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Jeremy was the best to work with! He was on time,  very thorough in his explanations of his findings, and took time with my clients to make sure he answered all of their questions. He was detailed, and provided follow up when we needed additional questions answered. He went above and beyond! Best, quality, customer service I’ve seen in a long time! I’ll recommend him and Atlanta Property Inspections every time!

Nikki Bowen
Marietta, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05 2023

What Is Tie Down Foundation?

Over time, our house ages, and so do many mechanisms with it. Most of us don’t even know the parts that make up the foundation of our house. One of these parts is the tie down foundation. Many of us haven’t heard of this and understand its importance. Well, we gathered this article to help. So, throughout this article, we will go through the definition of tie down and its purpose, some of its requirements and anchors, how inspections can be useful, and how Atlanta Property Inspection can help. So, let’s start learning.

Tie Down Definition and Its Purpose

The first thing that we have to answer is what is a tie down. A tie down is a system of bands in the foundation of the house to keep the house stable during extreme weather conditions like high winds, etc. It is mainly seen in manufactured homes and is made from strong products like concrete. Saying all these may make you question the purpose of it still. Without these systems in our house, the structure would slide with every hit from a strong wind or storm.

Tie Down Requirements & Anchors

There are a few requirements for a tie down to anchor the home. These requirements will vary based on the location of the house, the age, and length. If someone lives in a place with very strong winds and storms, that house will require more tie downs to its foundation. There are many different types of tie downs. If you want to check your house’s tie down conditions, call Atlanta Property Inspection today to learn more.

How Can Inspections Be Useful?

Inspections are important for many different categories of people. For sellers, it can be important to increase the house's value. For buyers, they can be used to negotiate the price of a house. For homeowners, they can be used to understand the conditions of the systems and infrastructure of the house they live in. Tie downs are essential for our safety, and we need to make sure we take care of them. If you don’t know this system's condition in your house, call an experienced inspection service today. But who?

Atlanta Property Inspection, The Experienced Inspection Service at Your Door

This article covered definitions and the purpose of tie downs, some of their requirements and their relation to anchors, and how inspection services can be useful. As you can see from the previous section of this article, a proper inspection service can provide you with far greater benefits than you can imagine. Thankfully, with over 25 years of experience in this industry, Atlanta Property Inspection has you covered. With our modern equipment, dedicated home inspectors, affordable price plans, and motivation, home inspection services have never been more accessible. Call us today to learn more about us and our service or the use of tie downs in homes and the benefits of inspection to them. Are you still here? Stop wasting your time. Call us now.