Services Offered

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, there is an inspection to meet your needs.

Pre-Purchase - Get all the facts before you decide to purchase.  You should be aware of the condition of all the components and systems of the home and expect to know what is nearing the end of its life expectancy.  The inspector may find issues to help you, as the buyer, make an educated decision and possibly negotiate any costly repairs.

Pre-Sell - Are you looking to place your home on the market?  Before you do, let us inspect it.  This informs you of the current condition of your home as well as providing you the opportunity to proactively make any necessary repairs.  This not only can help make the sale of your home quicker and easier, but also make your home more marketable.  

New Home - New homes are expected to be perfect, right?  There aren’t many major problems found in new homes, but there are usually a few minor problems that, collectively, can become a nuisance.  Whether the problem be big or small, sometimes it may be difficult to get rectified after closing.  Having the home inspected prior to closing will help give you the peace of mind you need, so all you need to worry about is if your draperies look great with the decor.

Warranty - Have your home inspected before the builders warranty expires.  Many builders offer a 12 month warranty.  When your 6-8 months into your new home, call for a home inspection so if there are any issues, you will have 4-6 months to allow the builder to rectify any issues before your 12 month warranty expires.  This can help eliminate any future, unnecessary repair costs. 

Maintenance - For the homeowner who's not in a real estate transaction and does not intend to be, have your home inspected in order to stay current with the conditions of your aging home.  This is a full inspection in which, you take your own notes as the inspector covers the home from top to bottom/inside and out and answers any questions or concerns you have.  Keeping up with your home’s health may save you from having to make any major or costly repairs.

System or Component - Occasionally, there is a system or component of your home that is not functioning properly or appears to have a defect and you want to know the severity of the problem and if it is of any major concern.  We will assist you in identifying the problem, it's implications and what qualified professional to turn to, if needed.

Mold Testing - Mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows the more damage it can cause. If there is a mold problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly. Mold can be hidden, growing on the water from a hidden leak, and can develop into a potentially large problem if not caught in time. Testing your home on a regular basis is a prudent way to prevent small problems from growing into a costly and unhealthy situation, and always avoid exposing yourself and others to mold.

Radon Testing - We use the latest in electronic Continuous Radon Monitors. This sensitive scientific instrument measures radon gas concentrations in the interior of the home. Samples are taken every hour for 48-60 hours. A computer-generated report is then sent to the client indicating the average radon concentration in pCi/l.

Stucco Inspections (Synthetic and Hardcoat Stucco) - In today's building market, many upscale homes are clad with synthetic stucco. Unfortunately, the pretty-looking siding has been causing lots of trouble to homeowners, resulting in a number of major class-action suits against several of its large manufacturers. If you own or plan to buy a home with this type of exterior siding, you need a special inspection to find out if the material has been installed to manufacturer's specifications. Any problems associated with synthetic stucco are generally due to improper installation. The resulting moisture penetration often causes serious damage to the wood structure underneath.

We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector so that you may ask questions and gain a better understanding of the systems in the home. All inspections are performed in adherence or exceeding the InterNACHI and ASHI inspection standards.

 InterNACHI Inspection Standards
 ASHI Inspection Standards


Be a Smart Shopper - Being located near Atlanta, Georgia, we are aware there are other Home Inspection companies around town, and that you have a choice of whom you hire. But we also want our clients to know that, because Home Inspection is an unregulated industry in Georgia, anyone can claim the title of Home Inspector.

We offer the following information to help you make a fully informed and wise buying decision.

Our Inspection Agreement - Georgia Law (O.C.G.A. 8-3-331) requires home inspectors must provide their clients with a written document prior to the inspection outlining the "scope of the inspection," among other things. Some inspectors skip this step entirely, leaving clients wondering just what they're getting. At TurningStone Home Inspection, all of our clients receive an Inspection Agreement before we start the inspection. A copy is posted on our web site for easy access and review. Don't be left confused about what you will be getting for your money.

Our Tools and Equipment - The tools and equipment we use are the BEST in the business! We gather inspection data using digital cameras for the most accurate, premium quality photos possible -- even in complete darkness!

Our mobile computer hardware and software is unsurpassed in the industry. We produce ONLY full color, digital photographic reports (typically 20 to 30 pages in length). The easy to read report is computer generated for accuracy.

Our Credentials - At TurningStone Home Inspection, we want our clients to have the BEST. That's why we have put forth the time and effort to attain the proper training, education, and credentials to surpass the competition!