.  We were unaware of this problem.  Frank provided a comprehensive inspection report in PDF format including multiple photos showing deck post deterioration, sagging joists and yes even a picture of the live squirrel in the attic. Frank is totally professional, knows his area of expertise very well and offers sound recommendations on how to correct problems without spending money for unnecessary improvements.  For example he told us the ledger board was in good shape and did not have to be replaced, only secured to the house wall with additional bolts. The small amount we paid for the inspection was well spent because the inspection will end up saving us money in the long run.

Jim Dowdy
Smyrna, GA

Frank Cooper and his team from Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc were excellent! They arrived on time  and thoroughly inspected all areas of the property I was considering renting. They found things that needed to be repaired by the landlord before we signed the lease. Frank reviewed his findings with us. He explained all of his concerns, and he patiently answered all of our questions. Then the next day I received a very detailed report that included several pictures and detailed explanations. If you want a kind, knowledgeable, and thorough inspector, don’t hesitate to call Frank Cooper with Atlanta Property. I would highly recommend him! Truly a 5 star company!

Janet Quick
Roswell, GA

My client used the company for their home inspection during their due diligence period. Jeremy and his partner were very kind and accommodating with answering questions. The report was very thorough and I like that they also note positive things about the homes in their report as well and not just what's wrong with the house. You can read the good and the bad.

Crystal Bream
Suwanee, GA

This was our first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections, Frank Cooper was the lead inspector and he was inspecting a new construction one bedroom plus den in Alpharetta for a buyer client of ours. The inspection report was both detailed and comprehensive. We have tried out a few premium home inspection companies over the past year, looking for a good additional inspection resource, and based on our experience with Frank Cooper, I think we have found it.

Julian Rather
Woodstock, GA

Dustin is VERY Detailed Oriented and found items and suggestions on the home that I would have never thought of, the report provided very good insight on how to move forward with the sale of the home!  The staff at API was great to work with!

Ryan Heard
Sandy Springs, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections came to do a pre-purchasing inspection on a home my husband and  I plan to buy! We had a very short due diligence period, but that was no issue for these guys. They fit us in their schedule on very short notice and were such a pleasure to work with. Cary and Riley came to do the inspection and did a fantastic job walking us through the inspection to let us know what they found, and suggestions on how to fix all of the issues! Shout out to Cary, for answering all of our questions and having such a great personality! We truly appreciate you guys taking the time to help us through such a very stressful time. We HIGHLY recommend this company!

Emily Kerns
Atlanta, GA

This was my first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections. Alex Sozonov was my inspector. Very oriented details and willing to explained all questions with professional knowledge. Report came into my email box late night. Clearly, it has been covered all details. Plus, show up on time.

Peter Miller
Alpharetta, GA

Have used Atlanta Property Inspections several times for my buyers.  Their team is always very thorough and educational for the new home owners.  Much information is shared about past/current codes, potential issues and how to have the issues repaired.  I will continue to use Atlanta Property Inspectors for future inspections, and my clients have been very happy with their services as well!

Michael Crawford
Sandy Springs, GA

I called several companies for quotes, and I felt that Atlanta Property Inspections was the most welcoming!  Thereafter, I had a wonderful experience at the inspection. My inspector was thorough, kind, and willing to explain things and answer my questions on site.  He was very knowledgeable and very friendly.  I am glad I did not skip the inspection for this 950 square foot condo, and the review has been very helpful, during my due diligence period in evaluating this potential home.

Norma Reynolds
Milton, GA

Thorough knowledge of items addressed in report. Home inspector was able to communicate any issues found with buyer and help explain the different items and their severity.

Sean Heenan
Roswell, GA

16 2023

Dry Basement Ideas from a Home Inspector

Homeowners come across water intrusion problems near their basements. Not only is this costly, annoying, and time-consuming, but it also decreases the value of your property. Most homeowners don’t know the reason for this. To inform everyone, we gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will go through dry basement ideas from an inspector, how home inspection can benefit homeowners and potential buyers, and how Atlanta Property Inspection can help.

Ideas From An Inspector

There are so many mistakes that people make when it comes to basements. Most of the time, these mistakes lead people to face water intrusions and a lot of other troubles later in their lives. Let’s learn a few ideas for a dry basement to avoid regretting not taking action about these mistakes.

  1. To avoid water intrusions, you must start by looking at the exterior part of the house. The slope of the land to the foundation has to be around six inches. If the groundwork doesn’t allow these conditions, adding topsoil would do the job.
  2. A good drainage system is one of the best investments that a homeowner can make. If the land doesn’t allow proper grading, you can install a small swale, a ditch to channel the water away from your basement. Other systems include perimeter drain systems or French drains.
  3. There is almost no foundation that is perfect. Often, you can come across foundation cracks which cause water infiltration. With older stones, this won't be good for the general condition of your basement.
  4. Although it is not a common problem in newer houses, some older houses do not have gutters. If we are trying to avoid one thing, it is keeping water in the basement and other foundations for a long period of time. No gutters result in dripping excessively and directly on the foundation. Call Atlanta Property Inspection to get your home inspection on achieving a dry basement today.

How Can Home Inspection Benefit Homeowners and Potential Buyers?

A home inspection service can benefit both the homeowner and a potential buyer. If you are a homeowner, you can use the report given by professional home inspectors to identify what part of your house is in bad condition and take action towards making it better to increase the value of your property. If you are a potential buyer, you can use the report to note down the bad conditions of the house and arrange a meeting to negotiate the price. However, you need a professional home inspection service for that.

The Professional Service At Your Door, Atlanta Property Inspection

As you can see, a professional service is needed to save time and benefit financially. Thankfully, with over two and a half decades of experience, Atlanta Property Inspection is at your service. With our modern equipment, dedicated staff, and motivation, home inspection has never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us and our services.