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Registered Home Inspector (RHI) with CAHPI(BC) since March, 2001.
Provincial License #49659.
To date, I have completed approx. 3,500 fee-paid inspections.
I am a Registered Home Inspector with CAHPI(BC) since March, 2001. I deliver comprehensive visual inspections of varying sized & aged single family homes, townhouses, condos, apartments, commercial/warehouse properties and their components. Each inspection also includes a digital report with photos, illustrations, recommendations, implications and online links to further technical information.
Previously I was doing business as New Look Renovations in the home & office renovation business; self-run operation including sales and marketing, design, estimating, report writing, project co-ordination, financial and operations record keeping, and renovation and carpentry duties.
I was an inspector with CMHC in Vancouver. Duties included: examine and approve plans, perform inspections, prepare reports for new single, semi-detached and multiple housing projects; held past level Two B.I.A.B.C. certification; also perform inspections, write specifications, review bids and inspect completed work in various municipalities under Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program or R.R.A.P.
I received my Diploma in Building Technology from BCIT, which was an intensive two-year diploma in Building Technology, Economics Major: courses include: Building Construction and Structural Design, Project Management and Contract Administration, Drafting, Industrial Management, Construction Specifications and Contracts, Estimating, Codes and Regulations; standing: honours.
My interests are photography, baseball, reading, travel, computers, biking & hiking.
Dale Trach completed two separate building inspections for me in the last two years. With both house inspections I found Dale to be very professional, knowledgeable and accurate and I was provided with a very detailed report concerning each inspection. I accompanied Dale on one inspection and was very impressed with how thorough he inspected the entire house and provided a detailed report to help me make a purchase decision. Dale also inspected my own residence in 2010 and again submitted an extremely detailed report concerning my property. Due to Dale’s thorough inspection I have renovated our bathroom, added caulking to the exterior and plan on a water heater replacement plus increased attic insulation based on Dale’s recommendations. In both cases the building inspections were worthwhile and a valuable investment to maintain the value of my current residence and helped my wife and I also make an accurate and constructive decision on a new residence. Due to Dale’s experience, knowledge and thoroughness I would recommend Dale for all your building inspection needs and services. Thank you, — Dave B.
Dale Trach of NewLook Inspections recently provided us with an inspection of our home. We live in a 50plus year old home and wanted to have it inspected for preventative maintenance. His outstanding skill set, professionalism, personability and final product, has exceeded our expectations. Dale was very thorough in his inspection o...f our property, and in his report. The same day as the inspection, we received a very informative online report followed by an extensive binder containing several pictures/diagrams of our property with recommendations and advice. The report is very detailed and the information is presented in an easy to follow and organized way. The report format and maintenance advice will continue to be useful so that we can maintain our home for many years to come. We would highly recommend the services of NewLook Inspections for potential home buyers or for those who would like to be preventative in the maintenance of their homes. We were very pleased with the services provided to us! — Gail & Glen S.
We felt you were detailed and quite thorough and not rushed up to 'finish off' with the inspection, and would surely recommend your services. — Lance
I recently purchased a home in Burnaby. The cost was around $600,000. I was sick for a week deciding if the house was worth the price and because it was very old I was concerned about numerous potential problems. A friend had an inspection done by Dale Trach and recommended I do the same. Mr. Trach did an extremely thorough inspection of the house. He allowed me to follow him while he did the inspection. He pointed out items I should be concerned about and solutions to fix the problems. At the end he gave us a report with all of his recommendations. I felt very strongly about the shape of the house after his assessment. He was thorough, informative, and very competent. ... If I had to have an inspection done again I would definitely call Mr. Trach and recommend to friends and family to do the same. Sincerely, — John C.
Dale Trach (NewLook Inspections) inspected my home in 2010 for the purposes of determining the overall condition of my home. As a result of his inspection I can be proactive with maintenance issues that needed to done immediately and various items that needed to dealt with over a few years i.e. new roof. I found Mr. Trach to be very p...rofessional and competent in every facet of my home including but limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, structural, to name a few. I found his inspection report to be very detailed and informative. One item that needed to be looked at immediately was a sump pump which has not been looked at for over 19 years - since the house was built. Further investigation determined that the sump pump was still working and the catch basins were clean - no further work required. I would not hesitant in recommending Mr. Trach to any existing home owner or for purposes of purchasing a new home. Money well spent. Cheers — Wes B
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