Common Inspection Issues
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The movement of moisture up through the brickwork or masonry by capillary action is known as rising damp
. Common causes are likely to be, poor sub-surface drainage systems such as leaking or dilapidated storm water pipes, leaking sewer pipes and natural seepage issues or the existence of sub-surface water tables.. > read more
Cracks in brickwork
Your building inspection may report on cracking to brickwork
. Minor cracking is common and generally will require cosmetic or basic repairs only. Finding cracks in your brickwork does not necessarily mean that your house is going to fall over. The first thing to understand is that all buildings move due to expansion and contraction as well as wind loads and other forces that occur naturally to the building.. > read more
Sub -floor ventilation
Apart from obvious functions such as allowing the fitting and run of plumbing pipes, wastes and electrical wiring
also allows the building to breath. Apart from obvious functions such as allowing the fitting and run of plumbing pipes, wastes and electrical wiring the sub-floor also allows the building to breath. Trained inspectors will uncover any issues with sub floor ventlilation and detail this in your report.. > read more
occurs when the concealed steel reinforcement inside the concrete structure is affected by moisture leading to the rust and eventual corrosion of the steel.
If spalling is evidenced or concrete cancer suspected at a building inspection and recommendations for further assessment by a specialist recommends further assessment, you should act on this advice as matter of urgency.. > read more
Surface grading issues and drainage problems
If the surfaces surrounding a property have suffered degradation water drainage
can be affected and this can cause damage to the property. Improper drainage leaves telltale signs that will be apparent to a building inspector.
Inspectors will report on unsafe light fixtures, suspect wiring and other electrical issues
which can be potentially quite dangerous to the occupants of a home.
Damage to the roof of a property such as old or damaged tiles
and drainage issues
can be a common issue.
will report on the structural condition
of a property including foundation walls, door headers, window framing, floor joists and other structural issues
Incorrectly fitted piping, waste line issues and old or degraded piping or fixtures are common plumbing issues affecting a property.
General condition of the property
Your report should include a general overview of the property and include the general conditions of a property including crumbling brickwork, broken fixtures, damage to painted surfaces, damaged appliances and a range of other general issues.
Issues with the exterior of a property
The exterior of a property will include doors, windows, exterior wall surfaces, guttering. These sort of issues will not usually pose any structural risks to a property, however issues such as poor weather sealing and general degradation of the exterior will be covered in a standard building inspection.
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