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Gene Ballin is a licensed and experienced Home Inspector of both new and pre-owned homes offering Home Inspection services in Memphis, North West Mississippi, Desoto, Tipton, Fayette, Olive branch, Southaven, Walls, Tunica, Brownsville, Jackson, Atoka, Covington, Millington, Munford, Arlington, Oakland, Cordova, Lakeland, Nutbush, Ripley, Hernando, Byhalia, Horn Lake, etc.

If you do not see your town, ask me if I go there.

Active Licenses and Certifications

Home Inspector TN 407 licensed 

Home Inspector MS, 0189 NH licensed

Certified Master Home Inspector, Nachi.org

Registered FHA / HUD Home Inspector

ICC  Residential Code Inspector Certified

TN Licensed Builder, Plumber, Mechanical and Electrician

General Home Inspection:

An inspection of the Roof, Exterior, Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace and Structure, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Fireplace, Attic, Insulation and ventilation, Doors, Windows, built-in appliances and interior.

*Includes a Verbal report on site and a written report with photos.

** The inspection fee depends on the size and type of home.

4-Point Home Inspection:

An inspection of just: Electrical systems, HVAC, Roof, and Plumbing.

*Includes a Verbal report on site and a written report with photos.

** The inspection fee depends on the size and type of home.

*** Costs less than General Home Inspection and is easier to book.

Pool inspection:

An above-the-water inspection of the pool, and an operational check of the condition of the pool and the components, and the pool deck and enclosure.

*The inspection fee depends on the size and type of pool.

**Includes a Verbal report on site and a written report with photos.  


Home Inspector Career Summary  

I started doing "paid" residential home inspections in 1995. I say "paid" residential home inspections because I was doing home inspections for free earlier than that for my family, remodeling clients, and members of my church.

Primarily, I inspect residential homes. However, I have also done multi-family structure inspections, commercial office inspections, retail property inspections, restaurant inspections, construction draw inspections, compliance inspections for the Veterans Administration, inspections for Housing and Urban Development, inspections for companies that settle disputes between new homebuyers and new homebuilders, artificial stucco inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections, indoor air quality inspections, pool inspections, infrared camera inspections, plumbing camera inspections, energy inspections, and many other specialized inspections.

Completed Home Inspection Education

How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

How to Perform Roof Inspections 

25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know 

How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys 

How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion

How to Inspect HVAC Systems

How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation & Interior

How to Inspect the Exterior

How to Perform Deck Inspections

Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors

Safe Practices for the Home Inspector

Structural Issues for Home Inspectors

10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection

Advanced Mold Inspection Training

Calculating Envelope Energy Loss

Comfort and Climate for Inspectors

Customer Service and Communication for Inspectors

Energy Movement for Inspectors

Green Building Inspection

Home Inspection Business

How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes

How to Inspect Pools and Spas Course 8 How to Inspect Septic Systems

How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks

How to Perform Home Energy Audits

How to Perform Mold Inspections

Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers

Inspecting the Means of Egress

Log Home Inspection

The House as a System

Radon Measurement and Mitigation

Boring and Notching in Wood-Frame Construction

Diaphragm Design with SDPWS

Wood, Steel, and Concrete Deterioration

Code Requirements for Conventionally Framed Roofs

Delegated Design: Understanding the Components of Effective Project Management for Designers

Wind Design with the 2015 WFCM

Deck Building 101 - Beginner's Course

Deck Inspection for New and Existing Construction

Boilers and Hydronic Piping

Non-potable Water System Provisions in the 2015 IPC Introduction to Solar Water Heaters for Code Officials

2015 IPC That Affects Plumbing Products

Structural Issues for Home Inspectors

Inclusive Restroom Design in Public Bathrooms

Air Knife Technology Engineered to Solve Problems Others Ignore

Acoustic Door Assemblies and Their Role in Sound Control

Designing and Installing Waterproof Tiled Showers

Preservative Treated Wood Specification and use

The Mechanics of Design Insights into Wall-Mounted Toilet Systems

Conserving Water and Energy Electric Tankless Hot Water Heaters

Universal Design Applied to Bathroom and Kitchen

Managing Water Efficiency with Dual-Flush Toilets

Benefits of Sliding Doors and Pocket Doors

Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers

Vertical Lift Innovations

Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavers for Municipal Streets and Roadways.

Accessibility in Toilet Room Design

Scalding Understanding Design Solutions for Risk Reduction