Choosing An Inspector
Everyday home inspectors deliver
inspection reports that fail to address issues of concern to
incoming owner-occupants. Often these reports are constructed
using boiler-plate concepts and canned reporting systems created
everywhere else in North America but in the Lower Mainland, B.C.
Make sure your inspector uses a reporting system that is
specifically based upon the unique issues of concern for Lower
YOUR IHD REPORT WILL:
recognize the unique
climatic/seismic/hydrological/soil types we inhabit and that
every building exists within its own micro-zones.
recognize that every building is
built according to highly localized code interpretations and /or
design, trades and maintenance habits encouraged by local
building authorities and market forces.
recognize the importance of
our living in a
unique seismic zone [information deficits concerning some of the
simplest visible structural conditions are common in reports
using non-B.C.-based “reporting systems”].
be based on real knowledge of
House-As-A-System concepts, knowledge that informs comment upon
commonly misunderstood ideas about life safety/human health in
houses, gas safety, occupant comfort, envelope technology,
include specific action
recommendations that are based on tested repair and maintenance
strategies born of decades of real building&maintenance
include unique customized
bulletin material on issues specific to the Lower Mainland.
YOUR IHD REPORT WILL NOT:
report on a buildings
condition using reporting systems originating in Toronto, Texas or Tuscon,
thus often ignoring local knowledge parameters and important
building functions mandated by local knowledge and the B.C.
contain report “Binders”
--reams of sometimes useful, sometimes misleading generic
material developed in and for other geographical areas
[&available as home maintenance guides in many bookstores]
contain reams of photography as a
substitute for real analysis.
Independent House Diagnosis (1976) Ltd.
White Rock, British Columbia
Serving the Lower Mainland specializing in White Rock, Surrey, Langley and