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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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08 2023

Wood Deck Inspection Tips

Many homeowners ignore the deck and its maintenance. However, we definitely wouldn't want something adverse happening right when you're in the middle of a family gathering just because you didn't get your deck inspected in the past. Normally, getting your entire home checked by professionals is an important event. But before professionals, it's also important for you to check your deck regularly, and in this article, we will go over some of the important wood deck inspection tips.

Footings

Footing is usually made of concrete and is first put on the ground. When checking your footings, ensure the deck is at the same level as your house. If not, this means the deck is sliding away from your house, and this can be particularly dangerous.

Other Parts

Make sure gutter leaders and water drainage aren't close to the footing to avoid any potential problems. Check the columns to make sure there isn't any corrosion or splitting. Finally, check the points where the deck attaches to your home as a result of incorrect installation of footings.

Ledger Boards

The ledger board is a horizontal structure that is essential to connect the deck to the house with the help of bolts and screws. It is the main structure that gives the deck its stability, and its intactness is quite important to the overall situation of the deck. So, checking this board should never be skipped.

Check The Wood

Since this board is usually wood, first check for any indications of rot or deterioration. This is important, especially for areas that receive constant rainfall and have humid water. Humidity's direct effect is mold, and wood is a great target for rot and mold. Both can significantly weaken the overall health of the board and put the safety of the deck at risk. After this, check if the hangers and nails are attached to the board in the right manner.

Stairs

A big component of the decks is the stairs. Look for the overall shapes and cuts. In addition, check for the strength to see if it seems weak or not. Finally, check for the ascent on the stairs. If the slope is abnormally steep, the stairs might be unsafe.

Fasteners

It's crucial to examine each fastener during a deck inspection to make sure they are secure and in good shape. This includes the hardware that holds the deck together, such as nails, screws, and bolts. That's because if there are loose or missing fasteners, this can make the deck unsafe and unstable.

Handrails

Over time, handrails naturally get weaker. Also, be extra careful with splinters on railings as well.

Your Future Plan

While going through these parts, make sure to take notes on which parts are damaged. When the home inspector arrives, you can mention the parts of the deck you aren't sure about. If you are looking for a reliable home inspection company, remember that the professionals of Atlanta Property Inspection are more than happy to help you. Call our representatives today to schedule your appointment.