Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions.
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems and components. As a Certified Inspector of InterNACHI (the world’s largest accredited inspector association), we follow their Standards of Practice which can be read here: InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice
Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it’s important to get a home inspection because we can discover and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple repairs, to severe damage or safety and health concerns. Additionally, some mortgage companies require a home inspection on a property before approving the home loan.
Georgia has no licensing requirements to become a home inspector, so it is important to do your research. You need to find someone with more than just inspecting experience because doing inspections for 20 years doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing them wrong for the past 20 years. You need someone that also has construction experience which will help put into perspective underlying problems. For instance, anyone can see a crack in your drywall and tell you to consult a structural engineer (which is an expensive endeavor). With our experience we can most likely determine if it was from truss uplift (a common issue of the roof trusses moving during changing of the seasons), or common settlement of the house, or if it was from an undersized beam that was weakening the house which would require a structural engineer. We will use our experience to help guide you and actually our experience is how we got started into the home inspection business and you can read our story here.
Our inspections start at $400 and will vary based on the size of the house. If you fill in the details here, it will automatically adjust the price for your size house.
It will vary depending on the home’s age, size, and location. Typically it will take 2-4 hours for a standard house.
A home inspection is usually scheduled after an offer has been made and accepted, but before the closing date.
It’s not necessary to be there for the whole inspection but we encourage all of our clients to come by near the end of the inspection so we can review our findings and answer any questions you might have.
We cannot, because even though we have our contractor’s license from the State of Georgia, it would be a conflict of interest for us to do any work on a house that we inspected. Not to mention, we never did small repairs because our construction focus was building custom homes from the ground up.
Your home inspection will most likely reveal some problems. Even a perfectly built house will eventually succumb to the weather. It’s our goal to inform you of the severity of what we find because most of the issues we find are common on all houses and sometimes we find major problems that will have a large impact on the value of your home. We’re here to help guide you!
Yes! We love our community which is why we give back 10% of our profits to help families in need from our Metro Atlanta community. Our latest effort was helping build a tiny house community for women and children survivors of human trafficking.