MEADOWVALE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
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Buying a home in Victoria?
Three ways we can help…
Are you looking for a home inspector who does more – who doesn’t stop with the house? With a full Meadowvale home inspection, there’s no wondering if you have an underground oil tank to deal with, and there’s no mystery about the condition of the perimeter drains.
Meadowvale Inspections is pleased to be able to offer GPR oil tank scanning and perimeter drain camera inspections as add-on services for all Meadowvale Home inspections. At this time, we are unable to offer these services on a stand-alone basis.
Why should you get a home inspection before purchasing a home? There are many horror stories like this one or about those who counted on a friend to “take a look.” Don’t let that happen to you. We are trained and licensed by Consumer Protection BC and have been inspecting homes for nearly 10 years. Before that, we were a licensed builder in BC for several years. As a result, we are familiar with not only the visible part of the home (as all inspectors should be) but we also know about the hidden parts of the home, what’s “inside the walls”. Our home inspector relies not only on what he sees, but also on the knowledge he gained as a builder.
UNDERGROUND OIL TANKS
More than 100 clients on southern Vancouver Island have saved over $150,000 in tank removal costs alone by knowing there was a problem before they purchased. Tanks are often very hard to find, but we know what to look for both inside and outside the house that will give us clues that a tank might be present. And then we can confirm our suspicions using state-of-the art ground penetrating radar to be determine the exact location of any tank we find. If you are buying real estate, an undiscovered underground oil tank can be a big problem not only for the buyer, but also the seller in some cases. Don’t take a chance no matter which side of the real estate transaction you are on. A Meadowvale inspection can potentially save you thousands of dollars!
The purpose of Perimeter Drains is to prevent water from seeping into the basement. The perimeter drain in modern homes is made of perforated pipe surrounding the home and is used to carry water away from the foundation walls.
Occasionally roots and other debris can cause clogs and the drains aren’t able to remove all the water, causing water to seep into the basement. Older homes often have clay drain tiles which are more prone to problems. A perimeter drain inspection will tell you if the drains need to be cleaned or repaired, so ask for your drain inspection before you make a purchase. You don’t want to find water in your new basement when winter rains come.
HOW TO USE YOUR INSPECTION REPORT:
The value of your detailed inspection report doesn’t end with the purchase. The report is but easy to understand and you should read it carefully, looking particularly for any item described as a “Health and Safety Issue”. Those items need to be dealt with immediately if they were not fixed before the purchase. Minor repairs and cosmetic issues can be put off for a bit. That could be as little as days or as long as years, depending on nature of the problem. For example, a plumbing leak should be dealt with quickly. A problem with a driveway might be able to be put off for a year or even longer. Use the information in the report to maintain the value of your property by making needed repairs before problems become more serious…and more expensive.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm