MEADOWVALE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
Call for an Inspection
Oil Tank Scans
Perimeter Drain Checks
– All three available with only one visit –
Most reputable home inspectors in Victoria provide a satisfactory basic home inspection.
BUT MEADOWVALE HOME INSPECTORS DO MUCH MORE!
Using our ground penetrating radar unit, our home inspectors can scan your property for the presence of an underground oil tank. This add-on service, as well as an add-on video camera inspection of the perimeter drains, provides you with valuable information that will help you make your real-estate decisions with confidence.
*At this time, we are able to offer add-on services only with a full home inspection. They are not available on a stand-alone basis.
Why should you get a home inspection before purchasing a home? There are many horror stories like this one about those who counted on a friend to “take a look.”
Don’t let that happen to you. Our home inspectors 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 fully familiar with not only the visible part of the home, as all home 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 what he knows from his experience a a licensed builder.
UNDERGROUND OIL TANKS
Meadowvale home inspectors have saved over $150,000 for more than 100 clients on southern Vancouver Island in tank removal costs alone by knowing there was an underground oil tank on the property before they purchased.
Underground oil tanks are often very hard to find, but our home inspectors 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 our state-of-the art ground penetrating radar unit to 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 home inspection can potentially save you thousands of dollars!
A perimeter drain inspection by our home inspector can tell you if the drains need to be cleaned or repaired before you purchase.
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. Using our video camera, our home inspectors can let you see if you are purchasing a problem.
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. Reports from our home inspectors are thorough and easy to understand. You should read yours 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 a week or so, or as long as years. It depends on the 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
Sun: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mon: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed.: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thur: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm