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Home Inspection tips specific to North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Gibsons and Sunshine Coast.

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2017 

This week I already had a call from a client who was web surfing for home inspection services. Since I was out on a site, they spoke with reception and left their call-back info. When I returned their call, they replied with... "I don't need you anymore."  OK but ouch! Short but to the point.On t...
06/28/2017
 Does your cabin have an amazing 'view deck'? If glass panels are used as your guard railing, then make sure that the glass is suitable for the task. Here's what you need to know...
06/27/2017
A family friend is considering a vacation property purchase. She consulted with me as to what I would look for in a cabin or cottage. Like most of us, I'm always good for suggestions, especially when it is not going to cost me my hard earned savings. It did not take long to come up with my 'off t...
06/24/2017
Photo: Black areas are wood rot so severe that the timber has the consistency of a sea sponge that you would use to wash your car.I'm the owner's engineer and a renovation project. In this case, the stucco was not properly face sealed and water has leaked in behind the stucco over 25 years. The a...
06/24/2017
I am the owner's engineer on a new home construction. Better said, this is an estate, which I categorize as a residence well over 10,000 square feet.The most important aspect of the project is to set the budget. The owner has a set figure in mind. One of my early resonsibilities is to advise the ...
06/23/2017
Ever admired a home with clay or concrete roofing tiles? In many countries, particularly in warm climates, the construction techniques are well established, considering they have been in use for centuries. However, not so in the great white north here in Canada or in some parts of the USA. Here's...
06/22/2017
This post was inspired by my first RV purchase, a 2010 20 foot long tow-behind. Everything looked great. It had the new car smell (no, not mold or rot). Appliances spotless. But the seller did state that the electrical was not working and other than that he knew little about it as he was selling ...
06/17/2017
I recently had an inspection cancelled because my client learned that the listing information was incorrect and the property was right on the boundry with the municipality. In this case it was just outside in the rural district and on septic. This was enough for this buyer to walk away from makin...
06/15/2017
I recently completed a condo inspection on a relatively new building. The inspection went well, but I was concerned about the overall care and maintenance of the common areas which are looked after by the monthly condo fee.It looked to me like the building superintendent was somewhat negligent in...
06/12/2017
Stucco exteriors are very durable and an excellent product to use for a building envelope. However in Vancouver British Columbia there was a learning curve associated with the flat roof, no overhang architectural style, used between 1985 and 1995. Effective moisture control was the key to a good ...
06/08/2017
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