NEW HOME INSPECTION
New Home Inspection - New home predelivery inspection, TARION 30 day new home inspection, TARION first year end new home warranty inspection - within Greater Toronto area (including Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, Toronto, Vaughan, Whitby and Woodbridge) by certified, experienced & professional registered home inspectors is the primary service we offer to new home buyers. Our professional certified new home inspectors use state of the art diagnostic home inspection tools and equipment for non-invasive analysis. Our home inspectors’ professional designations include “BSSO” - Building Science Specialist of Ontario - Elite group of building science professionals dedicated to the implementation and effective use of, Building Science Principles in the Construction Industry of Ontario, “RHI” - Registered Home Inspector - and “CMI” - Certified Master Inspector.
Our University of Toronto educated professional registered home inspectors specializing in defect recognition, inspect new home’s,
* structural components including foundation and framing,
* exterior wall covering, flashing and trim.
* exterior doors.
* attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings.
* eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.
* vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property
* walkways, patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances.
* roof covering.
* roof drainage systems.
* roof flashings.
* skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations
* interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets.
* drain, waste and vent systems including all fixtures.
* water heating equipment.
* vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
* fuel storage and fuel distribution systems.
* drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.
* electrical service drop.
* electrical service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways.
* electrical service equipment and main disconnects.
* electrical service grounding.
* interior components of electrical service panels and sub panels.
* electrical conductors.
* electrical over current protection devices.
* a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles.
* ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters.
* installed heating equipment.
* heating vent systems, flues, and chimneys
* installed central and through-wall cooling equipment.
* interior walls, ceilings, and floors.
* steps, stairways, and railings.
* countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets.
* a representative number of doors and windows.
* garage doors and garage door operators.
* insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces.
* ventilation of attics and foundation areas.
* mechanical ventilation systems.
* fireplace system components.
* fireplace vent systems, flues, and chimneys
And many more.....
Our professional new home inspection is strictly confidential and the report belongs to the client. A more detailed explanation of what is inspected along limitations are more particularly described in the Standards of Practice of Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors. Our experienced qualified certified new home inspectors not only points out concerns, but also educate the new home purchasers about the home systems and proper maintenance. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) recommend REGISTERED HOME INSPECTORS under the 1994 Province of Ontario Home Inspectors Act . All of our expert new home inspectors are well experienced and fully qualified registered home inspectors & certified master inspectors and proud members of Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors- Ontario (CAHPI-ON), & Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI), American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspectors and dedicated to continually upgrade their knowledge and education by attending professional educational seminars, conferences and meetings, every year. Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors CAHPI is the only national nonprofit professional organization in Canada that rigorously tests home inspectors about their technical knowledge and diagnostic expertise prior to joining the organization as well as requiring continuing education after admission to keep current with new technology and building practices. Membership in Ontario Association of Home Inspectors and the registered home inspector designation are earned credentials which attest to a home inspector's competence and professionalism.
To earn the right to be a registered home inspector (RHI),inspectors must demonstrate to the Ontario Assocoation of Home Inspectors - OAHI that they have a broad knowledge of new home construction and building practices in Ontario and that they have acquired three components for qualification: basic skills specific to the practice of home inspection; technical background acquired through education and experience related to building science; and practical home inspection experience through the performance of at least 200 home inspections to Ontario Association of Home Inspectors - OAHI Standards. Our new home inspectors are extremely knowledgeable of Greater Toronto Area including Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, Toronto, Vaughan, Whitby and Woodbridge, neighbourhood new home building trends and problems over the past years as well as the quality and reputation of most local new home builders.
The persistent deficiencies we often find in new homes include inadequate end bearing for steel beams, inadequate attic insulations, sub-standard finish workmanship on oak stairways and non-functional return air grilles,
The majority of new home construction tasks (foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical, etc.) are usually subcontracted out to the lowest bidder, with speed, not quality being an important consideration for the new home builder. With many separate activities going on at the same time, it's nearly impossible for the new home builder to monitor all phases of the new home construction. Since the 1980s, when Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) ended its consumer protection role through new home construction inspections, quality of new home construction has suffered. For instance, CMHC estimates that more than 65,000 homes in B.C. suffered serious water infiltration problems in B.C.’s leaky condominium crisis of the 1990s – a crisis that continues to this day. While B.C.’s crisis is perhaps the best known disaster in Canadian history, defective new homes are a serious problem across Canada. In 2005, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) estimated that 10 per cent of Canada’s new home builders are problematic. Other estimates find 20 per cent to 25 per cent of new home builders as problematic. Although there are good new home builders in Canada, new home buyers and Realtors have no reliable means of knowing who they are. New home buyers who find themselves with a defective new home and an unresponsive new home builder naturally turn to their New Home Warranty Program TARION for assistance. This too can be problematic. In Ontario new home buyers face a mandatory payment to New Home Warranty Program TARION for new home warranty coverage. New home buyers should recognize the New Home Warranty Program TARION as an insurance company that will require that new home buyers prove their claim. New Home Warranty Program TARION does not serve as an advocate for new home buyer. The New Home Warranty Program TARION claim process is complicated, and, therefore, must be pursued with great care in order to avoid pitfalls. Municipal government officials involved in the new home construction process usually acknowledge new home construction industry and the New Home Warranty Program TARION problems, but often simply advise the new home buyer that they can settle their issues through civil litigation. Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has informed the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services that he intends to investigate how the Ministry represents itself to the public regarding its relationship with the New Home Warranty Corporation TARION. The investigation will also examine the degree of consumer protection new home buyers can expect to receive from the Ministry. The Ombudsman does not have the jurisdiction to investigate New Home Warranty Corporation TARION itself, since it is a private corporation. The investigation will be conducted by the Special Ombudsman Response Team, which has already conducted an assessment of complaints received from a number of new home buyers. Members of the public who have complaints or information relevant to this investigation are welcome to contact the Ombudsman’s Office at 1-800-263-1830 or online at www.ombudsman.on.ca . Given the time and high costs involved in the legal system with no guarantees of success, the courts are not a viable option for most Canadian new home buyers. Given a system that is not conducive to construction dispute resolution, many new home buyers conclude that they have no option but to quietly sell their flawed new homes without disclosing the known problems to potential purchasers, despite the fact that sellers are required by law to disclose known defects.
New home buyers protect their investment by retaining a competent registered home inspector to inspect the new home. While some problems may remain hidden behind drywall, a trained registered home inspector can often detect problems unrecognizable to the average. Our professional home inspectors provide important maintenance advice and follow up support to help first time new home buyers get acquainted with their new home. Inspection is our only business. Our certified professional home inspectors do not perform home renovations. We do not refer clients to specific contractors. Our experienced home inspectors have completed thousands of new home inspections including new home pre-delivery inspections, 30 day new home warranty inspections and first year end new home warranty inspections in Greater Toronto area (including ajax, aurora, brampton, markham, mississauga, newmarket, oshawa, pickering, richmond hill, scarborough, stouffville, toronto, vaughan, whitby and woodbridge).
A professional home inspector does not obtain a working knowledge of every system in a new home by attending a few days new home inspection course or reading a few new home inspection books. It comes from field experience and training. Neither warranties nor insurance policies can take the place of knowledge and experience gained from a hands-on education -- and our certified professional home inspectors have it. Our certified professional home inspectors have helped new home buyers avoid costly mistakes. We guarantee that our well experienced and qualified new home inspectors will give you their very best effort. Our professional new home inspectors’ mission is to look out for the best interest of new home buyer by inspecting every new home as if we are the ones buying the new home. Our professional new home inspectors’ commitment to our clients has allowed us to become a leader in the home inspection industry. Our certified professional new home inspectors’ experience and reputation sets us apart from all the rest!
FEE SCHEDULE - Effective March 15, 1996
COMPLETE NEW HOME AUDIT
A team of a licensed professional structural specialist, licensed competent roofer, licensed Electrical Safety Authority approved electrician,licensed professional plumber,licensed experienced heating and air conditioning technician and a registered home inspector will perform the complete new home audit which may take up to 3 days.
$3900 + $2 per ft2
SINGLE VISIT NEW HOME INSPECTION
Within Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, Toronto, Vaughan, Whitby and Woodbridge.
New Home Inspection fees are based on the floor area, number of bathrooms & kitchens and number of additional self contained units. Please call for quote. Additional visits and annual after purchase maintenance inspection are charged per our problem analysis fee schedule.
PROBLEM ANALYSIS RATES - NEW HOMES
Interior Problems $90 Plus $80 per every hour or part of
Roof related Problems $120 Plus $80 per every hour or part of
Septic System related Problems From $500
Indoor Air Quality Investigation From $490
Thermal Imaging Service From $975
Our hours are 8am to 9pm - Seven days a week.
New home inspections including new home predelivery inspection, TARION 30 day new home inspection, TARION first year end new home warranty inspection in Greater Toronto area including Ajax, Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Toronto, Vaughan, Whitby and Woodbridge can be arranged within 24 hours. Only under very special circumstances our home inspectors will proceed without the new home buyer or new home buyer’s representative being present. Most of the new home buyers find our professional new home inspection, a wonderful learning experience. Our expert new home inspection is your best opportunity, to learn from our Registered Home Inspector, how to operate and maintain your new home's systems such as furnace, water heater, air conditioner etc. A typical new home inspection of an average size home of 1600ft2 - 2200ft2 should usually take 3 hours. We never really know what we will find until we complete our expert new home inspection. We will stay as long as it takes to complete our new home inspection to the industry and Professional Standards. Weekends are generally booked several days in advance like most of the good full time Professional Home Inspectors. If you wish to book a specific date and time, please call our office as soon as possible.
The old adage, "you get what you pay for," has been proven true time and time again. Don't be overly concerned about paying more for a thorough new home inspection. We perform a quality oriented new home inspection rather than a time and cost limited one. A low cost poor quality new home inspection is rarely a bargain. Lot of new home buyers think all new home inspectors are the same. If you looking for the low priced new home inspectors, you will find the inexperienced, not fully qualified new home inspectors. To risk getting a poor new home inspection on a half million dollar new home by limiting yourself to the cheapest possible new home inspector is foolhardy. If a consumer was going to have surgery or buy a new car he would pick the best surgeon or attempt to get the very best vehicle. If you need the best lawyer or doctor to save you from disaster, you will have to pay more. The new home buyers should consider important issues such as the education, training and experience of the home inspector, how much of the new house and property are actually inspected, what type of new home inspection report will they receive, or how long the home inspectors have been in business. The question consumers should be asking themselves here is: Would they hire a surgeon who has only completed very few surgeries. To become a good home inspector requires many years of on site new home inspections, learning from each and every home inspection. Home inspectors know the value of their experience, reputation, qualifications, talent, attention to detail, the time and detail of the new home inspection, the quality of the written new home inspection report the extent of consulting and advice that are provided, and charge accordingly. Our new home inspection fees are competitive but on average we charge $70 more than the cheapest inexperienced, not fully qualified home inspectors. It will be your best $70 you ever spent ! The new home you are buying is a home that you feel represents good value. We urge you to choose your home inspector the same way. Hiring the best home inspector possible is what you want. If you cannot afford the best home inspector, how will you afford the deficiencies the low cost, inexperienced home inspector fails to report? Do you really want the cheapest, most inexperienced person to inspect the most expensive new home purchase you will ever make? If the new home inspection turns up little wrong with the new house, you have bought peace of mind for few hundred dollars ! If the new home inspection finds serious problems, your new home inspection fee could ends up saving you several thousands of dollars.
Testimonials from Our Clients
“Thanks again for the thorough inspection performed and for following up to clarify our concerns”
Ricardo Fiorini Whitby
"Building Inspections Canada Ltd did a great job, finding defects even the seller was unaware of. We highly recommend Building Experts Canada Ltd"
Jack Lin - Scarborough
“Thank you Nalliah for your time, professionalism, attention to detail and sense of humour...’
Giovina Lobozzo - Manager - Member Services - Toronto Board of Trade
“Thank you for your excellent Commercial Building Inspection Report.....”
Paul McCaughey Toronto
"Thank you so much for the thorough inspection of our new property. Many thanks"
Troy Jerome Turgano & Nathalie Ng Tang Fui - North York
“Inspector was personable, honest and thorough, obviously experienced..”
John Gomez Gonzales - Markham
“I always appreciate the prompt service. I get positive feedback from my purchasers about the inspector's performance. I appreciate the inspector's assistance in helping my clients feel confident and at ease they are making a good decision...and if the property does have problems, then so be it...I'd rather they know it now and I'll find them a better one!!..”
Tapan Syed, Re/Max Realtron Markham
“The inspection made my decision to buy the property much more positive….”
Afareen Bahram - Markham
“The service provided by Building Experts Canada Ltd was excellent. The interpersonal skills combined with inspector’s knowledge made this inspection interesting, educational and easy to follow. This honest inspector is seriously conscientious...”
Kuga Sangarapillai – Richmond Hill
“Inspector's thorough inspection and professional honesty help us see the major problems with the property we were ready to buy… “
Ashikin Tarmizi - Scarborough
“I really enjoyed finding out more about my property. The inspection allowed me to budget my maintenance for the next five years. It was very comforting as a first time buyer…”
Ravi Sabaratnam - Aurora
"....Attention to detail, suggested timelines for repair…."
Tapas Sudeep - Mississauga
"My clients were very pleased with the inspections performed for them. They described it as a real education and made the comment that the inspector was very thorough and professional. I appreciate that kind of professionalism…”
Eddie Wing-Yiu Woo, Broker of Record, Homelife GTA Realty, Toronto
“Thorough, knowledgeable very professional nspector. Great narrative inspection report… ”
Rajinder Singh - Vaughan
“Honest, good communication, excellent knowledge base….."
David Fitzpatrick - Ajax
“Ability to make inspection understandable, helpful with additional information…”
Ali Sugal - Brampton
“Everything was explained very well. The inspector was meticulous and professional, extremely friendly and answered our many questions well.”
Xavier Fernando - Stouffville
“I learned so much from the inspection…”
Sushmita Yuvaraj - Whitby
“I really appreciated the time taken to explain certain details and recommendations……”
Arun Jain - Markham
“The inspector was very organized, polite and detail oriented. The inspection was a very enjoyable learning experience..”
Jeyanthi Sriharan – Richmond Hill
“A useful, well articulated onsite education…”
Manish Patel - Aurora
“Home inspector was very thorough not only in inspecting everything but pointing out what we needed to know andtime limits for repair of deficiencies. Communication skills were great!..”
Jainarine & Devi Persaud – Ajax
“Clean, crisp, professional approach. Very clear presentation. Very personable..”
Cyril Rajanayagam – Pickering
“The most thorough and well explained home inspection we have experienced! Great customer service…we love the home inspection report. Thanks again Thayaparan for the excellent job!.”
Changaze & Nizaam Rahman - Woodbridge
“We like the sincerity of the building inspector's desire to help us understand what we were buying and we feel the inspector covered everything..”
Tanushri & Krishna Bhanuprasad - Brampton
“Very happy with overall service, the inspector had excellent people skills!..”
Nancy Kingsley - Stouffville
“Nothing was overlooked and everything was noted and discussed. Even if it was something small it was still mentioned…”
Ravi Visvalingam - Scarborough
“Efficient, very thorough, very clear- excellent follow-up with extra info…”
Dr Nazir Akbar Ali - Oakville
Sam Thiru - Vaughan
"Personally, I would not buy a property or investment without Nalliah Thayabharan inspecting it. Nalliah Thayabharan is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. Nalliah Thayabharan's professionalism and attention to detail is unmatched by any building inspector I have ever used. Results are presented in an unbiased,
professional, non-threatening way. Deficiencies are dealt with using a proactive approach. My clients are always satisfied that the inspection was worthwhile, informative, and a positive part of the purchase. Bookings are convenient. My clients tell me that at the end of the process they feel secure in making a decision whether or not to purchase. Follow up is very good. Even if a client has a question several years after the inspection, they can recommend ways to manage a problem. I shall continue to recommend Building Experts Canada Ltd knowing that my clients will be receiving the best inspection services possible.."
Rizwan Piprawala - Century 21 Titan Realty, Toronto
“Nalliah Thayabharan is painfully thorough, deep attention to detail and patient to explain things. My clients were very pleased with the comprehensive inspection report and welcomed the inspector’s suggestions for improvements. It was clearly evident that Nalliah Thayabharan has inspected a lot of properties and knows what he is doing..”
Guillaume Ruhana-Baguma - Homelife Future Realty Brokerage, Markham
“Building Experts Canada Ltd helped many of my clients with realistic overviews of their properties and gave excellent information on what to expect in the years to come.
Selva Vettyvel - Broker of Record - Homelife Future Realty Markham
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