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Dustin was absolutely amazing. He did such a thorough job and was super friendly and helpful in explaining everything to me as a first-time homeowner. Highly recommend this company! Very timely and professional throughout the entire process as well!

Laura Leap
Buckhead, 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

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

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

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

I would like to recommend Brandon for his excellent job during the inspection. He is very professional, thorough and is an expert in his field. I enjoyed his partnership during inspection, the knowledge he shared of the risks of certain issues was incredible. I am very glad that he inspected the house for us and wishing him more success in future.

Ravi Kumar
Atlanta, 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

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

Atlanta property inspections gave me a very competitor quote and stuck to it for final pricing. They were able to get someone out to do the inspection so quickly. Frank and James were very thorough and helpful during the process they encouraged me to look at what they found, the good and bad, so I knew exactly what I am buying.  I couldn't have asked for a better inspection experience!

Erin Medford
Alpharetta, 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

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.