Quick contact
250 characters left

Reasons to have your building inspected by RenoSpect

Our 20 years of experience in the industry has allowed us to develop undeniable skills in the detection of building problems.

Why have it inspected

Because the signs may seem trivial and reveal the presence of significant defects. Conversely, other more impressive signs are just the manifestation of slight imperfections. During an expertise, we defend the interests of our clients. In the event of a dispute or a claim, we analyze the situation in order to quickly find a solution. Thus, we have skills that allow us to find and explain the origin of the conditions that induced the damage in the property. With an RBQ’s license, we can offer you technical repair solutions for the restoration of the property while ensuring conformity with regulations and personal safety. We can also make a report for hidden defects which become apparent following a real estate transaction.

Our clients in terms of expertise are normal or legal people, insurance company, building contractors and legal professionals. For a summary of our rates, consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

Asbestos fibers are flexible, durable and resistant to high temperatures. They can be used as insulation to reduce heat or noise. Buildings constructed or renovated between 1930 and 1990 may contain it.

Carpenter ants affect buildings by attacking wood. As they prefer damp, rotten wood, their presence may indicate a problem with moisture or decaying wood structures. The queen of the colony has a life expectancy of 17 years!

Efflorescence results in whitish streaks appearing on masonry materials exposed to the elements. Soluble salts migrate with moisture and react with alkaline compounds in cement. We therefore see crystalline accumulations appear on the surface of masonry units when the water evaporates.

You won’t see any «Knob and Tube» wiring in newer homes, but if your home was built in 1950 or before, take a look in the basement.

Energy efficiency is defined as the wise and rational use of energy. It requires that we manage energy needs more efficiently. Energy efficiency has three components: energy savings, consumption management and energy use.

In Quebec, clay soils are found in the most inhabited parts of the territory, particularly in the St. Lawrence Valley, the Ottawa Valley and the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

For some, oil heating is indeed a sustainable solution. However, the contamination that the 40,000 abandoned tanks in Quebec can cause is a real “time bomb” for new buyers.

Iron ocher is the result of a bacteria that occurs naturally in the soil and manifests itself as a reddish, viscous, foul-smelling sludge. There may be no visual or physical signs to suggest its presence.

Due to the bad publicity given to the Poly-B™ product, the manufacturers ceased its production in 1995. The KITEC™ system replaced it until 2007. Although no case of breakage has been reported in Quebec, the Kitec™ is a serious problem; Several insurers do not want to know anything about it.

Lead-based paint in the home poses the most serious contamination hazard to health. It may have been used outdoors until 1990. Lead service entrances are the second source of danger to occupants of buildings constructed before 1970.

Ventilation ensures the renewal and purification of indoor air in the building. To do without it is to breathe air that is toxic, polluted and dangerous to your health!

Mold thrives in any condition subject to humidity (water infiltration, condensation, etc.). They are found on walls, ceilings, windows, floors, insulation and coating of air ducts and, in the basement.

Both are of mineral origin and affect the concrete of a building. Pyrite is present in the backfill used under the concrete slabs of basements and garages. Pyrrhotite blackened in air. It is present in the aggregate used in the composition of the concrete of the foundations.

Radon is found everywhere on the earth’s surface. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can move freely through soil. It can seep into buildings, especially through foundations. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.

Since the early 1980s, Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation has been banned in Canada due to its negative health effects. There are still many houses whose walls contain UFFI.