Your Ticket to a Safer, Less Stressful Experience

With Uptown Inspection, you can rest easy knowing that you've chosen the right home inspector. We work exclusively for you, to serve your best interests and to arm you with the information you need. We hold ourselves to a high standard of ethics and professionalism to provide you with a comprehensive, unbiased report on the condition of your home.

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Al Durant from Uptown Inspection

Al Durant President & Principal Inspector
Maryland License #33365

As your Inspector, it is my duty and privilege, to provide you with all of the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your property.

Whether your property is residential, commercial, resale, or new construction, your safety is my number one priority. By implementing time-tested inspection best practices I am able to provide comprehensive reporting that will clearly distinguish between major and minor problems, while offering mitigation solutions that will help you put things into perspective.

With an Executive MBA, and nearly 15 years of project management, construction and facilities operations experience in the private sector, I have the experience, knowledge and skill necessary to conduct a thorough assessment of your property and to provide you with an extraordinary customer experience.

For residential properties, I highly encourage you to be present during the inspection, as you will be able to see and assess the condition first-hand.

Uptown Inspection LLC is a professional property inspection and ancillary testing company servicing the District of Columbia and Maryland, covering Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Charles County, and Montgomery County.

Standards and Qualifications

We've been trained by some of the best inspectors in the country, and carry the AHIT certification. AHIT is the largest home inspection training institute in North America, and is approved by ASHI, NACHI, and other professional organizations. We're ready to put that experience and knowledge to work for you.

We're also a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and adhere to their Standards of Practice and strict Code of Ethics.

Our Service to You

We will conduct a thorough visual inspection of the property to give you a clear picture of exactly what it is you're buying. With that information at your fingertips, you'll be able to make an informed decision and avoid any nasty surprises in the future.

Below you'll find a general outline of what our home inspections include. For more detailed information, visit our services page.

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What Is Included in a Home Inspection

View detailed information on the different types of inspections we offer, and what each one covers.

Testimonials

Al Durant was very good! He was on time, very respectful and nice. He made sure that everything he saw a problem with, big or small, he informed us in depth of the issue. He has excellent customer service. I was able to call him any time and if he didn't answer, his turn around was quick. I would recommend Al to anyone.
Inez Walker
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Pre-purchase inspection performed. Al was great throughout the process, from start to finish. His website made it easy to schedule our appointment (the day before even!) and the process of confirming our appointment was very streamlined. Day-of the inspection he arrived early to assess the outside of the home and did a thorough job throughout. He explained his findings during our visit together and our report was ready within a day and was very thorough. Would definitely use again and recommend to others!
Katrina C. — Joy, MD
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
If you want a top-to-bottom inspection from a consummate professional, you have found the right home inspector! Mr. Durant was a pleasure to work with. I am a first-time homebuyer and Mr. Durant patiently answered all of my questions, gave me great tips as the inspection took place, and provided an extremely detailed report in less than 48 hours. If I need home inspection services again, Al Durant and Uptown Inspection LLC will definitely be my first choice.
Barbara G.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Al was very professional and informative throughout the entire home inspection. He showed me what to look for and taught me valuable information throughout the entire process. He was extremely polite and easy going. I definitely would recommend his services.
Rae H.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
My experience with Uptown Inspection was exceptional. I actually ended up needing two home inspections for two different houses in a very short time span. Mr. Durant made a way to schedule me in on short notice and in my opinion he did a phenomenal job. This was my first house purchase and the level of detail and knowledge he exhibited gave me full confidence in the inspection i was receiving. I left with a ton of knowledge and great recommendations as to how to proceed with my house purchase. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Durant and Uptown Inspection to anyone looking for a very thorough, detailed, and professional home inspection experience.
D. Torch
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I had a new construction home inspection and Uptown Inspection provided me a very thorough inspection. He took his time and was able to answer all questions I had about the new construction. Very attentive and would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to have their home inspected.
Clifford S.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
We are pleased with the service and scheduling even after some back and forth on our end. Al was flexible and professional. The inspection was on time. The inspection report was detailed and delivered the next day! We stopped by the property being inspected and Al was able to give us a high level assessment and explain some of his recommendations. I would highly recommend!
Kaiden G.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
It was a pleasure working with Al. My realtor connected us, so he could inspect the home I was preparing to purchase. Al not only did a thorough inspection, he also took the time to explain preventative maintenance my home would need. As a first time homebuyer, I learned so much!

Al’s pricing was reasonable, he worked diligently, but quickly & was friendly & professional.

I love my new home & I’ve already recommended Al’s services to friends who are also purchasing homes, & are in need of inspections.

If/when I buy my next home, I will definitely reach out to him again.
Morgan J.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Uptown Inspections LLC was professional, efficient, and very detailed when doing my home inspection Mr. Durant is very professional I’ve referred this company to two other people since my inspection was done in Aug 2020. I’ll be using Uptown Inspection in the future. Thank you.
Jay H.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
My wife and I used their pre-purchase home inspection and was very pleased. The inspection was very thorough and the report provided detailed explanations for each section of the home. I was even satisfied with the price of the service. I highly recommend their services.
Chris C.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Found Al through my real estate agent. This is my first house and I did not know what to expect during an inspection. I was very nervous because I knew the condition of the house was not in the best of shape. Al was very professional and talked me through all the steps of the process. He was on time, even started the outside inspection before our actual inspection time. Before the inspection, I was informed to not ask questions throughout the inspection, that asking questions would interrupt the process. Every time Al finished a section he would ask me did I have any questions and explained what he did. He found problems in the house that I was not even aware of. He made recommendations for me that I would never have thought of. Even though I was punching numbers in my head of how much everything would cost, Al reassured me that the house I was getting was a good choice. The inspection report was received a day after inspection with plenty of pictures of what needed to be fixed. I ended up getting the house, and all the recommendations Al gave to me I am slowly fixing. Highly Recommend. Thank You!!!
Kris
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Uptown did an amazing job during our home inspection. He went through everything with us and answered all of our questions (we had a lot!). He was meticulous and professional. I highly recommend Uptown.
Maleeta K.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Al was very courteous and very patient. He arrived at the property before I did and had already started. In the beginning of the inspection he was very professional, by the end of the inspection he felt like family.

The report provided was very thorough and the pictures were very helpful. Al also addressed all my questions.

Scheduling the inspection was a breeze, especially at the last minute. He was able to fit me just two days before my inspection deadline.

Al thank you so much for your professionalism!

Don't hesitate, call Uptown Inspection for inspection needs!
Starr L.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Al from Uptown Inspection was referred to me by a mutual friend. He was very knowledgeable and provided a thorough inspection for our newly-built home that we purchased back in February. He was able to find and note things that we didn't think to look for or that we didn't notice during our initial orientation of the home with the construction manager. His pricing was fair and we received our report in a timely manner in order for the builder to address our concerns prior to closing. My husband and I were very pleased with the service and we highly recommend! Thank you Al!
Samantha C.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
If you want a top-to-bottom inspection from a consummate professional, you have found the right home inspector! Mr. Durant was very knowledgeable, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. Since this inspection occurred during the coronavirus pandemic, he was very cognizant of mask use and social distancing the whole time.

As a first-time homebuyer and Mr. Durant patiently answered ALL of my many questions, gave me great tips and tricks as the inspection took place, and provided an extremely detailed report in less than 48 hours. If I need home inspection services again, Al Durant and Uptown Inspection LLC will definitely be my first choice.
Barbara G. — Washington, DC
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
My husband and I put an offer on our first home together and it's hard to find a company to trust in each part of the process.

The inspection was extremely thorough, throughout the inspection process he explained everything and gave vital in-site. Because of this inspection we were able to request necessary repairs, receive a credit from the seller.

Purchasing a home is a stressful job, make sure you go with an inspector that is going to inspect the property like it's his own home .
Candice L. — Upper Marlboro, MD
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Al was professional, thorough, and great to work with. He explained everythting very clearly and made the inspection process for our first home purchase smooth and straight forward. His report was thorough and provided very useful detail and recommendations. He followed up with us to make sure we were satisfied and answered all our questions along the way. Experienced and friendly service that I would certainly recommend.
Bridget M. - Washington, DC
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Mr Durant provided us with awesome service. He was responsive and flexible. He even came out in the snow 😊. His inspection was very through. We would highly recommend Uptown to everyone requiring a home inspection.
Jamila M. - Bowie, MD
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Al was very nice and professional. He is attentive to detail, gives good suggestions, and well trained.
T. Aina
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Excellent customer service. Explained every detail. Courteous and professional.
Milton H. - Capital Heights, MD
Review rating: 5 out of 5.