A Home Inspection report is the result of a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home at a specific point in time. Your home inspector checks that all systems are performing correctly and safely. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found, the written inspection report will outline a description of the problem and possible solutions. He also checks for issues relating to structural integrity. And if you request it, the inspection can include a scan of the property for underground oil tanks and a video taken inside the perimeter drain system at the same time.
We encourage the prospective homeowner or representative to be present during the inspection. If that is not possible, then a walk-through on completion of the inspection as strongly advised. During the walk-through, the inspector will show you what he has discovered, both good and bad. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions. It is an excellent way to learn about your new home even if no problems are found. Your inspector will let you know if he finds anything that is in violation of the building code or local Victoria bylaws.
Your Meadowvale Home Inspection Report is a multi-page report with full color pictures showing items of concern. You will know what needs immediate attention and what needs to be monitored. You’ll also know what items and systems are in good condition and not of concern. This pdf report is emailed to you within 24 hours of the inspection.
- Roof – materials, penetrations, flashing, chimneys, skylights, gutters, downspouts, general condition;
- Exterior – surfaces, eaves, trim, doors, windows, steps, stairs, railings, soffits, vegetation, grading, walkways, driveways;
- Structure – foundation walls, floors, columns, walls, attic, framing, crawl spaces, basement;
- Electrical – service entrance, main and auxiliary panels, ground fault receptacles, wiring, switches, lighting fixtures, outlets, smoke detectors;
- Heating and Cooling – operating controls, furnaces, boilers, fans, ducts, filters, shutoff switches and valves;
- Plumbing – shut off valves, water supply piping, drain and waste piping, sump pumps, cross connections, valves, faucets, leaks, toilets, cleanouts;
- Interior – floors, walls, ceiling and trim, fire separation, stairs, railings, counters, cabinets, door and window operation;
- Insulation and Ventilation
- and much more.
A home inspection is not protection against future failures, nor does it provide a warranty against future problems. Our reports reveal the condition of the component at the time the component was inspected. For protection from future failure you may want to consider a home warranty. As legislated in BC, if your home was built within the last 10 years, you already have a BC New Home Warranty which provides time-limited protection against certain defects.
For more detail on the inspection of each of these systems, consult the Residential Standards of Practice .
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