Pre-Purchase (Buyer’s) Inspections

Whats Included In A Home Inspection?

The home buying process can often be an emotionally involved one, as you diligently search for that perfect home, in the perfect location, for the perfect price. But, have you looked at anything else besides the expensive interior finishes, the impeccable layout, the opulent appliances, or the inspiring landscape? My job is to look beyond the cosmetic appeal of the home and to assess the performance of critical systems like perimeter drainage, plumbing, heating, electrical, roof condition, and attic ventilation.

During you home inspection I will offer opinions on the probability of problems based on the current design features and may identify repairs done by previous owners. I will also point out issues that will be difficult to maintain on an ongoing basis and will provide insight into proper maintenance of the structure. Keep in mind that, while leaks may go undetected if there are no visible signs present, I will always look for secondary signs indicating any issues using both visual clues and thermal imaging.

The inspection includes an in-field evaluation and professional opinion of the performance of the readily accessible installed systems and components in a home including:

  • Structural Systems

  • Foundation including drainage in the surrounding

  • Grading, Surface Drainage & Landscaping Structure

  • Exterior Flashing, Trims & Wall Covering

  • Balconies, Steps, Decks & Porches

  • Eaves, Soffits & Fascias

  • Garage or Carports

  • Roof & Exterior Systems

  • Roof Coverings & Drainage Systems

  • Chimneys, Skylights & Roof Penetrations

  • Interior Systems

  • Insulation and Vapour Barriers

  • Mechanical and Natural Ventilation Systems

  • Attic Ventilation

  • Plumbing Systems

  • Water Supply and Distribution Systems

  • Drain, Waste & Vent Systems

  • Water Heating Equipment and Associated Venting Systems

  • Fuel Storage and Fuel Distribution Systems

  • Drainage Sumps, Sump Pumps & related piping

  • Electrical Systems

  • Service Drop, Service Entrance Conductors, Cables & Raceways

  • Service Equipment and Main Disconnects

  • Interior Components of Service Panels & Sub Panels

  • Overcurrent Protection Devices, GFCI & AFCI

  • Heating Systems

  • Vent, Systems, Flues & Chimneys

  • Air Conditioning Systems

  • Steps, Stairways & Railings

  • Kitchen & Bathrooms

  • Basement & Crawl Space

  • and many more…

  • If the home you are looking at has a fireplace or wood stove check out out WETT Inspections page.
  • Check out a sample report. The file will open as a PDF

 during a home inspection

Learn more about how I can help you make a more informed property purchase decision by calling 289-439-0483 today!

All home inspection come with a home maintenance guide to help you care for you new home!

Talk soon

Aaron McColl C.M.I