The Value of a Foundation and Structure Inspection

When purchasing a new home, you want someone thorough, honest, and unbiased on your side to make sure you’re making a sound investment. One of the scariest things a future homeowner can hear is that a home has foundational issues; however, the problems can be anywhere from cosmetic to devastating, and Phil and the entire ProTech Home and Property Inspections team is here to walk you through it. Our locally owned and operated business is proud to serve the Buford, Georgia, area and we have the expertise to ensure your home is up to code.

Foundation and Structure Inpspections

Finding Cracks

Cracks in the foundation walls will most often appear at the weakest points, including corners, edges of basement window frames, holes for service, concrete cold joints, long spans of wall, pipe penetrations, and along the tie rods in the foundation. During a foundation inspection, your ProTech team member will begin by checking your floor elevations, then thoroughly inspect the interior and exterior of the structure.

Water Damage

Water damage is also an early warning sign of foundation problems in Georgia homes. During your inspection, the inspector will look for any standing water around the home that isn’t draining properly. Additionally, any moisture and mold, especially in the basement, is another danger sign. While standing water and mold aren’t always indicative of devastating foundational problems, it is important to identify and remedy these problems before you sign on the dotted line.

Structural Inspections

Structural inspections check on the supporting elements of a home. When performing a structure inspection, your inspector will look for cracks in the concrete or brick, and bowing and warping of support beams or joists of the foundation. Any cracks may indicate foundational shifting that could compromise the integrity of the home.

Before making one of the biggest investments of your life, let Phil and the entire ProTech team ensure your foundation is sound and secure. Contact us today at (770) 277-5655 for a free estimate, or schedule an inspection online.

About Phil Leblanc

Phil is the founder of ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. and has shifted from doing 500 plus yearly inspections to implementing systems designed to consistently improve the quality service that has made ProTech one of the top building inspection companies in metro Atlanta. Phil’s connection to the building and real estate industries dates back to his early involvement with his family’s real estate and development company in New England.

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