Bent Nail Home Inspection Services

Bent Nail Home Inspection Services is Knoxville’s premier Home Inspection Service. Our reports are delivered within 24 hours, detailed, easily readable, and understandable. Bent Nail thoroughly examines your new “forever” home to help you understand its actual condition.

We proudly serve all of East Tennessee, including the communities of Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Clinton, Farragut, Lenoir City, Maryville, and Sevierville.

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Bent Nail General Contracting and Home Inspection

Bent Nail General Contracting and Home Inspection is predominately a Home Inspection company. We bring over 24 years of General Contracting and Residential Remodeling experience to your Home Inspection so that you get the best inspection in East Tennessee. We also do some small contracting work.

 

At Bent Nail, we are a licensed Home Inspection through the State of Tennessee (TN #2230). We are also Certified Professional Inspector (#NACHI20101204) through the Inter­national Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and a Certified Inspector (#267849) through the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). We also maintain our Tennessee contracting license (TN #10024).

Bent Nail Provides A Little Extra Protection Free With Every Home Inspection

Guard Home Warranty

Guard Home Warranty

Free 30-Day Trail with signup.
– NO AGE RESTRICTIONS on systems and appliances
– No service claim fee due unless the claim is approved
– $25,000 in aggregate savings per contract term

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WelGard – Well Protection

Free 6-Month Warranty with Well Inspection Serivce.
– Complete protection of well system
– Repair or replacement of a well yielding less than 1 gallon of water per minute

Recommendations made from Integrity, Honesty, and Experience.

Read Reviews from Local Homeowners

Michael Spiekerman
Michael Spiekerman
12:26 30 Nov 22
We've puchased numerous homes over the years and each home underwent an inspection. I can say with confidence that the inspection provided by Bent Nail was one of the best in terms of its scope and detail. Lee personally reviewed the salient points of the inspection with me which adds a helpful personal touch to understanding the complete nature and character of the deficiency that is being pointed out in the inspection report. I highly recommend Bent Nail as a home inspection service and would have no reservations about recommending Lee to a family member.
Neal Drown
Neal Drown
15:22 27 Sep 22
Lee and his team were absolutely professional. When buying a new (old) home, a home inspection is your best defense against potential issues that could cause you angst and money for years to come. You want a company that is going to take their time and do it right. That is exactly what Lee and his team did. They were ridiculously thorough! On top of that, they took the time to go over the report with us, IN PERSON, and explain each area and what they found. It took the guess work out of the entire process. I strongly recommend Lee and his team at Bent Nail.
John Sliwka
John Sliwka
22:56 01 Sep 22
Lee and Kadee were amazing! We called them for an inspection of our potential next home and they answered the phone on the first call which in this day and age is impressive. They were so helpful and had us scheduled within a couple of days for a very thorough inspection of our subject property. The day of they FaceTimed us and explained their findings, answered questions and were extremely helpful. This was followed by a detailed report and several phone calls and a follow up visit to the property by Lee to ensure we had everything answered. They are committed to quality and customer service and we can attest that they deliver over and above, thank you Bent Nail, we can’t recommend them highly enough and would definitely use them again without reservation.
Erica Ruiz
Erica Ruiz
16:21 27 Aug 22
My husband and I are moving to TN from CA and were looking for someone to inspect our home throughout the building process. Lee was so helpful, prompt, and honest. We will be using him for any future home inspections, and recommending him to anyone looking for their own inspector. Lee is professional and friendly. He makes you feel as though you’ve known him for years. We truly can’t say enough kind things about him and how he manages his business-he’s the best!
Tanner Turpin
Tanner Turpin
23:52 09 Aug 22
Very reliable, honest and amazing quality company! Bent Nail offers everything you need for a house inspection! They did a very good job and explained everything in detail. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a house inspection.
Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith
19:30 18 Jul 22
Lee and Kadee are fantastic! They spent quality time going through every inch inside and out of my home and found every issue possible. They are so knowledgeable and walked me carefully through every detail. They were able to recommend what issues are priority and contact info for local businesses to get me started on projects. Super friendly and didn't mind me asking too many questions - I really needed the advice and who to call and they understood and heard me. I trust their opinion and knowledge and will definitely recommend them to my friends and family. They have additional services such as pest control and radon inspections that I will be sure to return to them for.
Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith
18:55 13 Jul 22
My wife and I had Lee come out for an inspection on a home we are thinking about buying and he was very very thorough and informative. He found alot of things on the home that needs to be fixed and it was a very detailed report, which we actually shared with the homeowner. Lee was such a nice, knowledgeable, and over all perfectionist at what he does. He takes pride in his work and does it well. We couldn’t be more happy with our results. Especially for the price!!!! He should be charging more for how much he offers!!! Drone footage, thermal scanning and many years of experience makes his prices well worth it!!!!
kenneth mcintyre
kenneth mcintyre
01:16 08 Jul 22
Lee ruble @bentnail did great work with the inspection. He always more than happy to answer all questions and concerns. Would definitely use again.
Pastor Den Sharp
Pastor Den Sharp
01:56 02 Jul 22
At every point in the process we were kept informed in explicit detail. The inspector took time to show us what he was talking about and explain why it was important. The staff was friendly and professional. The after action report was detailed and offered recommendations for appropriate actions.
Dan Woods
Dan Woods
13:04 25 Jun 22
Lee is a consummate professional. Knowledgeable, personable, and thorough. He is very prompt in making arrangements, communicating processes, and answering all questions you may have. Hire with confidence.
Matthew Beaton
Matthew Beaton
15:51 19 Jun 22
Comprehensive and congenial. Bent Nail are passionate about their work and put great care in their reports. They gave us a great overview of our new home and a solid base to make a plan to address the issues they found.
Lisa Gross
Lisa Gross
02:53 16 Jun 22
Lee and his wife were very professional and efficient. I feel they took the time to explain and give good advice. Their reports were through. If I had questions they were quick to answer. I would highly recommend them.
Melanie Kay
Melanie Kay
13:55 09 Jun 22
Bent Nail provides the most thorough inspections I have seen! They are also the most technologically advanced inspectors I have encountered. Bent Nail offers the most peripheral options as well. This team stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Patricia Maughan
Patricia Maughan
19:42 22 Apr 22
I’m a first time home buyer and I hired bent nail to do my home inspection. They are amazing and walked me though everything that needed updated. They did a very detailed inspection and made me feel at peace with my home buying decision. They are super friendly, very professional, and honest. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a home inspection. His ladder made a very small hole in my siding and he came out the next day and fixed it.
Charles McBride
Charles McBride
17:34 12 Apr 22
I had Lee and Kate come and inspect our new house. They did an amazing job, very thorough and since Lee has a construction background, he was able to give me a lot of good DIY tips. Most inspectors can tell you something is wrong but can’t tell you how to fix it. This company can do both.Highly recommend.
Emily Stevens
Emily Stevens
13:30 06 Apr 22
The home inspection was a great experience! Extremely thorough and took the time to walk me through any potential concerns. So pleasant and friendly! Lee was patient when I had questions and made a potentially stressful experience pleasant. Highly recommend using them for your home inspection needs.
Kim Elam
Kim Elam
20:30 16 Mar 22
Bent Nail conducted a home inspection on our house. Lee was very responsive and courteous. I have 3 dogs and work from home and he was able to work around my chaos without issue. My dogs also loved him. 😉 He was very thorough, but did not take too long and drag the job out. I would highly recommend.
Shannon Burgess
Shannon Burgess
20:38 01 Mar 22
Mr. Ruble was very responsive. He answered calls right away. He worked our inspection into his schedule quickly, and was willing to answer questions in person and by phone regarding the inspection. He was also very friendly and pleasant to speak with. Enjoyed doing business with him.
Shianne Hines
Shianne Hines
20:59 15 Feb 22
First of all, if you are looking at reviews for Bent Nail…LOOK NO FURTHER!! You could not possibly find a better company. My husband and I have used them for home inspections, renovations, you name it! Both Lee and Kadee are quite possibly the kindest, most professional and trustworthy people I have ever worked with. Not only do they do EXCEPTIONAL work but their prices just can not be beat. I believe in leaving reviews for people/companies that deserve it and there is not a business that deserves it more than Bent Nail! Don’t even think twice about calling them. I promise, you will not be sorry. Seriously y’all… you can not do better! Thank you Bent Nail for your outstanding services!!
David Swinney
David Swinney
16:43 14 Feb 22
Great folks to work with! Scheduling was super easy, and they were extremely thorough on our DR Horton build. They found things we never would have known if we went with someone else. Great pricing, and great inspection. We’ll be using them again 100% for our 11 month follow up.
Jennifer O'Block
Jennifer O'Block
23:33 07 Feb 22
Lee did a pre-drywall inspection for a new construction home. He performed a very thorough inspection, provided us with a detailed report and then followed up to see if we had questions. He explained his findings in a way that made it easy for us to understand. Lee is very knowledgeable and professional, and we would highly recommend hiring Lee for home inspection services.
David Lindner
David Lindner
00:29 20 Jan 22
Great experience from start to finish! I stumbled onto Bent Nail while researching certified radon inspectors, and they also perform home inspections. Lee answered his phone on the first call and explained the entire process in detail. He made adjustments to the appointment based on our availability as well as the weather. Lee covered every aspect of his inspections in detail and gave us the confidence that our home purchase wouldn't have any surprises. Lee responded by text or e-mail to any questions we had within minutes. Great service and a pleasure doing business with!
Lucy L
Lucy L
16:36 16 Jan 22
Lee Ruble was a very thoughtful, thorough and conscientious home inspector. Even the couple we were purchasing home from were impressed with his thoroughness and length of time spent checking all aspects of home.Punctual with calls, text or emails.Would definitely recommend and use again. Also may use as a general contractor to do improvements on home we did purchase.
Mary Khaddouma
Mary Khaddouma
17:27 24 Dec 21
Lee Ruble and Bent Nail Home Inspection provide excellent customer service. His report is comprehensive, thorough, and explained in a way a first-time homeowner to experience buyer can understand. He provides a lot of practical solutions and resources for buyers to fix any issues that come up during inspection. His contracting experience helps tremendously with the home inspection process because he does not make mountains out of mole hills. I highly recommend him to my clients.
Monica Campbell
Monica Campbell
15:19 04 Dec 21
Lee has been great to work with. He came to me highly recommended by other Realtors. He is easy to schedule with, he can complete all the necessary tests (home inspection, mold testing, radon, sewer scope, etc…), and he’s a wealth of knowledge. His reports are easy to read and I usually get them back the same day as the inspections! I cannot say enough good things about working with Lee at Bent Nail Home Inspections.
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A Bit About Me

My name is Lee, and throughout my life, I have found my passion is to build, repair, and rebuild things. I like walking away at the end of the day and being able to say, yes, we did this, and it was a success. I like the unusual design, the one that no one has, and that will stand out and make the project look spectacular. 

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