Home Inspections

Each of my thorough Home Inspections comes with a custom report describing the possible problems with your dream home and estimated cost of repairs, plus thermal(infrared) imaging as a value added service that I provide for my customers at no extra cost.

When you contract SDBinspections, you will get me, Neil Suter, to preform your inspection. I am Certified in Building and Building Design through OACETT (a division of the Professional Engineers of Ontario), a Certified Home Inspector through interNACHI (International Association of Home Inspectors), Infrared Certified (Thermal Camera)and an experienced Home Builder/Renovator with over 400 inspections and 2240plus hours of formal documented home inspection related training.

$10,000 Honor Guarantee, Backed by InterNACHI

Areas covered include: Zoning and Permit Search (London Only), Moisture/mould issues, Foundation, Exterior Doors, Windows, Roof, Exterior Walls, Attic (including insulation), Plumbing System, Electrical System, Heating/Air Conditioning system, Ceilings, Walls, Floors and Flooring, Interior Doors, Kitchen Cabinets, Wall Insulation, Ventilation, Septic/Sewer/Sumps, Overall Structural Integrity, Other Buildings, Lot (Setbacks/Drainage/Slopes), Driveway etc.

Here are a few of the unique problems that I have uncovered during my inspections...

Bait and Switch?

Every one of my inspections, located in the city of London, starts with a zoning and permit search. One couple was unknowingly about to purchase the home next door to the one they were showed by the Agent.

Mould in a New Home?

It is not uncommon to have major mould issues in a new home. Builders are making the structure more and more air tight. If a home owner does not ventilate properly, you could be in for a mouldly surprise.

Hidden Water Leak?

It is amazing what could be behind that new paint or in this case, insulation. A dark area on the concrete slab lead me to the fact that the sill area at the top of the foundation was actually leaking in this new home. A costly repair that you should be aware of.

Let There Be Light?

In most cases ventilation is good. However, not in a heated space, as I found in this home. Not only was the vapour barrier not installed, this gap to the outside world would make the room above it very cold and expensive to heat / cool.


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Phone: 519.902.8984
E-mail: inspections@suterdesignbuild.com
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Sample Reports:

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Home Inspection Report

2nd year Tarion Report

Intrusive Inspection Report

Certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

To book an inspection on your dream home e-mail: inspections@suterdesignbuild.com