Buying A New Property? Here's Why You Need To Have It Scanned First

If you're in the market for a new property, you may be wondering if you need to have it scanned for potential problems before making an offer. The short answer is yes, you should definitely have a professional scan before buying it especially for older properties. A professional scan of the property may seem to be an unnecessary additional expense but it will give you peace of mind and help you make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with the purchase.


Discovering potential problems after scanning

There are a number of potential problems that a scan can reveal, such as foundation issues, water damage, termite infestations, and more. These problems can be expensive to fix, and if you're not aware before you purchase the property, you could be in for a nasty surprise down the road.


Lead paint is one of the most common hazards present in older homes, if a property has lead paint, it must be properly remediated before it's safe to live in. Asbestos is another common hazard and it can be present in insulation, flooring, and other materials. Mold is another potential hazard and it can cause a variety of health problems if it's present in a home.


Include radon testing in your package as well, radon is a naturally occurring gas that can be found in the ground and it can seep into homes and buildings through cracks or openings in the foundation. Exposure to high levels of radon can be dangerous, and it's important to know if your new property has elevated levels of radon before you move in.


You’re about to buy a new property, but do you know exactly what you’re getting? There are a lot of things that you can’t see from the outside and that’s why you should have the property scanned before you buy it. We hope that this blog has helped you understand why you need to have a property scanned, and why our concrete scanning services are the best solution for you. If you have any questions, please contact us anytime at contact@albertamasonry.ca or 780-607-4266


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