“A good home inspection can save you $1000’s… and is definitely money well spent.”

Bob Vila
Quick Tip: Hire A Home Inspector Before You Buy (from BobVila.com)
What Does My Home Inspection Include?

A complete visual inspection of the property covering all 12 Building Systems and the Hundreds of Individual Components found in a typical home. Reports for larger and more complex homes will naturally contain more items.

Here’s a partial list of what you’ll see in your own detailed Narrative Report, including lots of photos:

  • Building Exterior: Siding, trim, window exteriors, exterior doorways and storm doors, hose faucets, main water valves, electrical outlets, building attachments, foundation drainage, etc.
  • Balconies, Decks & Porches: Framing, deck covering, railings, stairs, support posts, settlement issues, attachment to house, safety glazing near walkways or stairs, etc.
  • Roofing: Roofing materials, covering overhang, roof sheathing, existence of appropriate flashing type related to building siding, vent and flue penetrations, etc.
  • Landscaping & Hardscaping: Driveway, walkways, safe walking areas and trip hazards, retaining walls, tree placement and affect on building components, vegetation, grading slope and drainage, etc.
  • Building Structure: Foundation, basement and or crawlspace, moisture concerns, floor framing and subfloor components, wall framing, ceiling framing, roof framing and proper support, etc.
  • Room Components: Windows, doors, emergency exits, stairs & halls, doorways, floors, wall, ceilings, trim work, outlets, lighting, appropriate ventilation, water intrusion, etc.
  • Built-in Appliances: Current working order, proper installation, general condition, listing with RecallChek for manufacturing recalls, etc.
  • Electrical: Proper service entry, grounding & bonding, safe shutdown method present, electrical panel issues, wiring sizing issues, presence of unsafe aluminum wiring, outlets, switches, lighting, presence and functioning of ground fault and arc fault protection, presence of unprofessional repairs or add-ons, etc.
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Location and installation, maintenance and general condition, functional condition, venting, distribution, hazardous conditions, etc.
  • Plumbing: Locations of water shutoffs, piping materials, waste water system materials and problems, faucets, sinks, toilets, potential frozen pipe issues, sufficient water flow, etc.
  • Insulation & Ventilation: Attic ventilation related to roof wear and life span, crawlspace ventilation, visible attic insulation, visible subfloor attic insulation, potential back drafting of furnaces and fireplaces resulting in noxious gases entering the living area, etc.
  • Fireplace and Chimney: Proper installation and issues related to hazardous back drafting, moisture intrusion into chimneys that can shorten the chimney lifespan, etc.

Your Warranties

When you choose Artisan Home Inspection, You’re Covered!

Your Full Home Inspection automatically includes the following Warranties as well as the Home Buy-Back Guarantee for 90 days after closing and backed by the largest world-wide home inspection association, The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

For Agents Only

If you’re buying a home warranty on your client’s behalf, any property we inspect automatically qualifies for an 18-Month Home Warranty for the same cost as a 12-month warranty. All you have to do is enter the property address along with your information, and your client will qualify for the 18 for 12 Warranty Discount.

Meet Your Inspector

John Crewdson is a Certified Professional Home Inspector (Nachi#17092306) performing in-depth inspections in the Metro Atlanta area. With over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial construction and inspection, he knows where problems hide and a thing or two about fixing them.