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Home Inspection tips specific to North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Gibsons and Sunshine Coast.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I recently had an inspection cancelled because my client learned that the listing information was incorrect and the property was right on the boundry with the municipality. In this case it was just outside in the rural district and on septic. This was enough for this buyer to walk away from makin...
06/15/2017
I recently completed a condo inspection on a relatively new building. The inspection went well, but I was concerned about the overall care and maintenance of the common areas which are looked after by the monthly condo fee.It looked to me like the building superintendent was somewhat negligent in...
06/12/2017
Stucco exteriors are very durable and an excellent product to use for a building envelope. However in Vancouver British Columbia there was a learning curve associated with the flat roof, no overhang architectural style, used between 1985 and 1995. Effective moisture control was the key to a good ...
06/08/2017
 On occasion, a home inspection report has as a recommendation... "further investigation required". When this 'call for action' is used effectively, what it means is that there is a serious condition that requires a technical expert's opinion on an issue.Here's a case study where a risk has been ...
06/04/2017
What makes for a stunning view property here in the Vancouver BC region? Well it's an unrestricted southern view of the ocean and coastline. On a clear day we can see all the way down into the US. This spectacular vista comes with not only a heafty price tag but also major building considerations...
05/30/2017
We've lived and worked in some arid locations such as Montana, Nevada and Arizona. So the thought of trees being an issue in those parts of the country is a far removed. But in the Pacific North-West trees are something else. When trees overwhelm a property there are consequences. Here's a post a...
05/09/2017
Why these item are not always included with the purchase of a property is a mystery. Home builders don't leave this information behind. Home owners never ask for this package. We pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for our property, sign a mountain of legal paperwork, including mortgage and insu...
04/10/2017
In the home inspection business there are some things that just stand out. I recently inspected a single-wide mobile home with a stick-built addition, which effectively turned it into a double wide. On its own lot. The single wide was manufactured in the 1970's. The sellers had moved out and got ...
04/08/2017
My dad had a residential construction company and I fondly remember going with him to the sites and seeing the work-in-progress. One of the greater skills was the interior plasterwork done by craftsmen. The phrase "everything but the oink" has a parallel in old school construction methods when it...
04/07/2017
My reply would be "No way!"If only our homes could talk like that, then more homeowners would take corrective action a lot sooner. Crawl spaces are one of the prime suspects when it comes to energy loss and higher heating bills.Looking at the construction details of this area can reveal some quic...
04/03/2017
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