bowen island home inspection: Recreational Property Inspection, the Question to Ask - 02/28/17 05:18 PM
I've just returned from a recreational property inspection on one of the nearby islands off the coast of metro Vancouver. I've had enough of BC Ferries for one long day. During the inspection it was right around 1C, lightly snowing, some breeze and a battleship gray sky. A typical February day on the coast.
As I sit here back this evening in my home office, with a mug of fortified coffee steaming in front of me, I'm asking myself a most important question. Not "Why am I here and what is the purpose of life?"; but, almost as significant, "What is the … (2 comments)

bowen island home inspection: Inspection Considerations: Retaining Walls & Septic Systems - 10/21/16 12:48 PM
Retaining walls are often overlooked or ignored, even when there are signs of distress. Here’s why it’s important to consider the life-span of systems and their inter-dependencies.
On a recent Bowen Island home inspection, the issue of the integrity of retaining walls was a consideration. Let me explain. A lot of our coastal view properties are built on bedrock and slope. Sometimes the slope is really more of a cliff. Nevertheless the view ‘wow factor’ makes it a worthy to build upon. If it’s semi-rural or cottage country it is likely to have no municipal sewer to tie-into. Then the homeowner has … (0 comments)

bowen island home inspection: How to Evaluate Museum Pieces: Inspecting Century Old Properties   - 10/06/16 03:43 AM
A client recently booked an inspection for a house built in the 1920’s. This property certainly has the ‘wow factor’ with ocean views and craftsman style features. Vancouver is relatively a new city compared to others in North America, so this gem is really special. I would guess that there are less than 1% of buildings of the vintage still standing. Prior to any inspection I do an online property listing review. I especially focus on what can be gleaned from the photos. In this case, it was clear that the property was extensively renovated, but with sensitivity to its heritage. A … (0 comments)

 
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