Daniel (Dan) Curl
Inspecting new and existing homes
in and around the Atlanta metropolitan area
since 1986

Inspection Report

To view a draft of my current inspection report click on the link below.  If you have ordered an inspection be sure to read the Pre-Inspection agreement at the end of the report.  All homes are different:  text is always added or deleted to fit the specifics of each home.  For an overview of the inspection report view the outline below.

To see the current report template click here

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  • The soils, slope, vegetation, and other elements outside the home.
  • Grading, drainage and retaining walls.
  • Flatwork: Driveways, walks, patios.
  • Vegetation: Trees, ground cover, erosion control.
  • Appurtenances: Detached garages, outbuildings.


  • How the house is protected from the elements.
  • Cladding/Siding: Types of materials, installation, condition.
  • Fenestration: windows and doors.
  • Other elements: Stoops, steps, balconies and decks.


  • The foundation supports the building.
  • Types of foundations and installation.
  • Moisture, wood rot, termites.
  • Movement/settlement.


  • The frame to which the components of the house are attached and through which loads are transferred to the foundation.
  • Roofs, walls, and floors.
  • [Image]Materials: sawn wood, engineered wood, wood panel, steel.
  • Connectors: Nails, bolts, hangers, gussets, staples, straps.


  • The framing should be covered to enclose the conditioned space.
  • Walls, floors, ceilings, stairways and doors.
  • Fireplace, hearth.


  • Roof coverings protect the home.
  • Roof coverings.
  • Skylights, vents, flues, and other roof penetrations.
  • Chimneys.


  • These systems provide needed comfort and convenience.
  • Electric: Main panel, wiring, fixtures, receptacles and switches, disconnects.
  • Plumbing: Water and gas piping, drains and vents, water heater, fixtures.
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning: Equipment, ductwork, venting.
  • Kitchen and Laundry Appliances, Jetted tubs, steam showers, etc.


  • Recommendations for reducing utility costs, improving comfort and indoor air quality.
  • Sealing building envelope.
  • Sealing equipment and ducting.
  • Controlling ambient moisture.
  • Equipment efficiency.
  • Insulation and ventilation.
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