Exterior Inspections

Dream Home Inspections offer home exterior and other home inspection services across Halifax, Dartmouth, Bridgewater, Bridgetown, Shelburne, Truro, New Glasgow, Antigonish, Amherst, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

The inspector shall inspect:

  • The exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim;
  • All exterior doors;
  • Adjacent walkways and driveways;
  • Stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
  • Porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports;
  • Railings, guards and handrails;
  • The eaves, soffits and fascia;
  • A representative number of windows; and
  • Vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

The inspector shall describe:

  • The type of exterior wall-covering materials.

The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

  • Any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails.

The inspector is not required to:

  • Inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting.
  • Inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing.
  • Inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions.
  • Inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment.
  • Inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks.
  • Inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures.
  • Inspect for safety-type glass.
  • Inspect underground utilities.
  • Inspect underground items.
  • Inspect wells or springs.
  • Inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems.
  • Inspect swimming pools or spas.
  • Inspect waste water treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools.
  • Inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems.
  • Inspect drainfields or dry wells.
  • Determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

For professional home inspection services in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bridgewater, Bridgetown, Shelburne, Truro, New Glasgow, Antigonish, Amherst, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Contact Dream Home Inspections at (902) 476-0858.