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Home buyer and commercial building inspection in Victoria BC


Commonly referred to as Property Condition Assessments, our thorough assessments and comprehensive reports will give you the in-sight required to make a quick decision whether you are a building owner, property manager, tenant, lender, or leasing agent.

Typical industrial, commercial and investment properties that will require a PCA include:

  • Multi-dwelling units
  • Office
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Warehouse
  • Industrial
  • re and post leases

Silhouette Building Inspections perform Property Condition Assessments in accordance with ATSM professional standard E2018-15. Please contact us for a copy.

Our inspection reports are customized to meet your needs. In some cases, a bottom line approach is required. Others demand a more comprehensive study, including a review of:

  • Fire Protection
  • Parking Garages
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Elevators
  • Swimming Pools
  • Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments

When necessary, we partner with a team of reputable professionals and specialists to assist us, providing a single point of contact, simplifying the evaluation process and ensuring our clients interests are not compromised.


When looking to buy a home it is essential to know exactly what you are buying. Home inspections are meant to advise you of potential problems so you can decide if the price you are paying upfront is your true cost of ownership.

At Silhouette Building Inspections we take that extra inspection time to help you make a well informed decision.

We look at:

Structural Elements

Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.

Exterior Evaluation

Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.

Roof and Attic

Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition nor a roof certification.


Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes. including condition of toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include a septic inspection nor a water quality evaluation.

Systems and Components

Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney and fireplace.


Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.


Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.


A Pre-Listing Inspection gives you the opportunity to address any deficiencies before listing your home thereby allowing a much cleaner sale and ensuring top dollar. It also means all parties will be aware of the physical condition of the home before an offer is made. There should be no surprises after the fact.

Place your best foot forward and have a competitive advantage. The same items are inspected in a Pre-Listing Inspection as are in a Pre-Purchase Inspection.