Haystack Home Inspections

Home Inspection
3 - 1017 W 7th Ave Vancouver BC V6H1B2
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H Poon from Richmond
4 reviews Richmond, BC
10/10

We had Chris from Haystack Home Inspections inspect our house before the purchase. He did a great job ! Chris is someone who truly loves his job and the quality of his work shows it. He was thorough and was happy to explain everything to me during the inspection. In addition, he provided me with ways to fix/improve current problems. For example, after the inspection he followed up with me to see if I purchased the home, and he answered questions I had about the roof. He recommended I find a roofing company who can give a group discount to my neighbours and I if we had our roofs done together. In addition, he taught me how to maintain my roof and do spot repairs. I will definitely work with Chris again!

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Hi H Poon, I enjoyed helping you understand the condition of your home and roof in particular. When it comes time to re-roof if you need any advice please get in-touch. In the mean time please enjoy your new home. Sincerely, Chris

Kevin Kearns from Portland
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

We were looking at a duplex in Strathcona that we knew would need some work but wanted to get a better handle on the issues before we committed. Chris was punctual and thorough and got us a very complete report that helped us make the decision - not to proceed with the purchase. Chris did a great job; I recommend his services.

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Hi Kevin, Thanks for having me inspect your prospective heritage property. It is always enjoyable to see something with such history. Unfortunately that came with a lot of maintenance needs. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Sincerely, Chris

Terri  from White Rock
1 review White Rock, BC
10/10

WHEN HAYSTACK HOME INSPECTION SERVICE AGREED TO CONDUCT THE INSPECTION SERVICE ON OUR PROPOSED NEW HOME, WE SOON CAME TO KNOW WE WERE IN GOOD HANDS.
UNDER THE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERT DIRECTION OF MR. CHRIS THOMPSON, WE BECAME QUICKLY AWARE THAT HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND LEVEL OF INTEGRITY WOULD GIVE US THE CLEAR GUIDANCE WE NEEDED TO MAKE NOT ONLY AN INFORMED DECISION, BUT, THE RIGHT DECISION.
CHRIS THOMPSON’S VAST KNOWLEDGE OF HOUSE STRUCTURE AND ALL WORKING SYSTEMS, PLUS THE CALIBER OF HIS EXPERTISE, IS INVALUABLE TO THE DISCRIMINATING NEW HOME BUYER, AND WE ARE PLEASED TO RECOMMEND HAYSTACK HOME SERVICE TO ANY AND ALL WHO NEED THE VERY BEST IN THIS MOST IMPORTANT AND CRUCIAL OF SERVICES.

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Hi Terri, Thanks for your review. I really like the expression, "...discriminating home buyer..." It's important to exceed our client expectations. When you are ready to look to begin looking again we are here to help. Sincerely, Chris

Grant from North Vancouver
1 review North Vancouver, BC
10/10

Thanks Chris for doing an excellent job of inspecting our home. Every aspect was positive from the clarification on PBT piping, the willingness to review Strata documentation, the friendly and thorough onsite work and finally the professional report. Thanks Chris.

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your recent inspection of our new home in North Vancouver. I’ve purchased several homes in the past and worked with a couple of different inspectors who are well established in Vancouver. I found my experience this time to be far more positive than with past inspectors.

For starters I was impressed by your willingness to assist with providing great web based information on the Polybutylene piping that exists in our new home. There was a lot of ambiguous and misleading information surrounding the PBT piping in the complex which you addressed through various historical and installation specific references effectively putting my mind at ease. Another aspect of your pre-onsite work that was particularly impressive, and very different from my previous home inspection experiences, was your willingness to review strata meeting minutes on past maintenance activities performed. This was great background information which led to a more relevant and informed final report.

The onsite work performed was equally thorough and professional. From showing up early to your independent yet inclusive and friendly approach to the inspection both the realtor and I were impressed. In the past I’ve found that the inspectors seemed rushed and somewhat detached. In your case I could tell you thoroughly enjoyed evaluating every aspect of the structure and all the nuances of the internal workings of the place. At the same time you were able to distill the review down to what was most important and put it in a way that was easily understood.

The final report was the icing on the cake. It was professionally presented and written and included a summary of what we discussed onsite as well as information on other minor points. I will keep the report as a reference guide to the home on what was done in the past and what may need to be done in the future.

I feel even better about our home after your inspection as I now feel I know it better than homes I’ve lived at in the past. I am now aware of its strengths and it’s weaknesses. This also allowed me to leverage my investment in the inspection by requesting repairs from the seller. Thanks again Chris for inspecting our home. Both the realtor and I will confidently refer you to other home buyers.

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Hi Grant, I am glad things have worked out for you with your new home. Thanks for reviewing our company and I look forward to helping you with any of your questions in the future. Sincerely,Chris

Linda and Chris from Surrey
1 review Surrey, BC
10/10

Chris from Haystack Home Inspections was recommended to us by another home inspector who was unable to help us due to time constraints. In our initial conversation with Chris, he provided a fairly indepth description of the services he covered as well as encouraging us to attend the inspection. Chris was very detailed and indepth in his inspection. He spent over 4 hours on a 3200 sqft home. We found Chris very professional, organized and easy to deal with. His opinion was unbiased and very forthcoming in showing us any deficiencies and recommendations on ways to correct them. He spent over 4 hours on a 3200 sq ft house, explaining what he was doing every step of the way. He isolated items which where substandard or not to today's code, also indicating where further investigation should be followed up when it came to some moisture detection. The report was detailed and very easy to read with pictures to support the issues in the report. He encouraged us to contact him at anytime in the future if we have any questions. To our surprise, he followed up a couple of days later to see where we were on the status of the house and to see if we had any further questions. It is difficult to find "good" people in this industry and are we are very happy to have used Haystack and would absolutely use him again in future.

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Hello Linda & Chris, Thanks so much for taking the time to explain your experience in such detail. I like to leave my clients with the confidence they need to make the best decision they can. I am glad to hear I exceeded your expectations from past inspections and hope you are happy in your new home. Sincerely, Chris

Bob and Liz from Coquitlam
1 review Coquitlam, BC

First Review

10/10

We recently engaged Haystack Home Inspections for the third time this year. Chris, the owner of the company, identified moisture issues during two earlier inspections on two separate homes we considered purchasing. As a result of Chris' efforts, we were able to make informed decisions on whether to proceed with purchase. Chris provided objective, professional and unbiased reports of his findings. Chris also followed with us a few days following each inspection to check-in to determine if we had any questions about his report, and if we were satisfied with his services.

On our third home inspection, Chris once again provided a thorough assessment that gave us a clear picture of the deficiencies, their priority and estimated costs to re-mediate.

We would not hesitate to recommend Haystack Home Inspections to our friends and family.

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Hi Bob & Liz, Thanks for sharing your experience. I am glad you've found a home you are comfortable with. Should any questions about your place or the strata come up in the future please call. I hope you will be happy with your new accommodations for years to come. Sincerely, Chris

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More about Haystack Home Inspections

The best inspections are performed by passionate inspectors. Buying or maintaining a home or condo can be intimidating. Get the professional guidance you need.

** Flexible workdays help accommodate your schedule.

** Extensive knowledge informs your inspection.

** Exceptional reporting aids your understanding.

** Transparent pricing assures you our best deal.

A genuine concern for your well-being and years of hands-on experience in construction, residential and commercial project management as well as extensive inspection training influence each inspection performed for you.

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CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
PRODUCTS
Pre-sale, Pre-list, Maintenance, and New construction inspection reports & deficiency lists
SERVICES
Residential Inspections: Condominiums, Houses new & old, Town houses, Duplexes, and Mobile homes
BRANDS
Haystack Home Inspections
SPECIALITIES
First-time buyers, Lawyers, Developers, and Tradesmen Strata properties & Heritage Homes
WEBSITE
http://haystackhomeinspections.com/
RETURN POLICY
Ask about our money back guarantee.
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash or Cheque
LICENSES
Consumer Protection BC License No. 54623
MEMBERSHIPS
Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors CAHPI(BC)
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Carson Dunlop Property Inspection Training Program Industrial Design Degree
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT RATE
Variable, call for a quote or check out our website.
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Following CAHPI(BC) Standards of Practice
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