Abode Inspection Services - Services

By: Abode  09-12-2011
Keywords: inspections, Walls, Inspection Services

Abode Inspection Services Inc. provides thorough building inspections of Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Construction Phase, and Multi-Unit buildings of all ages. Our service area includes Ottawa/Gatineau, and the surrounding environs.Regardless of the building's nature, the inspection process provides a marvelous opportunity for you to learn about the property's structure and systems. We highly encourage you to join us to see conditions first hand, and ask any questions you may have.

Full Inspections

Full inspections are often obtained by clients who are purchasing or leasing a property, and want to gain an understanding of issues present which affect safety, structural integrity, habitability, high cost repairs, and general state of maintenance.Increasingly clients are obtaining inspections prior to marketing a property, in order to uncover issues which may be of concern to a potential buyer.Full inspections are also obtained by individuals who simply want to learn more about the building in their possession, and to generate long/short term maintenance plans.During a full inspection, all visible, and safely accessible, areas of the building are examined including, but not limited to:

Interior Items

  • Basement Foundation Walls & Floors
  • Floor Joists, Sub-Floor
  • Bearing Beams & Support Columns
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Plumbing
  • Pumps & Tanks
  • Fireplace & Stove
  • Condensation & Heat Recovery Ventilators
  • Water Softening & Mineral Treatment
  • Heating System
  • Kitchens, Bathrooms & Laundry Areas
  • Walls, Floors, Ceilings & Stairs
  • Doors & Windows
  • Attic (insulation, ventilation, water stains, vapor barrier, etc.)

Exterior Items

  • General Observations
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Foundation
  • Roof & Roof Cover
  • Flashing
  • Attic Vents
  • Chimney
  • Eaves & Eavestroughing
  • Doors & Windows
  • Siding & Trim
  • Decks, Balconies & Porches
  • Garage / Carport
  • Entrance Ways
  • Water & Sewer
  • Air Conditioning / Heat Pump (except shutdown systems)
  • Fences & Retaining Walls
  • Electrical Service
  • Misc. Exterior Items (e.g. garden faucet, receptacles, etc.)

Spot Inspections (Problem Specific)

Spot inspections can be performed where the client is not interested in having the entire building examined, but only a limited area which is causing them concern. Water in your basement? Wall cracking? Noises in your attic? Abode Inspections conducts thorough and unbiased building related investigations, to help ensure you're on the right track to a solution.

Dispute Resolution & Expert Witness Assistance

Abode inspectors have a deep knowledge of acceptable industry practices, backed up with a long history of working with the legal community on building related disputes. If you become involved in such a dispute, ABODE will work closely with you and/or your legal representation. Comprehensive, accurate and objective investigations are critical to resolving these matters quickly. With Abode Inspections working for you, your one step closer.


Abode Inspections uses a 52 page report form of its own creation, which has evolved (and continues to evolve) out of addressing decades of client concerns. As such, the report allows a comprehensiveness and versatility not found in most "over-the-counter" reporting systems. Off-site word processed reports can also be generated if necessary, at an additional fee. All properties are also extensively photographed at the time of the inspection. This will assist in comprehension of conditions present, as well as creating a baseline to compare the building to in years to come.During the majority of inspections, your report and photographs (digital format) are provided on-site and given to you immediately upon completion. A copy of your report is retained on our files for seven years after the inspection, allowing us to provide information and address inquiries for years to come. There is no additional charge for this service. Even if questions are unrelated to the original inspection, feel free to contact us - we're here to help!

View Sample Pages from our Report Form


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