Building inspections and landscaping

The primary objective of the landscaping inspection is to determine if some installations create a risk of damaging the building. Conditions often observed by the inspector are:
• poor grading with a negative slant toward the building creating water accumulation against the foundation;
• Concentrated vegetation near the building preventing drying of the foundation;
• Inadequate drainage of balconies or patios causing water infiltration into the wood structure of the building;
• Flowerbeds covering above the head of the foundation allowing water infiltration; and
• Unstable retaining walls located in a way that may have a negative impact on the building.

The inspector will identify the conditions that present a risk to the integrity of the building or pose a security risk such as trip hazards on unstable steps