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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

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

We are relocating from out of state and we were in need of an inspection with a very tight turn around. We received incredibly thorough reporting and an availability to answer questions quickly. Cary Cooper’s professional and expert insight saved us from a potential health hazard. I would very much recommend Atlanta Property Inspection for any of your inspection needs!

Seema Terry
Roswell, 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

WOW! I can't even make this story up. In this very crazy market (June 2021) it seemingly takes 2 week closing (sometimes with *0* days due diligence!) to purchase a home. Anyway, Frank came recommended by another very reputable inspector, and I was fortunate he came!! The home we were looking at for my mother was a 1975 build and within 1 hour of the inspector being there a FIRE from an electrical panel broke out! Frank contained the fire, and was SO calm, had his team address the matter, was in touch with the agent and homeowner. He said in over 20+ years of him inspecting homes nothing like this had ever happened. Anyway the inspection was VERY thorough and Frank handled all matters very professionally. We will be working with Frank and his team on any home inspections in the future. I highly recommend!

Brigitte Chloe
Dunwoody, 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

Dustin was very knowledgeable and friendly and made my client feel confident in his explanations.  He was quick to point out the positives of the home he was inspecting.  His report was delivered within 18 hours of the inspection and had plenty of photos and very easy explanations in laymen's terms. I highly recommend Atlanta Property Inspections.

Teresa Smith
Brookhaven, GA

I have hired this company doing inspection on the property that I was planning to purchase in Georgia. I’ve live in California when this was done. Frank Cooper and his team did a great job of inspection and giving me with every details. I really appreciate the advice and the report. Thank you

Joel Ou
Cumming, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. was referred to us by our realtor for our home inspection. Our inspector was Cary Cooper. He really took the time to answer all of our questions about his findings. We didn't feel rushed or that any question was too silly. He gave us peace of mind with a few of our concerns and was honest, even if we weren't to thrilled with the news. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely use (and refer)  Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. in the future for any inspection needs.

Anna Avitia
Johns Creek, GA

The inspector was really thorough and was patient in explaining to me what he was observing. He showed me where the shutoff valve was for the water and gave recommendations on various things. The report that was provided made sense and pictures were taken of some things that were found. The inspector was also very personable which put me at ease about asking questions. Thank you, Alex and Atlanta Property Inspections!

Dierra Morrow
Lawrenceville, GA

14 2023

What is a Crawl Space Foundation?

A house can sit on many different foundations. One of them is a crawl space foundation. There are many advantages to having this foundation. However, most homeowners have not even heard of it. So, to inform everyone, we gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will go through what differentiates crawl space foundations from others, the types of crawl space foundations, their pros and cons, the approximate cost, and how Atlanta Property Inspection can help. So, let’s start.

What Differs Crawl Space Foundation From Others

Unlike other foundations, crawl space foundation is mainly built on places of high rainfall, dry climates, and sloping sites. It was initially used in older periods as it was a good way of stabilizing a home without spending much resources. These foundations work very well in places with frost lines in the ground or dry climates, as they will make the house more stable.

Types of Crawl Space Foundation

There are two types of crawl space foundations. Let’s look at them in this section:

  • Pier & Beam: Blocks are installed in the ground and around the house's perimeter. To prevent the growth of mold and other moisture problems, it has vents installed.
  • Block & Base: Unlike the pier & beam type, this type of foundation has the blocks stacked up around the base of the house. This supports the house in addition to the use of stones and wood. Leaving open space around the house.

Pros and Cons of Crawl Space Foundation

There are some advantages and disadvantages to having this foundation. Let’s go over the advantages first:

  • The crawl space allows easier access to the crucial systems of a house, like the wiring, piping, and slab. This allows the homeowners to easily fix any problems in no time.
  • A crawl space can work like a basement and provide storage to homeowners.
  • This foundation would cost around 8,000-25,000 to build. You can use the space as storage, which you would’ve had to spend 75,000-15,000 to build a basement.
  • It provides more stability for places with poor draining soil and sloping sites.

Let’s look at some of its disadvantages:

  • A crawl space foundation takes more time to build than most other foundations.
  • Without proper airflow inside, you can expect to see many moisture-related problems, like mold, fungi, and insulation problems.
  • It makes it difficult to resell the house if yours is one of the few that contains this foundation.
  • Crawlspaces do not provide much protection to the house against severe storms or inclement weather.

The Trusted Service, Atlanta Property Inspection

If you would like to learn more about the foundation of your house, how it can reflect on the property’s value, and more about its general conditions, you must contact experienced home inspectors. That’s where we come in. At Atlanta Property Inspection, we are always here to provide quality inspections. Call us today to learn more about us and our services, or get estimates for your next home inspection right away.