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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.