Pre Delivery Inspections (PDI)

As part of the new home warranty program, builders are required to perform a pre-delivery inspection (PDI). This inspection is to be done with the new home-owner prior to them taking possession. This provides the opportunity to identify incomplete, missing, damaged or non-operational items before you take possession of your home. 

A PDI should go far beyond the surface, cosmetic elements. All the major systems of your home are inspected to ensure correct installation and operation.  Issues such as poor lot drainage, improper venting of fuel-burning appliances, inadequate attic insulation, and more, can adversely affect both the health and safety of your family. 

A professional and reliable home inspector is the right choice for your PDI. The Ontario New Home Warranty Program (Tarion) requires builders to allow access to a designated home inspector during a PDI with appropriate written notice in advance.  

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This old abandoned boiler was in the basement of a home where the children had been carving their names into the asbestos parging and unknowingly breathing in the hazardous fibers.
This deteriorated brick chimney will be an expensive repair and could only be observed by climbing the roof.
This plastic vent is discharging the moist air from the bathroom into the attic space where it can form condensation and cause damage. All fans are required to vent to the exterior. There is also some dangerous wiring evident at the bottom of the picture.
The electrical installation in this two year old pool house looks like a neat professional installation at first glance. However a closer look reveals that there is no ground fault protection for the lights and outlets near the pool. This is considered a shock hazard and a high priority repair.
This home was getting free natural gas for the BBQ. The quick connect fitting is located on the wrong side of the gas meter. I don't think the Gas company would have been too pleased.

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Keith Langlois


Registered Home Inspector
Licensed Electrician