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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.