Having a home inspection is an essential part of the home-buying process. Purchasing a home without a proper home inspection would be similar to buying a car without looking under the hood or taking it for a test drive. Any reputable real estate agent will urge you to include a home inspection clause on any offers that you submit.
It is thought by most people in the real estate industry that a townhouse inspection is quicker, easier, and will turn up less defects than a single family home inspection. That could not be further from the truth! A townhouse inspection usually takes the same amount of time and equal amount of work as a single family home inspection and often finds many of the same defects.
Homes across Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are exposed to wet conditions almost all year round which can cause many problems without proper rainscreening. When buildings have tall walls, such as condominiums, they are at a greater risk of experiencing problems which is why Vancouver has a 'leaky condo' issue.
Mike Beach is a licensed #71973 and insured home inspector with over 30 years experience owning and operating Beach Construction. After swinging a hammer for many years, Mike decided to turn his expertise toward the Home Inspection trade in 2013.