Home and property inspection services in Edmonton and surrounding area.

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  • TLDR; I would highly recommend Mitch Waldon; he knows his stuff, he is very thorough,... read more - Nathan

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    They were very professional, punctual, and kind as well! I highly recommend. - Sheraz

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    TruScope's Dave B. was very thorough and friendly. The report he provided was insightful and... read more - Dan

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    TLDR; I would highly recommend Mitch Waldon; he knows his stuff, he is very thorough,... read more - Nathan

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  • I have had the pleasure of working with Mitch from Waldon Works on several occasions... read more - Alexander

    Was very informative and thought in the house inspection. Took his time and... read more - Private

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    We used Waldon Works for our home inspection. They were friendly, thorough and their report... read more - Nerissa

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    Great work .. Highly recommended
    Thanks David TruScope Home Inspector.. - Alijo

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    Dennis and David were professional, courteous, personable, and very helpful.

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    Excellent work...job well done. - Les

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Welcome to Inspection Works. Experienced information, putting your mind at ease.

Inspection Works is your neighbourhood home inspector, serving the greater Edmonton area.
with each of our home inspections, you get:

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We do commercial property inspections too! Call us for more information.

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Commercial Inspection

When you just want to know the state of the bones and essential systems.

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Get more out of your inspection with supplemental inspection and testing services. Also available as standalone services.

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Our Vision

To put our clients’ minds at ease.

Our Mission

Inspection Works strives to be a leader in the home inspection industry by providing:
1. The best quality information to our clients, and
2. The best possible home inspection experience.

Our Core Values

  • We believe that absolute honesty is the only policy.
  • We believe in continuously updating and refining our knowledge, processes, and technology.
  • We believe in being friendly, helpful, and using humour to help alleviate the stress of the home inspection experience.
  • We believe that everyone’s time is important.
  • We believe in solving problems, not creating them.

Our Promise to You

Choosing the right home inspector can be overwhelming. Unlike most professionals you hire, you likely won’t meet us in person until your inspection appointment – after you’ve hired us.

What’s more, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing! One thing that’s certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. Or in our case, two individual inspectors’ effort.

If you honour us by permitting us to inspect your new home, we guarantee that we will give you our very best. We will give the utmost attention to your new home as if it were ours. This we promise you.

Home Inspection FAQs

How Long Does it Take to Get a Home Inspection?

Because there are two inspectors at each inspection, Inspection Works typically takes about 1-1/2 hours for the inspection.

We then take you on a tour of the home. During this walk through, we discuss the major issues we found. We also explain the systems in your home and how to maintain them.  At the same time as the tour, we perform a full infrared thermal imaging scan of the home. And throughout it all, we answer all your questions. This second part of the inspection usually takes about 1/2 hour.

Extra services like a well/septic inspection or a sewer scope camera inspection can add about 15-30 minutes to the inspection time.

Who Pays for a Home Inspection?

Usually, the buyer pays for the home inspection because it’s part of the due diligence of buying a home. However, a buyer can negotiate for the seller of the home to cover some of the costs of the home inspection as part of the seller concessions. A buyer can ask the seller to drop the price of their home by the cost of a home inspection and other fees.

Do Home Inspectors Check Appliances?

Yes, Inspection Works will test all major built-in appliances for basic functionality, as long as we are able to do so. We are not able to test appliances which contain the owner’s belongings, such as full washing machines or dishwashers.

What are the most common problems found during a home inspection?

A few of the most common issues found during home inspections include home wiring problems, roof issues such as leaks and worn-out shingles or tiles, inadequate insulation, plumbing problems, and defects in the heating and air conditioning systems. Poor grading and drainage of the yard is also quite common.

Inspection Works will note the severity of these problems in your beautiful photojournal report, as well as explaining all the noteworthy issues during the walk through.

What should I do before a home inspection?

Do your research and make sure you hire a certified, reputable inspection company. Not only is Inspection Works certified and reputable, we will do everything we can to make sure you are thrilled with your home inspection.

Make sure that you schedule the inspection for a time when you can walk through the home with usw, so that we can tell you about our findings throughout the process, and you can ask us any questions you may have.

What are the best questions to ask during a home inspection?

Any question that you have! Here at Inspection Works we are here to help you make sure you’re purchasing a high-quality home that’s free of major problems. We are used to answering any and all of your questions. That’s our job. However, avoid questions about cosmetic issues – you don’t want to waste time. Focus on asking questions about the most critical (expensive) aspects of the home, such as the wiring and plumbing, internal structure, major appliances, and other such systems.

What is involved in a home inspection?

Inspection Works will arrive at the home and begin examining the exterior and the surrounding landscape. We will also examine each room, looking for both cosmetic and more serious structural flaws. We give special care to attics, crawl spaces, and basements, as these can be indicative of the overall condition of the home.

Inspection Works is a proud member of InterNACHI and follows their standard of practice. Keep in mind, we follow this only as a minimum standard.

What are the benefits of home inspections?

A home inspection by Inspection Works has a variety of great benefits. First, you’ll know exactly what you’re buying, once you do purchase a home. You’ll know if you should expect any major expenses, such as getting a new roof or a roof rebuild within a few years. You also may be able to invoke your contingency clause and walk away from a home if a serious issue is found – such as a cracked foundation or extreme levels of mold. And, if you do close on a home with more serious flaws, you may be able to negotiate a lower cost, or request that the homeowner fixes these issues before the home is sold to you. Finally, you avoid the potential expenses of buying a home that has numerous structural flaws. You’ll get experienced information, putting your mind at ease, when you know that your property is in good condition.

Do all old houses have problems?

No. Many old houses are built to last for decades or even centuries – and a well-maintained, older home is often a great investment. However, because the building techniques and materials we’ve used for things like electricity and plumbing have changed, some older homes have issues like knob-and-tube wiring, or polybutylene piping. In many cases, these issues may have already been fixed by the current owner. If this is not the case, hiring a home inspector allows you to find out, and see if there are any major issues with the home’s critical systems.

What are the key things to inspect before buying a house?

The most key things to inspect are also the most expensive to repair. Here’s a short list of some of the most critical things to inspect for:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead paint
  • Foundation damage
  • HVAC repairs or replacement
  • Mold removal and remediation
  • Faulty roofing
  • Issues with sewer pipes or septic systems
  • Termites

Note that not all of these services are included in standard home inspections. Most home inspectors who offer these services charge additional fees for termite, mold, asbestos, or lead paint testing.

How to avoid buying a money pit?

You’re already taking the first step. Hiring Inspection Works is the single best way to avoid buying a “money pit”. With two inspectors, you get twice the experience. If you really want to be sure, you can invest in some extra services, such as sewer scope camera inspection.

What are the common plumbing issues in homes?

There are a number of common plumbing issues in most homes, but most are not a major cause for concern. This could include dripping faucets, sinks and drains that are clogged and do not drain properly, faulty or failing water heaters, or low water pressure. The most important thing to inspect in a home’s plumbing system is the condition of the pipes. If your pipes and other major water systems are in good shape, fixing more minor issues is usually quite simple.

How long will a modern home last?

Most modern homes built with wooden structural supports and a concrete foundation are expected to last at least 100 years, and could easily reach 200 years. Naturally, this depends on the climate, how each home is cared for during its lifetime, and how well-built the home is. Some homes will, naturally, last longer than others.

What usually needs fixing in a fixer-upper house?

Well, each fixer-upper home is different. Once you have a home inspected, Inspection Works will give you a report of any major systems – such as plumbing or wiring – that need to be repaired or replaced. Some of the other common systems that may need attention include the HVAC system, the roof, the structure of the home, and the doors and windows. Beyond this, you can fix things based on your personal preferences – re-arranging the kitchen and the bathrooms, for example, or adding new paint, appliances, and fixtures like sinks and toilets. It all depends on the house you’re buying – so make sure you hire Inspection Works. Walk through the property a few times to develop a “game plan” and make sure you’re prepared for the purchase of a fixer-upper.