When you hire Bates Home Inspections, you are trusting us with one of the most important decisions you will make in the home buying process. All inspections come with the Buy Back Guarantee so there is even more reason to hire Bates Home Inspections!
Owner Valerie Bates has 35 Years experience in the Architectural and Construction Industry. A graduate of Auburn University's School of Architecture, she has been practicing commercial interior architecture, construction & facilities management since 1986 in the Atlanta area. Valerie moved to Pickens County in 1994 with her husband Fr
Owner Valerie Bates has 35 Years experience in the Architectural and Construction Industry. A graduate of Auburn University's School of Architecture, she has been practicing commercial interior architecture, construction & facilities management since 1986 in the Atlanta area. Valerie moved to Pickens County in 1994 with her husband Fritz.
NACHI Certified (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
Woman Owned business serving Pickens County, GA and all surrounding counties. Insured & Licensed.
Our inspectors are well trained , knowledgeable in all aspects of construction, utilizing latest technology, and honesty while providing you with a timely and competitively priced inspection package.
Having a background in Architecture and Design, paying attention to the details comes naturally. You will appreciate our level of attention when you hire us to perform your home inspection. Knowledge of construction, moisture intrusion, and general building code requirements all are important elements of our comprehensive home inspections.
Site conditions including Drainage, Utility service, Driveways/Walkways, Retaining walls. Exterior siding, Windows, Doors, Masonry
Foundations, Roof Structure, Attic, Posts and supports.
Safety of electrical system, GFCI testing,
Water heaters, Vents & Traps, Drainage systems, Air conditioners, Furnace
Roof drainage/gutters, Roof framing from inside, Ventilation, Chimneys, Flashing
Attic insulation, Home Ventilation, Moisture Intrusion, Stairs, Floors/Walls & Ceilings, Fireplace/Wood Stove
Deck construction, Porches, Patios, Stairs, Railings, Supports
Condo/Townhome or Single Family Home ups to 2,500 sf
Home Sized 2,501-3,000sf
Home Sized 3,001-4,000sf
Home Sized over 4,001sf +
$475 + $40 for every 500sf over 4,000
If the home is older than
25 years, an additional charge of $35 is added to SF cost
Unfinished Basement or Crawlspace? Additional charge of $40 is added to SF cost
Log Home Inspections
$45 additional charge
Detached Garage or Storage Building $50
New Home Construction Management
Home Construction Plan reviews for Design and/or building codes
Home Design Plans for construction using AutoCad