ATLAS Home Inspection
Serving Northern Virginia
35 years of practical experience in numerous construction, building, and landscaping trades.
Ed has the knowledge to provide you with the information that you need to know to make a decision at the time of the inspection.
A specialist may be recommended for specialized systems or for potentially significant findings.
An additional Virginia Licensed Inspector may be brought in to assist with large properties.
Property Condition, Energy Efficiency, Safety Hazards, Maintenance, Installation Instructions, and Best Practices.
Whether you are the prospective home buyer, the home seller, or a homeowner, you will receive the same inspection report.
Reports are easy to read, well-written, and well-organized with labeled photos.
A typical home inspection report may contain 200-400 photos, or sometimes more.
A radon test is recommended for real estate transactions, after home renovations, or for homeowner knowledge.
Radon is invisible and odorless and radon testing is needed to determine the radon level inside the home.
The radon test can be done with a home inspection or as a separate individual service.
• Pre-Drywall Inspection
Inspection of structure and other installed components before drywall and insulation is installed.
Once insulation and drywall are installed, most of these areas will not be visible.
• Builder's Final Inspection
The standard home inspection procedure including cosmetics.
A great deal of time may be spent looking for and documenting minor visual imperfections.
• Builder's 1yr warranty Inspection
A complete inspection, but documents deficiencies only.
No descriptions are included, unless a full inspection is requested.
• Pre-Offer, Walkthrough, or Walk-n-Talk inspections.
Provides an overview of major concerns for the potential home buyer.
Typically done before offers are submitted and before a contract.
The same process as a home inspection, but no photos and no report are included.
• Homeowner Services
As an unbiased third party, Ed provides recommendations for repair or improvement.
Diagnose problems, prevent damage or injury, or a complete home overview.
• Area or Component Inspections
Siding, Trim, Roofing, Exterior, Interior, Structure, Attic, Crawlspace, Insulation, Ventilation, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Appliances.
• Deck Inspections
Know that your deck is safe; decks are a potential source of serious injury.
The average life span of hardware may be less than the wood. Many decks are poorly constructed.
What Is and What Is Not Inspected, Inspector and Client Responsibilities, Property Access, Payment, Limitations, Liability, etc.
Reading the details ahead of time will better prepare you for what to expect at the time of the inspection and in the report.
Please let me know if you have any questions after reading the details.
1614 N Wakefield St, Arlington, VA 22207