North Vancouver Seymour Inspection

August 13th, 2015
On Tuedsay I inspection a  home in North Vancouver Seymour. The home was built in 1984, approximately 3,600 square feet.
Well bulit, performing well and had alot of good quality upgrades. I really enjoy inspecting home that have been loved.

Bowen Island

August 13th, 2015
Yesterday I had the opportunity to inspection a single family home on Bowen Island. The home was built in 1964, overall in good condition, but was in the need of alot of updateing

Old Time Home Inspection

March 12th, 2013

On Saturday, I had the chance to inspect a Home in Burnaby, that was 103 years old.

I love inspecting old homes. They are challenging in terms of the differenet building methods and materials the home has experienced over its lifetime. The many renovations the home has gone through in the last 100 years.

Some examples: Does the home have a buried Oil tank? old Knob & Tube Wiring, Abestos Ma ...

Bowen Island Property Inspection

February 21st, 2013

Bowen Island Home Inspection today, a beautiful 30 minute Ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. The Property is located on Whitesails Road, small home only 1,500 square feet built in the 1970s.

Over all the home is in good condition, other than it is in desperate need of a new roof. Also when buying a Home on Bowen, make sure you also have a Septic Field Inspection, since there is no sewage system/ ...

West Vancouver Home Inspection on Marine Drive

February 20th, 2013

Finished a Home Inspection in West Vancouver Marine Drive area. The home was approximately 85 years old and 2600 square feet. This old home had several serious issues, one being old Knob & Tube wiring and the other Asbestos in the Attic insulation. These issues are unfortunately but very common in homes of this age.

Stressing the importance of have a professional Home Inspection done before ...

Home Inspections Sump Pumps

October 1st, 2012

SUMP PUMPS are used in waterproofing to get the water out of the basement. The sump pump is the heart of the system. If the pump stops fails, causing a possible flood of your basement. It's important that you purchase and maintain a good quality sump pump. A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit

Sump pumps are installed in basements where flooding may be ...

West Vancouver Pre Listing Home Inspections

August 21st, 2012

Pre-listing Home Inspections

Having a pre-listing home inspection by a qualified home inspector before you list your home for sale can have great benefits. Eventually your buyers are going to conduct a home inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.

Also, having a pre-listing home inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  • It ...

Is Aluminum wire safe?

May 14th, 2012

Aluminum wiring was used quite extensively in residential homes from 1965 to 1976. It was also used in other applications such as commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. After the late 1970's aluminum wire became unpopular, and it was not until the early 1990's that it started to be used again, though still not as much as copper.

As mentioned above, aluminum wire is is ...

North Vancouver Oil Tanks, Old Houses and House Insurance

January 13th, 2012
I received this note from my clients about Oil Tanks that I thought I would share with you -

Updates in the world of old houses/oil tanks: A month after we moved in the insurance company put us through a bit of a nightmare when they realized they had given us the wrong oil tank form to fill out and then told us our home insurance would be void just before Christmas because the tank is only a s ...

Oil tanks

February 1st, 2011

Had the opportunity to inspect a home in West Vancouver that home was built in 1958.

Homes between 1950 to 1970 have a good chance of having had oil as fuel source for a  oil furnace.  This raises the question, has the tank been professionally removed or is it still in the ground and if so what is its condition.

 Oil tanks can be expensive to have removed, and even more so if it has been l ...