Inspection Checklist Heritage Building (Canada) Mobile App
The Inspection Checklist Heritage Building app is a checklist that can be used to evaluate a wide range of criteria for heritage or historic buildings.
How does it work?
Documenting maintenance and repair work is an essential part of any maintenance program. Details of all inspections, the work done as a result of the inspection, and comments by inspectors are useful information. Using a checklist to evaluate a older building prompts an inspector to check a range of items such as conditions that could make the area accessible to arsonists such as overgrowth; the roof of the building; gutters and downspouts; walls; the building foundation; features and details; windows; and exterior doors. With proper preventive maintenance and regular inspections, the life expectancy of a historic building can be extended, ultimately increase the value of the property, and the damage from natural wear and tear. Conditions such as gutter leaks and misdirected downspouts can direct water into the foundation of a building, causing structural integrity problems that can be costly to repair.