This was an Ottawa home inspection that shows an addition to the existing 1965 house. As can be seen where the flat roof converges with the sloping roof, this area of surface is vulnerable to leakage.Â The snow and ice accumulate right at the corner where the gray membrane meets the black shingle, and infiltration is evident inside on the ceiling. More attention has to be paid to designing these additions such that water dispersion is quickly removed.
This is a concrete foundation inspection of a new home build. As can be seen here, the foundation wall is not sitting perfectly centered to the footing. It was advised to apply more cement to give the foundation wall better support.Â
Foundation walls were also checked for anchor bolts at the right locations, squareness of corners, and straight walls. The footings also were prepared with conduits to pass water lines and electrical lines for the well. Also plumbing and French drain.Â
Styrofoam is visible here to be applied underneath poured concrete slab in basement. Foundation was checked for 90Â° corners, and straight walls. The corners were not 90Â°. When viewed straight on, the walls are not parallel. This was brought up to the client and the finished results will indicate any negative impact on structure.Â
This is a 200 amp Service electrical panel with the wiring visible, and as can be seen a very unprofessional wiring job. Lots of loose wiring evident in the interior and wires around the panel not secure or stapled.
Wires entering into panel are not secure with plastic sleeves, also allowing mice to get in to the panel, a very poor job.
Cats urinated on the wood floors for such a long time, and into the air ducts that it flowed into the main air duct above the furnace and into the heat exchanger. The wooden floors were warped, the ducts smelled of ammonia from the cats and there was actually corrosion of the metal as seen in these photos.