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1945 and Older Homes

August 26, 2012
Harrison Home Inspections adds a $50 surcharge to "older homes" built before 1940

We inspect each older home (built before 1945) house using technical investigation tools

At Harrison Home Inspections an average onsite older home (built before 1945)  inspection typically takes an extra hour.  Houses of this era often have unsafe construction practices especially in regards to structural and electrical practices and generally require additional time inspecting most systems.   The duration involves a hands-on / boots-on inspection of the residence using technical investigation tools:

  • Moisture Detectors
  • Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Gas Detection
  • Electrical Testers
  • Digital Camera
  • Binoculars (augments visual identification)
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Ladders
  • Water Pressure Gauge

We Issue A Comprehensive Written Report

Each investigative home inspection is followed up with a comprehensive written report on the current state of the house. This includes narrative details supported with images that give a complete picture of each residence for home buyers or sellers.

Harrison Home Inspections Red Flags Problems

In the course of our inspection we may discover the following common problems:

  • Roofing issues such and worn shingles, blocked gutters, deteriorated roofs
  • Structural issues such as cracked foundations and support problems
  • Electrical issues such as old knob and tube wiring, unsafe wiring, overloaded circuits
  • Heating, cooling and ventilation issues
  • Moisture issues
  • Drainage issues such as foundation leaks, drainage tile blockage
  • Plumbing issues such as worn piping and leaks

Fee For Older Home Inspections

0-2500 SQ FT = $625
2501-3000 SQ FT = $675
3001-3500 SQ FT = $725
3501-4000 SQ FT = $775

About Kevin

Kevin Harrison is a licensed and certified Home Inspector operating Harrison Home Inspections Ltd. serving Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Richmond and Surrey. Harrison Home Inspections provides detailed, impartial factual information on the state of your home or home-to-be. Call 604-230-5536 to arrange for a home inspection from a certified professional Home Inspector.



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