Home Inspections

Building Knowledge is one of the oldest and most respected inspection firms in the Southeast.

Why Choose Building Knowledge?

Experience

Building Knowledge is one of the oldest and most respected inspection firms in the Southeast. Our inspectors have performed over 25,000 inspections over a 30 year history. We also hold every relevant certification and credential, along with being licensed and insured. Building Knowledge is well equipped to handle nearly any environmental testing issue and provide recommendations for remediation. Each of our inspections utilizes the latest infrared camera technology.

Credentials

We hold every necessary and relevant license and credential, including The American Society of Home Inspectors Certification, International Code Compliance Certification, Infrared Camera Certification, Radon Testing and Laboratory Certification, and Lead Testing Certification. We are licensed in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and insured by the The Hartford Group, for up to $2,000,000 in General Liability.

Standards

We perform a point-by-point inspection of your house from roof to foundation. Our inspectors are thorough and unbiased and our inspection reports are detailed and clearly written.

The Inspection Process

  • Property Access

    We carry a real estate lockbox key and can access all properties that are available via a lockbox. Many lockboxes are set to open at 9:00 am, so if our appointment precedes 9:00 am, please make arrangements for access.

  • Duration of Inspection

    On-site inspections range from 1.5 hours for a condominium to 6 hours for a multi-million dollar estate with multiple outbuildings. Properties with difficult access to crawl spaces and attics, and/or numerous defects require more time, while properties built on concrete slabs and with few defects require less time. On average, most homes require 2 to 3 hours on site.

  • Payment

    Payment is expected in advance of inspection, in the form of electronic debit or credit card.

  • Attending Your Inspection

    Clients and agents are encouraged to attend the inspection, but we realize that busy individuals can't always attend. Telephone consultation is also available to discuss the inspection and report.

  • Infrared Camera Technology

    All inspections include the use of Infrared Cameras at no additional charge, which can pick up conditions undetectable to the naked eye.

  • Environmental Issues

    We can provide environmental testing for mold, radon and asbestos upon request. More information on environmental testing.

  • Report Delivery

    With electronic transmittal easily accessible these days, we prefer to send reports via email. The color digital photos can be clearly displayed and forwarded to agents, attorneys, contractors, family members and others. Reports are delivered in PDF format. The inspection report is generally transmitted within 24 hours of the inspection, and can be sent sooner upon request.

Optional Services

  • Radon Testing

    $150 with inspection, $200 standalone

  • Mold Inspection

    $150 per "tape lift", $350 and up for airborne testing

  • Pest Control Inspection

    $150. Covers termites, rodents, roaches and other pests.

  • Pool Inspection

    $150

  • Asbestos Testing

    $150-$600

  • Lead Paint Testing

    $200 surface testing that includes four test swabs

  • Follow-up Inspection

    $175-$300

  • Water Testing

    We are capable of providing municipal and well water testing for both bacteria/e coli and/or a wide variety of minerals (most commonly testing for lead). We can provide custom pricing based on your specific needs. Please contact Greg Spencer on his cell at 404.661.4531, anytime.

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