About Vancouver Washington
A Thriving Community with Broad Mix of Homes
Vancouver’s Historic Waterfront
The city of Vancouver created a vibrant new community with the Waterfront development project. As a result, downtown Vancouver boasts a growing number of contemporary condominium developments alongside restaurants, coffee houses, and quirky retail shops.
The area west of Interstate 5 features some of the oldest and most desired homes in Vancouver. Spacious craftsman and bungalow-style homes dominate the Hough, Arnada, Carter Park, and Shumway neighborhoods. Further north, you’ll find homes built in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Vancouver spread eastward as the city expanded. The area between Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 features a broad mix of single-family properties in neighborhoods old and new. From ranch-style homes in the Ogen and Bagley Downs neighborhoods to the mid-century classics along the river, Central Vancouver reveals stunning new surprises around every corner.
Vancouver’s east side extends from Interstate 205 to the Camas border. Here you’ll find a mix of homes built over the last 50 years, with the newest properties located along the 164th Ave and 192nd Ave corridors. The area is bisected by Mill Plain Boulevard, which is one of Vancouver’s most concentrated areas for retail, dining, and entertainment.
Meet Our Vancouver Home Inspector!
Owner and lead inspector Geoffrey Bennett, CMI, brings nearly a decade of inspection experience to his work. Undergirded by a solid background as a licensed general contractor, Geoffrey has also remodeled and repaired homes throughout Western Washington. Geoffrey has lived and worked in Vancouver, WA for over twenty years. You will benefit from his professional demeanor, his thorough investigation process, and clear, detailed reports. Geoffrey is known for his friendly, patient style. He welcomes questions and is happy for clients to accompany him as he inspects. His main goal is to provide an accurate, unbiased, and exceptional home inspection every time he meets a new client.
Vancouver Home Inspection Tips
Don’t Neglect a Home Inspection Before Buying Your Next Property
Are you buying an older home in Vancouver, WA?
Homes built before 1960 come with concerns newer homes don’t. Is the electrical system safe? What condition is the furnace in? Are the foundation or basement walls stable? You’ll need a qualified home inspector who’s dealt with older homes to help you make intelligent purchasing decisions.
Are you purchasing a home built in the last twenty or thirty years?
The inspection process for newer Vancouver homes is more straightforward than with older homes. However, we still recommend performing a comprehensive home inspection, sewer scope, and radon testing to ensure there’ll be no surprises after move-in. We also offer re-inspection services to ensure your list of fixes is buttoned up before closing.
Should you order a home inspection for your new construction?
While it may seem unnecessary to inspect a brand-new home, our new construction inspections consistently reveal issues that need to be addressed. Sewer scopes and radon testing are also essential to ensure your new home is safe for you and your family.
When to order a water quality test for homes in Vancouver, Washington?
Most homes in Vancouver receive their water from the city’s system. And while Vancouver’s water supply is considered safe and clean, it can be contaminated by the plumbing, piping, and fixtures inside and outside your home. We can collect water samples and have them tested by local experts, so you’ll know for sure your water is crystal clear.
Are pest and dry rot inspection necessary when buying a home in Vancouver Washignton?
Nothing’s more important than ensuring your home’s structure is sound. However, the northwest’s wet weather makes water infiltration a genuine concern for area homeowners. And pest infestations can quickly compromise your home’s stability. If we find any issues, we’ll make recommendations so you can thoroughly investigate problems before you buy.
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Home Inspections Provide Peace-of-Mind for Your Major Purchases
Buying a home is a big decision. Having a thorough and accurate home inspection report allows you to make a well-educated decision and provides you with more negotiating power. At Bennett Home Inspections, we evaluate the various aspects and systems of the home. When we discover issues, we clearly describe the situation and recommend a solution.
Want to make sure the contractor or the seller has done what they promised? Bennett Home Inspections will re-inspect homes to verify that items have been corrected as specified by your contingency agreement. You will receive a second inspection report with updates on the corrected issues. Talk to us today to order a re-inspection.
Did you know homeowners are responsible for maintaining the sewer lines that connect their homes to the city sewer system? Get a professional opinion on the state of your sewer line or drain line by a certified sewer scope inspector. It is crucial because it helps you avoid any large plumbing bill once you move in. Getting a sewer scope inspection with us will provide peace of mind!
Water is life! It’s scary to think that your private well water sources and city water can be tainted. Even plumbing distribution and fixtures inside a home can affect water quality. At Bennett Home Inspection, we take you and your family’s health safety seriously. It’s important to know for sure if your water has been contaminated. Talk to us today and get started with water quality testing!
Pest and Dryrot
We detect wood destroying organisms (WDOs) and the conditions where they thrive. We discover if insects are inhabiting or destroying the structure. We identify moisture-related problems that lead to mold, fungi, and wet rot. We are licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture as a structural pest inspection firm. Our inspectors are individually licensed as structural pest inspectors.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. It’s a dangerous health hazard but not hard to test for and mitigate. Depending on where you live in Oregon & Washington, Radon testing might be smart and necessary. Let’s make sure your Radon exposure doesn’t exceed the EPA’s safety recommendation.
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