Residential Inspections

Buyer’s Inspection

A typical Buyer’s Inspection will take 2-4 hours to conduct, depending on the size and condition of the home. First time home buyers will appreciate that my inspections provide an excellent education on home ownership and maintenance. The more experienced buyer is more focused on getting general building science information.

Seller’s Inspection

A Seller’s Inspection is increasingly becoming an industry standard. Your best prevention measure as a home seller is to have a professional pre-sale inspection done prior to listing your home. The last-minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, added expenses and can even stop a deal altogether.

Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough professional property inspection prior to putting a house up for sale.

New Home Inspection

Whether you have yet to close on the home and are looking for a home inspector to attend the pre-delivery inspection (PDI), or you are nearing your year-end reporting period, Inspection Solutions has the inspection for you. Inspection Solutions can attend the pre-delivery inspection to discuss and point out any issues in the home and provide a comprehensive list to your builder for their attention.

If you are nearing your year-end, Inspection Solutions can review all areas of the home and provide a complete outline of necessary repairs for your builder. With this summary in hand, builders are better able to coordinate the work and many people find there are fewer visits to the home by the builder’s contractors.

The 4 Stages of New Home Construction

Stage 1
The initial inspection is generally completed with the client present in order to explain the process; it’s scope and limitations. A thorough inspection of the excavation, footings, foundation, weeping tile and the damp-proofing membrane is completed and findings reported to the client on site.

Stage 2
Authorization by the client to proceed in writing is received, an inspection is completed of the framing of the exterior and interior walls, floors, rafters and sheathing and roofing of the home. Report to the client.

Stage 3
Authorization by the client to proceed in writing is received, an inspection is completed of the roughed in plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, insulation and vapour barrier of the home. Report to the client.

Stage 4
Authorization by the client to proceed in writing is received, this is generally a pre-delivery inspection (PDI) with the client, Inspection Solutions, and the builder representative all being present. This is a thorough inspection of the finished home and generally takes ~ 2 hours. A full written report is provided to the client at the end of the inspection process, and I keep a copy on file at my office.

Note: The 4 Stage inspection allows for 4 actual site visits, additional site visits may be made at our discretion to check on the progress of a property when and if time allows. I do not charge for this additional service, but an additional fee may apply for special requests by the client for non-scheduled site visits.

For more information or to book your inspection:

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