selling? Schedule a
pre-listing Inspection to uncover items that are
sure to come up in a buyer’s inspection. Maintain the
integrity of your home and eliminate costly bargaining
chips that decrease the sale price of your real estate
About to buy?
From new construction to properties on the National
Historic Registry, any home you consider purchasing
requires a thorough inspection. Schedule a
pre-purchase inspection to help you find any
potential items that may factor into your buying
decision, give you leverage in renegotiating the sale
price, or allow you to request repairs before closing.
property typically involves a significant investment. Every
building, whether an apartment building, storage facility,
or grocery store, needs to be completely inspected prior to
purchase in order to properly protect that investment.
A key part of
thermography. An infrared inspection of electrical
panels and machinery helps identify areas that consume
higher amounts of energy than necessary. Infrared
thermography can also
potential water leaks in the overall structure of
infrared thermography with your inspection before you close
the sale to find any issues that may cost hundreds of
thousands to repair later.
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections considers
to be one of the most important tools in a
Burien home inspector’s tool bag. A scientific
process that essentially measures thermal or infrared
energy, infrared thermography can detect insulation, air
leakage, water, electrical, heating, and cooling problems.
Without any disruptive – or destructive –
exploration, Pacific Northwest Building Inspections can discover water leaks around
windows, doors, interior and exterior walls, roofs,
and water pipes. Wall insulation and the heating and
cooling efficiency of windows and doors can also be
assessed by using an infrared camera.
About Burien, Washington
downtown area is currently undergoing several renovations
scheduled for completion in 2009. These renovations include
an entire rebuild of a stretch of 1st Avenue South pavement
from 160th St to 148th st. In addition, a new towncenter is
under construction that will include 70,000 square feet
(7,000 m2) of retail space, more than 400 condominiums with
a plaza/park area in the middle plus underground parking,
and a new Burien branch of the King County Library System
is served by the Highline Times (est.1945), a community
weekly newspaper owned by Robinson Newspapers. It is a
subscriber-based publication with limited free distribution.
settlement in the Burien area dates to 1870, when Mike Kelly
walked up a hill from the Seattle, South Seattle area. When
he emerged from the trees he said, "This is truly a sunny
dale." Still today, the Burien area is called Sunnydale. He
claimed a 160-acre (0.6 km2) plot of land and built a house
and a farm.
years later, Gottlieb Von Boorian, a German immigrant,
arrived in Sunnydale. At this point, the community was only
trails and small houses. There were no roads or
non-residential buildings. Von Boorian built a cabin on the
southeast corner of Lake Burien and also was said to have
formed the community into a town bearing his name. (It has
been misspelled over the years.) A real estate office was
built and soon more people began pouring in to Burien.
early 1900s, people of Seattle came by the Mosquito Fleet to
Three Tree Point, just west of town to sunbathe and swim.
the Burien railroad was completed. It ran on what is today
Ambaum Boulevard from Burien to White Center to Seattle. A
small passenger train ran the tracks and was affectionately
named by the residents, The Toonerville Trolley. However in
the summer, squished caterpillars made the track slippery,
and in the winter, the tracks iced over. Soon the
Toonerville Trolley was more of a nuisance than anything and
it was removed.