Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the FAQ’s that come up on a regular basis, with some links to other areas of our site with more information then can be found here.

Are you insured?

Yes. Our professional inspector carries insurance.

What area do you cover?

Most of Eastern Ontario. See Service Area for more details, however, at his time we do NOT service Quebec.
Are you bilingual?

Oui. Je peux communiqué en francais, mais le rapport sera en anglais.

Are your inspectors certified?

Yes. Chris is a graduate of the Algonquin College Home Inspection certification program (2009)

Has RHI designation and is  a member of CAHPI (Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors)

Has CCHI designation and is a member of OntarioACHI (Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors)

Has CPI designation and is a member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)

Is there a warranty or guarantee offered with the inspection?

YES. As of 2018, Foundation & Up HI is offering a third party warranty on all of our inspections at no cost to the client.  Though this is an additional service, what you should be looking for is the quality of the inspection.  You are buying our professional opinion about the home not an insurance policy.  The inspection is a non-intrusive visual “snapshot” of the present condition of the home, given the limitations of the day of the inspection.

What other services do you offer?

  • Thermal imaging
  • Radon Testing
  • Septic Inspections

Can we join you during the inspection?

 Yes. Absolutely.  We encourage you to attend the inspection. It gives you a more complete understanding of the inspection process and the true condition of your home/potential home.

What do you inspect?

  • Roofing
  • Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Exterior
  • Structure
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Interior
  • Insulation and Ventilation
  • Solid fuel burning appliances
  • Safety issues

Please refer to our Standards of Practice for more detailed information and potential limitations or exclusions.

How long does an inspection take? When will I get my report?

An average inspection takes 2 to 3 hours. Depending on the size and condition of the home and we will provide you with a written digital report within 24hrs (earlier if necessary).

What are Your Fees?

Foundation & Up is very competitive in our pricing and we believe our services have value as you can then make confident decisions on your potential investment.

“You Get What You Pay For”

Please see Rates.

How can I pay for my inspection?

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or if mutually agreed upon in advance e-transfer.

What if I have questions about the home after the inspection?

Foundation & Up offers support even after the inspection for as long as you own your home.
Please contact Foundation & Up Home Inspection Ltd if you have any questions or need more information.