Wasaga Beach Home Inspector – Certified Building Code Official
Wasaga Beach Home Inspector – Providing Certified Home Inspections for Residential, Single Family Homes, Condiminiums, Log Homes, New Construction, Plaza’s, Industrial Buildings, Churches, Strip Malls and Rural Properties. We have inspected many Century Homes and receive a lot of Referrals due to our expertise and experience in assessing these older homes.
The Wasaga Beach Home Inspector has inspected over 8,000 residential properties. We have inspected high rise apartement buildings, commercial plaza’s and industrial occupancies throughout Southern Ontario. As a Certified Building Code Official with the Ontario Building Officials Association are expert knowledge can ensure your home meets Building Code Requirements and can usually determine if Building Permit was taken out for any renovations.
Wasaga Beach Home Inspector – What is Inspected
The Wasaga Beach home inspection includes a thorough checklist of items and include all that parts of a home from the ground up. Our Certified home inspection services include the:
- Exterior systems
- Roof systems
- Structural systems
- Attached garage or carport
- Electrical system
- Heating systems
- Air conditioning systems
- Plumbing system
- Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances
- Interior systems
- Insulation and vapour barriers
- Mechanical and natural ventilation systems
Wasaga Beach Home Inspection Includes Free Thermal Imaging
Using a Fluke Thermal Imaging Camera we scan all exterior surfaces of a home for hidden moisture or missing insulation. This method is non-destructive, environmentally friendly, and detects hot and cold spots in the home. Infrared thermal imaging is designed to ensure that the radiant floor and ceiling heat in the home is functional, identify potential heat loss from doors and windows, and identify any electrical hot spots.
Thermal imaging can be used to find leaking pipes used for in floor heating. The Infrared Camera can also verify the coverage of electric floor heating systems which have become so popular in renovation projects.
Besides finding hidden moisture in walls and ceiling of homes we also use Thermal Imaging during Commercial Building Inspections to find hidden leaks in flat roofs which may have penetrated on protective roofing layer but not visible leaking in the interior. We use the latest Thermal Imaging technology to protect you and your investment.
Wasaga Beach Home Inspector – Money Back Guarantee
We are the only company in Simcoe County to willingly stand behind our service with an iron clad guarantee. Our industry leading training and knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and affiliate memberships in Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs, OBOA, NACHI and FREA, allow us to attain and maintain a high standard of excellence, ensuring our clients receive an inspection at the highest possible standard.
Guarantee Coverage Period
Our 30 day money back guarantee only starts when you move into your home. This allows you time to settle in and really have a good look around your home. We do not inspect appliances etc, but we always recommend you visit your new home as close to your closing date as possible and operate every system you can to ensure they are functioning properly. It is a lot easier to have an item repaired prior to closing than after deal is closed and money has been transferred.
Typical Defects Found During Home Inspection
Microorganisms that may grow to colonies in damp environments, including certain rooftops. They can discolor shingles. Often described as “fungus.”
A condition of paint or aged asphalt brought about by the loss of volatile oils and the oxidation caused by solar radiation. Causes a coarse checking pattern characterized by a slipping of the new paint coating over the old coating to the extent that the old coating can be seen through the fissures. “Alligatoring” produces a pattern of cracks resembling an alligator hide and is ultimately the result of the limited tolerance of paint or asphalt to thermal expansion or contraction.
A common form of magnesium silicate which was used in various construction products due to its stability and resistance to fire. Asbestos exposure (caused by inhaling loose asbestos fibers) is associated with various forms of lung disease. The name given to certain inorganic minerals when they occur in fibrous form. Though fire-resistant, its extremely fine fibers are easily inhaled, and exposure to them over a period of years has been linked to cancers of the lung or lung-cavity lining and to asbestosis a severe lung impairment. A naturally occurring mineral fiber sometimes found in older homes. It is hazardous to your health when a possibility exists of exposure to inhalable fibers. Homeowners should be alert for friable (readily crumbled, brittle) asbestos and always seek professional advice in dealing with it.
The migration of a liquid to the surface of a component or into/onto an adjacent material.
An enclosed raised spot evident on the surface of a building. They are mainly caused by the expansion of trapped air, water vapor, moisture or other gases.
A bluish or grayish discoloration of the sapwood caused the growth of certain mold like fungi on the surface and in the interior of a piece, made possible by the same conditions that favor the growth of other fungi.
: In glazing, open or closed pockets in a sealant caused by release, production or expansion of gasses.
The bending of a building material as a result of wear and tear or contact with a substance such as water.
CO. A colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon.
Internal splitting of a compound resulting from over-stressing of the compound.
Water condensing on walls, ceiling and pipes. Normal in areas of high humidity, usually controlled by ventilation or a dehumidifier.
The deterioration of metal by chemical or electrochemical reaction resulting from exposure to weathering, moisture, chemicals or other agents or media.
Pit in the surface of concrete resulting from cracking of the mortar due to expansive forces associated with a particle of unsound aggregate or a contaminating material, such as wood or glass.
A series of hairline cracks in the surface of weathered materials, having a web-like appearance. Also, hairline cracks in pre-finished metals caused by bending or forming (see Brake Metal).
A type of warping that causes boards to curl up at their edges.
A process used on concrete, masonry or stone surfaces to repel water, the main purpose of which is to prevent the coated surface from absorbing rain water while still permitting moisture vapor to escape from the structure. (Moisture vapor readily penetrates coatings of this type.) “Damp proofing” generally applies to surfaces above grade; “waterproofing” generally applies to surfaces below grade.
Disintegration of wood or other substance through the action of fungi.
Alteration of viewed images caused by variations in glass flatness or in homogeneous portions within the glass. An inherent characteristic of heat-treated glass.
Bitumen material that drips through roof deck joints, or over the edge of a roof deck.
See Fungal Wood Rot.
Tapered wood filler strips placed along the butt edges of old wood shingles to create a level surface when re-roofing over existing wood shingle roofs. Also called “horse feathers.”
Fungal Wood Rot:
A common wood destroying organism which develops when wood containing material is exposed to moisture and poor air circulation for a long (6 months +) period of time. Often and incorrectly referred to as dry rot.
Microscopic plants that live in damp wood and cause mold, stain, and decay.
Descriptive of two or more materials which are not suitable to be used together.
Lead Based Paint:
Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly.
Spreading or creeping of a constituent of a compound onto/into adjacent surfaces. See bleeding.
Cracks developing from the normal shrinkage of an emulsion coating when applied too heavily.
An unacceptable occurrence when the top of a caisson concrete pier spreads out and hardens to become wider than the foundation wall thickness.
Knowledge and Training are the two most important requirements of a Professional Home Inspector. As a potential home buyer knowing the Qualifications of your Home Inspector is the most important information you can base your choice on.