Buyer’s Home Inspections

Buying a home is a big step and a buyer's inspection can reduce the risk of making a poor or costly decision. Dan will take you through a thorough inspection looking for areas of the property that are not performing correctly, are unsafe or may be problematic.

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Light Commercial Building Inspections

We offer experienced inspections of apartment complexes, office warehouses, strip malls, and mixed use mid-rise buildings to insure compliance with applicable construction standards.

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Maintenance / Pre-Listing Inspections

There are times when it is advantageous for you to have a home or building inspection to help you plan and make decisions about your property. When you put a home up for sale it is nice to know beforehand, what you are going to have to fix to improve your chances of a good sale. Don’t let a few easily corrected defects kill the deal. When you provide a full inspection report up front buyers are more confident moving forward.

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Moisture Problems and How to Fix Them

Dan will track down problems with water intrusion, or issues with excessive humidity and recommend simple, cost-effective solutions.

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New Construction Inspections

We can inspect your new home or building during or after construction providing you with “quality assurance" as to whether your builder is following the plans and best practices while it is easier to get problems resolved.

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Energy Audits and Consulting

As part of his inspection process, Dan will identify whether your house is losing energy and therefor money - and will tell you how these problems can be corrected in order to make your home more energy efficient. He will list cost-effective efficiency and air quality recommendations on every report. Additional energy and air quality services and consulting are available upon request.

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Radon Testing

Elevated levels of radon, have been correlated with an increased risk of lung cancer and radon has been found in Metro Atlanta locations. Let us determine whether radon is present in your home. Dan is a Certified Radon Measurement Technician who can provide continuous Radon Sampling (CRS) which provides technically superior test data and immediate results at the end of the test period.

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 Meet Dan Curl

Every building tells a story. Every building tests an inspector’s ability to look, listen, comprehend and communicate that story.

What is the building’s history, it’s strong and weak points, general condition and specific defects?

This puzzling out of how buildings work: how they meet or don’t meet functional and safety standards; that is the question. It is both challenge and satisfaction.

Understanding and sharing building stories requires curiosity, intelligence, and a keen eye. The toolbag between my ears holds 30 years of inspection experience, an appreciation of Building Science (how forces of nature, occupancy and use interact with the built environment), an abiding interest in history and architecture, and of the pattern language that binds together each element.

Your inspection will be accompanied with knowledge.

Every inspection comes with a free education!

I am Experienced
I have been a home inspector in Atlanta since 1986. I have conducted thousands of inspections in Metro Atlanta: residential and light-commercial construction, homes new and old, large and small, single and multi-family.

I am a Student
I study homes and how they work; consult with professionals, tradesmen and suppliers. I subscribe to trade publications, attend conferences, maintain code certification and membership in inspection and building associations.

I am a Teacher
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I’ve been teaching Building Science at the Emory University Center for Lifelong Learning for three years. Teaching helps me organize and clarify information gathered over time and I like to write about this information in my blog.

I am a Detective
I like the problem-solving part of my job the best. I have to say I really love what I do. Knowing WHY there’s a problem is as important to me as knowing WHAT is wrong.

I am Real
I live in Intown Atlanta, “City of Trees”; South of the North and North of the South but grew up in the SF Bay Area, Seattle and Austin Texas. I am married to a Japanese woman and father of two adopted Peruvian children.  I spend some of my free time volunteering with Villa International, host to scientists studying at the Centers for Disease Control, Emory’s Rollins school of medicine, hospitals and research institutions located along the “Clifton Corridor”.

I am a Survivor
In 94-95 I survived 3B Head and Neck Cancer and now try to help others through their time of trial.

I am Certified
See all of my certifications in the sidebar.

 
 

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